The Doomsday Clock is 3 Minutes To Midnight – What would you do in 3 minutes or less? (Science is Awesome)

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Happy National Hug Day!!! – Who do you want to hug?

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Today is National Hugging Day! Whether you prefer Bear Hugs, Heart-to-Heart Hugs, Cheek Hugs, or Side Hugs, embrace your loved ones today to show your love and affection.

Scientific studies have demonstrated that hugs are incredibly good for us. A hug can lower your blood pressure, trigger the release of healthy hormones (like oxytocin), and relieve stress. Doctors recommend a minimum of 4-6 hugs per day for our emotional and physiological well-being, but more is always better!

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National Hug Day first began in 1986, and was started by Reverend Kevin Zaborney in Caro, Michigan. Zaborney believed that Americans in particular live in a society where showing feelings in public is embarrassing, and he wanted to change that by putting hugs in the spotlight one day out of the year (it’s true, studies have shown that French couples are three times as affectionate in public than Americans). He chose January 21 because it fell in between Christmas/New Year’s and Valentine’s Day; it’s also in the dead of winter, a time period where most people’s spirits are low, so seemingly a perfect time. Though it’s not a national holiday, National Hug Day is officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The holiday has also since spread to other countries.

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The record for most hugs given in one hour by an individual is 1,749. Nick Vujicic achieved this feat at an expo center in Oregon in 2010.

Planets to align together making the biggest conga line ever!!! (Just Kidding, but seriously Science is Awesome)

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According to AOL, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, the five bright planets will be visible from Earth, and the showing will last about a month.

Four of the five have already been visible in the early morning sky, but Mercury will join the group shortly, completing the five visible planet grouping.

EarthSky reports people living in the mid-to-northern latitudes can see Mercury best about an hour and half before dawn. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s about two hours before sunrise. February 7 is expected to be the best day for viewing our solar system’s closest planet to the sun.

If you’re struggling to find the planets, try locating the Moon first. All five planets will align along the same path that the moon travels through in the sky.

The rare alignment will be the first time the planets have appeared together in the sky in 10 years, but The Conversation reports you won’t have to wait another decade to see it happen again. The next five-planet showing will happen in August.

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!!! Which character best describes you?

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Last photo of David Bowie & Poem (Rest in Peace Ziggy Stardust)

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David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. 

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” read a statement posted on the artist’s official social media accounts. 

The influential singer-songwriter and producer dabbled in glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic 40-plus-year career. 

Bowie’s artistic breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, an album that fostered the notion of rock star as space alien. Fusing British mod with Japanese kabuki styles and rock with theater, Bowie created the flamboyant, androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

Here is the last photo I shot of the legend in Hollywood with a friend having lunch.

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He will be missed.

Shake a Hand by Deleted Angel

A dancing

childhood dream,

concert after concert

was my

manhood theme..

To shake the hand

of

an idealized band.

i’ve always

had the desire too

meet

this marvaless performing

man…

Standing front stage,

on the last-night

of their touring date..

He reached down

to shake my hand,

as i gazed back

trembling!

Those deep blue eyes,

in that moment,

there was only

two souls throughout,

the whole damn land

me and my memory…

Check out other great articles from Deleted Angel

Shake a Hand by Deleted Angel (BLW Contributor)

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A dancing

childhood dream,

concert after concert

was my

manhood theme..

To shake the hand

of

an idealized band.

i’ve always

had the desire too

meet

this marvaless performing

man…

Standing front stage,

on the last-night

of their touring date..

He reached down

to shake my hand,

as i gazed back

trembling!

Those deep blue eyes,

in that moment,

there was only

two souls throughout,

the whole damn land

me and my memory…

Check out other great articles from Deleted Angel

Flashback Friday – Let’s Dance by David Bowie (Happy Birthday)

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El Niño and Why It’s So Hard To Predict the Weather? (Science is Awesome)

The American Bison story – Up to 900 Animals to be Killed or Removed From Yellowstone National Park – What are your thoughts?

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According to CBS News, government agencies aim to kill or remove up to 900 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park this winter as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the animals’ annual migration into Montana by driving down their population.

Park officials on Tuesday released details of plans for at least 600 to 900 bison to be killed by hunters or captured and sent to slaughter. That potentially would be the most in one winter since 2008, and it represents more than 18 percent of the current population of about 4,900 animals.

Bison migrate annually from the high country of Yellowstone to their historical winter grazing grounds at lower elevations in Montana. Since the 1980s, worry over the animal disease brucellosis has prompted the killing of about 8,200 park bison.

Photo Credit: Baby Animal Zoo

COACHELLA 2016!!! – What are your thoughts? Who’s your favorite band?

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