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Look around today, February 20th 2020

Today’s Fascination:
Irish Ghost Ship
“After more than a year adrift at sea, a ghost ship has washed ashore in Ireland thanks to the power of Storm Dennis.
The Alta cargo vessel, originally from Tanzania, had floated for thousands of miles since its small ten-man crew was rescued by the US Coast Guard back in October 2018.”

News Bits:

Greater Idaho
“Frustrated by liberal policies, some Oregon residents are petitioning to leave the state –by moving the border with Idaho westward.
The movement has secured initial approval from two counties and aims to get enough signatures to put the proposal on local ballots in November, said the group Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho.”

Throat of Fire
“Scientists have warned that one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in South America is at a risk of suffering a partial collapse. The researchers suggest that recent activity has destabilized the western flank of Tungurahua. The volcano has been frequently active since 1999, when eruptions forced the evacuation of around 25,000 people. This collapse led to a landslide.”

Jet Pack Stunt Men
“The stunt took place on February 14, when Vince Reffet took off over Jumeirah Beach Residence. Reffet travelled over 100-metres in the first 8-seconds of the flight, reaching a height of 1,800-metres at the end of the 3-minute flight.”

 

Exceptional Americans, Exceptional Things:
George Washington
First in War, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.
“Victorious general of the American Revolution, the first President of the United States, successful planter and entrepreneur. Learn more about the life and legacy of George Washington.”

 

 

 

 

Today’s Featured Video:
What made Washington Great?