The last two people on the moon were Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt, who were about of the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. While they were on the moon, they decided to take back a brick-sized piece of moon rock. They wanted to share it with different countries around the world. All they had to do was break it apart when they returned to earth.
Schmitt brought the moon rock back to Earth. It was given to President Richard Nixon, who had it broken up and mounted on plaques. Each plaque had the flag of the country it was going to be gifted to, and just a small piece of moon rock. One such piece was given to Ireland, 1 of 135 pieces of moon rock that were distributed.
The moon rock in Ireland was put in the Dunsink Observatory. Interest in the Apollo missions waned, and people began to pay very little attention to what happened to that little rock. In 1977, the Observatory burned down. The remains of the Observatory were put in the nearby dump, and no one thought to sort the moon rock out of the other debris. The rock was buried in the dump, and has not been found.
More recently, people have been interested in finding the rock again. Financial troubles in Ireland, make that little, expensive rock very appealing. Many people have tried to dig through the dump, in hopes of finding that tiny treasure among the trash.
Since 9/11 there have been visible changes in airport security. From more security guards to lots of new screening technology, catching a plane has certainly gotten more complicated since the tragic events that September day. What people don’t realize is that what you physically see is just part of the security policies employed in airports and airplanes.
For example, air marshals work undercover on airplanes. In all likelihood, you will never know if there is an air marshal on your flight. They dress normally, but they actually carry gun and have the authority to make arrests. They are there both as a preventative measure, since potential hijackers know they might be on the flight, and also in case of emergency to take action.
Since there are not enough air marshals to be on every flight, they are only on 5% of flights. The number 5% is a rough estimate because exact numbers are kept secret. The flights the marshals are on are also closely guarded secrets, so that no potential lawbreakers can plan knowing whether or not there is a marshal.
Normally, when you buy a house in New York, the doctrine of caveat emptor applies. This means that the seller is supposed to tell you anything that could possibly go wrong with the property and then you make a decision whether to buy or not. If there are any major issues, and they were disclosed, they don't provide grounds for any type of legal action on the side of the buyer.
However, the law can get very murky with regards to hauntings. This is, of course, because proving a house is haunted isn't something that can be proven easily. It's not a defect of the house, per se. However, the New York supreme court allowed a buyer to rescind his contract because he wasn't told his house was haunted when he bought it.
The facts were these: Jeffrey Stambovsky bought a house from Helen Ackley and Ellis Realty. The house had quite a reputation in Nyack, New York for being haunted. It was part of a haunted tour and Ackley had many stories about the ghosts. Ackley claimed that the ghost left gifts of baby rings, and then, later, they disappeared again. She also claimed that a ghost shook her bed to wake her up in the morning.
The court decided that in this case, the house's value was greatly affected due of its reputation as being haunted. Because of this, they said, Stambovsky could rescind his contract and not buy the house anymore, despite the fact that he'd signed a contract already. It was important information that was withheld, and a such, grounds to terminate the contract.
Emma Stone’s low pitched voice is from being colicky as a baby. Baby colic is when a healthy baby cries on a regular basis for no clear reason. Oftentimes, the colicky baby cries at the same time on a daily basis. Evening time, after meals is an especially common time for babies with colic to cry.
Normally, babies are only colicky for the first month or so of life, although some babies can have colic for up to a year. Emma had a particularly long colic period.
Her voice was actually very affected by her colic as a baby because it created nodules and left callouses on her voice cords. This caused her to have a low, huskier voice.
Here are some other fun facts about Emma Stone:
- Emma Stone is generally thought to be a redhead, but she is actually a natural blonde.
- For her first role as a teenager, she dyed her hair dark brown. For her role in Superbad, she died her hair red. Since then she re-dyed her hair blonde for the Amazing Spiderman.
- Stone’s real name is actually Emily Jean Stone. The reason that she goes by Emma Stone is because the Screen Actors Guild already had an Emily Stone registered, so she had to pick a new name.
Pit bulls were not only occasionally used as babysitters, but they were the dog of choice for children and used for the protection of those kids. They had such a good reputation that they were known as “The Nanny Dog.”
People from the richest to the poorest used pit bulls as companions and protectors for their kids. Pit bulls are portrayed as aggressive and temperamental dogs in today’s media. People are afraid that pit bulls will hurt them or their children, or that they are naturally prone to attack other dogs.
What people don't realize is that the bad rep has a lot to do with the breeding and the way the dog is raised. They've recently been bred to be more violent, and owners sometimes educate them to be aggressive.
However, temperance tests, more specifically, tests in which a dog is deliberately annoyed to see how tolerant it is, show the pit bull as a very tolerant dog. The pit bull is the second most tolerant dog, second only to the golden retriever, which is championed as the perfect family dog.
With the right education, Pit bulls are naturally sweet, caring and sensitive dogs.