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Spoiler:
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Samantha Smith, in full Samantha Reed Smith, byname America’s Youngest Ambassador, (born June 29, 1972, Houlton, Maine, U.S.—died August 25, 1985, Auburn, Maine), American peace activist and child actress, celebrated for giving children around the world a voice in the volatile Cold War during the 1980s.

In December 1982, when she was 10 years old, Smith wrote a letter to the new leader of the Soviet Union, Yury Andropov.

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In a December 1983 speech at the International Children’s Symposium in Kōbe, Japan, she suggested that U.S. and Soviet leaders exchange granddaughters for two weeks every year, because a leader would not want to bomb a country that “his granddaughter was visiting.”
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Stirling?

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Rob Lister wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:43 am Stirling?
Probably but it's difficult to be sure: the thing is a kind of novelty item (!) – you can buy a copy from Amazon – so the Web is full of meaningless blather, and some say "steam" (which I doubt as it would take longer to start).





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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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From Reddit:
My grandma hanging out with Albert Einstein in her backyard. Taken around 1945

BACKSTORY TO THIS PIC:

Edit to the title: this wasn’t in her backyard, it was in Einstein’s backyard!

My grandma was an actress. She was doing a show in NY and one of her friends was going to meet him at his house out of the city, and wanted to know if Nan wanted to come along too.

So they spent a lovely afternoon in upstate NY with him. She asked him to sketch his theory of relativity on a cocktail napkin, which he did for her... sadly she did not keep it, and I heard her many times over the years express regret for that.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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There must be easier ways of dealing with bad feng shui.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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In my case it was "jiggle that tube in the back of the set without getting electrocuted."
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Pong.
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In case you're out there lurking, Abdul...here's one for the railfans:
Tim Dunn
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Today would be the 250th birthday of Richard Trevithick, who, despite dying penniless, built London’s (& indeed the world’s) first loco to take fare-paying passengers. In 1808, just south of where Euston Sq tube is now, ‘Catch-Me-Who-Can’ ran: 20+ years before ‘Rocket’ arrived.
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