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1946, The Year the Bikini was Introduced

The dates seem to vary between June 5th and July 5th, but whatever the date, the Bikini was introduced in 1946 by French designer Louis Reard. For the time, a two piece bathing suit that small was unheard of because at that time a two piece for women was a halter top and shorts

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

Japanese Scientists Confirm Venus is One Hot Place

Something we all learned in school about the planet Venus is it’s too close to the sun to sustain life and now scientists taking a closer look at the planet confirm it is in a prolonged molten state. Venus has an atmosphere and some water as it was developing, but being so close to the sun, they didn’t last very long.

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Getty Images, photo by China Photos
Getty Images, photo by China Photos

Connecticut Woman and Her Dog Attacked by Black Bear in Her Backyard

In West Hartford, Connecticut, a woman trying to save her dog from being attacked by a black bear, was attacked herself. The dog, Maggie, was rooting around in bushes in the backyard when the black bear and her two cubs started chasing her. Maggie took off running to the house when Shannon Flannery noticed the dog coming.

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Twin Moose In Sprinkler!

On a day like this I hope this happens to YOU! You have probably already seen it but it's worth watching again!

What a lucky person to be able to film THIS in their backyard!

Source:Facebook
Source:Facebook

Camp Kennebec To Serve Veterans And Their Families

Travis Mills, a 26-year old Army staff sergeant, has partnered with the owners of Camp Kennebec, Joel and Crista Lavenson and the Bread of Life Ministries to establish a home for the National Veterans Recreation Center at Camp Kennebec in Belgrade.

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Source:Facebook
Source:Facebook

Free Family Fishing Festival This Saturday In Bethel

The old saying that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work will be put to the test this Saturday in Bethel. The Upper Andro Anglers in co-operation with Trout Unlimited are hosting a free family fishing festival this Saturday at Angevine Park on the North Road in Bethel.

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Getty Images, photo by Andreas Rentz
Getty Images, photo by Andreas Rentz

Beef Prices on the Rise Just in Time for Grilling Season

Just as the spring and summer grilling seasons are getting under way, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the price of beef is on the rise. Record high prices could mean we’ll be paying more for beef at the supermarkets. The U.S. cattle and calf herd is at its lowest since 1952.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

The Golden Gate Bridge Opens and Other Fun Facts

On May 27th, 1937 at 6 am, a foghorn sounded signaling the official opening of the Golden Gate Bridge for people to walk across it. Nearly 200,000 people took advantage of the day by walking, running, roller-skating and even dancing across the bridge. In 1937 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world and of course, San Francisco’s major landmark. The following day, May 28th, 1937, the bridge was officially open to traffic. Here are 6 things you may not know about the Golden Gate Bridge.

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

Mars Rock for Sale at $22,500 an Ounce

About six months ago, around 15 pounds of Mars rocks fell to Earth and NASA has just confirmed the rock is indeed from the red planet. The meteor was found in Morocco by meteor hunters and you can now buy a piece of Mars.

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Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Maine Motorists Alerted About Turtle Crossings

 

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Nature Conservancy are putting up new warning signs that ask motorists in southern York County to be aware of rare turtles crossing the road.

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