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I don't work for Google but I am a Google Top Contributor for Google+, meaning I get to work for free but I don't have secret contacts to make things happen. For more information go to http://www.google.com/get/topcontributor/
Born in Argentina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina
Lived in 3 different countries
Blood type: Red
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_Atl%C3%A9tico_Independiente
Married, 2 kids.
Accountant.
Personal Computer user since 1981
Internet user since 1995.
Social network user since 2007.
Facebook disliker since Feb 2009, but stucked in there until Google entered the ring.
Have driven on both sides of the road.
Bilingual: Spanish and English
Favourite movies: Singing in the rain, Back to the Future, Gattaca.
Favourite music: Too many to make a list.
These days I listen to 97.3fm Brisbane.
www.973fm.com.au
Love reading. Always a book in hand. Ebook lately.
Interested in: Singularity and understanding what's the next step in human evolution.
Don't be disappointed if I ignore your hangout request. I can't be available 24 hours and I can't have long conversations. I mostly use hangouts with family. Private posts are the best alternative if you don't want to post public questions

My favourite quotes
LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today and HOPE for tomorrow"
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it is called 'the present'."
"Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."--Josh Billings
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."--Douglas Adams
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" - Albert Einstein (disputed)

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I am a proud user of Google+ since July 1st, 2011.
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I am not tech savvy Do You want the link from my profile page or Horst Henter's page? 
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July 26, 1966
Mississippi ends prohibition.
Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 (18th ammendment to the constitution) to 1933 (21st ammendment of the constitution).
It was not a ban on drinking but if you couldn't make it or buy it, how were you supposed to drink it?
In Mississippi the prohibition started in 1907
And ended almost 60 years later in July 1966 (33 years later after the nationwide ban was removed).
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July 24, 1966
First BASE jump.
On this day in 1966, Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert, a couple of 26-year-old skydivers from Barstow, California, completed what is considered to be the very first BASE jump.
BASE jumping is a very extreme activity in which daredevils jump from a fixed object and slow down by releasing a parachute.
BASE is an acronym for the four most popular fixed objects of Buildings, Antennae, Spans, Earth. It is very different from skydiving from a plane, as the distance you fall is far less, and so you have far less time and space to open your parachute in time.
Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert both leapt off the cliff of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, a 975-metre tall granite monolith and the second highest unbroken cliff anywhere in the world (the tallest is Mount Thor on Baffin Island, Canada). Both of them were injured upon landing; especially Schubert, who broke both his legs.
Their antics inspired other thrill-seekers, and the sport of BASE jumping officially began 12 years later.
On October 15, 2006 Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert decided to jump off the 275-metre tall New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia, where BASE jumping is legal for six hours every year.
It was only to be their third and second ever base jumps respectively, a full 40 years after their descent down El Capitan. Tragically, Schubert took too long to open his parachute, and fell to his death at the age of 66.
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July 22, 1966
Quaker Instant Oatmeal.
In 1877 Quaker Oats registered as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal. The trademark was registered with the U.S. Patent Office as "a figure of a man in 'Quaker garb.'" Both former owners, Henry Seymour and William Heston, claimed to have selected the Quaker name as a symbol of good quality and honest value.
In 1890, the American Cereal Company runs a special all-Quaker Oats train from Cedar Rapids, IA to Portland, OR and introduces the first ever "trial-size samples." 1/2 oz. sample boxes of Quaker Oats are delivered to every mailbox in Portland, OR.
In 1966, Quaker Instant Oatmeal is introduced.
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Wow....this a business story to emulate...as back as 1890...interestingly
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July 20 - G+ Web Updated
 
G+ Web Preview Update July 20
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* 182 bugs fixed
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* edit your introduction in About Me
* see related Collections on post pages
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Part of the latest Google Art
It is awesome. Closest you can get without travelling.
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/project/loire-castles
Explore the romantic castles and gardens of France's Loire Valley.
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July 27, 1966
Brown Pelican adopted by Louisiana.
The brown pelican became Louisiana's official bird on July 27, 1966. It nests from South Carolina to Brazil. Pelicans are famous for their large bill, the lower portion of which has a pouch which may be greatly extended.
The pelican is featured on Louisiana's flag and state seal, and one of Louisiana's nicknames is "The Pelican State." This bird has been a symbol of Louisiana since the arrival of early European settlers who were impressed with the Pelican's generous and nurturing attitude toward their young.
The birds, depending almost entirely on fish for food, scoop up quantities of water into their pouches as they seize prey from salt water. As the bill is elevated the water dribbles from the mandibles, and the pouch contracts as fish are swallowed. Five pounds of fish a day is the average consumption of a one-month old pelican.
The use of pesticides caused the Brown Pelican, native to the area, to stop nesting along the Gulf coast in the 1960s. By 1966, the bird had disappeared in Louisiana. In 1968, Louisiana began importing fledglings from Florida in an attempt to repopulate the coastline and, in 1970, the Federal Government declared the Brown Pelican an endangered species. Protection of the Brown Pelican's habitat along with repopulation efforts resulted in the Federal Government's declaration, in 1995, that the bird had "recovered" in Louisiana.
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July 25, 1966
You can't hurry love released by The Supremes.
Written and produced by Motown's main production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, it is one of the signature Supremes songs, and also one of Motown's signature releases. It was based on a gospel song entitled "You Can't Hurry God"
The single became The Supremes' seventh number-one hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks, from September 4, 1966 to September 17, 1966, and reaching number one on the soul chart for two weeks. The group performed the song on the CBS variety program The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, September 25, 1966.
The Supremes' version of the song is honored by inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's permanent collection of 500 Songs that shaped Rock and Roll.
The Supremes also released a version sung in Italian: "L'amore verrà" ("Love Will Come").
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July 23, 1966
Saddam Hussein escapes from prison.
Saddam Hussein, Deputy Secretary of Iraq's Ba'ath Party, escaped from prison after almost two years of incarceration, where he had been held on charges of conspiracy to assassinate President Abdul Rahman Arif.
Saddam and a fellow prisoner were being transported to Baghdad court for a trial, and according to some versions convinced the guards (others say bribed) to stop at a restaurant for lunch.
Too bad the guards haven't heard about snickers
During the meal he went to the bathroom and slipped out of the back door (others say that he slipped out of the truck) and escaped in a waiting car.
Two years later, Saddam would help lead a coup that overthrew President Arif and, in 1979, would become President of Iraq. And it didn't get any better after that.
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July 21, 1966
World population growth
In 1966, it was estimated close to 3.4billions.
50 years later adding approximately 80 millions per year we are 7.4billions. By 2050, this number could rise to more than 9 billion (see chart "World Population Growth, 1950-2050")
Anthropologists believe the human species dates back at least 3 million years. For most of our history, these distant ancestors lived a precarious existence as hunters and gatherers. This way of life kept their total numbers small, probably less than 10 million. However, as agriculture was introduced, communities evolved that could support more people.
World population expanded to about 300 million by A.D. 1 and continued to grow at a moderate rate. But after the start of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, living standards rose and widespread famines and epidemics diminished in some regions. Population growth accelerated. The population climbed to about 760 million in 1750 and reached 1 billion around 1800.
World population growth accelerated after World War II, when the population of less developed countries began to increase dramatically. After millions of years of extremely slow growth, the human population indeed grew explosively, a billion people were added between 1960 and 1975; another billion were added between 1975 and 1987. Throughout the 20th century each additional billion has been achieved in a shorter period of time.
Human population entered the 20th century with 1.6 billion people and left the century with 6.1 billion.
The overall effects of this growth on living standards, resource use, and the environment will continue to change the world landscape.
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July 20, 1966
International Chess Day.
It is annually observed on July 20 around the world. This international observance was created under initiative of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The date was chosen to celebrate the anniversary of establishment of FIDE on July 20, 1924. FIDE became the first institution, that united chess federations of different countries. Alexander Rueb, a Dutch lawyer and diplomat, became its first president.
The idea to celebrate this day as the international chess day was proposed by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and it has been celebrated as such since 1966.
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen, born 30 November 1990, is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, the reigning World Chess Champion in classical and rapid.
Carlsen was regarded as a chess prodigy as a youngster. He became a Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years, 148 days. This made him the third youngest grandmaster in history.
In November 2013, Carlsen won the title world chess champion, by defeating Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013. On the May 2014 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached his peak rating of 2882, which is the highest in history. He successfully defended his title in November 2014, once again defeating Viswanathan Anand. The same year, he also won the World Rapid Championship and the World Blitz Championship, thus holding all three world championship titles. In 2015, Carlsen won the inaugural Grand Chess Tour, a series of three supertournaments featuring the 10 best chess grandmasters in the world. As of June 2016, he is ranked as number 1 in classical chess, in rapid chess, and in blitz chess.
Magnus Carlsen was known for his attacking style as a teenager, but has since developed into a more universal player. He does not rely on opening preparation as much as other top players, and plays a variety of openings in order to make it more difficult for opponents to prepare against him. His positional mastery and endgame prowess have drawn comparisons to those of former world champions José Raúl Capablanca, Vasily Smyslov, and Anatoly Karpov.
Hou Yifan, born 27 February 1994, Xinghua, Jiangsu, China is a Chinese chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy. She is the current Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever to win the title, as well as the youngest female player ever to qualify for the title of Grandmaster.
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+Tracey-Lee O'Brien Howdy doody Tracey-Lee, I wanted to thank you for teaching me how to communicate propertly & look at me go ! I picked it up & i can still drink beer through a straw afterall... yay.... me....mmm beer ! Bye mate, have a top day.
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  • I don't work for Google but I am a Google Top Contributor for Google+, meaning I get to work for free but I don't have secret contacts to make things happen. For more information go to http://www.google.com/get/topcontributor/
  • Born in Argentina 
  • Lived in 3 different countries
  • Blood type: Red
  • Married, 2 kids.
  • Accountant. 
  • Personal Computer user since 1981
  • Internet user since 1995. 
  • Social network user since 2007.
  • Facebook disliker since Feb 2009, but stucked in there until Google entered the ring.
  • Have driven on both sides of the road.
  • Bilingual: Spanish and English
  • Favourite movies: Singing in the rain, Back to the Future, Gattaca.
  • Favourite music: Too many to make a list. Watch what I am listening to.
  • Love reading. Always a book in hand. Ebook lately.
  • Interested in: Singularity and understanding what's the next step in human evolution. 
  • LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today and HOPE for tomorrow"
  • "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it is called 'the present'."
  • "Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."--Josh Billings
  • "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."--Douglas Adams
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" - Albert Einstein (disputed)
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I am a user of Google+ since July 1st, 2011. I have been adapting to the changes since then.
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