Sex Tourism Bust
U.S. prosecutors are charging three American men who allegedly ran a "sex tourism" site in Cambodia. Hey, if running a remote underage sex operation is a crime, I guess they're also going to have to arrest everyone in charge at Arizona State.
Florida Loses People
New estimates show Florida's population lost a net 58,000 people this year... but most them probably just got lost between the bathroom and the buffet table at the Olive Garden.
Disney has purchased comic book giant Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. This will allow Donald Duck to complete his look by borrowing the Incredible Hulk's ripped jean shorts.
Dying in Montana
Montana is putting the right to die in its state constitution. This is seen as a salvation to the chronically ill, the very elderly, and everyone hoping to avoid the pain of those raucous health care town hall meetings.
A new study shows that prostate cancer is over-diagnosed. It's not surprising since thousands of men in San Francisco line up for daily prostate exams at their doctor's office.
1715: King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch; truly a remarkable achievement, especially since he never bathed.
1752: The Liberty Bell arrives in Philadelphia... to a chorus of boos from the locals.
1870: In the Franco-Prussian War, the Battle of Sedan is fought, fought by the Battle of the Convertible, the Battle of the Station Wagon, and the Battle of the SUV.
1902: A Trip to the Moon, the first science fiction film, is released in France. The movie is groundbreaking as it helps the world figure out who was a geek in the early 20th century.
1905: Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation. They actually were just trying to get into a pickup hockey game, but they stick around anyway.
1939: Nazi Germany attacks Poland, beginning the war in Europe. Even though it doesn't exist yet, the League of Nations passes a resolution condemning Israel.
1970: Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerillas, who attacked his motorcade. The U.N. passes a resolution condemning Israel.
1980: Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Canadian government passes a resolution condemning Israel.
1991: Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union... and asks for all its CD's and records back.