Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Morning Edition - 2456761

This is the last Morning Edition for quite awhile.  We simply won't have time each of the next three mornings.  Then we will be traveling for ten days.  And then, who knows how long it takes to get our internet up and running in Idaho Falls.  And then...lots of chores to resettle into our Idahome.  It could easily be May before we once again pick up the Morning Edition baton and run with it.

We have very much enjoyed doing these Morning Editions since they began January 7 this year.  Thank You for encouraging and supporting this fun adventure.

Do you know Rube Goldberg?  Surely, you do.  We are swelled with pride this morning because our alma mater, Purdue University, laid claim this weekend to the National Rube Goldberg title.  Oh, the sheer joy of it all!  Full details are saved for the last item in today's Morning Edition.

Moving right along, how could we possibly pass up a chance to merge Moon Pies and Mars Bars to mark tonight's sky show of the Red Planet presiding over a total lunar eclipse?  Oh, the sheer joy of it all!

Here is an excellent article about the eclipse and Mars.  The article dominated the front page of the Phoenix newspaper this morning.
Thinking of Our Dear Moon got us to thinking back to early August 1969 when Man first landed on the moon.  Turn out that the entire Life Magazine devoted to that feat is now online.  Fun Stuff for sure. Here 'tis:
And a nice followup article on Mars.

A story of Twins and an awesome Dad:
"...I allow them to dream whatever they want to dream, then I try to educate on those dreams and what they need to do," he said.
Well, the cultural icon of a selfie certainly reached a new level yesterday. We wonder if our grade school nuns are rolling their eyes in Heaven over this Papal behavior.  Certainly back in the 1950's, the Pope fraternizing the lowly common folk would have been unthinkable!
We recently carried an item about cardboard creations from Rapid City, South Dakota.  Well, here's one from our neck of the woods in Idaho.

Never attempted since Purdue student engineers launched the competition in 1983, this year’s machine featured a human. More than 3,500 hours of work went into building the contraption that zipped the team member’s zipper.

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A late addition to the edition:

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