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Washington confirms that White House computers were breached by Chinese hackers.

Helium shortage forces gas balloon racers to use hydrogen this year. Um ... can anyone say "Hindenburg?"

Boy Scouts of America to release their reports of found pedophiles to police.

That pesky asbestos just keeps coming up.

Which states get the most taxpayer money?

Board of Regents will hopefully reveal tonight why NMSU's president unexpectedly went on leave last week.

New comet discovered near Saturn may turn out to be among the brightest in history, possibly even outshining the moon in 2013.

Mirrors on easels look beautiful in the desert.

New study suggests that urban coyotes are 100% monogomous.

IKEA expresses regret over erasing women from catalogs shipped to Saudi Arabia.

Remember that real-life Ukranian Barbie doll from a few months ago? Well, here is her buddy, Anastasiya Shpagina, the real-life anime girl.

history lesson

DayBird - May 6th

1856 - Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was born in Freiberg, Moravia . "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." He said that while hopped up on Cocaine. Nah, he didn’t. He did. I think my mom is hot.

1862 Henry David Thoreau, American author and philosopher wanders into the wood.

"That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have."

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

1877 Chief Crazy Horse and his band of Oglala Sioux surrender to the United States troops at Camp Sheridan.

1889 The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

1915 Orson Welles, American film director and actor, is born.
Spoiler:Rosebud = sled. He was happy once. Before the wealth, the fame, and when life was, dare I say it, simple. Lame.

1937 The German airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built, explodes while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people died in the fiery accident, although fifty-six people managed to survive.

The dirigible was built to be the fastest, largest and most luxurious flying vessel of its time. It was more than 800 feet long, had a range of 8,000 miles, could carry 97 passengers. At 7:25 p.m. local time, the Hindenburg caught fire and quickly became engulfed in flames. A chain reaction caused the entire vessel to burn instantly.

"Oh, oh, oh. It s burst into flames. Get out of the way, please . . . this is terrible . . . it s burning, bursting into flames, and is falling . . . Oh! This is one of the worst . . . it s a terrific sight . . .oh, the humanity." Herbert Morrison, describing the events, as broadcasted to WLS radio.

1940 John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath.

2001 - Grandpa Pope, during a trip to Syria, became the first pope to enter a mosque.

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