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Friday Watercooler Chats With Good Friday

28 Aug

mercedes-benz-sl-65-amg-black-series10 Costliest Cars On The Road: Here is a list of the 10 most expensive-to-own new vehicles. (Bankrate.com)

job_marketEmployers Plan To Hire Again: A study reveals 53% of employers expect to hire full-time employees over the next 12 months.  (USA Today-Reuters)

WindowBlindsRecallTwoStrangulation Hazard Window Blinds Recalled: Millions of Window Blinds From Popular Stores Like Target, Pottery Barn and IKEA Recalled (ABC News)

Movie Reviews: What’s Family Friendly? (Plugged In)

1st Email Computer

1st Email Computer

Vital Stat: First e-mail – 1971 Ray Tomlinson devised a program that allowed users on one of four soda-machine sized computers in Cambridge,Mass., lab to send messages to the other computers in the lab. While the Guinness Book of World Records says the first e-mail message was “QWERTYUIOP,” Tomlinson doesn’t remember what he wrote, only that he was afraid of being caught by his boss. Tomlinson also invented the “@” sign to indicate an e-mail recipient’s network address. (Forbes)

Today In History: 

.:. Steam Locamotive – On this day in 1830, the steam locomotive Tom Thumb, the first of its kind built in America,is demonstrated in Baltimore, Maryland.
.:. Tornados – On this day in 1884, the first known photograph of a tornado is taken 22 miles southwest of Howard, South Dakota.
.:. Tiger Woods – On this day in 1994, Tiger Woods, at 18, becomes the youngest winner in the history of the U.S.Amateur Golf Championship.
.:. I Have a Dream – On this day in 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the African- American civil rights movement reaches its high-water mark when Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks to more than 200,000 people attending the march in Washington

Question of the Day: Which state is America’s flattest, with a difference of only 345 feet between its highest and lowest points? Florida, Delaware is the second flattest state, with a range of 442 feet.

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