MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From Memorial Day events to “A Beautiful Mind” famous mathematician killed, here are the four stories to know for Monday, May 25.
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Monday is a time to remember those who have given their lives in military service to the United States. The National Moment of Remembrance is recognized at 3 p.m.
The largest observance of Memorial Day in Minnesota today is at Fort Snelling. The parade is at 10 a.m.
For a list of what’s open and what’s closed, click here.
John Nash Dies
“A Beautiful Mind” mathematician has died in a car accident.
John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed while riding in a taxi along the New Jersey Turnpike.
Nash was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film ‘A Beautiful Mind’. The movie starring Russell Crowe depicted Nash’s struggles with mental illness.READ MORE: St. Paul Police Report Rapid Increase Of Overdoses, Warn Of Synthetic Opioids
Nash was 86.
Men & Housework
There could be a couple “dust-ups” between men and women over this next story. Men are still doing less housework than women.
A new study shows women do almost twice as much as men. The average man would need to increase doing chores by 70 percent to be as productive.
The study found women take on much more in a high income household, even though both thought they were equal.
82-Year-Old Attempts To Break Roller Coaster Record
Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and with theme parks now open, why not ride a rollercoaster? But how about 95 times?!
That’s what 82-year-old Vic Kleman is doing in Pennsylvania.MORE NEWS: 'It Was Just Nuts': Severe Storms Leave Residents With Damage, Debris, And Outages
If he can master the ‘Jack Rabbit’ coaster for 95 consecutive rides, he’ll be the only person to break the 5,000 ride barrier.