A Little Friday File Fun (10/03)

October 3, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand worth…

– – – In Springfield, Massachusetts , folks have been drawn to Mercy Medical Center here – – – where glass experts say that a vacuum seal between glass panes broke, creating a reaction with water – – – but where hundreds say has created an image of the Virgin Mary – – – MORE at http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/d4f525f930_virgin2_10022008.jpg

– – – In Helsingborg, Sweden, Rubina Sheikh believes she’s received a message from God – – – in, of all places, a rotten mango – – – she claims that when she sliced the mango in half, ‘Allah’ was written in one half and ‘Muhammad’ in the other – – – in Arabic – – – MORE at http://www.metro.se/_internal/cimg!0/3rhhxwuhpt0kz28a6z3jsh9luvt5oyo

A Westchester, New York man says he was only following what his car’s GPS navigation unit was telling him to do when he drove his car onto train tracks and got stuck. The man and his son tried to unjam the car, but they couldn’t. A few minutes later, a Metro-North train slammed into the car. Police say that drivers need to pay attention to the road, not the GPS unit.   MORE at http://www.myfoxny.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=F26C59B81520027B432A000C98A5A05C?contentId=7549216&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1

Why some people shouldn't be allowed to drive:

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF3tOHSalaE

(More) Why some people shouldn't be allowed to drive...

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If you think your last job interview was tough....

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- - - In Middletown, Ohio , Michelle Allen, 32, had been hired to wear a cow costume to promote a theme park - - - instead she wound up getting drunk - - - and very disorderly - - - chasing children - - - urinating on a porch - - - and blocking traffic... all while wearing the cow suit - - - and she continued to do so while being booked - - - you can see it at   http://www.local12.com/media/news/b/4/d/b4ddbfbe-89f2-4fab-9834-abbaf24a934c/Story.jpg

There are four American presidents immortalized on Mount Rushmore:

  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Theodore Roosevelt

According to the National Park Service, here's the answer to " Why These Four "

George Washington , (1st president) led the early colonists in the American Revolutionary War to win independence from Great Britain. He was the father of the new country and laid the foundation of American democracy. Because of his importance, Washington is the most prominent figure on the mountain.

Thomas Jefferson (3rd president) was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a document which inspires democracies around the world. He also purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which doubled the size of our country, adding all or part of fifteen present-day states.

(the figure of Thomas Jefferson was started on Washington's right, but after 18 months of carving the figure of Jefferson had to be dynamited off the mountain and restarted on the left of Washington).

Theodore Roosevelt  (26th president) provided leadership when America experienced rapid economic growth as it entered the 20th Century. He was instrumental in negotiating the construction of the Panama Canal, linking the east and the west. He was known as the "trust buster" for his work to end large corporate monopolies and ensure the rights of the common working man.

Abraham Lincoln  (16th president) held the nation together during its greatest trial, the Civil War. Lincoln believed his most sacred duty was the preservation of the union. It was his firm conviction that slavery must be abolished.

You can find out more about Mount Rushmore at http://www.nps.gov/moru/