IRVINE, Calif. — Forget "Fore!" "Fire!" was the cry of the day for a golfer whose off-target swing sparked a 12-acre blaze in Southern California. The golfer at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine landed a shot in the rough Saturday.
On his next swing, his club snagged a rock, causing a spark that lit the rough ablaze and eventually attracted 150 firefighters to the scene.
As We Forgive :: view the trailer from this powerful film about reconciliation in Rwanda. There is hope in the midst of despair.
Laura Waters Hinson offers AS WE FORGIVE as a testimony of forgiveness among the Rwandan people as victims and murderers find ways to live next door to each other. Where are you finding it hard to forgive? Watch this message of hope. THANKS to Gabe Lyons at Q Ideas for bringing this work to our attention.
Duh? Lego is the most popular toy ever made with Barbie making a strong showing among women (via Fast Company)
If you grew up thinking Lego was the bomb, better than any other toy in your collection, turns out you're not alone: A new broad-ranging survey of over 3,000 folks has revealed it's the most popular toy ever manufactured, even more so than Barbie, Game Boys and a dozen other pretenders.
A hopeful guide to those not going "back to school" this fall ... I hope my peeps are landing on their feet (via RELEVANT)
Maybe you dropped out. Maybe you don’t have the money. Or maybe you graduated. But the bottom line is you’re not going back to school this fall so ... now what? Here are eight possibilities that might make you thankful you’re no longer living the higher-ed life:
Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig’s disease or why wearing a helmet is a good thing (via WIRED)
Yankees legend Lou Gehrig died 69 years ago from what was believed to be amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, where is when various cells in the brain and spinal column become slowly diseased and voluntary motor function becomes increasingly impaired. In fact, Gehrig was the first truly public face put on the ailment, hence how it came to be known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Turns out, there’s a good chance Lou Gehrig didn’t die of Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to a group of Boston researchers that will publish their findings Wednesday in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology. While Gehrig is not mentioned specifically in the study [pdf], the findings highlight three cases, physiologically akin to Gehrig, in which people were diagnosed as having ALS but actually suffered from similar neurotrauma brought on by the long-term effects of concussions and other brain damage.
Can it be true? A study suggests that active Facebook users are more likely to stick with college (via Epicenter @ Wired)
A study led by Abilene Christian University followed the Facebook profiles of 375 first-semester freshman students for nine months to examine how Facebook activity can be used as a predictor for a student’s likelihood to stay in school. The research found that students who returned to school after freshman year had significantly more Facebook friends and wall posts than those who didn’t return.