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|1755||English lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson publishes his Dictionary of the English Language.|
|1784||The first balloon is flown in Ireland.|
|1813||U.S. troops under James Wilkinson lay siege to the Spanish-held city of Mobile in future state of Alabama.|
|1858||At the Battle of Azimghur, the Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists.|
|1871||‘Wild Bill’ Hickok becomes the marshal of Abilene, Kansas.|
|1861||President Lincoln mobilizes Federal army.|
|1865||Abraham Lincoln dies from John Wilkes Booth‘s assassination bullet.|
|1912||With her band playing on the deck, the ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic.|
|1917||British forces defeat the Germans at the Battle of Arras.|
|1923||Insulin becomes generally available for people suffering with diabetes.|
|1923||The first sound films shown to a paying audience are exhibited at the Rialto Theater in New York City.|
|1940||French and British troops land at Narvik, Norway.|
|1945||President Franklin D. Roosevelt is buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.|
|1948||Arab forces are defeated in battle with Israeli forces.|
|1952||President Harry Truman signs the official Japanese peace treaty.|
|1955||Ray Kroc starts the McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants.|
|1959||Cuban leader Fidel Castro begins a U.S. goodwill tour.|
|1960||The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizes at Shaw University.|
|1971||North Vietnamese troops ambush a company of Delta Raiders from the 101st Airborne Division near Fire Support Base Bastogne in Vietnam. The American troops are on a rescue mission.|
|1986||U.S. warplanes attack Libya.|
Apparently this is some fancy wordplay which makes a whole lot more sense when you’re in on the joke. User laurentbelkacem explained “About La Fanfare d'Écublens postcard - Écublens is a little town in Canton Vaud, Switzerland. The name of this town is pronounced in a way that in French sounds exactly, in this sentence, like “La Fanfare des culs blancs”, literaly “White butts brass band”.
Witnesses told police that he expertly drove to the fast food joint, following traffic laws and staying under the speed limit.The children got cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and fries before they were taken to the police station, where their parents picked them up. No charges were filed in the incident.
“He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal,” Koehler said.
McDonald’s workers said they thought they were being pranked when he drove up to order a cheeseburger with money from his piggy bank.
“The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren’t,” Koehler said.
Police said the 8-year-old burst into tears when he learned that he did something wrong. He told officers that it was his first time behind the wheel.
Fanta has been a choice spirit offering for decades — so long that millennial Thais often find this phenomenon to be utterly unremarkable. But how, exactly, did this come to be? The answer, it seems, is buried under layers of folklore and ancient ritualism.Read the rest in this interesting article by Patrick Winn over at PRI.
“It’s just a tradition,” says Chatgaew Pinjulai, a 50-year-old woman who sells Fanta and other spirit offerings by the roadside. “A very pervasive tradition.”
Angelic spirits like sweet things, she says, and Strawberry Fanta is nothing if not sweet. The typical Thai-sized serving is an 8.5-ounce bottle packed with 32 grams of sugar. It is a high-calorie, syrupy brew, perhaps best suited for beings that cannot gain mass.
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Scientists believe that the ability to behave in a way that appears random arises from some of the most highly developed cognitive processes in humans, and may be connected to abilities such as human creativity. Previous studies have shown that aging diminishes a person's ability to behave randomly. [...]Read more over at Phys.org
The scientists analyzed the participants' choices according to their algorithmic randomness, which is based on the idea that patterns that are more random are harder to summarize mathematically. After controlling for characteristics such as gender, language, and education, they found that age was the only factor that affected the ability to behave randomly. This ability peaked at age 25, on average, and declined from then on.
"This experiment is a kind of reverse Turing test for random behavior, a test of strength between algorithms and humans," says study co-author Hector Zenil. "25 is, on average, the golden age when humans best outsmart computers," adds Dr. Gauvrit.