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Fri Nov 02 09:56am EDT

This, That, & the Other

Today's daily dose of random is brought to you by the number 78, the letter X, and postage stamps. .

Election Fatigue of the Day

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Daily Dose of Random

Smugglers trying to get drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border attempted to get their car over the fence using ramps. Attempted is the key word here.

Nail-biting may soon be considered a form of obsessive compulsive disorder.

If only for a few days, the pay phone has seemingly made a come back in places affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Niceville really is the name of a Florida town, and this man somehow managed to pickup abuse charges when making a wrong turn there.

Today in RRS History

2011- A&M Consol running back Quinton White committed to Tech, joining teammate J.J. Lollar as a Red Raider.

2008 - Tech jumped to number 2 in the BCS rankings after beating the number 1 ranked Longhorns.

2006 - Defensive end Billy Winn, the top prospect in Nevada, decided to make a trip out to Lubbock with his dad.

University & Broadway

Tech is hoping to redeem themselves after last year's steamroll loss to Texas in Austin. (Dupont/Daily Toreador)

Guard Toddrick Gotcher is calling this year "Comeback Season" for the Red Raiders.  (Kosmider/Avalanche-Journal).

The Other Nine

One OSU player will forget his friendship with Collin Klein for a few hours on Saturday. (Helsley/The Oklahoman)

This weeks Longhorn Q&A comes courtesy of senior safety Kenny Vacarro. (Golden/American-Statesman)

OU and former Fresno State wideout Jalen Saunders is becoming the man his father wanted him to be. (Kuzydym/The Oklahoman)

BCS controversy is about to get a whole lot woollier. (Kerkhoff/Kansas City Star)

The Cyclones are looking for Steele Jantz to build off his Baylor performance. (La Gesse/Ames Tribune)

Daily Notables

...David Schwimmer, aka Ross from Friends, is 46 today. ...Rapper Nelly turns 38 today. ...Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is 31. ...In 1895, the first gasoline powered race was held in the United State. ...In 1914, Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire. ...In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ...The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.

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