In 2008 a guy nicknamed Tuna worked for the WKLT morning show “Omelette & Friends”. His real name is Daniel Scott Delater.
Delater was an intern for the station, and he willingly took part in various pranks. He ran around the neighborhood wearing a Speedo. He had paintballs shot at him. And he went through a carwash in the back of a pickup truck.
Discovered in the Sagittarius region of the Milky Way in 1764, the Trifid Nebula is so named because it appears in telescopes to be divided into three distinct lobes. The Sun comes to its Winter Solstice moment in front of this nebula at 6:03 pm Sunday, December 21, 2014.
Credit Rod Cortright from his Wildwood Obersvatory, Boyne City, MI
Does being in the dark give us greater awareness of ourselves?
The Earth is tilted from its plane of orbit, so as we move through the cycle of the year, it looks to us like the Sun is moving above and below our equator.
When the Sun is furthest below, there’s a period of a few days when it seems to stop. This ‘stop’ is called Winter Solstice. Solstice means the standing still of the Sun. In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the darkest time of the year.
For several years now, I’ve been trying to simplify Christmas in our family—without much success. I would especially like to reduce gift-giving to a minimum. “We don’t really need more stuff,” I repeat. “It’s about being together.”
People agree with me in principle and keep on shopping. Especially my daughter who shops year round for this favorite holiday. “Could we just do one gift per person?” I negotiate and she shakes her head. “Maybe next year.”