Super Moon 2012, which occurred Saturday night, was not a sight to be missed, even if you were too busy drinking your Cinco de Mayo margaritas. This natural phenomenon is the one time a year when the moon is closer to the earth than ever, making it appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger. It also makes us stare off into space and go, “Whoah!?”
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Breckin Meyer Age: 38 Occupation: Actor, writer and producer Known For: Most recently playing lawyer Jared Franklin on the TNT drama ‘Franklin & Bash’; voicing and producing the animated show ‘Robot Chicken’; and starring in ‘Road Trip,’ ‘Rat Race’ and a string of 90s movies and TV series.
Phil Campbell Age: 51 Occupation: Rock guitarist Known For: Playing lead guitar in the rock band Motorhead, recruiting ex-Saxon drummer Peter Gill into the group, and most recently laying down the guitar lines for ‘The World Is Yours’ album.
Dan Savage, known for creating the anti-bullying series ‘It Gets Better,’ sparked a controversy with a speech he gave recently at a high school journalism conference. While discussing the Bible, he reportedly so offended the Christian teens in attendance that many of them simply walked out.
“Imagine you’ve been diagnosed with an incurable genetic disease and you are told you will not only lose your ability to walk and move your arms, but you will die between now and the next 18 months. What would you do?”
The parents of 5-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati, who’s suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, had to ask themselves this same question. Their answer? Avery’s Bucket List Blog.
Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).
Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.
Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.
The case against Dr. Conrad Murray for allegedly causing the death of Michael Jackson continues to unearth more disturbing details. As if it couldn’t be any harder for the Jackson family, it was recently revealed that the King of Pop’s children Prince and Paris actually witnessed their father’s death.
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