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A piece of luggage has been found near the area where the piece of a plane appeared.

Picture of the suitcase found this morning at Saint-André ! (credit : @Linfore) #ReunionIsland
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 30, 2015, 05:24 AM (5 replies)

With all the downer news, here is something to make you smile:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:20 PM (3 replies)

Charon likely to get geographic names from Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, LOTR, Lovecraft, etc

Nerdiest.Worlds. Ever.

This month's New Horizons flyby of dwarf planet Pluto and its biggest moon Charon left a wealth of incredible data in its wake, with unforgettable pictures of geographic features such as the now famous giant "heart" on Pluto.

But the highly detailed pictures gave the New Horizons team a welcome problem: What do they call all those craters, plains and mountain ranges?

Now, thanks to maps the New Horizons team plans to submit to the International Astronomical Union (the official governing body for names of celestial objects), we know the answer.

Their names are drawn from movies, TV shows and books sure to gladden every geek's heart — including Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Firefly, Alien, Lord of the Rings and the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

The New Horizons team actually asked for submissions from the public, and they were happy to oblige.

Pluto, according to IAU rules, must have its fictional names drawn from underworld mythology — so the NASA team offered the Cthulu regio (regio being a large area differentiated by its color) and the Balrog macula (dark spot), honoring Lovecraft's dark god and J.R.R. Tolkein's underground demons, respectively.
More: http://mashable.com/2015/07/28/pluto-charon-nasa-star-wars/

Love this! A
Cthulu region!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jul 29, 2015, 06:04 AM (4 replies)

Here is the info on the man who killed Cecil, the lion in Kenya.

"Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have paid £35,000 to shoot and kill the much-loved lion with a bow and arrow. The animal was shot on July 1 in Hwange National Park. Two independent sources have confirmed the hunter's identity to the paper, which has also seen a copy of the relevant hunting permit."

I hope his life is hell!!!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:33 AM (126 replies)

Just saw Donald Trump out campaigning:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Jul 24, 2015, 04:48 AM (5 replies)

Oh those kids! Graham called Trump a jackass.

So Trump gave out his cell phone number.
This is worse than junior high.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 21, 2015, 01:02 PM (2 replies)

Who wore it better? Trump or....

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jul 21, 2015, 06:57 AM (12 replies)

That sound you heard may have been Trump's campaign exploding.

Trump just now on John McCain: "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."

Boom goes the dynamite.
Don't like McCain but he was badly hurt and tortured.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jul 18, 2015, 11:34 AM (63 replies)

#Trump My Cat is now a meme on Twitter.

People send in pics of their cats looking like a pissed Tramp. Silly but funny.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jul 11, 2015, 04:36 AM (4 replies)

BREAKING:SC House votes to take doen the flag.Bill sent to Haley.

S.C. House votes 94-20 to remove #ConfederateFlag from S.C. State House. Headed to Gov. @nikkihaley's desk for signature.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jul 9, 2015, 12:17 AM (3 replies)
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