Power Ranger window washers thrill kid patients at hospital

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patients at a Philadelphia children’s hospital were treated to a superhero surprise outside their windows this week. Window washers dressed as Power Rangers dangled outside windows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s on Tuesday afternoon, delighting the children, their families and staff members. Once a year window …

Quote of the Day

“I have children. I didn’t before; when one sees how these last few days have been going, it’s not very reassuring.” ~CHARLENE HEDOUX, a 30-year-old cleaning woman in central Louviers, France, on how she’s still undecided in the presidential election. Source: Quotation of the Day: Only Sure Bet in French …

Celebrity birthdays for April 24, 2017

Actress Shirley MacLaine is 83. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 75. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 74. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 72. Singer-keyboardist Rob Hyman of The Hooters is 67. Actor Eric Bogosian is 64. Singer-bassist Jack Blades of Night Ranger is 63. …

Was the Sahara desert created by humans?

New research investigating the transition of the Sahara from a lush, green landscape 10,000 years ago to the arid conditions found today, suggests that humans may have played an active role in its desertification. The desertification of the Sahara has long been a target for scientists trying to understand climate …

Envelope Adhesives: Why We’re Still Licking

Why lick-on adhesives on letters maintain a market presence, despite being seemingly old-hat. (Well, except for stamps. We kinda gave up on ‘em there.) Considering all the money that the greeting card industry spends on making really interesting looking cards (but not as interesting, of course, as they were when …