New Van Gogh Painting Confirmed by Museum

I haven’t posted for a while as my computer died 😦  but hopefully I’ll be posting more often as I get used to my new one……thanks to those who have been stopping by, greatly appreciated……….flagranny2

LONDON (CNN) — A painting dismissed for years  as the work of an unknown artist has been identified as a piece by Vincent Van  Gogh, after X-rays revealed an image of two wrestlers fighting underneath the  floral still life.

Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses” has hung in the  Kroeller-Mueller Museum in the town of Otterlo, in the eastern Netherlands,  since 1974, but doubts over its authorship have dogged the painting for decades.

 

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/30740152/detail.html#ixzz1q90sJoae

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A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes

[This engineering feat is schedule to open sometime in 2013.  After opening, the existing bridge will be torn down.  Be sure to click on the interactive link below, very interesting……flagranny2]

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Venture deep inside the new skyway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and it becomes clear that the bridge’s engineers have planned for the long term.

“We wanted to make this bridge flexible so that when the earthquake comes in, the flexibility of the system is such that it basically rides the earthquake,” said its lead designer, Marwan Nader, a vice president at the engineering firm T. Y. Lin International.

 

Two-Faced Kitten Born In Florida

A rare two-faced black kitten was born healthy in Port Charlotte, Fla., this week.

 

Bill to Prohibit Insider Trading by Members of Congress Advances in Senate

WASHINGTON — In an effort to regain public trust, the Senate voted Monday to take up a bill that would prohibit members of Congress from trading stocks and other securities on the basis of confidential information they receive as lawmakers.

The vote was 93-2

[Is this a shocker to you or am I the only one who wasn’t aware of this?? 

I guess I really shouldn’t be surprised but don’t you think it’s just a wee bit  “what’s right for me is wrong for you” or better yet, “we make the rules but they don’t apply to us” government practices.  Trust me I’m not a big fan of Martha Stewart in any shape or form but didn’t the courts find her guilty of something that lawmakers are allowed to do with no questions asked?…… flagranny2]

The bill states that members and employees of Congress are not exempt from the federal law and regulations that ban insider trading.

“No member of Congress and no employee of Congress shall use any nonpublic information derived from the individual’s position as a member of Congress or employee of Congress, or gained from performance of the individual’s duties, for personal benefit,” the bill says.


Seattle Woman ‘Marries’ Building

Alrighty now, I’ve heard of everything I can’t imagine what I’ll see/read next!!!! flagranny2

 

Calling it a “gay marriage” because the building is female, Aivaz was asked by the attending minister if she would “love and cherish and protect this warehouse.”

 

Read more to see if marriage was cemented: http://www.wesh.com/news/30338965/detail.html#ixzz1lCT01Ir7

Search for Aliens Is on Again, but Next Quest Is Finding Money

HAT CREEK, Calif. – Are we alone?

The telescopes in the Allen Array in Hat Creek, Calif., came back to life in December, scanning for signals in the constellation Cygnus. Only 42 of the planned 350 antennas have been built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/science/space/seti-research-is-revived-life-out-there.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

It’s hard to imagine what the next 50 to 100 years will bring !!  I know that in my 70 years I’ve seen so many changes but here is just a few:

  • Television black & white,  a 10″ screen, we thought it was amazing even watching the crazy test patterns

  • Gasoline prices – from 25 cents to $3++

  • Washing machines with no wringer and dryers, gosh no more hanging clothes outside in the winter – awesome

  • Typewriters to computers

  • Telephones – Party lines and dial to cell phones

  • Dishwashers – yeah, no more drying by hand

  • Rockets- launching a man into space – (Think of all the Sci-Fi movies prior to astronauts)

  • Shuttles – taking man to the moon

I know this is just a very small list of the changes I’ve seen in my lifetime (since 1941) but to list everything would be impossible.   Now think of everything prior to that.  So for me there’s no way to comprehend what the future will bring.   

I’m sure you’re wondering how in the world all of this ties in with an article about aliens, let’s just say for me it’s my way of realizing I believe in the saying “E.T. phone home” will become a reality…..flagranny2 

Lamb Born with 6 legs in Republic of Georgia

“A six-legged lamb born in a tiny village in the republic of Georgia is winning international fame.

The lamb was born with four legs in the front and two in the back, and appears to have at least partial control of each one, according to the Daily Mail.”