The asteroids of spring

Asteroid 2015 HD1
News Headline: “Killer bus-sized asteroid flies dangerously close past Earth.”
But that was almost a year ago.
And only 16 killer bus-sized asteroids have been discovered since then, just as they were passing between Earth and the moon.
Which isn’t to mention Asteroid 2015 HD1, which was discovered last week as it passed lower than the altitudes of some man-made satellites.
Give or take.
Keep in mind that the lifetime odds of being killed by an asteroid impact are only 1 in 700,000–about the same as a cow giving birth to quadruplet calves.
And the quadruplet calves born last month to a Texas farmer’s cow last are doing fine.
The calves are named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.

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From Poor QT’s Almanack

Shirley MacLaine
On this day in history 81 years ago was born the latest incarnation of Shirley MacLaine, who has said that in a previous incarnation she slept with Charlemagne, who, according to Burke’s Peerage, was a direct ancestor of Al Gore, which would seem to mean. . . but never mind.

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They must know what they’re doing

Buddy 2
A spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on attempts to strengthen security there:
“We’ve increased patrols, we’ve increased our police presence, and we’ve also increased our K-9 and dog-sniffing units, as well.”
And why a unit would be assigned to sniff dogs, we may never know.

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