Weekly Wikipedia: To the Struggle Against World Terrorism

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism (also known as the Tear of Grief and the Tear Drop Memorial) is a 10 story sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given to the United States as an official gift of the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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Weekly Wikipedia: Space Liability Convention

The Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects, also known as the Space Liability Convention, is a treaty from 1972 that expands on the liability rules created in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. Because relatively few accidents have occurred resulting from space objects, the treaty has never yet been invoked. However, in 1978, the crash of the nuclear-powered Soviet satellite Cosmos 954 in Canadian territory nearly led to a claim under the Convention. Skylab crashed in Western Australia the following year, and while there were no deaths, injuries, or significant damage, the shire of Esperance did fine the Government of the United States $400 for littering as a result of Skylab’s crashing to earth over Australia. NASA never paid the debt. The fine was paid in April 2009, when radio show host Scott Barley of Highway Radio raised the funds from his morning show listeners and paid the fine on behalf of NASA.

Weekly Wikipedia: Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting studies, and a stabilizing component of dynamite. As it is heat-resistant, it can also be used as a thermal insulator.

A fast-casual concept, KFC Eleven prototype debuts

KFC is prototyping a new fast-casual interpretation of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Colonel Sanders seems to be dropped from the logo and the menu is built around their boneless chicken. The prototype is in a neighborhood of Louisville, KY where YUM is headquartered. National Restaurant News has the full story.

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