AtMatt Link(s) of the Day
(links open in a new window)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
- Stunning images reveal whale narrowly missing boat during breach | Fox News
Thursday, May 09, 2019
- Javier Baez's smooth slide into third base
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
- Bill Tzamaras🇺🇸🇬🇷 on Twitter: "The winning sand sculpture of 2019 Texas Sand Fest… "The winning sand sculpture of 2019 Texas Sand Fest
- Wild video shows a Beluga whale retrieving an iPhone someone dropped in the sea – BGR
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- Meet the Botanists Who Climb the World's Tallest Trees
Monday, April 22, 2019
- Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit - BBC News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- Politico: Trump criticizes George Washington for not better naming Mt. Vernon - CNNPoliticsFrom the article:On the tour, Trump reportedly learned about the first US president's real estate empire. But three sources briefed on the exchange told Politico that Trump didn't seem too impressed.
"If he was smart, he would've put his name on it," Trump said of Mount Vernon. "You've got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you."
Bradburn reminded Trump that Washington had succeeded in getting the nation's capital named after him. Trump reportedly replied that that was a good point and laughed, according to the publication.
Washington's real estate empire made him one of the wealthiest Americans of his time, but Trump asked whether the first US president was "really rich."
When the guide spoke about Washington's wealth and real estate dealings, "that is what Trump was really the most excited about," a person familiar with the tour told Politico.
When shown the bed where Washington died from a throat infection, Trump reportedly felt the bedpost and said, it was "a good bed to die in," three people briefed on the event told Politico.
Monday, April 08, 2019
- Minutes after being released from jail, a Florida man was arrested in the jail's parking lot for breaking into cars - CNNReleased from jail, and was arrested within 15 minutes for stealing from cars in the jail parking lot. I can't believe how much he was able to steel in 15 minutes from cars in the parking lot, apparently with their doors unlocked.From the article:https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/05/us/florida-man-car-theft/The arresting officer said in the affidavit that when Lewis was approached, questioned and finally arrested he gave the officer a brown paper bag with items from a vehicle. The items included an iPhone 7, four packs of cigarettes, a lighter, one Visa bank debit card, a Florida driver's license and $547 in cash.
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: PSG striker with the worst miss ever? - CNN
Friday, April 05, 2019
- New Mirror-Like Pools Discovered Deep in the Pacific OceanAmazing. And at about 4 minutes into the video they pick up a Micky Mouse balloon. Disney is everywhere.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
- Woman Carried Away on Stretcher Minutes Into Launch of E-Scooter Pilot Program
Monday, April 01, 2019
- Fwd: Take action for safer streets and trails in Illinois---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kyle Whitehead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 4:32 PM
Subject: Take action for safer streets and trails in Illinois
A communication from the Active Transportation Alliance Email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
Connect with us:
A bill that could boost funding for Illinois communities looking to be more bike- and walk-friendly passed out of committee in Springfield.
Now we need your help to make sure it passes the Illinois General Assembly and is sent to the governor's desk.
Senate Bill 2016 establishes a Complete Streets and Trails Local Grant Program in Illinois. Local governments could apply for grants to build and extend trails or make street improvements for vulnerable users on foot and on bikes.
Eligible projects would include pedestrian refuge islands, crosswalk countdown timers, pedestrian crossing signs, upgraded trail crossings and bike lanes that create orderly street space for all.
The bill prioritizes funds for high-need communities by
- Eliminating the local match requirement for low-income communities.
- Setting aside at least 25 percent of funds for high-need communities based upon median income and tax base.
Walking and biking projects are in high-demand in Illinois, with applications for existing Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) funds exceeding available dollars by a factor of 7.
These improvements are relatively inexpensive and provide safety benefits for all users. For example, pedestrian refuge islands range from $10,000 to $30,000 and have proved to reduce crashes by more than 50 percent on multilane roadways.
Take action with just one click.
Chicagoland's voice for better
biking, walking and transit.
35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 1782
Chicago, IL, 60601
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Forward to Friend Copyright © 2017 , All rights reserved.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- St. Louis man ignites internet fury over bagel slicingWow, I've never seen or heard of this before:https://www.today.com/food/st-louis-man-ignites-internet-fury-over-bagel-slicing-t151074Also see other "St. Louis" food items (jokes):
Friday, March 22, 2019
- OK Google, stop terrifying my toddler: When smart homes make life miserable - The Boston Globe
Thursday, March 21, 2019
- The Peanut Butter Pump | Indiegogo
- Wingsuit stunt stuns Los Angeles locals
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
- Pro1 | F(x)tec
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
- (1) Jim Carrey on Twitter: "It's not only Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and their kids, but ALL cheaters who will eventually receive a failing grade. https://t.co/gF4CrYOYHZ" / Twitter
- 'Elephant Queen' in Kenya: See incredible pictures of rare big tusker | CNN Travel
Sunday, March 17, 2019
- Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system – The Seattle Times
Friday, March 15, 2019
- Lori Loughlin's school cheating 'Full House' episode resurfaces - CNN
Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Lori Loughlin's Daughter Vacationed on Billionaire USC Official's Yacht | Hollywood ReporterFrom the article:Olivia Jade is at the center of the university cheating scandal, as her parents are accused of bribing her acceptance to USC for $500,000.https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lori-laughlins-daughter-vacationed-rick-carusos-yacht-1194688
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's 19-year-old daughter was on the yacht of billionaire Rick Caruso, the chairman of USC's Board of Trustees, during Tuesday's indictment that charged the couple in a nationwide college cheating scandal.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Wall Street Journal: Software fix to Boeing 737 Max 8 planes delayed in part by government shutdown - CNNPoliticsFrom the article:Boeing and FAA officials also couldn't agree on how extensive the software enhancement should be, the newspaper reported. US officials also said the recent government shutdown, the longest in US history, delayed work on the update for five weeks, the Journal noted.https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/politics/boeing-737-max-8-software/index.html
- Onewheel Pint – Onewheel // Future Motion
Sunday, March 10, 2019
- Asian Spa Founder Has Been Selling Access to Trump – Rolling Stone
- He Was Mad His Photo Was Used To Show All Hipsters Look Alike, But It Wasn't Him | HuffPost
- Donald Trump Signs Bibles At Alabama Baptist Church, Twitter Users Throw The Book At Him | HuffPost
Friday, March 08, 2019
- Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Mysterious 'Type D' Killer Whale, Possibly a New SpeciesFrom the article:"The fact that there's such a distinct, unique, and different type of killer whale swimming in the Southern Ocean about which we know practically nothing is inspiring and awesome all at the same time."
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
- President Trump Praises His Good Friend 'Tim Apple'
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
- New York family beach home turns into 'ice house' - BBC News
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- A 103-year-old Illinois woman is one of the Grand Canyon's newest Junior Rangers - Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
- Chicago's 25 best burgers -- from dive bars to fancy hotels - Chicago Tribune
Friday, February 22, 2019
- Steve Irwin remembered: Watch his unflinching reaction after being bitten in neck by snake | The Independent
Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Nike takes a beating after Zion Williamson’s shoe explodes - The Washington Post
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
- Incredibly Kind Man Buys Single Mom New Set of Much-Needed Tires Just Because He's Great
Monday, February 18, 2019
- Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says
- Billy Possum: President Taft's Answer to the Teddy Bear | Mental FlossWow. Apparently after Teddy Rosevelt was no longer President, toy makers worried that the Teddy Bear would fall out of fashion. They came up with the Billy Possum named after William H. Taft (who ate possum).http://mentalfloss.com/article/51030/billy-possum-president-tafts-answer-teddy-bear
- Watch waterfall glow orange in Yosemite during annual 'firefall' phenomenon - AccuWeather.com
Friday, February 15, 2019
- Brain Scans Reveal Why "Night Owls" Have It Rough in a 9-to-5 Society | Inverse