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November 24, 2017

Black Friday

November 23, 2017


   Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The True Story Behind Plymouth Rock  
Smithsonian - November 20, 2017

The First Thanksgiving Parades Were Riots  
Smithsonian - November 20, 2017

Presidents From Lincoln to FDR Kept the Thanksgiving Tradition Going  
Smithsonian - November 19, 2017

What Was on the Menu at the First Thanksgiving?  
Smithsonian - November 19, 2017

The Mystery of Roanoke Endures Yet Another Cruel Twist   Smithsonian - November 19, 2017
An artifact found in 1998 sheds light on what happened to 115 men, women, and children
who settled the coast, only to vanish in what became known as the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Tuesday November 21, 2017     5:00 PM EST

Ellie's World Blogs
Thanksgiving Themes
Reunion with Linda Z. - Creation Coming Full Circle

Are the Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls Fakes?   Live Science - November 21, 2017

Why Do People 'Twitch' When Falling Asleep?   Live Science - November 21, 2017

Climate changes triggered immigration to America in the 19th century, study finds   Science Daily - November 21, 2017

What is causing the mysterious 'booms' heard in 64 locations around the world this year?   Daily Mail - November 21, 2017

Fast-moving mystery object flashes across Heathrow Airport SECONDS before a packed passenger jet comes in to land   Daily Mail - November 21, 2017

Stunning NASA image reveals a massive hole in the sun's atmosphere that sent solar wind 'gushing' toward Earth   Daily Mail - November 21, 2017

Watch Toyota's latest humanoid robot balance on one leg as it mimics the motions of its owner   Daily Mail - November 21, 2017

Uncovering the origins of galaxies' halos   PhysOrg - November 21, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

November 21, 2017

Sun in Sagittarius

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter.

November 21, 1945

Goldie Hawn

  Goldie Hawn Google Videos

Goldie Hawn is an award winning American actress,
film director, producer, and occasional singer. Filmography

Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward.

Comedy breaks down walls because it opens people up.

If you're good, you can fill up those openings with something positive.

Goldie Hawn Quotes

November 21, 1971

Michael Strahan

  Michael Strahan Google Videos

Michael Strahan is a retired American
football defensive end and media personality.

Thing is, I don't really like free time. People are always
warning me that I'm going to burn out. But the truth is, the
only thing that tires me out is hearing people tell me that.

Michael Strahan Quotes

November 21, 1965

Alexander Siddig

  Alexander Siddig Google Videos

Alexander Siddig is a Sudanese-born English actor
known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Filmography

I enjoy playing Doran Martell the head of the House Martell, the
ruling Prince of Dorne, and the Lord of Sunspear on "Game of Thrones".

Alexander Siddig Quotes

November 21, 1986

Sam Palladio

  Sam Palladio Google Videos

Sam Palladio is a British actor and musician.
Filmography -- Discography

I am a self-taught guitarist. I just try to piece
together passages that have some melodic value!

Sam Palladio Quotes

November 21, 1984

Jena Malone

  Jena Malone Google Videos

Jena Malone is an award winning American
actress and musician. Filmography

Advice is such a tricky thing so be careful what you say and how you say it.

Jena Malone Quotes

November 21, 1694 - May 30, 1778


  Voltaire French Enlightenment Google Videos

Francois-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, deist and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport, and defense of civil liberties, including freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial. A known Freemason, he was a member of the Lodge of the Nine Sisters in Paris along with friend and fellow member Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the US.

An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

Everything's fine today, but that is our illusion.

Voltaire Quotes 1

Voltaire Quotes 2

Monday November 20, 2017     6:30 PM EST

China unveils monster 'sea tank': First footage of Beijing's powerful amphibious weapon that can travel at high speeds both on land and water   Daily Mail - November 20, 2017


The world's first images of dogs are found on 8,000-year-old rocks in Saudi Arabia - and they're wearing leashes   Daily Mail - November 20, 2017

800-Year-Old Tombs Tell the Story of an Ancient Chinese Couple   Live Science - November 20, 2017

In Photos: Treasures From 800-Year-Old Tombs in China   Live Science - November 20, 2017

A new study in Heliyon suggests that Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer in Spain than we thought   Science Daily - November 20, 2017


A Huge Plume of Magma Is Bulging against Antarctica   Scientific American - November 20, 2017

Antarctic glacier's rough belly exposed   BBC - November 20, 2017

Deadly earthquakes could hit a billion people next year because of Earth's slowing rotation   Daily Mail - November 20, 2017
Swarms of devastating earthquakes are set to arrive next year due to the slowing of Earth's rotation, scientists claim. Experts warn we 'had it easy this year' with just six severe earthquakes. Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, and the most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regions, home to around one billion people. Tiny changes in the speed of our planet's rotation will trigger huge seismic activity by releasing vast amounts of underground energy, experts claim - although their research has been rejected by some scientists.

Miami's fight against rising seas   BBC - November 20, 2017


Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid   BBC - November 20, 2017

Space dust may transport life between worlds   PhysOrg - November 20, 2017

Recurring martian streaks: flowing sand, not water?   PhysOrg - November 20, 2017


We just beamed a signal at space aliens. Was that a bad idea?   NBC - November 20, 2017

Conspiracy theorists claim 1972 snap from Apollo 17 mission proves the moon landing was a FAKE - as a 'stagehand' is reflected in US spaceman's visor   Daily Mail - November 20, 2017

Aliens or simply a meteor? Fireball footage captured by an astronaut on the ISS sparks claims Nasa is hiding evidence of ET   Daily Mail - November 20, 2017


Della Reese, Touched By an Angel star and R&B Singer, dies at 86   NBC - November 20, 2017

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Visit One of Their Old Date Spots - See the Photo   People - November 20, 2017

Selena Gomez debuts blond hair at American Music Awards for first performance of 2017   USA Today - November 20, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor signals Transparent departure after being accused of inappropriate behavior.   BBC - November 20, 2017


  Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison   BBC - November 20, 2017

  Charles Manson death: Where are the Family members now?   BBC - November 20, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

November 20, 1942

Joe Biden

  Joe Biden Google Videos

Joe Biden was the 47th Vice President of the United States.

Look ... freedom is an overwhelming American notion.
The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of
the world free, is something that all of us subscribe to.

Joe Biden Quotes

November 20, 1929 - June 6, 1968

Robert F. Kennedy was an American
politician and lawyer from Massachusetts.

  Robert F. Kennedy Google Videos

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it
automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after.
In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.

Robert F. Kennedy Quotes 1

Robert F. Kennedy Quotes 2

November 20, 1889 - September 28, 1953

Edwin Powell Hubble

  Edwin Powell Hubble Google Videos

Edwin Hubble was an American astronomer -
discovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way.

Hubble Telescope

The great spirals apparently lie outside our stellar system.

Edwin Powell Hubble Quotes

November 20, 1969

Callie Thorne

  Callie Thorne Google Videos

Callie Thorne is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

Sometimes you have to look to the future and never look back.

Callie Thorne Quotes

November 20, 1971

Joel McHale

  Joel McHale Google Videos

Joel McHale is an award winning stand-up comedian, actor,
writer, producer, and television personality. Filmography

I don't think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me,
except as maybe a water boy.

Joel McHale Quotes

November 20, 1975

Dierks Bentley

  Dierks Bentley Google Videos

Dierks Bentley is an award winning
American country music artist. Discography

Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy.

Dierks Bentley Quotes

November 20, 1948

Richard Masur

  Richard Masur Google Videos

Richard Masur is an American actor. Filmography

When most actors perform as they are someone else.

Richard Masur Quotes

November 20, 1988

Rhys Wakefield

  Rhys Wakefield Google Videos

Rhys Wakefield is an award winning
Australian actor. Filmography

I got to learn what does and doesn't work on screen.
The turnaround is so fast, there's no messing around. You have to be on the ball.

Rhys Wakefield Quotes

Sunday November 19, 2017     7:30 PM EST

Miami's fight against rising seas   BBC - November 20, 2017

Stunning NASA 'oil painting' image reveals a massive raging storm on Jupiter with clouds that are eight miles wide   Daily Mail - November 19, 2017

  Las Pozas: Escher-like playground hidden in the jungle   CNN - November 19, 2017

  Japan: Enoura Observatory merges art and architecture   CNN - November 19, 2017

  Jikka, the fairy tale dwarf home for Japan's seniors   CNN - November 19, 2017

  Europe's first underwater restaurant to open in Norway   CNN - November 19, 2017

  Architecture - Shanghai unveils 'moving' theater in push for the arts   CNN - November 19, 2017

Master replicators resurrect an ancient Egyptian tomb in Switzerland   CNN - November 19, 2017

Ole Scheeren unveils plans for a spectacular 'sky forest' in Vietnam   CNN - November 19, 2017

Emerging designers redefine innovation at Dubai Design Week   CNN - November 19, 2017


Study refutes theory linking cognition, genes and income   PhysOrg - November 19, 2017

Google color codes the world: Maps update makes it easier to find everything from a coffee shop to a zoo   Daily Mail - November 19, 2017

The interactive map that shows how YOUR city will be hit by climate change: NASA project reveals what the melting of Earth's ice sheets will really mean   Daily Mail - November 19, 2017

Rare Magical Manuscripts Go on Display at the British Library   Smithsonian - November 19, 2017
The exhibition, which will also travel to New York, explores the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter.

  The Big Questions about Life, the Universe and Everything Else   BBC - November 19, 2017

A Portrait of Eliza Hamilton and a Costume Worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda for ‘Hamilton’ Arrives at the Smithsonian   Smithsonian - November 19, 2017

Rare Photograph of Billy the Kid Found at a Flea Market   Smithsonian - November 19, 2017

The Historic Tail of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids - You can even learn to “mermaid” yourself, if the fancy takes you   Smithsonian - November 19, 2017

  Travel in Style: The $850 million airplane bed revolution   CNN - November 19, 2017

What a joke! The secret of the Queen and Prince Philip's 70-year marriage   The Telegraph - November 19, 2017

Are we breeding a 'lost generation' who won't have photo albums to capture their lives?   The Telegraph - November 19, 2017


  Drake pauses show to threaten groper in audience   CNN - November 19, 2017

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan   BBC - November 19, 2017

  Will Hollywood's sexual-misconduct reckoning result in lasting change?   CNN - November 19, 2017

David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' superstar, in critical condition   CNN - November 19, 2017

AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young dies at 64   CNN - November 19, 2017

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

November 19, 2017

AMAs - American Music Awards

November 19, 1959

Allison Janney

  Allison Janney Google Videos

Allison Janney is an award winning
American actress. Filmography

An agent once told me he didn't know what to do with me,
but I knew he was wrong and I would make my own success.

Allison Janney Quotes

November 19, 1962

Jodie Foster

  Jodie Foster Google Videos

Jodie Foster is an American award winning
actor, director and producer. Filmography

I cannot believe in God when there is no scientific evidence
for the existence of a supreme being and creator.

Jodie Foster Quotes 1

Jodie Foster Quotes 2

November 19, 1961

Meg Ryan

  Meg Ryan Google Videos

Meg Ryan is an award winning
American film actress. Filmography

I have a very good life, so I have nothing to complain about.
Sometimes, I just have existential angst.

Meg Ryan Quotes

November 19, 1942

Calvin Klein

  Calvin Klein Google Videos


Calvin Klein is an award winning American fashion designer who
launched Calvin Klein Inc. in 1968 - clothing, perfume, jewelry.

The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.

Calvin Klein Quotes

November 19, 1983

Daria Werbowy

  Daria Werbowy Google Videos

Daria Werbowy is a Canadian-Ukrainian model.
Werbowy's clients include Lancome, Prada, Yves Saint-Laurent,
Gucci, Valentino, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

Sometimes you just fall in love with a specific designer's fashions.

Daria Werbowy Quotes

November 19, 1956

Ann Curry

  Ann Curry Google Videos

Ann Curry is an award winning American television
personality, news journalist and photojournalist.
In January 2015, after nearly 25 years at NBC News,
Curry founded her own multi-platform media startup.

I choose to fill my days with what I'm passionate about, and live with purpose.

Ann Curry Quotes

November 19, 1938

Ted Turner

  Ted Turner Google Videos

Ted Turner is an award winning American media
mogul, philanthropist and the founder of CNN.

I didn't get here for my acting... but my love of media as a means of communication.

My son is now an "entrepreneur." That's what you're called when you don't have a job.

Ted Turner Quotes

November 19, 1933

Larry King

  Larry King Google Videos

Larry King is an award winning American
radio, and television host who worked for CNN.

Communications is the number one major in America today.

Larry King Quotes

November 19, 1922 - December 5, 1995

Stanley Runcorn

Keith Runcorn was a British physicist whose paleomagnetic reconstruction
of the relative motions of Europe and America revived the theory of
continental drift and was a major contribution to plate tectonics.

The universe flows, carrying with it milky ways and worlds, Gondwanas and Eurasias, inconsistent visions and clumsy systems. But the good conceptual models, these serena templa of intelligence on which several masters have worked, never disappear entirely. They are the great legacy of the past. They linger under more and more harmonious forms and actually never cease to change. They bring solace by the great art that is inseparable from them. Their permanence relies on the immortal poetry of truth, of the truth that is given to us in minute amounts, foretelling an order whose majesty dominates time and space until it no longer exists.

Stanley Runcorn