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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ten Things of Folks and Lore


George Harrison was often described as "the quiet Beatle"/Getty
  1. A pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of former Beatle George Harrison in a Los Angeles park has died after being infested by beetles.
  2. India's new Health Minister has provoked outrage after declaring that so-called sex education should be banned, while in China dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague.
  3. A project funded by the United Kingdom government's Department for International Development seeks to help educate a million of the world's poorest girls, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.
  4. Queen Elizabeth II will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later, in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park. Organisers said a global TV audience of up to a billion people was expected to watch the event.
  5. A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, has flopped at the box office in the United Kingdom.
  6. Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags in place of the United States stars and stripes on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
  7. There have been long-standing challenges to the idea that summer holidays for schools were created to allow children to help with the harvest. Many 19th Century state school systems were driven by the demands of an urban population, rather than rural. In the United States pressure for a longer summer break came from middle-class families wanting to get out of the unhealthy, overheated cities.
  8. The Greek Mystery Cults were fiercely guarded secrets, and severe penalties were prescribed for anyone who divulged them. The principal Greek Mystery Cults were those of Demeter, goddess of agriculture, and of Dionysus (also known as Bacchus), god of wine, ecstasy - and of theatre.
  9. Tantric massages are subject to the same "sex tax" levied on brothels and swingers clubs, a German state court has ruled.
  10. A couple in Florida had sex on a public beach for twenty-five minutes before taking a dip in the ocean. Observers, including a grandmother with young children, decided to watch and video them in action before calling the police.

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