Edinburgh Festival Fringe  August 1 - 25, 2014, UK
Lineup | Bumbershoot 2014  August 30 - September 1, 2014: Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
Minnesota State Fair  August 21 - Labor Day, September 1, 2014

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee, MN, Aug. 16 - Sept. 28, 2014
Labor Day, September 1, 2014
V-J Day, September 2, 1945  #6951
Burning Man  Nevada, Aug. 25 - Sept. 1, 2014



7050 140828  The 2014 Traveler 50: World's Smartest Cities -- National Geographic  George W. Stone
States & D.C. Info

7049 140828  Winners - Winners Gallery - Traveler Photo Contest 2014 - National Geographic

7048 140828  Breaking: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company  MSN News
Hello Kitty Snowman
3536 130923  Hello Kitty plane makes maiden U.S. flight to Los Angeles - CNN.com
Hello Kitty - Bing Images
Hello Kitty - Wikipedia


7047 140828  Brazilian Town Run by Women Is Looking for a Few Good (Single) Men - Yahoo News  Richard Cazeau, Odd News, 08/27/2014

7046 140828  Climate change poses growing health threat: UN - Yahoo News  Jonathn Fowler, AFP, 08/27/2014
Green

7045 140828  Harajuku Fashion, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

From Explore Japan Info: What's New? August 28, 2014
Harajuku Fashion, Harajuku, Tokyo
Harajuku Fashion - Bing Images 
Harajuku Fashion Walk #17 - Kawaii & Colorful Tokyo Street Style Event - YouTube
Harajuku Fashion Takeshita Street Adventure ★ WAO! 流〈RYU〉ONLY in JAPAN #12 - YouTube
Harajuku Fashion Walk on Vimeo
Tokyo Travel: Harajuku
Harajuku - Wikipedia
Takeshita Street - Wikipedia
Japanese street fashion - Wikipedia
Harajuku Street Performance - YouTube


7044 140828  August 28, 2014  From Audubon - Bird Alert  "We expect the three osprey kids, Poole, Pan and Pia, to begin their migration to South America this week... "
Osprey - Bird Cams - explore  Bremen, Maine    Audubon
Osprey

7043 140828  Sleep drunkenness is rifer than thought - The Westside Story  Dana Lindahl, 08/26/2014

7042 140828  Is the Navy missing the boat on the stealthy Ghost warship? - CNN.com  Thom Patterson, 08/27/2014

7041 140828  9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Kills Shooting Range Instructor - Yahoo
(FULL) 9-year-old Girl KILLS Shooting Instructor With Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range - YouTube
Girl shooting full auto Mini Uzi, in slow motion, 600fps - YouTube
Blondie Firing Full Auto Uzi - YouTube
Full Auto UZI 9mm Vector Arms HR4332 SBR submachinegun - YouTube


7040 140827  Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance Study – WebMD  Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, 08/26/2014
Multiple Sclerosis Health Center Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Multiple Sclerosis  WebMD, reviewed: David T. Derrer, MD, 03/24/2014

7039 140827  The safest drivers in America in 2014- MSN Money  QuinStreet, 08/26/2014
States & D.C.

7038 140827  America's 10 fastest-growing companies- MSN Money  Vivian Giang, Fortune

7037 140827  Teen snares ultra-rare blue lobster - New York Post  David K. Li, 08/25/2014
Wildlife

7036 140827  Confessions of a Pilot: Debunking the Biggest Air Travel Myths  Yahoo Travel, Patrick Smith, 08/25/2014

7035 140827  Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Minnesota, Aug. 17, 2014
Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival photos  |  Como Park  photos
Glimpses in Life Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival - YouTube
Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Park - YouTube

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From Explore Japan Info: What's New? August 27, 2014
Bon Festival - Wikipedia
Obon in Japan  -  ... In most regions, Obon is celebrated around August 15, and it typically begins 13th and ends 16th of August. ... 
-  About.com, Japan Travel, Shizuko Mishima
Obon  Japan-guide.com
Obon Lantern Festival - YouTube
Obon: Japanese Festival of the Dead お盆 - YouTube
お盆 (Obon) - Bing Images
Bon Festival - Bing Images

7034 140826  The Wackiest State Fair Competitions Around America  Parade, Vi-An Nguyen, 08/16/2014
Llamas in costume -- and other llama tales - YouTube
Llama Competition Among Most Unique At State Fair « CBS Minnesota  08/24/2014
Livestreamed events | 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair  Univ. of Minnesota Extension,
Lama costume competition | 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Minnesota State Fair  August 21 - Labor Day, September 1, 2014
State Fair  |  States & D.C.  |  Minnesota

7033 140826  66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Aug. 25, 2014, LA, NBC | Television Academy  Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 
Show clips Opening with Host Seth Meyers | Television Academy
66th Primetime Emmys: In Memoriam | Television Academy
Videos | Television Academy
Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Highlights - YouTube
Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 full show - YouTube
Primetime Emmy Award - Wikipedia
Seth Meyers - IMDb
Awards

7032 140826  "Vermin"  ‘Super rats’ wreak havoc in Southie - Boston Herald  Richard Weir, 08/26/2014
'Super rats expected to outnumber humans two to one by next year' - Mail Online  Amanda Williams, 04/25/2014

Wildlife  |  Massachusetts


7031 140825-0826  MTV VMA (Video Music Awards)  Aug. 24, 2014
MTV Video Music Award - Wikipedia

2014 MTV VMA Winners Recap Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Lorde - YouTube
MTV Video Music Awards 2014 full show @AWARDS 2014 - YouTube
Music  |  Entertainment Calendar

7030 140825  Billboard Hot 100 - Top 50 Singles (8-30-2014) PLAYLIST - YouTube
Music

7029 140825  California earthquake, magnitude 6.0, shakes thousands awake Northern California magnitude 6.0 - YouTube  08/24/2014
Questions and answers about cause, aftershocks of magnitude-6.0 Northern California quake - Fox News  Associated Press, 08/24/2014
What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake Faults Explained  National Geographic, Dan Vergano, 08/24/2014
West Napa Fault - Wikipedia
Calaveras Fault - Wikipedia
San Andreas Fault - Wikipedia
California Earthquake - Collapse of the San Andreas - Coming Soon! - YouTube
MegaQuake Could Hit North America - BBC (Full Documentary) - YouTube
Cascadia subduction zone - Wikipedia  also referred to as the Cascadia fault

7028 140825  August 25, 1927  Google Doodle Honors Black Tennis Star Althea Gibson - TIME  Maya Rhodan, 08/25/2014
Althea Gibson Biography
Althea Gibson - Wikipedia 
August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003  an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis.

7027 140825  In tech, even Asians are left out at the top - SFGate  Kristen V. Brown, 08/24/2014

7026 140825  The Fart Car - YouTube
Fart-powered VW Beetle tested in UK - CNET  Rory Reid, 08/06/2010
What is wrong with a fart powered car?   Yahoo Answers
LIGHTING FARTS ON FIRE! - YouTube  BFvsGF

7025 140825  August 24, 2014  Richard Attenborough dies aged 90 - theguardian.com  Chris Johnston, 08/23?/2014
Richard Attenborough - Wikipedia -
an English actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur. As a film director and producer, he won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. As an actor he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park. One of his brothers is Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist.
Richard Attenborough - IMDb
Gandhi and Richard Attenborough Win Best Picture and Directing 1983 Oscars - YouTube

7024 140825  (6982 140820, 6969 140818)   The 10 Most Popular Wedding First Dance Songs in the World  Parade, Vi-An Nguyen, 08/14/2014
No. 1   Etta James - At Last - Lyrics - YouTube
No. 2   Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up [Official Music Video] - YouTube
No. 3  
Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing - YouTube
No. 4  
John Legend - All of Me - YouTube
No. 5  
better together- jack johnson - YouTube
No. 6  
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years [Official Music Video] - YouTube
No. 7   Michael Bublé - Everything [Official Music Video] - YouTube
No. 8   Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life - YouTube
No. 9   Brad Paisley - Then - YouTube
No.10  ADELE - 'Make You Feel My Love' - YouTube
Top 25 First Dance Wedding Songs - YouTube
Music  |  Wedding

7023 140824  Shipping Out - YouTube  1-8        The Mississippi River
Corps: Waterway infrastructure improvements needed  Clarion-Ledger, Adrian Sainz, Associated Press, 08/19/2014
6957 140817  Lock and Dam
How a Lock and Dam works Mississippi River - YouTube
Time Lapse - Mississippi River - Lock & Dam #1 - YouTube

Upper Mississippi River.... Barge at Lock and Dam 11 - YouTube
#1,... Mississippi River Barge Towboats - YouTube

List of locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River - Wikipedia
List of locks and dams of the Ohio River - Wikipedia
Lock and Dam No. 14 - Wikipedia  July 31, 2014, Janie saw a pelican banded in 2010.  see Photo of the Week (or Day) 6956 140917
Locks & Dam 14 - Smith's Island Recreation Area  Pleasant Valley, Iowa  United States Army Corps of Engineers - Wikipedia

Lock and Dam 14 Feb 14 2014 - YouTube 
6956 140817  "Janie spotted a Pelican, one of pelican babies banded at Marsh Lake
in 2010!" Pelican (American White Pelican) Banding Program   
Janie Giltner: Tagged Birds  These are photos of the pelican taken by Janie at the lock and dam 14* on the IL (Illinois) side.   

July 31, 2014: Janie kindly e-mailed us, saying “I shot one of your pelicans with my camera. It's a green tag with black numbers reading 442! I was at the lock and dam 14* on the IL side. He was very happy eating fish healthy looking.  He told me to tell you hello! But I would love to know more about this bird If you have info.  I can send you a picture if you would like!” We forwarded Janie’s message to Jeff DiMatteo, the leader of the Pelican Banding Program; see our Letter 205 Pelican (American White Pelican) Banding Program. Jeff replied to Janie, “That pelican was one of 2000 pelican chicks banded as a flightless young on 26 June 2010 at the Marsh Lake pelican colony in Minnesota.” Later Janie reported her pelican sighting to THE NORTH AMERICAN BIRD BANDING PROGRAM - BIRD BANDING LABORATORY < http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBl/ > as Jeff wished.

Latest news on the Pelican Banding Program
Late SCSU professor's students continue pelican program  St. Cloud Times, Ann Wessel, 08/02/2014 

Lock and Dam No. 14 - Wikipedia
Locks & Dam 14 - Smith's Island Recreation Area  Pleasant Valley, Iowa  United States Army Corps of Engineers - Wikipedia

Lock and Dam 14 Feb 14 2014 - YouTube
List of locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River - Wikipedia
List of locks and dams of the Ohio River - Wikipedia
For more info on "Lock and Dam," check out Photo of the Week (or Day) 6957 140817 

7022 140824  Here's The Excellent Essay That Helped One Student Get Into Harvard Business School - Yahoo Finance  Emmie Martin, Business Insider, 08/22/2014

7021 140824  Goliath grouper eats shark in one bite - Chicago Tribune
Wildlife

7020 140824  We’re Not No. 1! We’re Not No. 1! - NYTimes.com  Opinion Pages, Nicholas Kristof, 04/02/2014

7019 140824  Best places to be a landlord - MSN Real Estate  Emily Heffter of Zillow

States & D.C.
Info

7018 140824  10 Sexual Fantasies for Women - Sexual Health  Everyday Health, Dr. Laura Berman, 08/15/2007

7017 140824  World getting 'super-aged' at scary speed  CNN Money, Alanna Petroff, 08/21/2014

7016 140824  Watch Animalist News: The Animal That Holds the Answer to Immortality - Online Hulu
The Immortal Jellyfish - YouTube
The Past, Present And Future Of Human Immortality, Will We Live Forever - YouTube
Wildlife

7015 140823  August 19, 2014  Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color - LA Times  David Colker
Deborah Sussman - Wikipedia
Deborah Sussman Olympics - Bing Images
Deborah Sussman Environmental Design - Bing Images
AIGA - Wikipedia
Art

7014 140823  Famed Galapagos tortoise 'Pepe the Missionary' dies - Yahoo News  AFP, 08/22/2014
Galápagos Islands - Wikipedia
Charles Darwin - Wikipedia
Second voyage of HMS Beagle - Wikipedia
Tortoise - Wikipedia
Turtle
  |  Wildlife

7013 140823  Kruger Park to Move 500 Rhinos to Save Species from Extermination – News Watch  National Geographic, Leon Marshall, 08/13/2014 
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Conservation  |  Wildlife

7012 140823  Help Wildlife by Sharing the Beach - Audubon Magazine  08/21/2014 with a video
Green  |  Wildlife

7011 140823  August 18, 2014  "We Heard" on MPR on Aug. 22, 2014  Hashim Khan, seven-time world squash champion, dies - The Washington Post  Adam Bernstein, 08/19/2014
Hashim Khan - Wikipedia 
a squash player from Pakistan

7010 140823  Three lions attack a crocodile in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya - Mail Online  Laura Silver, 08/21/2014
Wildlife

7009 140823  High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck - Everyday Health  Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News, 08/21/2014

7008 140823  The Beautiful Life of Your Brain - Reader's Digest  Kimberly Hiss, September 2014

7007 140823  25 Acts of Email Cruelty Don't be cruel in email--stop doing these things - Yahoo Small Business Advisor  John Brandon | Inc, 08/212014


7006 140823  Wildlife Advocates Score a Win at Cape Hatteras - Audubon Magazine  Chelsea Harvey, 08/18/2014
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)
  North Carolina
Cape Hatteras National Seashore - Bing Images
List of United States national lakeshores and seashores - Wikipedia
U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America
Conservation  |  Wildlife  |  National Parks

7005 140823  Varying planetary heat sink led to global-warming slowdown and acceleration  Science, Xianyao Chen, Ka-Kit Tung, 08/22/2014
Green


7004 140822  Harry Reid apologizes to Asians over ‘Wong’ comment - Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com 08/22/2014
Urban Dictionary: Ching Chong

7003 140822  August 21, 2014  Albert Reynolds: Former Irish prime minister dies  -  ... played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, including the 1994 IRA ceasefire ...  -  BBC, 08/21/2014
Albert Reynolds - Wikipedia
Ireland - Wikipedia

7002 140822  24 super wrong but brilliant test answers from the most creative students  AOL, 08/21/2014

7001 140822  7 Myths About HPV - Everyday Health, Nancie George, 08/19/2014
STD Facts - Human papillomavirus (HPV)  CDC
What's the difference between HPV and HIV? - Health questions - NHS Choices  National Health Service (NHS), England
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) - Information from CDC



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