At 10:30 or so last night, I was on a phone call with Mike Anello and Earl, another coworker, when Mike tells us that the President is coming on TV for a special announcement in a few minutes.
I'm like, "the President of the United States?"
I searched Google News - nothing seemed to be there yet. Twitter was exploding with it, confirming what Mike believed the announcement was about: Osama Bin Laden had been killed, and the President was going to tell us on Live TV.
So I checked Wikipedia - the date of his death had been updated just minutes before I heard it.
In fact, it had been updated a dozen or so times in the past 10 minutes:
I love some of the comments:
- NOTHING KNOWN FOR SURE
- removed Category:Living people
- Not confirmed
- Reports of his current whereabouts: news of death
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