The first full week of November is almost a thing of the past, but don’t let the top news pass you by. Here’s a recap:
Were you obsessed with the date: 11.11.11? If you are, it’s OK. The number 11.11.11 is a classic example of apophenia, the human urge to see patterns in essentially random events. And the apophenia of today’s date is rare. In fact, the day comes around only once every 100 years, meaning today is the only time many people will be alive to experience the unique date. So, in honor of the rarity, the spectacle, the phenomenon, the mystery…we’ve put together a quick little list of our Top 11 Most Overplayed, Insignificant, Hyped Events in History.
Who knew we’d be reporting on this again, and so soon! We were figuring the fraternities of the University of South Carolina were off the hook for their pre-semester rush antics, but it looks like the ghosts of summer’s past have come back to bite at least one brotherhood. The University of South Carolina has suspended two fraternities after separate incidents, the university said Wednesday.
Among the slew of recognizable last names on the University of South Carolina’s baseball team, another one is being added as we speak. And, it’s not just any famous last name. It’s the name of a former baseball giant, a legend…it’s Ripken. But, Ryan Ripken (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) is much more than a player with a famous last name.