2.16.2011

Lost Last Month

January 2011

Six lives in Tucson, Arizona, after a deranged gunman opens fire during a town hall meeting conducted by U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, herself sustaining a bullet wound to the head, and now on the road to recovery. 5,000 Red-winged Blackbirds and 100,000 drum fish, in Arkansas, for reasons as yet unknown. One more chance to make a name in astronomy, after 10-year-old Canadian Kathryn Gray becomes the youngest person ever to discover a supernova. Peace and order, in the Ivory Coast, as clashes arise between incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and political rival, Alassane Ouattara. Desire to shop in England, when the VAT tax reaches a new height of 20%. The importance of an advanced degree, after Liverpool Hope University awards its first Master's in The Beatles. Any regret over holding on to your Titian, when a 450 year-old Madonna and Child sells at Sotheby's for a record breaking $16.9 million.

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