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Some Wacky Holidays to Celebrate This Week

Some strange celebrations are on the calendar for the coming week and it starts today the 21th with Babbling Day. This not a day to stay silent. It’s a day to celebrate those that have the gift-of-gab. It is also Count Your Buttons Day. Don’t count buttons that are attached; you’re counting the loose buttons you have lying around.

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Getty Images, photo by Mark Wilson

The U.S. Debt is at $16 Trillion, How Long Will it Take to Pay it Off?

The United States current debt is $16 trillion dollars, an amount no person on this planet has ever and will never amass as personal wealth. In layman’s terms, ‘that’s whole lotta money’. In 2008 the U.S. debt was $9.6 trillion and since then it has increased $6.4 trillion, the largest debt increase in U.S. history. How long will it take to payback such a huge amount of money? Here are some examples:

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Randy’s College Football Wrap Up

It was a week of upsets in college football as seven of the top 20 teams lost. #6 LSU fell to Ole Miss 27-24 as LSU’s QB threw 3 interceptions. #7 Texas A&M lost to #24 Auburn in a shootout 45-41. Unranked UCF scored 24 consecutive points to beat #8 Louisville 38-35.

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Getty Images, photo by Keystone

Meteorite Pulled From Bottom of Russian Lake

More than 1,000 people were injured in Central Russia when a meteorite slammed into Lake Chebarkul in February. A 10,000 ton rock burned up over Central Russia breaking windows and shaking building and now scientists have recovered what was left of the rock from the bottom of the lake.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

The Flying Car Expected by 2015

The flying car always seemed like a thing of the future. By 2015, the future could be here.  A company called Terragugia is hoping to sell the first flying car, a hybrid car-plane named Transition. The Transition isn’t like a flying car we dreamed of as it is clumsy and hard to handle.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Scarmici

Stars Attend New York’s Comic Con and Charge for Autographs

The New York Comic Con was held October 9-12 and some big stars came out to sign autographs and have pictures taken with fans, but it wasn’t free. If you wanted an autograph and a photo you had to shell out some cash. One of the most expensive was Sylvester Stallone.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Maine’s Fire of ’47

Here in Maine they call it the great fire of ’47. It happened on October 17th, 1947. No one knows how it started but they do know where it started: in a cranberry bog near Salisbury Cove and then it spread.

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Getty Images, photo by Kyle Rivas

Arrowhead Stadium the Loudest in the World

When the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders 24-7 on Sunday, two things happened. They went to 6-0 on the season and they became the loudest stadium in the world. Just four weeks ago the Seattle Seahawks were given the title with noise from the crowd at 136.6 decibels. The Chiefs broke that Sunday.

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Getty Images, photo by Claudio Villa

The Vatican Misspells ‘Jesus’ on Commemorative Medals

The Vatican had to recall 6,200 commemorative medals that were to honor Pope Francis’s papacy but there was one very important word that was misspelled: Jesus. Surrounding the outer edge of the medals was a saying in Latin that Pope Francis said inspired him as a boy.

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Getty Images, photo by Win McNamee

Very Rare, Thanksgiving and the Beginng of Hanukkah on the Same Day

This coming Thanksgiving will see a very rare occurrence, one we will never see again in our lifetime. Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah will be on the same day. The last time this happened was in 1888, at least the last time it happened since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday. The next time it will happen is a long, long, long time from now.

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