Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…
- Want free Six Flags St. Louis season passes? All you have to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin… you get to take the coffin home too.
- Missouri border postal oddities finally resolved.
- Florida teacher fired over refusal to give partial-credit for work not turned in.
- Small Peruvian mountain town mayor’s race: Hitler vs. Lennin.
- Way past Crop Circles: corn-maze tribute to Okie astronaut Tom Stafford.
- Could the next Rembrandt be a robot?
- Could only happen in Maine: Lobsters in a pot? Cool. Giving pot to lobsters… not so much.
Weird News is compiled with assistance from Pacific Northwest news-aggregator Orbusmax.
This Week In History
- Sunday, 9/23: Jones takes HMS Serapis at cost of own Bonhomme Richard, 1779; Lewis & Clark return, 1806; Billy the Kid’s first arrest, 1875
- Monday, 9/24: Judiciary Act establishes SCOTUS, 1789; Japanese spies gather data on Pearl Harbor, 1941; Warren Commission report delivered, 1964
- Tuesday, 9/25: Ethan Allen captured, 1775; Partridge Family premieres, 1970; O’Connor seated on SCOTUS, 1981
- Wednesday, 9/26: Drake circumnavigates globe, 1580; Pershing begins Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1918; Kennedy-Nixon TV debate, 1960
- Thursday, 9/27: William the Conqueror sails to invade England, 1066; Lancaster, PA is US Capital for one day, 1777; Ford Model T enters production, 1908
- Friday, 9/28: Siege of Yorktown begins, 1781; Ted Williams bats MLB’s last .400 season, 1941; SAC stands down, 1991
- Saturday, 9/29: 1st US Congress adjourns, 1789; Washington National Cathedral cornerstone laid, 1907; first YF-22 prototype flies, 1990
Today’s Birthdays: John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, 1774; composer George Gershwin, 1898; NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., 1909; Gatorade inventor Robert Cade, 1927
Holidays Around the World: It’s National Good Neighbor Day. Ecuador celebrates Day of the National Flag, New Zealand observes Dominion Day and the EU has European Day of Languages.
This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.
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- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a Browning 1911-380 Black Label Pro Compact .380 pistol or X-Bolt Stalker Long Range 7mm Remington Magnum rifle (both END SUNDAY!): https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
- Aero Precision, for a custom AR15 (ENDS SUNDAY!): http://gvwy.io/fitdl99
- GrabAGun, for a Kel-Tec CMR-30 .22WMR rifle (ENDS SUNDAY!): http://grabagun.com/giveaway
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Quote of the Day
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.–Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
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