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If You Give Rats An Egg...

What would happen if you give the rats an egg? The egg was a hard boiled egg. We were curious. Check out this experiment and see what happened.

Final Presidential Debate (6 minutes Condensed version): Obama vs Romney

welcome to Did you hear "Obama Bin Laden" or "Horses & Bayonets"? I have condensed the 1.5 hours audio into 7 minutes. If you did not have the time to watch the final Presidential Debate (Oct 22, 2012): Obama vs Romney, this audio may save your time.
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and the Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden and Paul Ryan,
and the 2nd Presidential Debate (12 minutes Condensed version): Obama vs Romney

2nd Presidential Debate (12 minutes Condensed version): Obama vs Romney

I have condensed the 1.5 hours audio into 11 minutes. If you did not have the time to watch the 2nd Presidential Debate: Obama vs Romney, this audio may save your time. . Also check out the first Obama vs Romney debate and the Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden and Paul Ryan,

Condensed Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden vs Paul Ryan

I have condensed the 1.5 hours audio into 8 minutes. If you did not have the time to watch the Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, this audio may save your time.

obama romney debate highlight

obama romney debate highlight

domesticated rat

Specially bred rats have been kept as pets at least since the late 19th century. Pet rats are typically variants

The fancy rat is a domesticated  brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), which is the most common type of pet rat.     The name fancy rat derives from the idea of animal fancy or the phrase, "to fancy" (to like, or appreciate).  

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Michael Jordan cried during his son’s Marcus Jordan's game

Michael Jordan cried during his son’s Chicago basketball championship. According to AP, Marcus Jordan, son of the Bulls’ six-time champion, scored a game-high 19 points to lead Chicago Whitney Young to a 69-66 victory over Waukegan in the Illinois Class 4A championship Saturday.

As Marcus Jordan and his teammates celebrated on the court after the final buzzer, Michael Jordan stood quietly, clapping his hands with tears in his eyes. The younger Jordan was key down the stretch after two teammates fouled out, hitting four of four free throws in the final 3 minutes to seal the victory.

Michael Jordan, part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, skipped his team’s home loss to Indiana so he could attend his son’s game. Another son, Jeff Jordan, plays basketball for the University of Illinois.

NCAA Basketball

NCAA Basketball (known as World League Basketball in Europe)is a basketball video game which was developed by Sculptured Software and/or HAL Laboratory for the Super NES.
In the game, the player chooses a basketball team and then plays against either a computer or human player on a court. The goal is to score the most baskets within the given time through dribbling and passing. Players also have the ability to save the game as well as change options and difficulty settings.

The game allows the player to play either an exhibition game or a full season.

The U.S. version of the game contains college teams from five major NCAA Division I-A conferences (see below), while the European game features fictional professional teams located throughout the world.

NCAA Basketball was the first 3D basketball game for a console. It used the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 to create a 3D players' perspective that is now the standard for basketball video games.
Conferences included

Andrew Tyler Hansbrough

Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3 1985 in Columbia, Missouri), nicknamed "Psycho T", is an American collegiate basketball player for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill men's basketball team. Hansbrough was a member of the 2006 and 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference All Conference Team and the 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year.
High school career

Eric Snow

Eric Snow (born April 24, 1973 in Canton, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA.
High School Years
Snow began his basketball career at Canton McKinley High School, where he played with classmate and former NBA player Michael Hawkins. Snow graduated high school in 1991, and enrolled at Michigan State University.
College Years
At Michigan State, Snow teamed with classmate and fellow star Shawn Respert to lead some of head coach 1995 NCAA Tournament]], but were upset in the very first round by Weber State.
NBA Years

Dell Curry

Wardell Stephen Curry (born June 25, 1964 in Harrisonburg, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player at the shooting guard position who received his education from Fort Defiance High School in Virginia and Virginia Tech. He then played in the National Basketball Association from 1986 until 2002. On June 18, 2007 he was named assistant coach of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team.

Davidson College basketball

Davidson College is a private liberal arts college for 1,700 students in Davidson, North Carolina, USA. Both the town and college were named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War commander. The land for Davidson College came from Brig. Gen. Davidson's estate, a large portion of which was donated by his son.

Wilbur Donald "Don" Wakamatsu

Wilbur Donald "Don" Wakamatsu (b. February 22, 1963 in Hood River, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball third base coach for the Texas Rangers. Previously, Wakamatsu spent four years as the Rangers' bench coach. Prior to his tenure with the Rangers, Wakamatsu coached in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners organizations. He was the Manager of the Year in the California League in 1998.

As a player, Wakamatsu made it to the Majors only once, as a backup catcher for the Chicago White Sox in 1991.

The Chicago White Sox are a professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From to the present, the White Sox have played in U.S. Cellular Field (previously known as New Comiskey Park).

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin is an American basketball player, and the brother of the Oklahoma Sooners' Junior Forward Taylor Griffin.

Griffin was named a McDonald's All-American in 2007. At the McDonald's All-American game in Lexington, Kentucky he won the slam dunk contest. During his high school tenure he led Oklahoma Christian School to four state championships.

Michael Vick

News of today:
Michael Vick lives in a prison in Kansas, making 12 cents an hour while plotting his return to the NFL. His houses and farms will soon be gone, the two yachts are history, and he’s down to his last couple of Range Rovers.

A race horse he bought for $60,000 died of colic, the Atlanta Falcons are still trying to hit him up for millions they paid him, and the IRS and the state of Georgia want nearly $1 million in back taxes.

In 2006 he made nearly $15 million. Recently he reported total income of $12.89 for an entire month.

That’s $12.89 as in 12 dollars and 89 cents. This from someone who, before things went terribly bad, categorized a $1,000 check to his mother as “chump change.”

Pennsylvania loses to Iowa in College Football

As the evening came on Iowa City and Daniel Murray’s 31-yard field goal fluttered through the uprights, the college football world outside of the Big Ten conference let out a collective yelp. An undefeated Penn State looked like a near certainty to reach the national title game in what could be Joe Paterno’s swan song in Happy Valley. But its 24-23 loss at Iowa means that Penn State’s season will likely end in the Rose Bowl, provided that the Nittany Lions beat Michigan State at home in two weeks.

What does this mean for college football? Well, the situation that should unfold is that the winner of the Big 12 title game will play the winner of the SEC title game. The fright night possibility for college football would have been a Big Ten team getting pounded in the national title game for the third consecutive years; Ohio State has been the SEC’s whipping boy the past two seasons.

NCHSAA Football Playoffs - Four Pitt Country Teams

Four Pitt County teams will play at least one more high school football game this season.

J.H. Rose, South Central, North Pitt and Ayden-Grifton all have first-round NCHSAA playoff games coming up on Friday and two of those teams will host games.

In the Class 4-A bracket, the Rampants (6-4), who closed the season with three consecutive victories, play host to 13th seed Fayetteville Cape Fear (5-5) at JHR. Rose, the No. 4 seed, capped the regular season with a 21-3 win over rival New Bern.

Ayden-Grifton (8-2) earned a No. 5 seed in the Class 1-AA East bracket and will entertain 12th seed East Columbus (5-5) in Littlefield. The Chargers clinched the Carolina Conference title with 14-13 win at North Johnston Friday.

South Central (5-5) is the No. 15 seed in the Class 3-AA East bracket and has a long trip to second-seeded Greensboro Dudley (10-0) in its future. The Falcons walloped Coastal Conference rival D.H. Conley, 39-9, Friday to earn a trip to the postseason.

Henry Randall Baskett III

Henry Randall Baskett III (born September 4, 1982 in Clovis, New Mexico) is an American football wide receiver for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

High school

Baskett attended Clovis High School, where he earned all-state honors as a punter and receiver. He also lettered in basketball and track while graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He played quarterback and receiver for the Wildcats during his highschool career at Clovis HS.

College career

Baskett was the University of New Mexico's leading receiver in 2004 and 2005, as he earned All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior, posting 67 receptions for 1,071 yds. and nine touchdowns. A four-time all-academic MWC honoree, he graduated with a degree in General Management.

Professional career

He originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie undrafted free agent in 2006 out of the University of New Mexico and was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for fellow receiver Billy McMullen.

Rookie Year

NFL Network

NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. It was launched November 4, 2003, only eight months after the league's 32 team owners voted unanimously to approve its formation. The league invested $100 million to fund the network's operations.

NFL Films produces commercials, television programs, and feature films for the NFL. It is a key supplier of NFL Network's programming, with more than 4,000 hours of footage available in their library. Thus, much of the network's highlights and recaps feature NFL Films' trademark style of slow motion game action, sounds of the game, and the talk on the sidelines.

Beginning with the 2006 season, the channel began to broadcast eight prime time regular season NFL games, dubbed "The Run to the Playoffs". In addition, the network has covered the last two NFL drafts (2006 and 2007); its coverage has competed with ESPN and ESPN2.

phillipe nover

The undefeated professional mixed martial art fighter Phillipe Nover was born and raised in Brooklyn. Training at Universal Defense Systems with Ralph Mitchell, Nover is as diverse as the city he lives in, as he is of Polish and Filipino descent. The 24-year-old attended Kingsborough Community College and currently works at Coney Island Hospital as a registered nurse in the ER. Nover acknowledges his professional life is quite the dichotomy – healing by day but fighting by night. He began training in martial arts at age nine and attended Leon Goldstein High School in Brooklyn. Nover currently holds a rank of brown belt under his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teacher Alexandre "Soca" Freitas and fights out of Team Insight.

dahntay jones

Dahntay Lavall Jones (born December 27 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Boston Celtics of the NBA. Originally a student at Rutgers University, Jones transferred to Duke University to play with his boyhood Jersey friend Jay Williams who encouraged him to join him in Durham, North Carolina. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (20th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft, and his rights were later traded, along with the rights to Troy Bell, to the Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks. So far, Jones has played his entire professional career for the Grizzlies, averaging 3.7 points per game.

Jones starred in Steinert High School in Hamilton, New Jersey from 1995-1998. He averaged 24 points and 9 rebounds as a senior and was named as a McDonald's All-America honorable mention.

On September 26, 2007, Jones signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics.

Urijah Christopher Faber

Urijah Christopher Faber (born May 14 , 1979 in Isla Vista, California) is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting as a featherweight for World Extreme Cagefighting, wherein he is the world featherweight champion.
Faber was born on May 14, 1979, in the college town of Isla Vista, California, a small town bordering University of California, Santa Barbara, and raised in Sacramento, California. Faber was born at home with the help of a midwife and raised holistically, his parents refusing immunization shots. To this day Faber has scarcely used conventional medicine and has maintained a lifestyle of healthy dieting and exercise habits. Faber attended high school in Lincoln, a small town of about 8,000 people, where he was a standout athlete.

Ryan David Leaf

Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks between 1998 and 2002. As of 2007, he is the quarterback coach and golf head coach for West Texas A&M University. His brother Brady is a quarterback for the University of Oregon Ducks.

Leaf had a successful college career at Washington State University, where he was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy his junior year. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, after which many scouts predicted that Leaf would have a successful career in the league. However, despite his athleticism, his time as a professional was short and marked by injuries, poor media relations, and failure.
College career

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football betting odds for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Washington Redskins opened at Washington -3. Some of the wise guy outfits have brought this line down to -1. had the line at -3 still heading into Monday afternoon.

Pittsburgh is 3-0 against Washington but only 1-2 Against The Spread. All three of those games were played in Pittsburgh during the years 1997, 2000 and 2004. Pittsburgh has been a dominating team throughout that period but comes into this matchup relatively even with the Redskins.

As good as Washington has played, they have not been blowing teams out at home. Pittsburgh has also won a series of games on the road, albeit against all losing teams.

The Steelers are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. They are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss.

The Redskins are 22-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

Slamball the next sports hit?

Ever heard of Slamball? Neither had I until recently, but the sport based roughly on Basketball has had a big boost this week after featuring on One Tree Hill.

Slamball was founded in 2002 by Mason Gordon and is described as a mix of basketball and ice hockey. The basic game play is like basketball and included a basketball itself and basketball hoop, but the physical play and regular player substitutions come from ice hockey.

Slamball is played on a 100’X62’ court with the floor including shock absorbent panels and trampolines. Each end of the floor is nearly completely covered by four trampolines, allowing players to reach huge heights and perform massive dunks similar in style to play seen in computer games, which were the inspiration for the sport.

Mike Leach

Mike Leach (born March 9, 1961 in Susanville, California) is the current head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team. Regarded as one of the most innovative offensive minds in college football, Leach has had a winning season every year since his tenure began at Tech. Wishbone formation creator Emory Bellard has stated that Leach does the best job of any offensive coordinator in the nation.

Graham Harrell

Graham Harrell (born May 22, 1985 in Brownwood, Texas) is a quarterback for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team.
High school
Prior to coming to Texas Tech, Harrell played at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas, where he was coached by his father Sam Harrell. He started at quarterback for three seasons and led the Fighting Lions to a state Class 4A title as a sophomore. He also played in the 2004 Oil Bowl, receiving the offensive MVP award. By the time he graduated, Harrell ranked as the all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns in Texas high school football history.

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