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Today in History

Piper Alpha

On this day, in 1988, an explosion occurred on the Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea. Read more »

Face of the day

Lekha Namboothiri

Lekha Namboothiri a Hindu, donated her kidney for free to a Muslim Man too poor to pay for it and was rewarded with abuse. PHOTO-haindavakeralam.com

Have you ever heard of an organ donor being abused by the recipient? Unfortunately today’s face of the day Lekha Namboothiri had exactly that happen to her. She gave selflessly and did not care what religion the recipient was. Lekha is Hindu and the recipient of her kidney was Muslim. Unfortunately he considered a Hindu kidney to be ‘haram’ even though by taking her kidney his life was saved. Considering his disgusting treatment of her since his life saving operation I think he should give it back and then hurry up and die. What do you all think?

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

cavil (verb) – To raise annoying petty objections; quibble; carp

(noun) – A captious trifling objection

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1540s, from Middle French caviller “to mock, jest,” from Latin cavillari “to jeer, mock; satirize, argue scoffingly” (also source of Italian cavillare, Spanish cavilar), from cavilla “jest, jeering,”

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 6

18a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong

Sunday nightCap

A walk around Chernobyl

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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

The first casualties of the attack on Pearl Harbor were Japanese. The two-man crew of a midget submarine were killed when their vessel was sunk, an hour before Japanese planes arrived. (source)

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When your past catches up in an unexpected way

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Another for the “never seen this before” collection

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