With all the current nuclear rhetoric and threats here’s a very interesting story. The guy who once saved the world died a few months ago with no one proudly celebrating his life. He is a former Soviet military officer. His name is Stanislav Petrov. Stanislav passed away in May. Three decades ago he was on duty when the then Soviet Union’s early-warning system detected an incoming nuclear missile strike from the US. The protocol was for the Soviet military to fire nuclear missiles at the US in response, but he dismissed them as a false alarm and refused to report the alert to his superiors. Click the pic to hear him tell the story in a BBC interview.
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“At any one time about 0.7% of the world’s population is this…” What is it? (for the answer scroll down or listen to our winner below)
Guess who won our Big Smart Head contest this morning.
Auction Net is on right now. Click the icon to go to the site. One of the cool features is the the automatic bidding. You can set your maxium, for example $500 then enter a bid just above the current high bid. Then Auction Net will automatically make sure you are the top bidder until you’ve reached your max. Then if you are out bid you will be notified. Kind of a cool way to make sure you don’t snooze and lose on an item you really want.
The City is celebrating our community’s part in helping evacuees in this summers provincial state of emergency with a big party Saturday at Canada Games Plaza co-sponsored by 99.3 The Drive. Barney Bentall and Glass Tiger will perform along with DJ Ant and Mayor Lyn Hall. Click the pic for the story on the City’s web site.
4:00pm to 6:00pm DJ Ant
6:00pm to 7:00pm Barney Bentall
7:30pm Mayor’s welcome and speeches
8:00pm Glass Tiger
9:30pm event ends
Co-sponsored by 99.3 the Drive.
The answer to our Big Smart Head question this morning is…at any given time 0.7% of the worlds population is drunk. Red got it.