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Monday, July 11, 2016

The Daily Drift

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The Truth Hurts ...! 
 
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Today in History

1302
An army of French knights, led by the Count of Artois, is routed by Flemish pikemen.
1346
Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.
1533
Henry VIII is excommunicated from the catholic church by pope Clement VII.
1708
The French are defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy.
1786
Morocco agrees to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.
1799
An Anglo-Turkish armada bombards Napoleon Bonaparte‘s troops in Alexandria to no avail.
1804
Alexander Hamilton is mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel.
1862
Lincoln appoints General Henry Halleck as general in chief of the Federal army.
1942
In the RAF’s longest bombing raid of World War II, 44 British Lancaster bombers attack the Polish port of Danzig.
1972
American forces break the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.
1975
Archaeologists unearth an army of 8,000 life-size clay figures created more than 2,000 years ago for the Emperor Qin Shi Huangd.
1995
Full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and Vietnam.

The Biggest Explosion In History Is Still A Mystery

On June 30, 1908, a massive explosion ripped through the sky over the Tunguska region of Siberia, flattening trees nearly 31 miles around. The blast is thought to have been produced by a comet or asteroid hurtling through Earth's atmosphere, resulting in an explosion equal to 185 Hiroshima bombs as pressure and heat rapidly increased.
But, with no impact crater and little evidence of such an object ever found, scientists remain perplexed as to what truly caused the event in which 'the sky was split in two' - and a new study has failed to reach a conclusion.

Beware Bogus Treatments for Summer Miseries

The 50 Best Foods in Every Major American City

Whether you eat out all the time or your only go out on special occasions, life is too short for bad food. That's why we're loving this great Thrillist list that features most of the major cities in the US, each with their own link to the 50 best things to eat in that city. I can't vouch for all of their recommendations, but the ones listed for San Diego are pretty dead on.

6 Types of Seaweed Loaded with Health Benefits

6 Types of Seaweed Loaded with Health Benefits
Plus, how to make it taste delicious.

8 Weird Signs You’re Way Too Stressed Out

signs you're stressed
8 Weird Signs You’re Way Too Stressed Out
Your achy jaw, itchy skin, or strange dreams may be symptoms of a stress overload

Why You Feel Like You’re Falling When You’re Going to Sleep

hypnic jerks
Why You Feel Like You’re Falling When You’re Going to Sleep
A sleep doctor explains the strange sensation

6 Times in Life When It Can Feel Like You're Losing Your Virginity All Over Again

sex after life altering events

A Prostitute Tells All

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Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside one of Nevada’s legal brothels?
Not because you’ve ever wanted to visit a brothel. You’re just curious ...

Philadelphia Catholic Cult Absurdly Tells Remarried Couples Not to Have Sex

6 more women accuse Fox head Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

“You know if you want to play with the big boys, you have to lay with the big boys.”

Bahamas issues advisory to citizens visiting US

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers."
“Do not be confrontational and cooperate.”

Thousands sent to jail because of faulty $2 drug test

Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. And widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives.

Matador gored to death live on Spanish television during controversial bullfight

Spaniards were faced with a horrifying sight on Saturday when a famous bullfighter, VĂ­ctor Barrio, was gored in the chest and killed live on television Saturday.

How to Fish with Fire

For hundreds of years, fishermen in Taiwan have used fire to catch sardines. When a fisherman holds a firey stick over the water, sardines leap out to chase it. That's when other fishermen sweep in with nets to catch them.
It used to be a common practice, but now there are only about 3 boats left that still use fire fishing. They operate at nighttime from May to July. On a good night, a crew can get 3-4 tons of sardines, which will sell for about $4,500. Reuters reports:
"My daily earnings are unstable, but for a living I need to sail," Jian Kun, a 60-year-old boat owner, tells Reuters of the fire fishermen's plight.
The government provides a subsidy to the fishermen to encourage them to continue fire fishing and also filed the technique to the Department of Cultural Affairs for registration as a cultural asset in 2014.
And the annual Jinshan Sulphuric Fire Fishing festival was started in 2013 to help promote the practice, while photography tours have been set up to generate interest and boost finances.
The method of lighting the fire has been updated to include the use of calcium carbide, but the boats are old, with little to ease the physical toll on the fishermen who average around 60 years old.

Cocaine Bear attracts visitors to business

A bear connected to one of Kentucky’s greatest conspiracies on display in Lexington. Cocaine Bear spent years on the road but now he’s mounted on the back of a pick-up truck and in the Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall. Whit Hyler, the co-owner of Kentucky for Kentucky, says that they only had to pay for shipping to get the bear to Kentucky from the Nevada Desert.
People are coming from all over the world to see the famous Cocaine Bear. The bear’s story dates back to 1985, when Andrew Thornton, a true Kentucky Blue Blood, turned drug smuggler parachuted to his death over Tennessee with cocaine strapped to his body. A black bear ate 40 kg (75 pounds) of cocaine that Thornton dropped in Georgia’s Chattahoochee Forest.
The bear overdosed and died from the estimated $15 million worth of cocaine. Cocaine Bear was then stuffed and sold to Waylon Jennings, who didn’t even know the Cocaine Bear’s story; he was just a collector of such items. Jennings sent the bear as a gift to his friend in Nevada. When that friend died, “Pablo EskoBear,” as he is now known, was then sold to a pawn shop.
Hyler located the bear and the pawn shop gave it to him. “They just wanted to get rid of it. They were over it,” said Hyler. Kentucky for Kentucky is working on giving Pablo EskoBear his own section where there will be Cocaine Bear gear. You can see Cocaine Bear at the Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.
With news video, or you can watch it here.

Snakes Can't Move on Fleece


So who knew that fleece works as a treadmill for snakes? This python can't go anywhere as long as he wriggles along the blanket.

Do Bats Fart?

Yes, they do! Giant bats fly around and flatulate at night.

Animal Pictures