Cookie Crumbles #12

Hello all!

There have been a couple interesting stories in the news this week. First off, we’ve linked below an article and short clip from the BBC on the recent discovery of a Dornier 17 bomber plane that was shot down off the Kent coast during WWII. The plane is the last of its kind, and will be restored by the RAF.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22380915

Next up is the shocking discovery by forensic anthropologists that settlers in the colony of Jamestown Virginia practiced cannibalism. Animal remains had been discovered previously, but this week it was uncovered that a 14-year-old girl also fell victim to her fellow colonist’s hunger. While it is true that this is most likely attributed to the harsh winter of 1609, it is gruesome nonetheless. More research is being done to find out the cause of death and the extent of community participation. Check out the article and accompanying video clip below.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Starving-Settlers-in-Jamestown-Colony-Resorted-to-Eating-A-Child-205472161.html

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/18/commencement-speeches-2/

In honor of all of the recent graduates who have finished up their degrees in the past month, here are 5 (well, 6 really) influential commencement speeches. Take some time to check out one or more for your daily dose of inspiration. Just for good measure, here’s a quote from Ellen DeGeneres’ 2009 Tulane speech:

“As you grow, you’ll realize the definition of success changes. For many of you, today, success is being able to hold down 20 shots of tequila. For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity, and not to give into peer pressure. to try to be something that you’re not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. to contribute in some way. So to conclude my conclusion: follow your passion, stay true to yourself. Never follow anyone else’s path, unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, and by all means you should follow that.”

And last but not least, here’s a collection of hilarious renderings of what famous historical figures would look like if they were alive today. We all know Shakespeare would have totally been a hipster.

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http://imgur.com/a/79cx4

Until next week!!

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