4:53 p.m. ET: Would you vacation at a Nazi playground?
In the years preceding the Second World War the Nazis not only planned mass murder, but they also planned mass tourism in the form of the Colossus of Prora, the world’s biggest beach complex along the Baltic coast on the island of Ruegen.
It housed 10,000 rooms with sea views in eight identical rectangular blocks of steel reinforced concrete, each six floors high and each one the length of five soccer fields.
2:19 p.m. ET: Ever wonder why you forget people’s names? Well it’s not because you have a bad memory. It’s because you don’t care.
According to Richard Harris, a professor of psychology at Kansas State University, it’s not your brain‘s ability that dictates how well you remember people’s names, but how motivated you are to learn them.
“Just about everybody has a good memory for something because people are interested in different things,” said Harris. “But not everybody is motivated to work very hard at the same things.”
“A lot of people have the idea that remembering names of people is just hard and so they haven’t really worked at it very much,” he said. “I think it’s something that is not terribly hard but it does require a bit of working at.”
12:47 p.m. ET: “Good Morning America” weatherman Sam Champion tweets about the developing storm down South:
12:19 p.m. ET: This was quite the cheeky move…
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren turns 63 today, and the state’s Republican party announced this morning that it is gifting Warren, a Harvard Law professor, with a complimentary account at ancestry.com.
11:25 a.m. ET: Welcome to the real Animal House:
“Nightline” anchor Bill Weir got a tour of the South African bungalow that has served as the set for Nat Geo WILD’s new primal reality TV show, “Big Baboon House.” he baboons provided all the typical trappings of a reality TV show: Nasty political alliances, the occasional slap fight and rampant sex.
9:51 a.m. ET: SANDUSKY TRIAL: We are once again on verdict watch.
ABC News’ Jim Avila reports: The jurors deliberating the fate of Jerry Sandusky began their second day of discussions today by watching a reenactment of the testimony of eyewitness Mike McQueary, who said he interrupted what he thought was a sexual assault in the Penn State football team’s showers.