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Saturday, January 2, 2016

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Today in History

The catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last muslim kingdom in Spain.
The French begin bombardment of Madras, India.
Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre takes the first photograph of the moon.
The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter.
In the second day of hard fighting at Stone’s River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat the Confederates.
President Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress.
U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.
After a six-month siege, Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese.
Russian Bolsheviks threaten to re-enter the war unless Germany returns occupied territory.
Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.
In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of jews is not the business of the League of Nations.
In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.
The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea.
In Vietnam, the Viet Cong down five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta. 30 Americans are reported dead.
American G.I.s move into the Mekong Delta for the first time.
The United States admits the accidental bombing of a Hanoi hospital.
President Jimmy Carter asks the U.S. Senate to delay the arms treaty ratification in response to Soviet action in Afghanistan.
British police arrest the “Yorkshire Ripper” serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.
A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm.
A coal mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia, kills 12 miners and critically injures another. This accident and another within weeks lead to the first changes in federal mining laws in decades.

Non Sequitur


Real Hoverboard Makes Its Flying Debut

This for-reals hoverboard cruises a foot over any surface, including concrete, sand, ice and water.

9 Spices That May Save Your Life

Half of Your Canned Food Donations Get Dumped

Fact: Half of Your Canned Food Donations Get Dumped
Consider this info the next time you go to clear out your pantry.

How ISIL uses amphetamines to create brainwashed, psychotic killing-machines

U.S. officials are reporting that ISIL is supplying its fighters with an amphetamine called “Captagon”. This Adderall for jihadists—or as Stephen Colbert has called it, “Jihadderall”—allows soldiers to fight for days on end without sleep.

Quick Hits

Federal judge says cops can hold your family at gunpoint if you drink tea or grow tomatoes — here’s why
Gay sex slave trial exposes dilemmas faced by male trafficking victims
New accessory for American Girl dolls: Diabetes care kit



New year brings minimum wage hikes for Americans in 14 states

At Capital One, Easy Credit And Abundant Lawsuits

The Sneaky Way Austerity Got Sold to the Public Like Snake Oil

The 5 Worst Things To Happen In 2015

The 5 Worst Things To Happen In 2015

10 of the Most Racist Media Moments of 2015

The Latest Attack On A Mosque Is This Firebomb At A California Islamic Center

Texas 'Christian' Says Dog Helped Her Redirect Tornado To Another Neighborhood, Killing 8

TX Christian Says God Helped Her Redirect Tornado To Another Neighborhood, Killing 8 (AUDIO)
A Texas woman is proud of herself after she says the power of jesus helped her redirect a tornado that killed 8 people instead of her family.

Arizona woman shoots victim in eye for not believing in Dog

The suspect said that she kept the victim’s body as a “shrine from Dog.” Phoenix officers were called to the home of 39-year-old Anitra Braxton on Dec. 26 and discovered a body on her couch covered in a towel after obtaining a search warrant.

Man died following condom machine explosion

A young man from central Germany died in tragic circumstances on Xmas Eve after blowing up a condom machine with a homemade bomb.
The 29-year-old from Münster was hit by a steel shard from the condom dispenser which was positioned on a quiet street, police disclosed on Monday. Along with two friends, aged 27 and 29, the man had attached a homemade explosive device to the machine in an apparent attempt to get at the goods and money inside.
But he was unable to make it to safety in time, with the door of his car still open as the device detonated. The shard of metal then struck him in the head, leaving him unconscious. His two accomplices took the man to hospital but he died of his wounds shortly afterwards. At first the men claimed their friend had injured himself after falling down stairs.
However, one later admitted to the connection to the exploded machine. Police confirmed that the men did not take the money or condoms which had been set loose by the explosion. After being alerted by local residents, officers found the contents of the machine scattered on the street in front of it. The two survivors of the incident were arrested before later being released from custody.

Here’s How Many People Police Killed In 2015

Man arrested after asking police to get his bong back

A man was arrested claiming supermarket staff in Hartlepool, County Durham, had confiscated his drugs ‘bong’ pipe.
Lewis Killingsworth complained to police who had been called to the store to deal with someone else, Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court heard. “It was just after midnight at Asda,” said Sean Ell, prosecuting.
“The defendant approached the officers apparently wanting them to recover some of his possessions from store staff. He was drunk, unsteady on his feet, and smelled strongly of intoxicating liquor.” Killingsworth, 18, of Hartlepool, admitted being drunk and disorderly on December 5.
He has a previous conviction for the same offense in June of this year. Neil Taylor, defending, said in mitigation: “Mr Killingsworth accepts his guilt, and he accepts the language he used was inappropriate. He wishes to apologize for the way he behaved.” Killingsworth was ordered to pay £295 in fines and costs.

60,000 New Yorkers Vie For 'Tiny House' Apartments

60,000 New Yorkers Vie For 'Tiny House' Apartments

3-D Printed Jellyfish Villages Form New Atlantis

Architect Vincent Callebaut envisions a self-sustaining underwater world where the buildings function like sea creatures.

Why Sweden Buys Trash from Other Countries

As trash levels rise, nations are forced to create new solutions for dealing with it. What are countries doing with their waste?

Massive California Methane Leak Made Visible

The ruptured Aliso Canyon gas well is spewing 62 million cubic feet of invisible methane into the San Fernando Valley each day, forcing evacuations and school closures.

The 5 Biggest Wins For America’s Public Lands And Wildlife In 2015

El Nino and climate change to blame for extreme weather in five continents

El Nino and climate change to blame for extreme weather in five continents: scientists

3,000-year-old burial ground may reveal secrets of Polynesian migration

"Priests traveling across kealakekua bay for first contact rituals" by User:Makthorpe - Artist: John Webber, artist aboard Cook's ship.Source: Scanned from page 20 of the following book.Grant, Glenn (2004) Hawai`i Looking Back: An illustrated History of the Islands, Mutual Publishing, pp. 454pp. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.
Scientists and explorers have long tried to understand how Polynesia came to be settled. The shape and contour of one ancient skull may provide a clue.

Animal Selfies that Grabbed Our Attention in 2015

Animal selfie stars of 2015 included a smiling grizzly bear, a relieved eagle and a furry little Australian animal.

Stem Cells May Save Northern White Rhinos

With only three northern white rhinoceroses left on Earth, conservationists are giving up on traditional breeding efforts.

Animal Pictures