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Friday, September 30, 2016

The Daily Drift

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Algeria - Chad - Congo - Egypt - Ethiopia - Ivory Coast - Kenya - Libya - Madagascar - Morocco  Mozambique - Nigeria - South Africa - Sudan - Tunisia - Zambia - Zimbabwe
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Today in History

1399
Richard II is deposed.
1568
Eric XIV, king of Sweden, is deposed after showing signs of madness.
1630
John Billington, one of the original pilgrims who sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, becomes the first man executed in the English colonies. He is hanged for having shot another man during a quarrel
1703
The French, at Hochstadt in the War of the Spanish Succession, suffer only 1,000 casualties to the 11,000 of their opponents, the Austrians of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I.
1791
Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute is performed for the first time in Vienna
1846
The first anesthetized tooth extraction is performed by Dr. William Morton in Charleston, Massachusetts.
1864
Confederate troops fail to retake Fort Harrison from the Union forces during the siege of Petersburg.
1911
Italy declares war on Turkey over control of Tripoli.
1918
Bulgaria pulls out of World War I.
1927
Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary in Yankee Stadium, New York City.
1935
George Gershwin‘s opera Porgy and Bess opens at the Colonial Theater in Boston.
1938
Under German threats of war, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign an accord permitting Germany to take control of Sudetenland–a region of Czechoslovakia inhabited by a German-speaking minority.
1939
The French Army is called back into France from its invasion of Germany. The attack, code named Operation Saar, only penetrated five miles.
1943
The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps becomes the Women’s Army Corps, a regular contingent of the U.S. Army with the same status as other army service corps.
1949
The Berlin Airlift is officially halted after 277,264 flights.
1950
U.N. forces cross the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea as they pursue the retreating North Korean Army.
1954
The first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus, is commissioned in Groton, Connecticut.
1954
NATO nations agree to arm and admit West Germany.
1955
Actor and teen idol James Dean is killed in a car crash while driving his Porsche on his way to enter it into a race in Salinas, California.
1960
Fifteen African nations are admitted to the United Nations.
1962
U.S. Marshals escort James H. Meredith into the University of Mississippi; two die in the mob violence that follows.
1965
President Lyndon Johnson signs legislation that establishes the National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities.
1965
The 30 September Movement unsuccessfully attempts coup against Indonesian government; an anti-communist purge in the aftermath results in over 500,000 deaths.
1966
Bechuanaland ceases to be a British protectorate and becomes the independent Republic of Botswana.
1972
Pro baseball great Roberto Clemente hits his 3,000th—and final—hit of his career.
1975
The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter makes its first flight.
1994
Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground transit system closes after 88 years.
1999
Japan’s second-worst nuclear accident occurs at a uranium processing facility in Tokaimura, killing two technicians.
2009
Earthquakes in Sumatra kill more than 1,115 people.

The World's Strongest Cup of Coffee

Some people can't wake up without a cup of coffee and for some people, a whole pot of coffee is necessary. If you just can't get enough caffeine, you might want to head to The Viscous Cafe in Australia, where you can find the world's strongest cup of coffee. Just one mug of this strong brew is the equivalent of 80 regular cups of coffee. That means each cup contains 5 grams of caffeine, which considering that 18 is fatal for even a healthy adult means that just three cups would put you dangerously close to death.

Serena Williams Writes Impassioned Post About the Dangers of Driving While Black

The Mystical Early Pennsylvania Settler Who Lived in a Cave

In the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, in Fairmont Park, you can see a cave that has a history few know today. This was where Johannes Kelpius spent his life waiting for the apocalypse. Kelpius was a devout Protestant who also dabbled in mysticism, astrology, numerology, and alchemy. Ethnically German, he was born in Transylvania in 1667.
While still in Europe, Kelpius read the works of the Pietist Jakob B√∂hme, who was also a firm believer in the coming apocalypse. Based on both his reading of Revelation which spoke of an exilic remnant of the faithful that was as a “woman in the wilderness,” as well as glowing accounts of the colony of Pennsylvania, Kelpius became convinced that the “Philadelphia” which John of Patmos wrote of was not the historical settlement in Asia Minor, but rather this new metropolis on the American frontier. At the time, this proprietary English colony was the largest private land holding on Earth; it was also marked by an exceptional ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity, truly a remnant of the varied faithful in this wilderness.
Kelpius was convinced that Judgment Day would arrive in 1694. Read about the life of Johannes Kelpius, one of the earliest of many religious pioneers who flocked to the state of Pennsylvania in search of freedom to worship in their own way, at Atlas Obscura.

Debunking the Myth of the ‘Real’ Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe published his book Robinson Crusoe in 1719, at a time when stories of shipwrecks, pirates, and castaways were hot, and there were plenty of narratives available. His book survived better than other accounts because it was particularly well-written and gripped the public’s imagination. And it was fiction, so therefore not constrained by actual events. After Defoe’s death, scholars pointed to the true story of pirate Alexander Selkirk as the main inspiration for Robinson Crusoe. But that’s not the whole story. According to Auburn University professor Paula Backscheider, there were other influences that can be traced directly to Defoe.
Take Robert Knox, for example. After his shipwreck on Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, he was held captive for 20 years (closer to the amount of time that Crusoe spent on an island).
“He started his own little corn business,” Backscheider says. “He even made little wool caps, and Defoe knew him personally.” This and other tales suggest that there were many people who influenced Defoe.
Backscheider says Defoe scholars are tired of the assumption that Selkirk’s story was the inspiration for Crusoe, rather than just one of many survival narratives that Defoe knew about. When people bring it up to them, “we just giggle,” she says.   
National Geographic explains several of the ways the tale of Robinson Crusoe differed from that of of Alexander Selkirk, and more about the other stories that were just as influential.

What’s in a face?

What’s in a face? Study shows puberty changes facial recognition
What’s in a face? Study shows puberty changes facial recognition
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The One Psychological Characteristic That Online Trolls Tend to Share

How America's Insane Anti-Choice Wackos Screw Over Women All Over the Globe

Andrea Tantaros Just Buried Fox 'News'

Andrea Tantaros Just Buried Fox 'News' With Sworn Affidavit From A Professional Therapist
Fox 'News' needs to take Andrea Tantaros’ sexual harassment lawsuit seriously because she refuses to back down.

Teacher Invited 2 Students to Her Home for Sex

A substitute teacher was arrested last week after police say she had sexual encounters with students she invited to her Georgia home.
While Cherokee County Sheriff's Office officials said the students were at the age of consent for the state, it was 38-year-old Laura Rich's position of authority that makes her alleged deeds a crime.
Rich is accused of starting a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old shortly after she began substitute teaching in early 2015, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jay Baker said.
Rich is accused of having sex with an 18-year-old months later.
The Cherokee County School District notified police about the allegations.
"Our detectives conducted an investigation and determined that Rich had sex with a 16-year-old student in early 2015 and then had sex with an 18-year-old student in late 2015. The encounters occurred at her former home in Acworth," Baker said in a statement.
In a statement, the school district said Rich's last day as a substitute was August 19.
"Our School District has zero tolerance for inappropriate relationships between students and any adults serving in any capacity in our schools," a spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Rich was charged Friday with two counts of sexual assault by a teacher. She was released on a $22,400 bond that same day.
According to online records, her first court appearance is scheduled for October 21.

Florida trooper pulled over women and groped her to ‘do away with her insecurities’

WFTV reported that 35-year-old Trooper David Gonzalez was charged with battery this week after investigators concluded that he groped the woman at a traffic stop.
While the issue is a national problem, Michelle Dillon, program coordinator of the Seattle-based non-profit Books to Prisoners, said, “Texas is less rational than other states.”

Man dancing on freeway overpass in Wonder Woman cape arrested for public intoxication

Police in Lubbock, Texas, responded to an emergency call about a man dancing on the concrete barrier of a freeway overpass on Tuesday afternoon.
The man was reportedly wearing a wrestling mask and a Wonder Woman cape . LPD dispatch received the call at 2:20pm.
Police say one driver crashed after they were forced to brake suddenly to avoid the man. The man was said to be dancing on the overpass and waving a stick.
Police say the man, identified as 43-year-old Chad Coffey, was charged with public intoxication and is now at the Lubbock County Detention Center.
A 53-year-old man from Bay City, Michigan, is accused of walking around his neighborhood naked, then having a fight with police that involved him crawling into a refrigerator. About 7:30pm on Sunday police responded to a house for a report of a nude man outside with a shovel. The woman who called police told them the man was in her backyard and had been hitting her house with the shovel. Police saw the man, identified as Scott W. Lange, in the yard. He had cuts on his body, was bleeding from numerous spots, and appeared to be under the influence of a drug. Lange refused to drop his shovel and attempted to enter his own nearby home, prompting police to stun him with a Taser. Officers were unable to get the shovel from Lange's hands. Lange then crawled into his house and slammed the door behind him. Officers kicked open the door and Lange threw a metal chair and the shovel at them, the shovel hitting one of the officers in the chest and knocking her off her feet. Lange then crawled into an empty refrigerator and kept tossing whatever items he could find at the officers. Lange eventually grabbed two wooden TV tables and used them as shields against officers' Tasers.
Police eventually wrestled the tables away from Lange and stunned him again, causing him to fall out of the fridge. While he was on the ground, he attempted to eat shards of broken glass. The officers were able to hoist him up and take him outside, where he was attended by medical personnel and taken to McLaren Bay Region hospital. He told police he was embarrassed, thought he was dreaming, and didn't know where he was. In all, Lange had four Taser barbs removed from him. He also had a shard of glass in his upper left thigh. Police entered Lange's home and found it in shambles, with everything broken to pieces, blood streaks on the walls, and the sinks clogged and running.
Neighbours told police Lange had been walking up and down the sidewalk while nude, going onto porches and ringing doorbells. The woman who called 911 said Lange has been her neighbor for about two years and has always been "the sweetest guy ever." Lange was discharged from the hospital at about 12:30am and police promptly took him to the Bay County Jail. Lange appeared in Bay County District Court for arraignment on three counts of assaulting, resisting, or obstructing police and single counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and indecent exposure. The judge set his bond at $7,500 cash-surety and scheduled him to appear for a preliminary examination on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk

The Frontier Fields: Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk
The Frontier Fields: Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk
In the ongoing hunt for the universe’s earliest galaxies, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observations for the Frontier Fields project. This ambitious project has combined the power of all three of NASA’s Great Observatories —...

The 'penis worm mouth' monster

Man bitten on penis by venomous spider for the second time in five months

A 21-year-old Australian tradesman has been bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time. The man was using a portable toilet on a Sydney building site on Tuesday, when he suffered a repeat of the incident five months ago. Jordan, who preferred not to reveal his surname, said he was bitten on "pretty much the same spot" by the spider. "I'm the most unlucky guy in the country at the moment," he said.
"I was sitting on the toilet doing my business and just felt the sting that I felt the first time. I was like 'I can't believe it's happened again.' I looked down and I've seen a few little legs come from around the rim." He said that being bitten the first time had made him wary of using portable toilets. "After the first time it happened I didn't really want to use one again," he said. "Toilets got cleaned that day and I thought it was my opportunity to go use one.
"Had a look under both seats and then I sat down did my business. Next thing you know, I'm bent over in pain." The tradesman said he was not sure what type of spider bit him this time. One of his colleagues took him from the work-site in north-west Sydney to Blacktown Hospital, although many of his workmates were quick to see the lighter side of the situation. "They got worried the first time," he said. "This time they were making jokes before I was getting in the car."
The hospital declined to discuss the matter, citing patient privacy. Jordan was released from hospital and said he expected to return to work soon but was unlikely to be using the on-site toilet. "I think I'll be holding on for dear life to be honest," he said. The redback spider, closely related to the black widow spider, is distinguished by a long red stripe on its abdomen. Its bite causes severe pain, sweating and nausea. Although there are recorded cases of deaths from redback bites, none have occurred since the development of antivenom in 1956.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

1197
Emperor Henry VI dies in Messina, Sicily.
1399
Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster, declares himself king under the name Henry IV.
1493
Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the new world.
1513
Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.
1789
Congress votes to create a U.S. army.
1833
A civil war breaks out in Spain between Carlists, who believe Don Carlos deserves the throne, and supporters of Queen Isabella.
1850
Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.
1864
Union troops capture the Confederate Fort Harrison, outside Petersburg, Virginia.
1879
Dissatisfied Ute Indians kill Agent Nathan Meeker and nine others in the “Meeker Massacre.”
1932
A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.
1939
Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.
1941
30,000 Jews are gunned down in Kiev when Heinrich Himmler sends four strike squads to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other “undesirables.”
1943
Adolf Hitler‘s book Mein Kampf is published in the United States.
1950
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev repeatedly disrupts a UN General Assembly meeting with his violent outbursts over intervention in the Belgian Congo, US U2 spy planes, and arms control.
1960
General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.
1962
Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.
1962
The popular Argentinian comic strip Mafalda beings publication, in the weekly Primera Plana; focusing on a six-year-old girl (Mafalda) and her friends, it has been called the Argentinian Peanuts.
1966
Chevrolet introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.
1971
Oman joins the Arab League.
1979
John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.
1990
The YF-22, later named F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
1992
Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello impeached for corruptions; he was the youngest president in the nation’s history, taking office at age 40 in 1990.
2008
Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history.
2009
An 8.1 earthquake causes a tidal wave that claims 189 lives in Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga.

Paris agrees plan to open nudist zone

Next summer, nudists or naturists may be able to bare it all in a designated area of the French capital, Paris. City Councillors have approved plans for an experimental nudist area, possibly in one of Paris's parks or in wooded areas on its outskirts. The Green Party, which proposed the plan, said France was a top destination for naturists, and its capital city should have somewhere for them to go. One centrist Councillor, however, called the idea "demented". He said the idea of authorizing full-scale nudity in the middle of the capital might be seen as a provocation, especially at a time when feelings were still running high over the 'burkini' issue.
But those who support the move say, in a country with numerous clothes-free beaches and holiday camps, Paris should also be a draw for naturists. "We've got two million nudists in France which is doubled during the summer with visitors," said David Belliard, co-chairman of the ecologist group in the city council.
"For them Paris is the world's premier tourist destination and there's no public place for them to go. We want to try out a recreational area where nudists can freely strip off." Deputy Mayor of Paris Bruno Julliard said he was in favor of the plan, as was Mayor Anne Hidalgo. He said the likeliest site for the naturist zone is in one of Paris's two main woods, the Bois de Boulogne to the west or Bois de Vincennes to the east, "near a lake, in a regulated setting so that there is no threat to public order".

10 Interesting Hobbit Houses

The Lord of the Rings showed us the cozy underground homes of the Shire, where Hobbits live. They were intriguing, how they meshed with the surrounding natural world, and their Middle-Earth details. There are quite a few Hobbit homes in the real world, either specifically designed to be Tolkien or that happen to share the esthetic. Underground homes are quite eco-friendly and energy-efficient, and some of these houses fit into the landscape so well that you might not even realize they are there, like the Dune House in Florida.
Look too quickly, and you may miss the fact that a house is built under all of the greenery. It’s called the Dune House, is located in Atlantic Beach, Florida, and is practically hidden in the landscape. As far as Hobbit houses go, this one is completely decked out. It’s a two story building and was built in 1975 by famed architect William Morgan — that means he had a jump on the trend before LOTR was even a thing. The home is worth $1.4 million dollars, and it definitely looks expensive inside.
Well, The Hobbit was published in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings trilogy in the ‘50s, but most of the ten homes on this list are relatively recent and resemble the Hobbit homes in the movies. You can even visit and sleep in a couple of them!

First baby born from DNA of three parents


The first baby has been born using technology that allows for the combination of DNA from three different people, CBS News reports. The procedure, which is illegal in the United States, was performed by a team led by Dr. John Zhang of the New Hope Fertility Center in New York at a facility in Mexico; the baby boy is now six months old.
The mother carried a genetic mutation for Leigh syndrome, a neurological disorder that is often fatal within a few years. Two of the mother's children had died from the syndrome, and she'd had four miscarriages. The new baby has so far been healthy and showed no signs of the disease thanks to the "revolutionary" technique, which "involved removing some of the mother's DNA from an egg, and leaving the disease-causing DNA behind," The Associated Press reports. "The healthy DNA was slipped into a donor's egg, which was then fertilized. As a result, the baby inherited DNA from both parents and the egg donor."
“This is the very first time at least in human reproduction that the offspring are produced with three parties — one sperm and different parts of two eggs ... So this is very revolutionary,” Zhang told CBS News. And while the procedure might not be allowed in the United States, Zhang insisted, "To save lives is the ethical thing to do."

9 Foods You Should Add to Your Diet Right Now If You Hate Getting Sick

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Former policeman appointed as city’s new hermit

The city of Solothurn in Switzerland has appointed a divorced ex-policeman from southern Germany into the unusual job of ‘hermit’. Michael Daum, 55, will start his new job on October 1st after being selected from among 22 candidates.
The divorced father of four will be required to lead a solitary life in the hermitage located in the peaceful Verena gorge just outside Solothurn. In doing so he will continue a tradition dating back to 1442 and follow in the footsteps of St Verena, believed to have lived as a hermit in the area in the third century.
Daum is a former policeman who, since leaving the force, has studied Catholic theology and the meditation practices of monks. Daum will act as caretaker for the hermitage and nearby St Martin’s Chapel, which is used for weddings and blessings. In return he can live in the hermitage rent-free and will collect 2,000 francs a month in salary.
Despite the solitary nature of his job title, Daum will be required to have some social skills. In 2014 a previous occupant of the role resigned after complaining about the number of tourists who visit the hermitage and chapel. Daum’s predecessor, Sister Benedicta, quit in February 2016 after clashing with Solothurn authorities over the nature and role of the hermitage.

Federal Court Rules You Can Be Denied a Job If You Have Dreadlocks

Across U.S., Police Officers Violate Confidential Database Rules to Stalk Ex-Lovers, Find Dates and More

Georgia mom says deputy threatened to arrest her for breastfeeding in grocery store

Shukla filed an official complaint Monday to prevent other mothers from experiencing the same treatment, which she said was “horrifying.”

White Officer in Georgia Lies About Being Shot by a Black Man

Woman unhappy after arriving home to find naked burglars having sex on her couch

A South Memphis woman is in shock after catching two burglars having sexual intercourse in her house and ransacking the place. "It's horrible in there," said victim Jamie Barnes. "It's absolutely horrible in there. It's like they just had a big old nasty party."
Barnes was surprised to see her front door open after being away for a few days, but that shock was quickly topped by what was going on inside the house. "Walk in and they're having sex on my couch," said Barnes. "I pick up my broom, I wanted to hit that man so bad." She said the man yelled, "I don't know nothing" over and over, while the woman tried to cover up.
"She tried to grab one of my dresses and put it on and I snatched it from her, what are you trying to do?" said Barnes. She said the man went running. She tried to follow him but stopped when he reached an alley, while the woman, Tonka Barnes, was arrested for aggravated burglary. Barnes said the couple she saw stripped naked, also stripped her house.
"They ransacked my house and stole all my stuff: jewellery, appliances, clothes," said Barnes. Her neighbor said someone spotted the couple taking bins of clothing out of the house, and even trying to sell some of Barnes' jewellery. "Crazy stuff," said neighbor Christian Jones. "You never think something like that would happen. They're getting too bold." Barnes said she was already planning on moving, but Sunday's crime expedited the process. "I don't feel comfortable at this house, so in my eyes, I'm homeless," she said.

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The Long and Curious History of Curry

“Curry” has become the unofficial cuisine of England, which has boosted that country’s culinary reputation considerably. It was once considered exotic, but shouldn’t have been, since it is eaten around the world and even appeared in an American cookbook as far back as 1824. In fact, the only place that doesn’t have a curry tradition is India.
That word “curry,” now as then, has a meaning as vague and inclusive as its ingredients. It can mean any stew made with “Indian” spices, as well as the yellow spice powder (usually a mixture of turmeric, coriander, cumin, and fenugreek) used in raisin-studded chicken salads. It’s not difficult to trace the spread of curry—it traveled by sea, following traders and slavers and laborers, the ancient vectors of colony and conquest—but the word itself is an altogether different beast, a bastard with many potential parents and no clear pedigree.
The Portuguese first came to India’s palm-toothed southern shores in 1498, in search of cardamom, cloves, and black pepper, each among the world’s most valuable commodities. Lacking a word to describe the spicy, coconut-thickened stews they found there, they went ahead and made one up: carel, taken from the Tamil word kari.
From those early traders, the Indian dishes we call curry followed the spread of imperialism. Read about how curry took over the world at the A.V. Club.  

Archaeologists discover 18th century pub full of untouched bottles of brandy

Archaeologists have uncovered a forgotten 200-year-old pub beneath the city of Manchester, England. And the best part? It still has full, untouched bottles of brandy inside, The Independent reports.
Archaeologists discovered the underground pub — once known as the Astley Arms — when they were brought in to inspect the site of a future skyscraper. During the excavation, they found pottery belonging to Thomas Evans, who was the landlord of Astley Arms in 1821. "It's brilliant because you can suddenly connect it to the local people in the area. We looked online about [Evans'] family history and one of his descendants now lives in Texas," said the site's archeological supervisor, Aidan Turner.
As many as 20 bottles have also been found in the former pub, Manchester Evening News reports. "We opened the cork on a few and you can still smell it," said James Alderson, the site's developer. "It's amazing knowing there's so much history at this site and it's really exciting."

Farmer has dyed his 800-strong flock of sheep bright orange in bid to stop thieves

A security conscious sheep farmer in Cumbria has resorted to radical measures to deter sheep rustlers after losing hundreds of animals in recent years.
Troutbeck farmer Pip Simpson has sprayed almost 800 of his flock with a luminous orange dye to help them stand out on the hillsides and make them less desirable to thieves. Mr Simpson hopes his glow-in-the-dark Cheviots will be less prone to rustlers and bring an end to thieves stealing his stock.
"Over the last four years we will have had towards 300 sheep go missing or pinched so we've had this constant problem with never being able to stop it," he said. "The only solution we could find was to make them completely different to everybody else's so they've been sprayed luminous orange. It's just a dye, there's no chemicals or anything and it's not going to harm them at all."
But despite having to take the radical step, 50-year-old Mr Simpson believes there is a valid logic behind his method. "We're hoping this will deter thieves because if they did get pinched they're bright orange and somebody is going to wonder where they've come from. It's a massive problem is sheep theft. As sad as it is, it's probably someone local who knows the area that's doing it."

Dogs ignore bad advice that humans follow

Dogs ignore bad advice that humans follow
Dogs ignore bad advice that humans follow
Dogs are less likely to follow bad advice than children, according to a new study conducted at the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. In contrast to children, dogs only copy a human’s actions if they are absolutely necessary for solving the task at hand, according to a...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Daily Drift

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