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Whooo Hooo!! Someone else likes to promote PEACE!!NEW YORK -- Who says eating ice cream in bed can't bring about world peace?
Dairy delight maker Ben & Jerry's and The Lennon Estate are expected to introduce a new ice cream flavor Tuesday called "Imagine Whirled Peace" -- while re-enacting the "Peace Bed-Ins" staged by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969.
The couple organized the week-long bed-ins to preach about world peace, conducting interviews with reporters.
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ben & Jerry's co-founder Jerry Greenfield are expected to reprise the roles. Efforts for spreading world peace and ice cream will most likely be announced.
The new flavor is a caramel and sweet cream whirl of chocolate-covered peace signs and toffee pieces.
Humpback whale thrills Destin crowd (with PHOTOS)
Divers on tour boat got close-up look at 35-foot animal during Saturday's sighting Link
May 26, 2008 - 2:33PM
Wendy Victora, Florida Freedom Newspapers
DESTIN – Divers aboard the Sea Cobra on Saturday got a close-up look at the breaching humpback whale that was sighted about a mile off of Crystal Beach.
“We got word that it was out in the Gulf,” said Steve Powell, manager of ScubaTech, which ran the dive excursion. “They spent the next hour and a half just tracking along with it.
“Everybody was thrilled,” he added.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the whale was about 35 to 40 feet long, traveling east between the East Pass and Henderson Beach.
The whale did not appear to be in poor health, according to FWC officers.
“That’s kind of like a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience,” Powell said.
Mammals of the Gulf of Mexico
1. Atlantic Spotted Dolphin - Stenella frontalis
2. Blainville's Beaked Whale - Mesoplodon densirostris
3. Blue Whale - Balaenoptera musculus
4. Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus
5. Bryde's Whale - Balaenoptera edeni
6. Clymene Dolphin - Stenella clymene
7. Cuvier's Beaked Whale - Ziphius cavirostris
8. Dwarf Sperm Whale - Kogia simus
9. False Killer Whale - Pseudorca crassidens
10. Fin Whale - Balaenoptera physalus
11. Fraser's Dolphin - Lagenodelphis hosei
12. Gervais' Beaked Whale - Mesoplodon europaeus
13. Humpback Whale - Megaptera novaeangliae
14. Killer Whale - Orcinus orca
15. Melon-headed Whale - Peponocephala electra
16. Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutorostrata
17. Northern Right Whale - Eubalaena glacialis
18. Pantropical Spotted Dolphin - Stenella attenuata
19. Pygmy Killer Whale - Feresa attenuata
20. Pygmy Sperm Whale - Kogia breviceps
21. Risso's Dolphin - Grampus griseus
22. Rough-toothed Dolphin - Steno bredanensis
23. Sei Whale - Balaenoptera borealis
24. Short-finned Pilot Whale - Globicephala macrorhynchus
25. Sowerby's Beaked Whale - Mesoplodon bidens
26. Sperm Whale - Physeter macrocephalus
27. Spinner Dolphin (Long-snouted) - Stenella longirostris
28. Striped Dolphin - Stenella coeruleoalba
29. West Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus
Source of information: Carwardine, Mark. Eyewitness Handbook Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises.. 1995.
Leatherwood, Stephen and Randall R. Reeves. The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins. 1983.
Wynne, Kate and Malia Schwartz. A Guide To Marine Mammals & Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico. 1999.
The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.