May 4, 2015

May the Fourth (be with you) – see Video of the Day

Top News Stories –

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Daughter’s Name Revealed – Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Windsor –
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced the name of their new bundle of joy. Just two days after the birth of the fourth in line to the British royal throne, Kate Middleton and Prince William revealed the following piece of adorable baby news:
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And how should you officially great [sic] the new princess, should you ever be so lucky to meet her in person? [Celebuzz]
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World Snooker Championship: Bingham beats Murphy 18-15 –
Stuart Bingham beat Shaun Murphy 18-15 in a gripping final at the Crucible to win his first World Championship. Bingham began the final session with a 14-11 lead and won an epic 64-minute frame at 15-15 to close in on victory. The 38-year-old made a break of 65 to go 17-15 in front and clinched the title with a brilliant 88. Bingham, from Basildon, becomes the oldest snooker world champion since Welshman Ray Reardon won the title aged 45 in 1978. [BBC] (See List of the Day)
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Video of the Day –

Giant Star Wars LEGO Super Star Destroyer Shattered at 1000 fps | Battle Damage

List of the day –

World Snooker Championship – Top performers of the modern era (1969 – present) [List from Wikipedia]

Rank Name Nationality Winner Runner-up Semi-final or better 147s Appearances
1 Stephen Hendry  Scotland 7 2 12 3 (1995, 2009, 2012) 27
2 Steve Davis  England 6 2 11 0 30
3 Ray Reardon  Wales 6 1 10 0 19
4 Ronnie O’Sullivan  England 5 1 11 3 (1997, 2003, 2008) 23
5 John Higgins  Scotland 4 1 7 0 21
6 John Spencer  England 3 1 6 0 18
7 Alex Higgins  Northern Ireland 2 2 7 0 19
8 Mark Williams  Wales 2 1 5 1 (2005) 18
9 Cliff Thorburn  Canada 1 2 6 1 (1983) 19
10 Peter Ebdon  England 1 2 4 0 22
10 Shaun Murphy  England 1 2 4 0 13
12 Ken Doherty  Ireland 1 2 3 0 19
12 Graeme Dott  Scotland 1 2 3 0 16
14 Dennis Taylor  Northern Ireland 1 1 5 0 21
15 Terry Griffiths  Wales 1 1 3 0 19
15 John Parrott  England 1 1 3 0 23
15 Mark Selby  England 1 1 3 0 11
18 Joe Johnson  England 1 1 2 0 8
19 Neil Robertson  Australia 1 0 3 0 11
20 Stuart Bingham  England 1 0 1 0 9
21 Jimmy White  England 0 6 10 1 (1992) 25
22 Eddie Charlton  Australia 0 2 8 0 22
23 Matthew Stevens  Wales 0 2 6 0 15
24 Ali Carter  England 0 2 3 1 (2008) 13
25 Barry Hawkins  England 0 1 3 0 10
25 Judd Trump  England 0 1 3 0 6
27 Nigel Bond  England 0 1 2 0 15
27 Perrie Mans  South Africa 0 1 2 0 13
27 Gary Owen  Wales 0 1 2 0 7
27 John Pulman[14]  England 0 1 2 0 11
31 Graham Miles  England 0 1 1 0 12
32 Doug Mountjoy  Wales 0 1 1 0 17
33 Warren Simpson  Australia 0 1 1 0 4

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1 #MayThe4thBeWithYou #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay
2 #Directioners4Music #garlandshooting Delia Smith
3 Charlotte Elizabeth Diana #MetGala #BankHolidayMonday
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5 어린이날 #MondayMotivation #SuicideSquad
6 Boca May the Fourth #garlandshooting
7 永さん Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Jimmy Greaves
8 #FelizLunes Ben Carson May the 4th
9 #ImWorthItBecause #TeacherAppreciationWeek Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
10 #Superstar #ItsNotGoingWellWhen #fundilymundily

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