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Just random stuff I found to be interesting.

Birthdays to name a few.

July 31


Actress born July 31, 1989


Actress born July 31, 1975


Author of Harry Potter born July 31, 1965







1911 – George Liberace
musician: violinist, conductor; administrator of Liberace Museum; brother of pianist/entertainer Liberace; died Oct 16, 1983

1919 – Curt Gowdy - sports commentator: ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO; voice of NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox [1949-1966]; TV play-by-play: AFL, NFL, major league baseball, World Series, All-Star Games, Rose Bowls, Super Bowls, Olympics, NCAA Final Fours; host: The American Sportsman; radio station owner: WCGY-FM, Lawrence [Boston] MA; recipient of George Foster Peabody Award for achievement in radio and TV [1970]; Curt Gowdy Award presented by Hall of Fame Board of Trustees for meritorious contributions by the media; Curt Gowdy State Park [Wyoming] named after him [1971]; died Feb 20, 2006

1922 – Hank (Henry Albert) Bauer
baseball: NY Yankees [World Series: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958: 4 home runs/all-star: 1952, 1953, 1954], KC Athletics; manager: NY Yankees, KC Athletics; died Feb 9, 2007

1946 – Bob Welch

guitarist, singer: group: Fleetwood Mac; solo: Sentimental Lady

1947 – Karl Green
musician: guitar, harmonica: group: Herman’s Hermits: I’m into Something Good, Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, I’m Henry VIII, I Am, Listen People, A Must to Avoid, Leaning on the Lamp Post

1956 – Michael Biehn

actor: The Rock, Breach of Trust, Blood of the Hunter, Tombstone, A Taste for Killing, Timebomb, Aliens, The Terminator, The Fan, Coach, The Runaways

1957 – Leon Durham

baseball: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1982, 1983], Cincinnati Reds

1962 – Wesley Snipes

actor: Demolition Man, Rising Sun, Major League, Sugar Hill, White Men Can’t Jump, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, One Night Stand, U.S. Marshals

1966 – Dean Cain

actor: Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

British cougars favour Barcelona | Orange UK.

British cougars heading to Barcelona.

British cougars heading to Barcelona.










HONOLULU (AP) — Holy pot! A federal judge in Hawaii is considering whether Roger Christie can use a religious freedom defense in his pot case. Christie is the founder of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry. He claims that marijuana is a sacrament and is charged with selling weed. A judge heard oral arguments yesterday on the religious freedom angle. Prosecutors say the judge should have a preliminary ruling tomorrow.


OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wanna race? To jail? The Washington State Patrol reports busting a 24-year-old driver they say tried to race another car on I-5. Police say the young driver took off at 120 miles per hour. The would-be racer got quite a surprise when the driver of the other car hit the flashing lights. Turns out a state trooper was driving an unmarked car. The Olympian reports the young driver was arrested for investigation of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.


DALLAS (AP) — That old movie poster turns out to be worth big bucks. Keith Johnson had a poster that was sitting in his closet for more than 30 years. It was printed to promote the 1931 film “Frankenstein.” Now, that poster has sold for a record price of nearly $293,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the winning bidder doesn’t want to be named. Johnson says he bought the poster as a teenager for just few dollars.


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Flames? Sure. Smoke? No problem. Snakes? Yikes! Firefighters got quite surprise while fighting a kitchen blaze north of Salt Lake City. Authorities report there were 28 snakes in home, six of them deadly. The snakes were inside cages in a separate room and were safely taken out of the duplex. The snakes include five rattlers and a gaboon viper, considered one of the most dangerous in the world. North Davis Fire Chief Mark Becraft says about the only danger his firefighters faced was “the creep factor.” State wildlife officials seized the venomous snakes. Authorities say the owner could face charges.


NEW YORK (AP) — Hello … hello … hello. Can you hear the echo? An artist is turning a New York City tunnel into a 1,300-foot-long echo chamber and light show. City officials will close the Park Avenue Tunnel between 33rd and 40th streets to traffic. It’s happening on three consecutive Saturdays, starting this coming weekend. The New York Times reports visitors will walk to middle of the tunnel and speak into a silver intercom. Their short messages will be accompanied by an arching light until the echoes disappear. The creator is Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, who’s known for large, interactive projects.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s capital city is turning chicken. There are 17 chicken sculptures lining the streets of Annapolis, with more to come. There’s a six-foot-tall chicken cyborg, a firefighter and even a Mona Lisa chicken. The Capital newspaper reports it’s all part of a campaign called “Hatching the Arts.” Sponsors pick up the tab for the $1,000 plastic birds and have artists decorate them.

I didn’t compile any of this data I am simply giving my readers the info that was found on various websites, if you want to know where contact me.

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