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Monday, February 8, 2016

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Today in History

Mary, Queen of Scots is beheaded in Fotheringhay Castle for her alleged part in the conspiracy to usurp Elizabeth I.
At Eylau, Napoleon‘s Marshal Pierre Agureau attacks Russian forces in a heavy snowstorm.
Delegates from seceded states adopt a provisional Confederate Constitution.
Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.
Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.
Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.
British General Buller is beaten at Ladysmith, South Africa as the British flee over the Tugela River.
In a surprise attack at Port Arthur, Korea, the Japanese disable seven Russian warships.
The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.
The gas chamber is used for the first time to execute a murderer.
The Japanese land on Singapore.
British General Orde Wingate leads a guerrilla force of “Chindits” against the Japanese in Burma.
Elizabeth becomes Queen of England after her father, King George VI, dies.
The U.S. Defense Department reports the creation of the Military Assistance Command in South Vietnam.
South Vietnamese bomb the North Vietnamese communications center at Vinh Linh.
South Vietnamese ground forces, backed by American air power, begin Operation Lam Son 719, a 17,000 man incursion into Laos that ends three weeks later in a disaster.
CBS television temporarily suspends Andy Rooney for his anti-gay and ant-black remarks in a magazine interview.

16 Unusual Items For Sale on the Government’s Version of eBay

Handy Polygraph Chair 
Occasionally it can be fun to peruse the oddities that the general public accumulates and ends up selling on craigslist or eBay. Or, as it turns out, if you'd like to get a little weirder than that, you can hit the U.S. government's answer to eBay, G.S.A. auctions. Its full name being General Services Administration, the entity's mission as stated is to provide “the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services to the government and the American people."
Goodies like the one pictured above can be found for sale: a polygraph chair. Absent that bulky, results-non-court admissible piece of machinery, just imagine the possibilities for those two roomy armrests!
Coastal Park, Elizabeth City, NC
But that's not all, shoppers. Pictured above is another tempting parcel one can purchase for a mere several million: the Coastal Park area of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Located on this piece of land are 82 apartment housing units, basketball courts, a tennis court, a playground, a gazebo, and according to the ad, tons more room on which to build recreational facilities. But just one catch: everything's liberally coated with layers of lead-based paint. Which may or may not even represent a problem to you as a consumer! What myriad opportunities.
So whether your interests run toward Gucci watches that look like they've survived multiple mob wars, boats, planes or more screwdrivers than you can shake a large box of screwdrivers at, don't hesitate to scope out more government swag at mental_floss.

Amazon planning to open up to 400 physical bookstores

Amazon allegedly planning to open up to 400 physical bookstores
Then again maybe not ...

The Fight To Curb Debt Collector Lies

FBI Joined The Investigation Of Michigan’s Moron Snyder Over Flint Water Crisis

FBI Joins Investigation Of Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder Over Flint Water Crisis
FBI Joined The Investigation Of Michigan’s Moron Snyder Over Flint Water Crisis
This is good news for all those calling for the arrest of Snyder. #ArrestSnyder

California attorney general sues gas company over 'unprecedented' methane leak

California attorney general sues gas company over 'unprecedented' methane leak

‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Threatens To Shoot McDonald’s Drive-Thru Worker

Not a day goes by when a prominent figure on the lunatic fringe doesn’t remind us that “good guys with guns” — basically anyone carrying...

Gays can’t foreclose on my cult until they birth babies ‘through their anus’

Anal Retentive/Anal Obsession Derangement Syndrome On Garish Display
Pastor David Manning (Atlah Worldwide Church/screen grab)
A Gay hating Harlem pastor fired back on Monday after an LGBT group began raising money to buy his cult at a foreclosure auction.
A state judge ordered Pastor David Manning’s Atlah Worldwide Cult to be sold at auction to pay over $1 million in taxes and other debts. Manning insisted that his cult was exempt from most of the debt, and that he would fight the order.

‘Christian’ Dad Beat Daughter With Frozen Bacon While Quoting Bible — For Jesus

‘Christian’ Dad Beat Daughter With Frozen Bacon While Quoting Bible — For Jesus‘Christian’ Dad Beat Daughter With Frozen Bacon While Quoting bible — For jesus
Some people should never be allowed around children.

Kansas wingnuts threaten teachers with jail time for perfectly legal sex ed material

The bill, sponsored by Pilcher-Cook (R), stems from a controversy over a poster in the Shawnee Mission public school district in which a poster reading, “How do people express their sexual feelings?”

Archaeology News

The 59-foot-long boat, dating to about 2550 B.C., was discovered at an ancient tomb, in a cemetery south of the Giza plateau.

Humans evolved by sharing technology and culture

Humans evolved by sharing technology and cultureHumans evolved by sharing technology and culture
Blombos Cave in South Africa has given us vast knowledge about our early ancestors. In 2015, four open access articles, with research finds from Blombos as a starting point, have been published in the journal PLOS ONE. “We are looking mainly at the part of South...

Fertilizing the Seas

Greenland's melting ice sheet may be turning the island into a global hotspot for an essential ocean nutrient.

The Moon's Gravity Alters Rainfall on Earth

It rains slightly less when the moon is high overhead.

The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures

The forgotten moon landing that paved the way for today's space adventures

Astronomical News

Some of the greatest cosmic mysteries are closer to home than you may think.
Pluto's largest moon, Charon, is cloaked in darkness, with just a tiny sliver lit up by the distant sun, in a newly released photo.
Water ice is surprisingly abundant on Pluto's surface, a new map of the dwarf planet reveals.
In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.

Chicken Poop is a BIG problem in Maryland

Ravens Know if They're Being Spied On

The finding suggests the birds are able to understand what might be going on in the mind of another individual.

Animal Pictures