12:26pm

Thu June 20, 2013
The Two-Way

He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 12:53 pm

Say it ain't so, Cap'n.
Quaker Oats Company PepsiCo

We don't know how, but we missed a major scandal brewing in the Navy for decades. It's important, so even if we're a little late to the story we still wanted to point it out: Cap'n Crunch is an impostor.

The Cap'n was unmasked on June 14 by a food blogger, who noticed the uniform he wears on cereal boxes had the stripes of a commander, not a captain. That is: A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three.

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12:13pm

Thu June 20, 2013
Shots - Health News

PTSD Plagues One In Four Survivors Of Stroke

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 7:57 pm

Insomnia, feeling isolated, and bursts of anger are symptoms of the anxiety disorder known as PTSD.
iStockphoto.com

A person having a stroke may not be in a war zone, but his or her life is in danger all the same. That's enough to trigger post-traumatic stress disorder in some stroke survivors, researchers say, with symptoms like panic attacks, nightmares and flashes of anger.

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12:13pm

Thu June 20, 2013
National Security

At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 6:42 pm

Soldiers approach armored vehicles after a training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, in January.
Juan Carlos Llorca AP

Suicide killed more American troops last year than combat in Afghanistan, and that is likely to be the case again this year.

According to the Pentagon, there were at least 349 confirmed suicides in 2012, compared with 310 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan in the same period.

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12:09pm

Thu June 20, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

For The Love Of Dolphins

David McNew Getty Images

I'm on vacation this week, resting and walking along the New Jersey shore. Naturally, I have sea creatures on my mind. Dolphins, especially.

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11:57am

Thu June 20, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

A Montgomery man wanted for questioning in connection with the city's fourth homicide of the year turned himself in today.  Montgomery Police had been searching for 26-year-old Harvey Johnson for questioning in the January 8th slaying of 39-year-old Cherokee Johnson.  The victim's remains were found on Foshee Road.  Police said Harvey Johnson also was wanted on an outstanding warrant for second-degree theft. 

Ground Breaking

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11:53am

Thu June 20, 2013
Ask Me Another

Dot Dot

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:03 am

Those two little dots that get placed over vowels are known either as umlauts or diaereses. They're used to indicate that the vowel is pronounced in an unusual way, and sometimes they're used in people's names because they're foreign. Or pretentious. (Just ask Anaïs Nin or Chloë Sevigny.) Puzzle guru Art Chung leads this final round full of double-dotted words.

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11:53am

Thu June 20, 2013
Ask Me Another

Game Of Many Thrones

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:03 am

In the battle-scarred land of Westeros, there exist esteemed kings, queens and knights. But they have got to sit somewhere. While this round actually has nothing to do with the HBO series Game of Thrones, it is indeed a game of thrones. House musician Jonathan Coulton doles out clues to different types of chairs.

Plus, Coulton concludes the game with a royal cover of Dave Edmunds' "Queen of Hearts."

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11:53am

Thu June 20, 2013
Ask Me Another

Phrase Anatomy

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:03 am

You don't need a medical license to solve these clues. Host Ophira Eisenberg offers literal interpretations of phrases that involve parts of the body--"I'm so awkward and clumsy, I'm entirely pollical digits!" You may think this game is a real pain in the cervical vertebrae (but not literally).

11:53am

Thu June 20, 2013
Ask Me Another

With The Beatles

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:03 am

Do you identify as a Beatles fan? Thought so. Listen as house musician Jonathan Coulton takes some of Fab Four's most beloved hits and transforms them into trivia questions about famous people. Is nothing sacred?

11:53am

Thu June 20, 2013
Ask Me Another

TV Time Machine

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 10:03 am

How well do you know your television history? In 1926, NBC was created as a radio network, moved toward television in the thirties, then aired Today, followed by The Tonight Show and eventually, Saturday Night Live. We're sure other important things happened in between. In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg offers up the names of three similar-sounding TV show titles, and you have to put them in chronological order.

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