What do we actually know about ancient astronomy? How did Egyptians know how to build the pyramids? Ricardo Liberato/wikimedia, CC BY-ND Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries.
Mitch McConnell delivers a pathetic response to Jon Stewart’s rebuke
When he testified before the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, comedian Jon Stewart was highly critical of the U.S. Senate for neglecting the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) — referencing a “certain someone” who kept using it as a “political football.” Stewart, during an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace that aired on Sunday, confirmed that the “certain someone” was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And McConnell was highly dismissive of Stewart during an appearance on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” the following Monday morning.
Dallas gunman posted ominous Facebook warning before opening fire outside federal building
A Texas man was shot and killed after he opened fire with a military-style rifle at a federal building.
FBI agents identified the gunman as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde shortly after he was killed by law enforcement officers outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, reported The Dallas Morning News.
Clyde was pronounced dead at the scene, but no other injuries were reported.
It's not clear why Clyde fired gunshots outside the government building.
Indian Houdini drowns after ‘magic’ act goes wrong
Indian police on Monday recovered the body of a magician who drowned while trying to replicate an underwater Houdini-inspired stunt -- tying himself up with chains and ropes and being lowered into a river.
Rescue workers found the body of Chanchal Lahiri late Monday in the Hooghly river, the deputy commissioner of the port division of Kolkata police, Syed Waquar Raza, told AFP
The 40-year-old Lahiri, who was known by his stage name "Jadugar Mandrake" (Wizard Mandrake), was lowered by winch into the river in Kolkata on Sunday in a yellow and red costume.