White House Renames Mt. McKinley To Denali

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(PCM) In a historic move that is being bet with some criticism, the Obama Administration has revealed that they will be officially changing the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. The news of the name change has been revealed on the eve of President Obama’s historic visit to Alaska and it is a major symbolic gesture towards Alaska natives who have informally been calling the mountain Denali, which is an Athabascan word meaning “high one”, for years.

Some people, especially coming from the state of Ohio, are criticizing the name change as the Obama Administration is entering into a decades-old conflict between residents in both Alaska and Ohio. People from Ohio are proud that the federal government recognized our 25th President William McKinley and named the peak after him, as he was from Ohio and assassinated in his second term as President.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says “With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska”. There has been no official word yet as to whether or not the people of Ohio will formally file a petition to block the name change, however people in Alaska are honored as they have been trying to have the name change recognized since 1975.

At 20,320 feet, Mt. McKinley stands as the continent’s tallest, and is still growing at a rate of about one millimeter per year. Known for its majestic views, the mountain is dotted with glaciers and covered at the top with snow year-round, with powerful winds that make it difficult for the adventurous few who seek to climb it.

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Panic Erupted When A Giant Red Ball Rolled Through The Streets In Toledo!

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(PCM) As a result of some severe weather that took place in the Toledo, Ohio area a giant, inflatable red ball was wedged loose from it’s place as part of an art exhibit in the area and began rolling down the street. The incident struck up a panic with Toledo residents caused several individuals to make an attempt to chase it down.

The giant red ball, which is 15 feet wide and 250 pounds, is part of an art installation projects called “RedBall Project” and consists of material that is similar to that of a rubber life raft. The installation was currently on display at the Toledo Museum Of Art.

Strong winds from a passing thunderstorm were able to knock the giant red ball loose and cause it to roll away down the street. Eventually, museum staff and a few other individuals were able to catch the ball and get it deflated before it could cause any real destruction. There were no injuries reported. The deflated ball was placed on a trailer and taken back to the museum for the artist to repair.

Because of the material the ball is made from it should be very easy to patch and there are plans to still have the giant red ball on display in several areas throughout the city, however extra measures will now be taken to be sure the ball is kept securely in place.

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State Comes Up With A Brilliant Way To Thwart Theft Of “420” Mile Marker Signs

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(PCM) It has become a popular trend among stoners to swipe any “420” mile markers found on their local area highways. These mile marker signs are looked at as a trophy of sorts with marijuana enthusiasts. Most of the time once it has been discovered that the mile marker is missing the state would immediately bring in a replacement, only for the same process to happen over and over again.

However, in the state of Idaho those days of replacing endless “420” mile marker signs are over!  They have come up with a brilliant and unique new way to thwart these signs from being stolen in the first place, by not having a “420” sign at all. Instead, in Idaho they are replacing the “420” mile marker sign with one that read “419.9”!

Idaho follows in the footsteps of other states such as Colorado and Washington, who have both taken similar measures with great success in thwarting the theft of their “420” mile marker signs. Not every state has an issue with signs being stolen, mostly because not all states have highways that reach the 420 mile point, however both Colorado and Washington have somewhat relaxed marijuana laws they have seen more thefts of the signs.

 

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‘Star Wars’ Theme Parks Coming To Disneyland And Disney World

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(PCM) Coming soon to a galaxy, far, far away … Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California to be exact, plans have been announced for two “Star Wars” theme parks to open at both Disney World and Disney Land.

Both parks will sprawl across and epic fourteen acres of land space and their creation will mark the single largest themed expansion project in Disney history. Fans will also be excited to hear that there are definite plans in the works for a Millennium Falcon ride and of course a Creature Cantina recreation area.

The new themed lands at both Disney World and Disneyland will have visitors visiting a completely new Star Wars planet and their overall adventure will place them right in the middle of an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Without a doubt Disney is riding high off the excitement that is continuing to brew as we grow nearer to the release date for the upcoming “Star Wars” films directed by J.J. Abrams with the first making it’s premiere this December.

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Meet The Flying Spaghetti Monster In Real Life

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(PCM) An incredibly bizarre looking deep-sea creature has been spotted by BP workers off the coast of Angola that is being dubbed the Flying Spaghetti Monster due to its’ uncanny resemblance to the satirical internet deity who shares the same name. The internet Flying Spaghetti Monster is a God-like creature that oversees carbon dating, and looks like spaghetti and meatballs. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was established, and Pastafarians still spread the gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster throughout the nation. 

The creature that was recently discovered is believed to be part of the Bathyphysa conifera species and was spotted about 4,000 meters under the water’s surface. The creature is actually a colony of individual animals, with specialized functions. They cannot survive on their own and must travel together in the pack that resembles long strands of spaghetti tangled up together. 

See the creature is action below:

 

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Former Musician Is Journeying Across America With A Goat!

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(PCM) Former musician Steve Wescott claims that he is being compelled by God to journey across America on foot and his traveling companion is none other than a goat! Westcott says that he was in a band in 2010 and despite not wanting to leave, his band mates requested his departure. It was shortly after this incident that Wescott made the decision to set out on his over 3,800 mile journey.

Wescott began at the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington and plans to end his journey in Times Square in New York, NY. He had initially planned to have a dog accompany his on the trek, however the dog he had originally chosen fell ill and was unable to make the trip. Westcott learned that goats make great road companions and are fantastic pack animals, so he adopted one named Leeroy Brown from the New Moon Goat Rescue in Arlington, Washington to join him on the trek.

The unlikely pair began their cross country journey on May 2, 2012 which marked the 20 year anniversary of Wescott’s fathers death. Thus far Wescott and Leeroy Brown the goat have traveled through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri, as they slowly make their way across the U.S. The pair have recently been spotted in Indiana.

Wescott partnered with a charity to raise awareness and money to fund an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya giving further purpose to his spiritual trek across the U.S.A.

 

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