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Saturday, October 24, 2015

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Today in History

439 Carthage, the leading Roman city in North Africa, falls to Genseric and the Vandals.
1531 Bavaria, despite being a catholic region, joins the League of Schmalkalden, a protestant group which opposes Charles V.
1648 The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years’ War.
1755 A British expedition against the French held Fort Niagara in Canada ends in failure.
1836 The match is patented.
1861 Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line, putting the Pony Express out of business.
1863 General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to find the Union Army there starving.
1897 The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the ‘Yellow Kid.’
1901 Anna Edson Taylor, 43, is the first woman to go safely over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She made the attempt for the cash award offered, which she put toward the loan on her Texas ranch.
1916 Henry Ford awards equal pay to women.
1917 The Austro-German army routs the Italian army at Caporetto, Italy.
1929 Black Thursday–the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.
1930 John Wayne debuts in his first starring role in The Big Trail .
1931 Al (Alphonse) Capone, the prohibition-era Chicago gangster, is sent to prison for tax evasion.
1934 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, called Mahatma or "Great Soul," resigns from Congress in India.
1938 The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.
1944 The aircraft carrier USS Princeton is sunk by a single Japanese plane during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945 The United Nations comes into existence with the ratification of its charter by the first 29 nations.
1945 Vidkun Quisling, Norway’s wartime minister president, is executed by firing squad for collaboration with the Nazis.
1952 Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower announces that if elected, he will go to Korea.
1970 Leftist Salvador Allende elected president of Chile.
1973 Yom Kippur War ends.
1980 Poland’s government legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
1992 Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves in the 11th inning of the 6th game, to become the first Major League Baseball team from outside the US to win the series.
2003 The supersonic Concorde jet made its last commercial passenger flight from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport, traveling at twice the speed of sound.
2008 Many stock exchanges worldwide suffer the steepest declines in their histories; the day becomes known as "Bloody Friday."

This is how the world might end

An artist’s interpretation of the events, captured by Kepler 2, showing a Ceres-like asteroid slowly disintegrating as it orbits a white dwarf star. Photograph: Mark A. Garlick
Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end

Menopausal status a better indicator for mammography frequency

Menopausal status a better indicator for mammography frequency
In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society breast cancer screening guidelines, UC Davis researcher Diana L. Miglioretti reports a screening mammogram once every two years is safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast cancer. Published online...

The Biology of Fall Leaves

The Biology of Fall Leaves: It’s all about Chemistry
Forests become a veritable garden in the fall, presenting a riot of color in national forests as well as on the streets where we live. But what exactly is going on in those leaves? How – and why – do leaves change color, and why is there so much variety? It boils down...

Bank’s severance deal indebts laid off IT workers to be ‘on call’ for 2 years of tech support — without pay

IT workers who contacted Computerworld said that the clause was a way for SunTrust to receive ongoing technical support for free after their jobs had been outsourced overseas.

The Washington Post Goes Silent on Amazon.com Labor Abuses After Its Owner Buys Them Out

Hatchet-wielding minor arrested in second attack on NH Planned Parenthood clinic this month

“Today’s damage was particularly extensive including the use of a hatchet to destroy computers, furniture, plumbing fixtures, office equipment, medical equipment, phone lines, windows and walls,” Police Chief Alexander Scott said in a statement.

Cafe bans customers from paying with money that has been kept in their bras and underpants

A cafe in the hot and humid Western Australian town of Carnarvon has banned people from paying with money stashed in their bras and underpants.
Fascine Coffee Lounge owner Robin Weeks said that his staff, including his son, were fed up with accepting sweaty money from patrons. "A couple of people pulled out money from their undies, other people from their bras," he said.
He has now put up a sign on the register spelling out the cafe's policy. He said he had turned customers away and would continue to do so, and urged women particularly to carry a purse.
"I know it's basically women, we've had some men that've put it in their jocks and pulled it out from there, [but] I know most women don't have pockets," he said. "I really don't know what to say."

Woman passed out so long that spider spun web from her car to petrol pump faces drug charges

A Florida woman arrested on drug charges was passed out in her car at a local convenience store for so long on Saturday morning that a spider had made a web from the vehicle to the gas pump, police said.
Employees at the Cumberland Farms store on US Highway 441 called police at about 3:44am because it appeared a woman was sleeping in her running car at one of the gas pumps.
Melissa Ann Herrick, 35, of Leesburg, was awakened and told a police officer that she had fallen asleep because she had been working all day. When asked what the white powder was on the car’s driver seat, Herrick responded it was methamphetamine but someone else had left it there.
Another officer found a used syringe and two metal spoons in an envelope on the passenger’s seat and a small amount of marijuana in the driver’s side door panel, according to the affidavit. Herrick eventually pulled another bag of meth from her bra, police said. She was charged with possessing a controlled substance, possessing marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Dude Chokes A Woman Because She Reclined Her Seat On Plane

Dude Chokes A Woman Because She Reclined Her Seat On Plane—Good Thing He Didn’t Have A Gun (VIDEO) It’s all fun and games until you have an asshole on your flight. Let’s be honest, if you’re on a Southwest flight you’re not looking...

Man arrested after dancing on roof of burning home

A man who barricaded himself in a house in Indianapolis, then later danced on the roof was taken into custody by police on Monday morning. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a house at around 10:30am for a barricaded subject.
Police say a man, later identified by authorities as Matthew Russ, 25, stole his ex-girlfriend's keys from her house, took her car and crashed it into a pole. Police say they found Russ in a chair in the driveway holding a knife. He then went into the house and onto the roof with the knife in his hand.
An officer then fired rubber bullets at him, and he retreated back into the house. At around 11am, smoke was seen coming from the house, leading to the fire department being called to the scene. Russ came back out as a detective tried to talk him off the roof. He threw his knife at the ground, but didn't leave the roof.

Russ then began dancing on the roof with smoke and flames behind him. Police went in the aerial ladder, tasered him, then took him into custody at around 11:40am. Police say Russ is known to have anger issues. He was smiling as he was taken away on a gurney.

Israeli restaurant offers 50 percent discount for Jews and Arabs eating together

Israeli restaurant offers 50 percent discount for Jews and Arabs eating together

Remember The Refugee-Kicking Camerawoman?

Remember The Refugee-Kicking Camerawoman? She’s Now Suing The Guy She Kicked (VIDEO)
She’s Now Suing The Guy She Kicked 
As if she had not disgraced herself enough, she is now suing one of the refugees she assaulted.

The Prime Minister Of Israel Just Defended Adolf Hitler, Blamed The Holocaust On Palestine

The Prime Minister Of Israel Just Defended Adolf Hitler, Blamed The Holocaust On Palestine
Benjamin Netanyahu has officially gone off the deep end.
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Germany Reminds Netanyahu That Hitler Was Responsible For The Holocaust

NY Nazis Facing Lawsuit For Forcing Residents Of Suburb To Be Of German Descent

NY Nazis Facing Lawsuit For Forcing Residents Of Suburb To Be Of German DescentNazis keeping everyone but Germans from living in a specific area? Is this 1935 or 2015?

Texas is so crazy Norwegians are literally using ‘Texas’ as slang for ‘crazy’

The reputation of Texas extends so far beyond U.S. borders that it has become slang for “crazy” in Norway.

The Number Of Guns Owned By The Average Ammosexual Has Doubled Since 1994 — To EIGHT

The Number Of Guns Owned By The Average Ammosexual Has Doubled Since 1994 — To EIGHT
Since 1994, there are now more guns in fewer hands than ever before.

Road-Raging ‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Shoots, Kills Preschooler On New Mexico Freeway

Road-Raging ‘Responsible Gun Owner’ Shoots, Kills Preschooler On New Mexico Freeway (VIDEO)Another ammosexual with a gun and a god complex gunned down a child in cold blood during a road rage incident.

Gun nuts call for boycott of haunted house that raises money for leukemia research

Outside of going to the gun range and blasting away at paper targets while pretending that they are Muslims or black teenagers, there is nothing Armed-Americans enjoy more than showing off their guns in public.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lets the Science Deniers Have It

Deluded racists claim victory with #BoycottStarWars even though theaters sell out in 12 hours

Racists who are upset because John Boyega, a black British actor, was cast in a leading role in the upcoming Star Wars sequel are claiming victory over their #BoycottStarWars campaign, even though ticket sales are so brisk they’re crashing websites like Fandango.

Final kiss of 2 stars heading for catastrophe

Final kiss of 2 stars heading for catastrophe
Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers have found the hottest and most massive double star with components so close that they touch each other. The two stars in the extreme system VFTS 352 could be heading for a dramatic end,...

Halloween Asteroid: How Close It Will Pass by Earth

by Alyssa Newcomb
How's this for eerie timing?
An asteroid that was only just discovered on Oct. 10 is set to whiz past Earth on Halloween, marking the closest encounter our planet has had with one of the massive speeding rocks since 2006, according to NASA.
Coming within 1.3 lunar distances -- that's 310,000 miles -- the asteroid, called 2015 TB145, will brush past Earth but presents no threat to humans, NASA scientists said, noting the asteroid has an estimated diameter of between 525 feet and 2,000 feet.
Described as having an "extremely eccentric" orbit and appearing "cometary in nature," NASA said this asteroid is incredibly fast and predicts it will zoom past Earth at 78,000 miles per hour.
"The flyby presents a truly outstanding scientific opportunity to study the physical properties of this object," NASA officials wrote. It's worth noting this asteroid was only discovered days ago, but its next close encounter with Earth is expected to happen in a dozen years from now, in August 2027.

Link found between comet, asteroid showers and mass extinctions

Link found between comet, asteroid showers and mass extinctions
Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists conclude in a new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. For more than 30 years, scientists have argued about a...

Bees to scientists: ‘We’re more complicated than you think’

Bees to scientists: ‘We’re more complicated than you think’
Chemical signaling among social insects, such as bees, ants and wasps, is more complex than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State and Tel Aviv University, whose results refute the idea that a single group of chemicals controls reproduction across...

Hawk and falcon fought over dove in man's living room

A man visiting his ill father in Arizona said a night of watching football took an unusual turn when a hawk and falcon fought over a dove in the living room. Trent Davis, who lives in California, was visiting his father in Cave Creek, Arizona, on Sunday and he was helping the older man, who has cancer, out of bed when he heard a loud noise from the living room.

Vulture Guts

Genetic secret behind black vultures' extra-tough stomachs discovered by researchers

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