Saturday 7-27-2013 Assortment
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ooze afraid of monsters? Not me!
What bird has the longest bill?
The Australian pelican, with a bill that is up to 18½ inches long.
In 2008, pitcher Dinesh Patel signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates, becoming the first Indian-born person to play professional baseball in the US. The only thing: Patel had never played the game before. How did he get signed to a pro contract? He was on an Indian reality TV show called Million Dollar Arm, where American scouts came to India to look for pitching phenoms. Patel came in second, was signed to the Pirates, and pitched seven innings in minor-league play before he was released from the team in 2010.
America’s Most Wanted’s toll-free hotline (1-800-CRIME-TV) averaged 2,500 calls a week.