Friday, November 30, 2012

International Computer Security Day, Hélène Boucher, The Hodges Meteorite and The Southern Bound Meteor Shot

Today is International Computer Security Day.  I would post more about this day but the organization's site: has not been updated since 2009.  I'll go out on a limb and say that your virus software should be kept a bit more up to date than that.  And change your password once in a while too.

For simple computer safety tips:


On this day in 1934, the French aviatrix Hélène Boucher, holder of the women's airspeed and altitude records, would die in a test flight crash at the age of 26. She was posthumously named a knight of the French Légion d'honneur.


In the "odds similar to winning a 500 million dollar Powerball Lottery" category:

On this day in 1954, Eugene Hodges, was struck by a meteorite while napping in her home in Sylacauga, Alabama. The Hodges Meteorite crashed through her roof, bounced off a piece of furniture and struck Hodges while she napped on her sofa.  It remains as the only documented incident of a person being struck by an object from space.

For an interesting article:

The Historical Inebriant: Southern Bound Meteor Shot


1 cherry
1/2 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
1/2 oz Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps
1 splash 151 proof rum
Use a large shot glass. Remove stem from cherry and drop in glass. Pour in Southern Comfort and Goldschlager. Carefully float in a splash of 151 Rum. With a cigarette lighter ignite 151 Rum on fire and serve. Put out fire before drinking.

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