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Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff
Getty Images, photo by Oli Scharff

Winter Begins December 21st

It may seem like winter already but the official start of the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere begins Saturday, December 21st and runs until Wednesday, March 19th. Winter begins when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees.

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Unusual Weather and the Holiday Season

2013 Wreaths Across America Truck Convoy from Maine!

Wreaths Across America Day was Saturday. It is where 100,000 wreaths are laid at the graves of soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery and many other cemeteries. The Escort to Arlington started December 8th in Harrington

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Mega Solar Flare has a 1 in 8 Chance of Hitting Earth by 2020

According to space physicist Pete Riley, a senior scientist at Predictive Science in San Diego, the Earth has a 12% chance of being hit by a megaflare from the sun in the next 10 years. If something like that would happen in could cause trillions of dollars in damage and take a decade to recover.

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Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup
Getty Images, photo by Sean Gallup

Christmas Fun at Northpole.com

A really nice web site for kids this holiday season is Northpole.com. It is a place for children to have fun playing games, reading stories about Santa and his reindeer and to get a personalized story with you as the star. It is also a place where kids can write a letter to Santa and get a letter in return.

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Getty Images, photo by Hunter Martin
Getty Images, photo by Hunter Martin

Randy’s College Football Wrap Up

In college football this weekend Navy made it 12 wins in a row over Army with a 34-7 win.  Navy QB Keenan Reynolds made the history books in the game by rushing for three touchdowns giving him 29 on the season, the most by a quarterback in NCAA history.

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Getty Images, photo by David McNew
Getty Images, photo by David McNew

The World’s First Motel Built in San Luis Obispo, California

The world’s first motel celebrated their 88th anniversary on December 12th. The motel was built in 1925 when driving a car to get to your destination or vacation was becoming popular. Before the ‘motel’, people had to stay at more traditional hotels or camp out.

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Getty Images, photo by Handout
Getty Images, photo by Handout

The Coldest it’s Ever Been on Earth Recorded in Antarctica

A new world record for a cold temperature has been recorded in east Antarctica at -135.8 degrees. Newly analyzed satellite data show the temperature was reached in August of 2010. This year in July it almost reached that same temperature when the reading dipped to -135.3 degrees.

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Getty Images, photo by Sebastian Artz
Getty Images, photo by Sebastian Artz

World Record Gingerbread House in Texas

Bryan, Texas, 90 miles northwest of Houston, is the home of the Guinness World Records gingerbread house. The house broke the record for a confectionary construction.  It covers 2,520 square feet, about the size of a tennis court, and is 21 feet high and has 35.8 million calories.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

The Navy’s Blue Angels Returning To Maine In 2015

The U.S.Navy's Blue Angels aerobatics team will be returning to perform in Maine on Labor Day Weekend in 2015, that's according to the organizers of the Great State of Maine Air Show in Brunswick.

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Santa Claus, photo by Mike Lawire
Santa Claus, photo by Mike Lawire

It’s The 20th Annual Sparkle Weekend In Freeport

It's going to be a festive time this weekend in Freeport, the 20th annual Sparkle Weekend will feature several family-friendly events this weekend. Here's a look at what is going on.

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