A religion based on Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.
In 1962 CAW evolved from a group of friends and lovers who were in part inspired by the science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. This book suggested a spiritual and social way of life and was a metaphor expressing the awakening social consciousness of the times. Inspired by this awakening of consciousness and Heinlein’s book, this group grew, evolved, became “water-kin” and created a religious organization that was recognized as a church by the federal government of the United States on June 18, 1970. They named this religious organization the Church of All Worlds after the church founded by the protagonist Valintine Smith in the book.
Steve Wynn accidentally put his elbow through a painting (Picasso’s “Le RÃªve”) he had just sold for $139 million dollars.
The guests came at five-thirty, and Wynn ushered them in. On the wall to his left and right were several paintings, including a Matisse, a Renoir, and â€œLe RÃªve.â€ The other three walls were glass, looking out onto an enclosed garden. He began to tell the story of the Picassoâ€™s provenance. As he talked, he had his back to the picture. He was wearing jeans and a golf shirt. Wynn suffers from an eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa, which affects his peripheral vision and therefore, occasionally, his interaction with proximate objects, and, without realizing it, he backed up a step or two as he talked. â€œSo then I made a gesture with my right hand,â€ Wynn said, â€œand my right elbow hit the picture. It punctured the picture.â€ There was a distinct ripping sound. Wynn turned around and saw, on Marie-ThÃ©rÃ¨se Walterâ€™s left forearm, in the lower-right quadrant of the painting, â€œa slight puncture, a two-inch tear. We all just stopped. I said, â€˜I canâ€™t believe I just did that. Oh, shit. Oh, man.â€™ â€
Wynn turned around again. He put his pinkie in the hole and observed that a flap of canvas had been pushed back. He told his guests, â€œWell, Iâ€™m glad I did it and not you.â€
Earth has a “second moon.” Asteroid 2003 YN107 is looping around our planet once a year.
This news, believe it or not, is seven years old.
“2003 YN107 arrived in 1999,” says Paul Chodas of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program at JPL, “and it’s been corkscrewing around Earth ever since.” Because the asteroid is so small and poses no threat, it has attracted little public attention. But Chodas and other experts have been monitoring it. “It’s a very curious object,” he says.
Most near-Earth asteroids, when they approach Earth, simply fly by. They come and they go, occasionally making news around the date of closest approach. 2003 YN107 is different: It came and it stayed.
“We believe 2003 YN107 is one of a whole population of near-Earth asteroids that don’t just fly by Earth. They pause and corkscrew in our vicinity for years before moving along.”
You can go here to check out a simulation of the orbit.
Child Toilet costume is a very funny kids Halloween costume. A Child toilet costume is also perfect for every potty mouth kid. Use as a modern day Dunce cap. Young boys love this silly Toilet bowl Halloween costume.