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Friday, September 18, 2015

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Today in History

1758 James Abercromby is replaced as supreme commander of British forces after his defeat by French commander the Marquis of Montcalm at Fort Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.
1759 Quebec surrenders to the British after a battle which sees the deaths of both James Wolfe and Louis Montcalm, the British and French commanders.
1793 George Washington lays the foundation stone for the U.S. Capitol.
1830 Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in the United States, loses a nine-mile race in Maryland to a horse.
1850 Congress passes the second Fugitive Slave Bill into law (the first was enacted in 1793), requiring the return of escaped slaves to their owners.
1862 After waiting all day for a Union attack which never came at Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins a retreat out of Maryland and back to Virginia.
1863 Union cavalry troops clash with a group of Confederates at Chickamauga Creek.
1874 The Nebraska Relief and Aid Society is formed to help farmers whose crops were destroyed by grasshoppers swarming throughout the American West.
1911 Russian Premier Piotr Stolypin dies four days after being shot at the Kiev opera house by socialist lawyer Dimitri Bogroff.
1914 The Irish Home Rule Bill becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.
1929 Charles Lindbergh takes off on a 10,000 mile air tour of South America.
1934 The League of Nations admits the Soviet Union.
1939 A German U-boat sinks the British aircraft carrier Courageous, killing 500 people.
1948 Margaret Chase Smith becomes the first woman elected to the Senate without completing another senator’s term when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten. Smith is also the only woman to be elected to and serve in both houses of Congress.
1960 Two thousand cheer Castro’s arrival in New York for the United Nations session.
1961 UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold is killed in a plane crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Congo.
1964 U.S. destroyers fire on hostile targets in Vietnam.
1973 East and West Germany and The Bahamas are admitted to United Nations.
1975 Patty Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped by violent radical group SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army); she later took part in some of the group’s militant activities, is captured by FBI agents.
1977 Voyager I takes first photo of Earth and the Moon together.
1980 Cosmonaut Arnoldo Tamayo, a Cuban, becomes the first black to be sent on a mission in space.
1998 ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is formed to coordinate unique identifying addresses for Websites worldwide.
2009 The US television soap opera The Guiding Light broadcasts its final episode, ending a 72-year run that began on radio.

Editorial Comment

With Autumn rapidly approaching we here at Carolina Naturally are beginning to feel all the family and friends reconnect time that this time of the year brings - everybody has that one weird aunt or crazy friend they "never" see until now.That said, our list of gatherings and parties through the new year is growing with invites coming in daily - so we feel we'll be busy for a few months, but this blog will continue undisturbed.
CN has experienced an ever growing and loyal readership since we began nearly a decade ago ... Thank You.
Now that the weather is getting 'cooler' the fun times will only increase, who does not like raking leaves into a pile and them jumping in them and scattering them all over the yard again!?

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“The Devil’s Breath”

The Scariest Drug You Don’t Know About

scopolamine plantThe most evil drug in the world comes from Columbia in the form of a powerful psychedelic that turns its victims into zombies.
Scopolamine has become known as “Devil’s Breath” because it reportedly is being turned into a fine powder and blown into the faces of strangers, whereupon it takes away the victim’s will power and subjects him or her to abuse, robbery and worse.  
The psychedelic is not used recreationally because its effects are very unpleasant.  Instead of pleasantly tripping out, the victim ends up with dry mouth, nausea, sometimes vomiting and even death.
Woman blowing away gold sandCriminals in Columbia reportedly use it to take control of victims, who willingly lead their abductors to their homes, where they re causally robbed and sometimes abused.
Two women and a man were recently arrested in Paris, where they had victimized multiple innocent wanderers, blowing the dust at them in the streets, and then robbing them.
Vice has done a scary documentary on the evil substance, complete with victim interviews and more from Columbia.

We love extreme weather — here’s why

Colorized infrared image of Hurricane Edouard as part of a triple tropical cyclone outbreak (NOAA)
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more intense. For some, that's just fine.

Here’s Why 2016 Could Be Even Warmer Than 2015

Right now, it looks like 2015 will be the hottest year on record by far and that we will be setting 12-month global temperature records through spring 2016. Barring a major volcano or an unexpected flip in the El Niño-La Niña, cycle, 2016 may well top 2015.

First known use of the F word was in Medieval England

The first known use of the F bomb was in medieval England almost 1,000 years ago. 

Seven Times When Having A Low Budget Resulted In Movie Magic

Producers have to adhere to a strict budget and milestone timeline to get their film completed per studio standards, and if a film seems like it's going over budget they pull the plug and move on to the next project. But many crafty filmmakers have figured out ways to work around budget constraints, and their movie making on the cheap became the stuff of Hollywood legend. 
Take the Monty Python crew for instance- they wanted to have real life horses in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but they were shooting on a budget and simply could not afford them. So they resurrected an old time foley trick and turned two coconut halves into the clop of a horse's hooves, and one of the most iconic gags in comedy history was born. Read 7 Times Being Totally Cheap Resulted In Movie Magic here

20 Alternative Housing Solutions for the Homeless

If there's no space in a shelter--or the shelter isn't safe--then the homeless need quick, portable, and durable housing alternatives. Professional architects have used their skills to develop solutions that are reachable by homeless people around the world, such as the WheelLY--an emergency housing concept by the Italian design firm ZO_loft. It consists of an aluminum frame and 2 polyester resin tents.
When not in use, the owner can fold up and roll the WheelLY around.
This is 1 of 20 housing designs made specifically for the homeless. You can read the rest at When on Earth.

15 Facts About the Dakota Building

The legendary Dakota on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is a beautiful building in the German Renaissance style that overlooks Central Park. The 131-year-old building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, is one of the most sought-after residential co-ops in the city, with apartments priced between five and thirty million dollars. The building also has quite a history. Roman Polanski shot scenes for Rosemary's Baby there. A huge list of celebrities have called the building home, including Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, and Boris Karloff. John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived there, and Lennon was killed just outside the building.
Prior to Lennon's death, however, he and Yoko learned of a suggestion put forth by Stephen Birmingham in his 1996 book Life at the Dakota. Birmingham claimed that the previous resident of Lennon's apartment hid $30,000 under the master-bedroom floor. The mystery has never been solved though, because the management wouldn't allow the floor to be destroyed in order to search for the cash.
Read more facts and see a number of additional photos of the Dakota here.

Parents Poke Fun at Their Daughter's Excessive Selfies

Emily Musson, a fashion merchandising student at LIM College in New York City, began dating a guy named Johnny recently. Like many of "today's youths," the couple celebrated their budding relationship publicly via social media. Facebook, specifically.
Yet not everyone in Emily and Johnny's inner circle took their online posturing seriously. Emily's parents began to recreate the young couple's photos for comic value. The poses might be similar, but the effect certainly isn't. Said Emily of her parents shenanigans getting publicity,
"My mom thinks it's hilarious and claims she wants to be on Dancing With the Stars."
See more pictures of the couple and their parental imitators here.

Snoring Rooms

Airline CEO Leaves Amid Huge Corruption Probe, Will Receive These Ultra-Fancy Perks For Life

Airline CEO Leaves Amid Huge Corruption Probe, Will Receive These Ultra-Fancy Perks For LifeThis CEO is being investigated for corruption, but his former company is giving him UNBELIEVABLE perks for the rest of his life.

Fashion Police

Teens in shorts - Shutterstock
"I prayed about this. I know that dog would not go around with pants down,” Dadeville City Councilman Frank Goodman explained.

Subway Knew About Fogle’s Sexual Interest In Children As He Toured Schools

In 2011, a journalist approached the FBI to let them know Fogle had told her "middle school girls are hot" several times.

Ambulance Driver Caught Texting, Browsing Facebook While Driving Boy To ER

Ambulance Driver Caught Texting, Browsing Facebook While Driving Boy To ER (VIDEO)
It doesn’t look like he’s paying ANY attention to the road.
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Prosecution of White Collar Crime Hits 20-Year Low

I Was a Domestic Violence Victim - My Town Wanted Me Evicted for Calling 911

Florida man tailed by cops for playing policeman arrested when he pulls over to play cop once again

Thomas Hook (Screenshot/WFLA)
Florida man tailed by cops for playing policeman arrested when he pulls over to play cop once again

Passionate chef threatened to kill co-worker over best way to make pizza

A "passionate" chef threatened to kill a co-worker with a knife over the best way to make a pizza at a restaurant in Australia's Northern Territory, a court has heard. Darwin Magistrates Court heard a fight broke out between Francesco Cristofaro, 21, and another employee of the Super Pizza restaurant in Fannie Bay last month.
At the height of the argument, the court heard a screaming Cristofaro chased the victim with a knife, yelling "tonight, I kill you". Magistrate Greg Smith told Cristofaro that "passion is sometimes a good thing, but running around with a knife is misplaced passion".
Lawyer Peter Maley said his client is "a passionate cook that cares a great deal about the art of making pizzas". "He has never been in trouble with the law here or in Europe," he added. He said Cristofaro was living in Australia on a working holiday visa from Italy, with his girlfriend also working at the restaurant.
Mr Maley told the court his client had been incarcerated in the Howard Springs Correctional Facility since late last month and had found the experience traumatic with his limited knowledge of English. Magistrate Smith said Cristofaro "might be a good cook, but the use of a knife by a cook is not always good". "Hopefully this sentence teaches you a lesson," Magistrate Smith told Cristofaro. Cristofaro was sentenced to four months' jail, suspended for 12 months.

Man selling heroin while carrying baby daughter wet himself when confronted by police

An alleged drug dealer was arrested after investigators say he fled police while holding his infant daughter in Delaware on Monday. Two officers were driving in Elsmere when they spotted Henry 'Hank' Wojnisz, 31, walking down the street while carrying his baby girl, according to officials.

Real-life drugs den in the woods dismantled by police

A real-life ‘drugs den’ located in a wooded area in Wales has been destroyed by police.
The structure in the Brackla area of Bridgend, which was camouflaged with branches had a tarpaulin roof and even had what has been described as a ‘dealing table’ carved into the trunk of a fallen tree, was dismantled by officers on Monday, days after it was discovered.
The dense woodland became a focus for the local neighborhood policing team after locals told them about people acting suspiciously near the area. Officers targeted the woods with patrols and came across a den where it is believed cannabis was dealt and sold. As a result of the investigation, two males were arrested for cannabis possession within a week.
Inspector Richard Weber, said: “I’d like to thank the neighborhood team, in particular PCSO Steve Bowen whose determination led to the recent discovery and subsequent arrests. This news has been welcomed by those who helped to raise the alarm and I am in no doubt it will reassure others in the area. It just goes to show how important the community are in tackling local drug problems.”

Hapless burglar landed on face after falling through ceiling of legal high shop

A bungling burglar plunged through a ceiling onto his face during a break-in at a legal high shop in Dundee.
After entering the store out of shot, the man plunged to the ground before dusting himself down and rummaging around under the counter.
The video was shot at The Shisha Factory in the city's Albert Street. Police Scotland say they’re investigating the incident.

A spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of a break-in at a shop on Albert Street, Dundee, and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal”.

Pluto's 'unparalleled' geological diversity

New photos reveal Pluto's 'unparalleled' geological diversity: NASA

Killer Bees

The runaway bees bred with local populations of European honeybees, and their hybrid descendants spread and are now on the move in the United States.

Monarch Butterflies

September through November marks the annual autumn journey of the winged beauties, as they make their way to winter homes in California and Mexico.

An Adorable Compilation of Animals Sleeping

This National Geographic video features footage of a number of animal species sleeping, with a bit of information about each. From bats to panda bears, the way they appear during their peaceful slumber is endearing.

Artistic slug avoided death after drawing giant dog on conservatory door

A woman was surprised when she found a giant dog had been drawn on her conservatory door by a slug.
The artistic creature left the trail on the door of Ann George, from Kennington, Kent.
Mrs George said: "I spotted it on the conservatory window and thought it was a bit different." Ann said the slug's masterpiece saved it from death.
She added: "The artistic slug nearly had salt poured on it but after I realized what it had created I thought I'd leave it alone."

Playful bear cubs cooled off in man's pool

A family in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, had some surprise visitors in the swimming pool on Monday: two black bear cubs taking a dip with the mother bear alongside.
Ray Signorello was working at his computer when he heard splashing, and figured his two daughters were in the pool, but curiously, he didn't hear their normal laughter or screams.
"That's when I looked up from from my computer screen to see if it was my kids, and realized it was the cubs." The cubs paddled around the pool, and splashed and swiped at one another.

Living in the British Properties, Signorello said he'd seen bears in his yard before, but never in the pool. He finally tried to shoo the bears away by making noises on the deck when the cubs started tossing around his patio pillows. They didn't look scared, he said, but the mother bear led them away.

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