t-rexPerhaps it’s a slow history news day, but I think this is cool: on this date in 1990, the biggest the largest T-Rex specimen ever found was discovered in South Dakota by fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson. The specimen was named Sue.


Sam the EagleOn last night’s Countdown, Keith Olbermann reported that bald eagles are no longer endangered, and provided some of the history on our national bird, including the fact that Franklin considered the eagle to be a bird of questionable moral character, hence his promotion of the morally upstanding turkey as national bird. Instead, the president just gets to pardon a turkey every Thanksgiving. And sometimes also in July.