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Titanic orphans

New York. April 22, 1912. “Titanic survivors.” Brothers Michel (“Lolo”) and Edmond Navratil, ages 4 and 2, whose father perished when the RMS Titanic sank 100 years ago, and were known as the “Titanic orphans” until their mother was located in France. [170 - Imgur

Much respect:

Fanny Blankers-Koen, winning the 80m hurdles, on her way to winning 4 Gold Medals in Track & Field, while 3 months pregnant with her 3rd child, 1948 Olympics [1175 867] - Imgur

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Interruption of the Day: Concert organizers at London’s Hyde Park didn’t take too kindly to Bruce Springsteen’s epic curfew-breaking set Saturday night. The E Street Band kept rocking past the 10 pm cut-off, eventually inviting Paul McCartney on stage, much to the delight of 80,000 in attendance. But at 10:30, in the middle of “Twist And Shout”, the mics were silenced. The abrupt ending didn’t sit too well with Steven Van Zandt, who took to Twitter shortly after:

English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!

I’m sorry but I have to be honest I’m pissed. Like I said, it didn’t ruin the great night. But when I’m jamming with McCartney don’t bug me!

You’d think Sir McCartney could buy a few extra minutes on stage in his home country.

[gawker]

Wow, UK police= lame.

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Awesome: Obama writes absence note for fifth-grader

Missing school to see the president? Be sure you get one of these. Ryan Sullivan, an employee at a Honeywell plant in Minnesota, got the chance to introduce Barack Obama Friday, which led to his fifth-grade son, Tyler, missing school. Fortunately, Barack came though with this. Awesome. (thanks HyperVocal, which is also on Tumblr)

Best excuse for skipping class ever. 

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