Monthly Archives: April 2013

Natural Disasters, April 30

On this day in 1953, an F4 tornado killed 18 people in Warner Robins, Georgia.

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Dog Tip of The Day, April 30

There are people out there who will harm dogs, steal them, etc.  It is up to you to have your dog under control at all times, but also to watch out for it.  Do not leave your dog alone in a car with the windows rolled up, do not leave it in the back of a pickup truck, unless it is in a locked, secure crate.  You have to watch them all the time.  Keep the dog on a leash while walking it.  You might know that your dog is a “sweetheart,” but other people do not know that and many of them have a fear of dogs.  We need to show people that we are responsible for our dogs.

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Science Birthdays, April 30

4/30/1777        Johann Gauss              mathematician, child prodigy, made mathematical discoveries when he was still a teen, probably one of the greatest mathematicians, perfectionist, when he was told his wife was dying, he said “tell her to wait a moment until I am done,” he disliked teaching, and declined to present the intuition behind his proofs, he also disliked publishing and some say mathematics would have been advanced by 50 years if he had published more timely, he died in 1855 at age 77

4/30/1916        Claude Shannon          mathematician and electrical engineer, he published a paper in 1948 on digital theory and digital circuit design, some say it was the most important thesis of all time.  For this he is considered the father of information theory, he died in 2001 at age 84

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Dog Tip of The Day, April 29

If you suspect anyone of running puppy mills, dog fighting rings or purchasing large numbers of dogs, report them.  Call your area Humane Society or the police.

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Science Birthdays, April 29

4/29/1854       Jules Henri Poincare               mathematician, Physicist and philosopher, polymath, he had poor eyesight and motor coordination and in some ways seemed retarded, he formulated the Poincare Conjecture, laid the foundations for chaos theory and was a founder of topology, he died in 1912 at age 58

4/29/1872        Forest Moulton           astronomer, advanced the planetesimal theory of the origin of the solar system, developed the Adams-Moulton method for solving differential equations, he died in 1952 at age 80

4/29/1893        Harold Urey                chemist, played a significant role in development of the atomic bomb and along with Richard Miller, developed a theory of how organic life developed from inorganic gases, he died in 1981 at age 87

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Dog Tip of The Day, April 28

Do not let a dog pull you.  Turn around and walk the other way, when it gets out in front of you, turn around again.  Keep doing this until the dog gives in and walks beside you, then treat it and give it a “Good Boy,” or “Good Girl,”  You can also use the heal command, but treat the dog when it listens.  You are the lead dog!

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Science Birthdays, April 28

4/28/1774        Francis Baily              astronomer, most famous for his discovery of

Baily’s beads during a solar eclipse, he died in 1844 at age 70

4/28/1900        Jan Oort                      astronomer, famous for saying that all comets had a common place of origin which was later called the Oort cloud, he discovered the galactic halo, he calculated the center of the Milky Way as being 5900 parsecs from earth in the direction of Sagittarius he showed that the Milky Way had a mass of 100 billion times the mass of our sun, he died in 1992 at age 92

4/28/1906        Kurt Godel                  mathematician, famous for his incompleteness theorems, he had a fear of being poisoned and had his wife taste his food, when she was hospitalized and couldn’t do this for him, he quit eating and died of starvation, he died at age 71 in 1978

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