A Little Friday File Fun (11/23)

November 23, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They said that a picture is "worth" a thousand words...

This week marks the anniversary of one of the most powerful presidential speeches ever given.   But what if President Lincoln had had PowerPoint for his Gettysburg Address?  MORE at http://norvig.com/Gettysburg/sld005.htm

The greatest TV characters you’ve never seen.  MORE at http://www.wgal.com/slideshow/14281223/detail.html?taf=lan

Historian John Richter has discovered two images that appear to show Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg in 1863.  MORE at http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-11-15-gettysburg-images_N.htm

Believe it or not, back in the 1970s, Smith; Frank J. and Smith; Donald J., filed for – and received – a patent on their “Method of concealing partial baldness.”   This method of styling hair to cover partial baldness using only the hair on a person’s head required “dividing a person’s hair into three sections and carefully folding one section over another.”   You might think of it as the “comb-over” – the patent is online at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=4022227.PN.&OS=PN/4022227&RS=PN/4022227

– – – In Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire, UK, tensions have flared up between Vic Moszczynski, 51, and his neighbors over his extravagant holiday display – – – some 22,000 lights worth – – – You can see it at http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/11_03/003MoszczynskiDM_1000x513.jpg

– – – In Ames, Iowa , police are looking for the driver of an SUV – – – who, about 2:30 in the morning, drove around a set of railroad crossing guard barriers – – – and hit a westbound train – – – which spun the SUV around – – – and into the path of a second, eastbound train – – – the SUV – – – which was reported stolen shortly before the accident – – – is, as you might expect, a total loss – – – you can see it at http://www.kcci.com/2007/1121/14657942.jpg

– – – Near Hillsboro, Iowa , Jesse and Jennifer Kellett, as well as their two children, were trapped in their house – – – as it was swept off its foundation – – – by the collapse of a nearby grain bin – – – the bin, about 100 feet in diameter, 90 feet high, and containing more than 500,000 bushels of corn – – – sent a tidal wave of corn into the house – – – nearby residents in the town of 200 said they could hear the bin’s rivets giving way, sounding like machine-gun fire – – – and farmers miles away reported feeling the ground shake – – – you can see it at http://www.wqad.com/Global/story.asp?S=7385616&nav=1sWADpCb