| Lock him up: Eighty-five years ago, an aviation industry lawyer dodged Senate investigators and dared them to jail him. William MacCracken Jr. was locked up, but only after a challenge that went to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Post reports.
We asked, you responded: Readers reacted several ways to our story on Saturday’s Pearl Harbor anniversary, and we loved this memory from six decades ago from then-sailor Leon Shiver. As his Navy launch approached the Hawaiian waters where the USS Arizona sank in the Japanese attack, Shiver wrote, “We stopped the engine, coasted by, at attention, saluting as we coasted by, starting the engine after passing by.”
Where did the world begin? For the Arhuaco people, the answer is a depression at nearly 12,000 feet near Colombia’s Caribbean coast that they call the Mother. Living amid mountaintops that rise to 19,000 feet, the Arhuaco see the ice is melting, imperiling the flowing waters that have nurtured the people and their enviable ecosystem for centuries. The Arhuaco want to tell the world of the danger, National Geographic reports.
Cranberries, explained: Cancer fears, later proved premature, kept the red fruit off America’s Thanksgiving plates in 1959. Since then, production has kept growing, with a fifth of the berries and related products sold in November. The United States is the world’s leader in cranberries, with half of them harvested in Wisconsin and another third in Massachusetts.