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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Today in History

269
Diocletian is proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers. He had been the commander of the emperor’s bodyguard.
1695
Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush.
1700
Sweden’s 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
1903
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
1914
Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.
1928
Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
1931
Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.
1943
U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific.
1945
The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg.
1947
Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
1950
U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
1955
The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
1962
President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
1967
The U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
1971
The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
1974
The United States files an antitrust suit to break up AT&T.
1978
South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
1981
Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
1992
Fire in England’s Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
1998
The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
2008
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to its lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.

Elementary School 'Share Tables' Keep Unwanted Lunch Food Out Of Trash

What a great idea, to share leftovers with other students.

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout
Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by Dumbass Trump's decision to pull out.…

Skeletons found at Qumran could answer the Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

The caves near the Dead Sea have been a source of constant debate for a long time now. A 12th cave was discovered in September 2017, which was used to house the ancient documents. Now, there might be a scientific way to figure out who once occupied a settlement located near the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

What are the origins of mental illness?

Psychiatric research is full of complex problems and the appeal of new technologies to untangle them is high. A new study in Translational Psychiatry aimed to do just that: By growing cerebral organoids, or mini brains, derived from the cells of a group of patients with schizophrenia, Michal Stachowiak’s group from the University at Buffalo claimed to be one step closer to understanding the cause of this chronic and severe mental disorder.

Are millennials putting an end to gender differences?

When I was growing up, my grandparents followed traditional gender roles: grandfather managed real estate properties while grandma was home taking care of her children.
My parents deviated from that slightly: dad ran a business while mom worked part-time as a secretary.
Now, my generation is poised to eliminate “traditional” gender roles completely.

How many sex partners is average?

The average person in the United States has about 7 sexual partners in their lifetime, whereas a person in Europe has about 6 partners.

What Are the Real Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack During Sex?

Is This a 'Sex Panic' or a National Moment of Reckoning?

When It Comes to Sexual Assault, It’s Time for the Bystanders to Challenge the Bullies

Stress leads us to make bad decisions

If you’ve ever found yourself making an impulsively risky decision, ask yourself, Were you stressed about anything at the time? Maybe you got fired or got sick or had a conflict with your partner?
Well, that stressful experience may have affected your brain, which in turn may have made it harder for you to be rational, new research suggests. 

Why the Nazi Party Loved Decaf Coffee

People love coffee, but some folks don't want the feeling caffeine leaves behind. In previous centuries, drinking coffee and other sources of caffeine was considered indulgent and sometimes downright sinful. Decaf offered a guilt-free way to drink coffee. German coffee roaster Ludwig Roselius developed a method of removing the caffeine from coffee in 1905 and sold his decaf under the name Kaffee HAG. It was marketed as a healthy alternative to coffee, and was adopted by the health and fitness craze sweeping Germany in the 1920s and '30s. The Nazis got into the act, too. 
Under the Nazi Party, the appeal of decaf (a way to avoid stimulants) became state policy meant to safeguard the idolized Aryan race. Geoffrey Cocks, author of The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany, says that Nazis “earnestly believed that it was their duty and their responsibility not only to protect health of individual Germans, but the health of the entire German people as a biological, racial entity.” This of course excluded Jews and other non-Aryans, as well as homosexuals and the sick.
Similarly, the Party took measures to warn the Aryan population of caffeine’s dangers. A 1941 Hitler Youth Handbook, writes Stanford science historian Robert Proctor, states that “for young people at least, caffeine was a poison ‘in every form and in every strength.’” By the end of the 1930s, he adds, decaffeinated coffee was “widely available—and strictly regulated.”
There's a punch line to the era of Nazis drinking Kaffee HAG for their health. You can read the entire story at Atlas Obscura.

KKK member posts pictures of woman’s kids on Facebook and threatens them

"You don’t mess with the Klan, we’ll all come get you,” the Georgia woman was warned.

Cops Abuse Senior Couple Because they Think Hibiscus Is Marijuana

What happens if aliens are real?

Imagine if E.T., Yoda, and the Na’vi were more than just fictional beings—and what if we could talk to them from Earth? It might be possible one day, thanks to astronomers who sent a message to a star system that may have the ability to support life. The message, which included music and math, was sent in October, but it was announced to the public on Thursday, according to Scientific American.

When black holes meet ...

It has long been predicted that when two black holes merge, they ought to give out a staggering amount of energy in the form of gravitational waves.
To put the breathtaking scale of this outburst into perspective, it’s been calculated to be equivalent to the power output of 10²³ of our suns. That’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 suns!

It's a Myth That Turkey Makes You Sleepy

Former Appalachian coal miners are finding new work in unexpected places

Animal Pictures


Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

1620
The Pilgrims sight Cape Cod.
1828
In Vienna, Composer Franz Schubert dies of syphilis at age 31.
1861
Julia Ward Howe writes “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” while visiting Union troops near Washington.
1863
Lincoln delivers the “Gettysburg Address” at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1885
Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivnitsa.
1873
James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation.
1897
The Great “City Fire” in London breaks out.
1905
100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks.
1911
New York receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.
1915
The Allies ask China to join the entente against the Central Powers.
1923
The Oklahoma State Senate ousts Governor Walton for anti-Ku Klux Klan measures.
1926
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union.
1942
Soviet forces take the offensive at Stalingrad.
1949
Prince Ranier III is crowned the 30th Prince of Monaco.
1952
Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe.
1969
Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.
1973
The New York stock market takes its sharpest drop in 19 years.
1976
Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail.
1981
U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil.
1985
Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, meet for the first time.
1985
In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.
1990
Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album.
1996
Canada’s Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril arrives in Africa to lead a multinational force policing Zaire.
1998
The US House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.
2010
New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed.

These Are the Sexiest Clothes for Men

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According to this reddit thread, it's time to roll up your sleeves and throw on a henley

Easy Ways To Soothe Your Itchy Vagina

Things You Should Know Before You Try the Paleo Diet

paleo diet tips5 Things You Should Know Before You Try the Paleo Diet
The Paleo Diet, also known as the "caveman" diet, has its perks—but there are some things you need to know before you go all in

Only One in Ten Americans Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Forget Tofurky

Signs Your Metabolism Is Out Of Whack

Metabolism out of whack
​6 Signs Your Metabolism Is Out Of Whack
Are you cold all the time?

If You've Been Congested For Months ...

Nasal Polyps
If You've Been Congested For Months, This Problem May Be To Blame
Nasal polyps sound just about as sexy as they are.

Can Acupuncture Really Help You Lose Weight?

acupuncture weight loss Can Acupuncture Really Help You Lose Weight? Here's What You Should Know
The ancient practice can help relieve pain, but its ability to help you shed pounds isn't quite as clear

If You're Obese, a Single Gene May Be to Blame

obesity may be caused by a single geneIf You're Obese, a Single Gene May Be to Blame
One gene "could be fueling the obesity epidemic," according to a study performed on mice

What Energy Drinks Actually Do To Your Body

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Love Red Bull? A new review has some bad news for you

Why Your Eye Can't Stop Twitching

why your eye twitches
Here's Why Your Eye Can't Stop Twitching
It's not just because you're stressed

Types Of People At Risk For Blood Clots

people prone to blood clots6 Types Of People At Risk For Blood Clots
Find out if you're at risk for a dangerous—or even deadly—one

Don't Freak Out, But Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is Coming to North America

Drug Resistant Gonorrhea
Don't Freak Out, But Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is Coming to North America
The strain, which was just found in Canada for the first time, is resistant to one of the last remaining drugs used to treat it

Now That Weed Is Legal, California Politicians Have a New Drug in Mind for Decriminalization

Pistols in Preschools

America and Its Allies Are Underestimating North Korea's Other Big Threat

Owners Of 'Fuck Trump' Truck In Texas Are Not Sorry

Owners Of 'F**k Trump' Truck In Texas Are Not Sorry

Michigan lottery sellers caught stealing winning tickets from customers

Employees at stores that sell lottery tickets in Michigan have been caught scamming customers out of winning tickets...

Fox 'News' Has a Homophobic New Conspiracy Theory This Holiday Season

Actress Lena Dunham defends 'Girls' writer accused of rape

Actress and "feminist" Lena Dunham is being slammed for defending a writer and producer on her HBO hit show 'Girls' after he was accused of raping an actress when she was 17-years-old.
Aurora Perrineau, known for her role as Shana in 'Jem and The Holograms,' went public with allegations against writer and producer Murray Miller after filing a police report with the Los Angeles County, The Wrap reported. But, according to "insider knowledge" of the situation, Dunham said the accusation against her colleague was “one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Shouldn’t Be Anywhere Near The Bench After Minimizing Sexual Assault

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Shouldn’t Be Anywhere Near The Bench After Minimizing Sexual Assault
O'Neill wants you ladies to stop with the sexual assault complaints, or as he calls them, "sexual indiscretions." He is "sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago."…

Washington neo-Nazi found guilty of killing three friends

Brent Ward Luyster, an infamous neo-Nazi from Washington state, killed three of his friends and fellow skinheads last summer — allegedly because he learned the FBI was investigating him on weapons charges.
As The Daily Beast reports, Luyster was found guilty on Friday of three counts of first-degree aggravated murder, as well as “one count of attempted first-degree murder, and first- and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.”
Though Luyster entered a not guilty plea and his lawyer claimed he had no motive to kill his best friend Zachary Thompson, as well as his friend Joseph Lamar and Lamar’s girlfriend Janell Knight, the prosecution claimed otherwise.

Indiana wingnut charged with 3 counts of child molestation after allegedly assaulting two ten-year-old girls

Wingnut Indianapolis city councilman Jeff Miller has been charged with three counts of child molestation...

How NASA watches for doomsday events

 About 17,000 undetected asteroids that are large enough to be a concern to NASA may be lurking near Earth, according to a recent report. That doesn’t mean it’s time to panic or start declaring that the world will end on Sunday (or any other day this year) because some non-existent planet is rapidly approaching Earth, but it does illustrate how seriously federal agencies and international organizations take real threats like asteroids and space weather.

Unlocking the mysteries of Mars volcanoes

Mars famously has the largest volcanoes known to science. The largest is Olympus Mons, which towers 22km above the surrounding plains – over two and a half times taller than Mount Everest. This extinct volcano is 640km wide even at its narrowest point, greater than the distance between London and Glasgow, or Los Angeles and San Francisco. And Olympus Mons isn’t alone in the Earth-beating stakes – three other Martian volcanoes are more than 10km high.

Pacific Threat

Pacific Island nations are expected to lose 50 to 80 percent of fish species by the end of the century.
The alarming number was published in a study by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program in Marine Policy. The oceans in the Pacific Islands in particular, according to the study, are expected to be the most severely affected by climate change in the next century. These waters are already the warmest of the global ocean, and with less seasonal variability, animals in this area may be more shocked by changing conditions.