Saturday, August 29, 2009

So that explains the whole 'Birthers' movement.

So much was going on that I didn't get a chance to make note about this - A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today.

Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years.

It's all so clear to me now.

August 29, 1958
Michael Joseph Jackson, the self-crowned King of Pop was born on this date.

I'm just surprised that his family didn't buy the crypt above Marilyn Monroe.

August 29, 1915 -
Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish three-time Academy Award, two-time Emmy Award, and Tony Award- winner (what a slouch) and "a horrible example of womanhood and a powerful influence for evil" was born on this date.

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."

August 29, 1920 -
Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, jazz saxophonist and composer was born on this date.

Here's your Today in History:
More on Political Philosophy...

John Locke was born on August 29, 1632. Mr. Locke was a political philosopher, and many of his ideas found their way into the American Constitution.

He is best known for his essay concerning human understanding, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which remains famous to this day as the shortest essay ever written.

Another important political philosopher was born this week: Jean Baptiste Colbert was born on August 29, 1619.

Colbert was the finance minister to King Louis XIV of France. His own Political Philosophy consisted of a big pile of money. This was a very effective politics, and therefore deemed insufficiently philosophical, which is why you tend to hear more about Locke and Hegel.

August 29, 1904 -
David Hyrum Smith, son of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, dies in an insane asylum after 27 years of lunacy.

His father in 1844 had predicted that his unborn son would be named David and that he would be "President and King of Israel".

At least he got the name right.

August 29, 1966 -
The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

The performance marked the end of a four-year period dominated by touring and concerts including nearly sixty U.S. appearances and over one thousand four hundred internationally.

August 29, 2005 –
Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.

Parts of the affected area has still not fully recovered. Please remember the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

And so it goes.

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