Lance Reddick Dies

Tall, with a shaved head and a flair for portraying low-key but imposing authority figures.

The 6 foot, 3 inch actor, musician, singer, and film producer Lance Solomon Reddick was born December 31, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Friends School of Baltimore. As a teenager, he studied music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and a summer program teaching music theory and composition at the Walden School

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What are A or B Batteries?

Vintage Radio “B” Batteries

We all use “AAA”, “AA”, “C”, and “D” batteries. I heard today that there was a “B” battery and wanted to find out what that was about. In my initial research, I also saw there was an “A” battery, too.

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Bees Find Land Mines

Bees can be trained to sniff out TNT.

Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined. Now, unlikely heroes may be coming to the rescue to prevent similar tragedies: sugar-craving honeybees.

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The Omni Coliseum – 70s Concerts

The Omni was considered an architectural marvel that combined innovative roof, seating, and structural designs.

The Omni Coliseum was an indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 1972, the arena seated 16,378 for basketball and 15,278 for hockey. It was part of the Omni Complex, now known as the CNN Center. And yes it is just the “Omni” to all of us, the Omni Coliseum was just the official moniker.

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Ricou Browning Dies

Browning said that he could hold his breath for minutes underwater, making him especially adept at the swimming part.

Ricou Ren Browning was born on February 16, 1930, in Fort Pierce, Florida. He was best known for his underwater stunt work, especially in the 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon, in which he portrayed the titular Gill-man during the film’s underwater scenes. Browning said that he could hold his breath for minutes underwater, making him especially adept at the swimming part. Other actors played the Gill Man on land.

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Pi Day

Pi Day (March 14) was celebrated for the first time in 1988 by American physicist Larry Shaw.

Pi (often represented by the lower-case Greek letter π), one of the most well-known mathematical constants, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across. Typing π into a calculator and pressing ENTER will yield the result 3.141592654, not because this value is exact, but because a calculator’s display is often limited to 10 digits.

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Why Do They Say “Tie One On”?

Become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree.

To “tie one on” means to drink for the purpose of getting drunk, especially when one is currently still drunk or hungover from a previous drinking session, thus having something to “tie one on” to. Could be considered the drinking equivalent of chain smoking.

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Chicago – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My 15th inductee, number 3 for 2023 is Chicago.

Chicago’s songs combine elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music. They were formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago began writing politically charged rock music and later moved to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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Professor Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D.

Maya Exploration Center Director Dr. Ed Barnhart has almost three decades of experience as an archaeologist, an explorer and an instructor.

Dr. Edwin Barnhart is the director of the Maya Exploration Center. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has over 20 years of experience in North, Central, and South America as an archaeologist, explorer, and instructor. In 1994, Professor Barnhart discovered the ancient city of Maax Na (Spider-Monkey House), a major center of the Classic Maya period in northwestern Belize.

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