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More details on the status of the Google Nexus 7 2 4g LTE http://bit.ly/16hlvht
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Happy facts

- A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance
- Humans laugh before they know how to speak. Our sense of humor is one of the first things we communicate to the world. 
- Cows have best friends. (http://goo.gl/SXtMlU)
- Cancer death rates down 20% in past 20 years (http://goo.gl/RDHIYb)
- A prison in Washington pairs up "death row" shelter cats with select inmates as part of a rehabilitation program. It seems to be a pretty wonderful thing for both the inmates and the cats. (http://goo.gl/NqMm7P)
- On April 1st, 1957, a BBC news program ended with a three minute segment about a Spaghetti farm in Switzerland. In the segment, spaghetti (not being a popular dish in England at the time) was said to grow on trees. Many people believed the report and called the BBC to ask how to grow their own spaghetti tree. The response: "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."
- The miles traveled by the Apollo 11 crew to the Moon were greater than every exploration mission to the new world combined. Makes you think how much is out there for us to discover.
- The island of Zakynthos is one of the few places in Greece whose Jewish population entirely survived World War II - the local bishop and mayor, when asked by the occupying Nazis for a list of Jews on the island, provided a list which included only their own names, Mayor Carrer and Bishop Christodoulos. The islanders successfully concealed the 275 Jews on the island.
- Cuddling and other "love actions" release Oxytocin which helps speed healing and recovery from physical wounds.
- Penguins only have one mate their entire life. They also "propose" by giving their mate a pebble. They work hard on finding the best pebble and give it to their lady friend.
- There is always a food you havent tried
- Blind people smile - bear in mind, they've never seen smiling and have no reference for it. Smiling is a natural human reaction for happiness.
- On the day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillowfight in his motel room. (http://goo.gl/4bocmB)
- For someone, somewhere in the world, today is the most amazing day of their life.
- The actors who play JD and Turk from Scrubs (Zach Braff and Donald Faison) are best friends in real life.
- Spiders and scorpions don't fly!
- Somewhere in an alternate universe, you're Batman.
- Otters hold hands when sleeping so they dont drift away from each other.
- Potatoes can be prepared literally dozens of delicious ways.
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These guys are all over New England these days, just look over the lamp posts on the highways.  Never saw them when I was a kid
 
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Up until this year, I had only ever seen them while out hiking.

Did you guys see my pic of the chipmunk that I saw on Grounds? Excessive cuteness!
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Heard this on NPR and then saw Guy Kawasaki posted this pic.  Inspiring!!!
 
This gives "crowdsourcing" a whole new meaning.

Japanese people tilt a train to save a woman who had fallen on the tracks.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/23/204830541/photo-japanese-commuters-tilt-train-to-free-trapped-woman

Photo credit: Norihiro Shigeta/Yomiuri Shimbun/AP

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If I recall correctly, I believe I was camping with my mom and her second husband, Ed Klein, and we all rushed to "The Lodge" to watch the landing.  Ed was an editor with Ottoway News, and had a big picture understanding for events and history
 
44 years ago today Mike, Buzz & Neil took us to the Moon. They inspired me like no other. Eternal thanks.
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It was the 60s! The whole "nerd" thing didn't exist yet. That's a 90s meme.

They're over too, btw. (Excepting my choice of musical entertainments for the evening!)
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According to McKinsey, infrastructure’s a game changer for US growth. Upgrades could boost GDP $270-$320B/yr by '20 and +1.5 -1.8M jobs http://bit.ly/McKGameChanger
Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development can add hundreds of billions of dollars to annual GDP and create millions of new jobs by 2020. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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The 4G LTE version of the Google Nexus 7 2 is now showing on the Google Play store, though it is listed as "Coming Soon" - the first official sign from Google http://bit.ly/13uMTtJ
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The new Google Nexus 7 2 is now available for sale.  It is, sadly, NOT the version with 4G LTE  :(  http://bit.ly/1aQmnfU
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New book by Guy Kawasaki
 
Free copies of What the Plus!, courtesy of Google. Please share this post so as many people as possible can get a copy.

http://goo.gl/eRy6z
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Glad to see the official announcement.  Disappointed to hear the 4G version won't be out for an unspecified length of time, and still no word about Verizon compatibility http://tcrn.ch/15LU7aU
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Another pic of the original Moon Landing, 44 years ago today.  Although, in my memory it was B&W.  Thanks to Alan Boyle for the ref
 
44 years since the Eagle landed, putting Apollo 11 into history books. It's a good day for sharing moonshot memories ... and winking at the moon:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/44-years-after-apollo-11-landing-we-all-miss-you-6C10693444

Photo by Neil Armstrong / NASA
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Beautiful view of the Earth!
 
From the orbital perspective of NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg: "Oman and United Arab Emirates. Taken July 19, 2013. KN from space."
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Dion is an innovative business builder with P&L experience and expertise in business modeling, marketing, financial planning and analysis, organizational development and re-engineering. His work experience is a combination of technical and business operations expertise, mirrored by a tech/business education with an MS in Experimental Physics and a Wharton MBA in Finance & Management.
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  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    MBA, 1993 - 1995
  • Texas A&M University
    Experimental Physics, 1987 - 1989
  • Florida State University
    Physics, 1981 - 1985
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Plenty of places to get your oil changed. In general I like Jiffy Lube, but found this place to be unpleasant and unhelpful.
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