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Football Legend Deacon Jones Dies at 74
On Monday, the world bid a fond farewell to football giant “Deacon” Jones. The Hall of Famer invented a new move in the game he loved called “the sack” – earning him the nickname “Secretary of Defense.” Off the field, his larger-than-life persona made him a star. Born David Jones, he called himself “Deacon,” saying in a sport that violent, he wanted a name that had religion. He was 74 years old.
What Did Neil Armstrong Really Say?
A final verdict has ended a 44-year-old debate. What the world heard when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon may not be what he actually said. Armstrong has always maintained that he said, “It’s one small step for a man … one giant leap for mankind.” The iconic quote was analyzed in a new study from Michigan State and Ohio State Universities that will be released Friday. Researchers claim we’re all wrong, and Armstrong was right, blaming the mixup on Armstrong’s native Ohio accent.
Giant Mako Shark Caught in Southern California
On Monday, some Southern California fisherman had a white-knuckle moment. Imagine seeing a 12-foot long mako shark. It took more than two hours to reel in the 1,300-pound nightmare. To paraphrase Steven Spielberg, is it safe to go back in the water? The fishermen think so, They’re going back out on the water tomorrow.