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Rachel has some good news about those artifacts in Mosul that ISIS destroyed: Many were reproduction

The originals were sent to the National Museum in Baghdad for safekeeping. Not only that, that museum, which had been set to reopen soon, is open now. .

Sadly, however, it is true that many originals were indeed lost, including that famous statue of the winged bull with the man's head.

For "Walking Dead" Fans: Seven Scientific Reasons A Zombie Outbreak Would Fail Quickly


Photographer Captures Bizarre, Intimate Scenes of Chinese Factory Life

Fascinating story, with photos by Zhen Youbing, a former factory worker himself.


President Obama is holding a town hall tomorrow night on MSNBC at 8 pm.


It's at Florida International University in Miami.

Watching "Museum Secrets" on Smithsonian Channel.

The Aztecs had a seriously nasty weapon that was sort of a cross between a club and a sword. It had a wood handle with obsidian blades glued into it -- blades so sharp some surgeons today actually prefer them to surgical steel. The blades would often imbed themselves into the enemy's flesh and stay there -- ouch!

Which DVD shall it be tonight:

"Animal House" or "Airplane!"?

PSA if you have Smithsonian Channel:

"The Legend of Leadbelly" is on at 8 pm est.

"It's a racket."

-- Al Capone, cautioning people to avoid investing in the stock market (1927, I believe). I guess Al knew a racket when he saw one.

The Pillars of American Society Are Proving How Incompetent They Are -- And They Don't Care

I think the title pretty much says it all. This article is dated 10/03/2014, so the references are to events that happened months ago; but the point still stands.


Tonight's fortune cookie:

"You are capable, competent, creative, and careful. Prove it."

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