Early Light: Celebrate a near miss

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Today is March 23, 2008.  On this day we commemorate World Near Miss Day, which occurred on this day in 1989.  An asteroid the size of a mountain, came within 500,000 miles of a collision with Earth.  In interstellar terms, it was a near miss. Had it collided with the Earth, it would have left a devastating crater the size of Washington, D.C. It’s affect on the planet would have been catastrophic. Since then, there have been other near misses. …..Whew!! An inch is good as a 500,000 miles, I always say.

Near misses with large, potentially life threatening galactic objects happens on an infrequent basis.  It is widely believed a large asteroid collided with the earth and caused the extinction of dinosaurs. Scientists believe it is only a matter of time before another catastrophic collision with Earth. But, don’t worry. The odds are it will not happen for a long, long time.  Then again, it could come tomorrow, so make this day count!

We also observe National Puppy Day today.  The goal is to have 10,000 homeless puppies adopted.  If you haven’t adopted already, why not pay a visit to your animal shelter and make a puppy happy by taking him home.  You’ll be paid back with life-long unconditional love.  Now, go out and have a good day. I’m going to take Rebel and Lucky Dawg to the dog park for a play date so they can romp with their smelly little friends.

Speaking of dawgs, this just in from Jill –

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.  That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.  (Mark Twain)

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and give him only two.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. (Andy Rooney)

If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.

Thanks Jill, perfect timing!

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