What’s Trending at 5:30, Monday, September 1st & Conversation

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 If you haven’t heard about this game yet, listen up… A high school baseball game in Japan lasted 50 — yes, Five-zero — innings over four days.
The two teams were tied at zero for 49 innings before one of them finally scored three runs for the win.
There were breaks in the game — hence why it took four days to complete.
Over that span — the winning pitcher ended up throwing 709 pitches.
He said after the game that it was physically the hardest thing he has ever done.

One ALS ice bucket challenge is causing quite the heat. This video shows a grandfather dumping ice water on himself — and his 10-month old granddaughter. The child’s parents are going through a divorce.  A total stranger who saw the video on social media sent the link to the Texas Department of Children and Families. The child’s father also took the video to police. The grandfather has not been charged.

School leaders in one Arkansas town are telling their students to preach their message off campus.
The students have been standing in front of their high school, holding signs supporting their Christian faith.  The superintendent says he’s gotten complaints that the display is making some students uncomfortable. He says it’s the district’s responsibility to maintain what’s called a limited public forum on campus. The students now plan on wearing shirts and buttons to school to show their faith.

If you’re looking to clock into work at 9 and leave at 5, think again.
A new survey shows most full time American employees are logging more than 40 hours a week on the job. Research found many of us work seven hours– sometimes a full 8 hour day longer each week.
About half of adults surveyed say they work about 47 hours a week on average.
One in ten say they log at least 50 hours a week, 18-percent say they put in 60 hours or more.
Experts say the pay structure — salaried v. By the hour — may play a part.

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