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Today in History

Westminster Abbey, the most famous cult in England, opens its doors.
On the orders of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, two Englishmen and an Irishman are burnt for heresy.
Thomas West is appointed governor of Virginia.
Indians attack Deerfield, Mass. killing 40 and kidnapping 100.
Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers ride to victory at the Battle of Sacramento, during the Mexican War.
The territory of Colorado is established.
After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.
Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Georgia.
Haiti becomes the first U.S. protectorate.
U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.
The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.
U.S. tanks break the natural defense line west of the Rhine and cross the Erft River.
The U.S. Army declares that it will use V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defense system.
Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia sign a 5-year defense pact in Ankara.
In Mississippi, 19 are indicted in the slayings of three civil rights workers.
A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.
The male electorate in Lichtenstein refuses to give voting rights to women.
U.S. warplanes shoot down four Serb aircraft over Bosnia in the first NATO use of force in the troubled area.

Theme park advertises for lazy people to work as pandas

Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey has released a job advertisement to recruit pandas. The advert hopes to recruit people who have unique qualities such as a fondness for bamboo and who are color-blind. Job hunters keen on applying for the positions will have to wear a specially designed animatronic panda suit for the theme park's new show, called Pandemonium, set to open later this year.
The metal mammals have faces which can move on their own, but includes a suit which someone can get into and control the limbs. The job description reads: "This spring we are looking for those in need of a fresh adventure, willing to take on the bear necessities of life and help us create complete pandemonium at the resort.
"To be part of this bamboozling opportunity, applicants must be able to sit around and act lazy for the majority of the day, have their every need pandered to, have a keen interest in wildlife and enjoy being admired for several hours a day." A Chessington World of Adventures spokesman said: "The cryptic job opportunity is to search for people to become our pandas … arguably the greatest job in the world."

Kurdish special forces rescue Swedish girl from Islamic State jihadists

Kurdish special forces rescue Swedish girl from Islamic State jihadists

Fake Fox News Girls Question Wingnuts With Hilarious Results

Watching a good old-fashioned troll perpetrated against the most uninformed American voter, the wingnut, is always a hoot. This HULU production of...

Bill Gates Has Sent A Letter To High Schoolers That Could Change The World And Piss Off The Wingnuts

Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has written a letter directly to America’s high school children that could change the world –...

Chemically storing solar power

Chemically storing solar powerChemically storing solar power
Nature shows us how it is done: Plants can absorb sunlight and store its energy chemically. Imitating this on large industrial scale, however, is difficult. Photovoltaics convert sunlight to electricity, but at high temperatures, the efficiency of solar cells...

Biggest Companies in the World

The world's top 500 companies generate more than $30 trillion dollars and employ 65 million people. Which companies are the biggest?

Financial Stress and Physical Pain

Experiencing financial stress may lead to physical painExperiencing financial stress may lead to physical pain
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate...

Low-Income Renters Lose Their Homes To Rich People Because Their Neighborhood Is Trendy

Low-Income Renters Lose Their Homes To Rich People Because Their Neighborhood Is Trendy
Low-Income Renters Lose Their Homes To Rich People Because Their Neighborhood Is Trendy
Dozens of people are being kicked out of an apartment complex with no protection and no place to go because property in their neighborhood has become trendy and desirable.

Tennessee Wingnuts Got Big Money To Approve 279 Percent Interest Rate Loans

In 2014, Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill which legalized an entirely new type of loan in the state, often referred to as a Flex loan. These loans have...

Wingnut bill would allow group founded by anti-gay slavery defender to accredit Tennessee schools

The Tennessee state Senate will consider a wingnut-sponsored bill that would allow cult schools to be accredited by a 'christian' cabal founded by Douglas Wilson — a lunatic evangelical theologian who has defended the institution of slavery and called for the execution of adulterers .

Texans busted for throwing bottles at a random black man while screaming the N-word

The victim explained to officers that the three men threw bottles, narrowly missing his head, while shouting “Fuck you, nigger!”

12-year-old girl shot through the stomach during Idaho 'militia' meeting

Brandon Curtiss (left) and other members of the III% Idaho group (Facebook)
Her mother said the girl was in stable condition Monday morning, and the shooting remains under investigation. It’s not clear who was handling the weapon.

Cops Kills Himself In Jail

Authorities said 43-year-old Tye Downard hung himself inside his cell on Monday morning. The 20-year veteran officer for the Reynoldsburg Police Department had been arrested on Feb. 18.

Alabama man shot and killed after tracking down stolen cell phone

Alabama man shot and killed after tracking down stolen cell phone

Dispute over the merits of strip clubs in Ohio and Florida led to shooting

A Florida man was shot on Saturday morning after a debate over the merits of strip clubs turned violent.
The shooting happened at Lido Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio, at around 2am. The victim, Antonio Cummings, 24, of Orlando, told police he was at the strip club with friends for a birthday party.
While standing outside the club in the parking lot, Cummings got into an argument with another male about the difference between strip clubs in Ohio and Florida.
Their fight turned physical, and the suspect shot Cummings in the left thigh and took off in an unknown vehicle. Cummings was taken to Lakewood Hospital by his friends, where police later interviewed him. The only information about the suspect is that he went by the name "Mike." The shooting remains under investigation.

Sexual Aggression and the Female Brain

Does sexual aggression alter the female brain?Does sexual aggression alter the female brain?
Rutgers scientists have taken a step toward understanding how sexual aggression alters the female brain. In a recent study in Scientific Reports, lead author Tracey Shors, professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Collaborative Neuroscience in the...

G-string cyclist was at risk of chafing

A male cyclist wearing only a helmet, shoes and a leopard print G-string was spotted as he biked along State Highway 6 in Marlborough, New Zealand, at about 4.30pm on Saturday.
Blenheim man Chris Lane was driving home after taking part in the Havelock Muddy Buddy race when he spotted the sparsely clad cyclist making his way down the road. "We saw this guy riding and we didn't think anything of it, but when we got closer we realized he was naked except for a helmet and a G-string.
"My kids are 10 and 13 [years-old] and they thought it was the funniest thing," Mr Lane said. The cyclist appeared to be taking the ride seriously, he added. "He wasn't a really scrawny, serious-looking cyclist but at the same time he was gunning along.
"He must have lathered on the sunblock if he was riding for very long otherwise he would have got toasted." Danijel Duvnjak, who owns a cycle shop in Blenheim said he recommended wearing at least two layers of clothing when cycling to limit gravel rash in the event of an accident. Chafing could be an issue if a cyclist was not wearing shorts and they had an uncomfortable seat.
You can watch Chris Lane's Facebook video here.
Update: There's a video interview with the cyclist, fire risk assessor, Nick Lowe, here.

Woman accused of flashing genitals at mother with children following verbal altercation

A Florida woman was arrested last week after she flashed a mother who was with her two young children, police said. Jesse Rodriguez, 29, from Wilton Manors, was arrested on a lewd and lascivious behavior charge.
According to an arrest report, Rodriguez had a verbal altercation with the other woman on Tuesday and began cursing at her. The victim told police that Rodriguez then lifted up her blue dress.
She said Rodriguez wasn't wearing underwear and flashed her buttocks and vagina to the woman and her two children, who are 8 and 9 years old. According to the victim, Rodriguez was about 6 feet away from her and her children when she began exposing herself.
The report said all three victims provided the same story and said Rodriguez spread her legs and began "shaking around and acting crazy." Detectives said Rodriguez refused to answer any questions or provide a statement.

Hitler had a deformed micro-penis and only one testicle

As many have assumed throughout history, Adolf Hitler was blowing up Europe, perhaps, because he needed to compensate for something.

Transgender pageant winner stripped of title after being deemed not transgender enough

The Scottish winner of a national transgender beauty pageant has had her title stripped from her as she is “not transgender enough”. Jai Dara Latto, from Walkerburn, Peeblesshire, was named Miss Transgender UK in a ceremony in London last September.
But Rachael Bailey, who runs the pageant, has now removed Jai’s title and is set to crown another beauty queen, Daisy Bell, the winner after seeing video footage she claims proves Ms Latto is not living as a woman full-time. Jai, however, insists she is transgender and says she has started hormone treatment to become biologically female.
The video, which was taken as part of a documentary about the pageant to be screened by the BBC next month, reportedly shows Jai backstage at the Miss Transgender event in Glasgow wearing a pair of boxer shorts. Ms Bailey said: “When Jai entered the competition, she said she was full-time and she is not – she is a drag queen. The documentary showed her living as a gay male in her boxer shorts.
“Underwear is very important to transgender females – one of the first thing people do is change their underwear” Ms Latto, 23, said she had severed all ties with the pageant, which she claims forces transgender women into a female “stereotype” of long hair, tight clothes and lacy underwear.
 She added: “I am transgender. It seems to me that Rachael has based [her claims] on her subjective opinion from having viewed the documentary.”

Man vigorously waved penis at fast food worker then told police I knew this was going to happen

A Florida man is facing charges after flashing his penis at a female McDonald's restaurant employee, according to authorities. Police responded to a report of indecent exposure at the fast-food restaurant in Fort Pierce. The victim, who police said was visibly shaken, said she was cleaning the bathrooms at the time of the incident.
The worker placed a yellow placard outside the men's bathroom and was inside cleaning a stall when Vincent T. Robinson, 48, appeared in the stall and started "vigorously waving his penis at her," the arrest report said. The victim, afraid for her life, tried to push Robinson back. He refused to move and continued to shake his penis, police said.
The victim, screaming and yelling, said she was finally able to push past Robinson. She immediately reported the incident to her manager. The manager found Robinson sitting at one of the tables and told him to leave. Robinson then left, the report said. An officer recalled making contact with a man matching Robinson's description and traced his identify using 911's call history.
The employee and her manager positively identified Robinson in a photo lineup. Officers found Robinson on Friday. While he was being arrested, Robinson said to police, "I knew this was going to happen," according to the arrest report. Robinson is charged with indecent exposure, lewd and lascivious act and false imprisonment. He was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail. Man who vigorously waved penis at McDonald's employee told police I knew this was going to happen

Man seeks to find woman he caught a glimpse of on a bus in 1986

It was a fleeting meeting of eyes and moment of yearning romance on a bus in Hampshire which lasted just seconds. Vernon Burton first caught a glimpse of a mystery woman on a double decker in a New Forest Waterside town in the 1980s and never saw her again. But the hidden romantic in him has resurfaced three decades later causing his heart to stir and bringing the emotions flooding back.
Now he is urging people to help him make his dream come true and track down the lady who he feels he must make contact with after all these years. Vernon, now a great grandad aged 62, was born and bred in Hythe, Hampshire, but moved to Canada in 1977 when he was around 23 to work as a mechanic But on returning to Britain for a short holiday in 1986 the former Royal Hampshire Regiment drummer took the bus journey he will never forget.
While on the top deck of a Solent Blue Line bus traveling towards Southampton city center he made eye contact with a woman on a bus traveling the opposite way on a late summer morning. Vernon said: “For some reason I looked back at that other bus and saw a woman looking back at me. I came over all light-headed , my stomach felt like it had butterflies and my legs started to shake. The buses started to pull away and I just had to reach my hand out to try not to let her go. To my surprise, she did the same.
“You hear about these things happening in romantic movies - but it really did happen to me.” Vernon said he was in a relationship at the time and had returned to Canada to continue with his life - but now he’s single again and has sent posters of himself to the bus company, now called Blue Star, in the hope of finding the lady. Bluestar assistant marketing manager Stacey Tucker said: “We'd love to help Mr Burton track down this mystery lady. It’s a long shot but let’s hope we can bring them together after all these years.” The woman had long dark hair and wore a dark top and was with two young boys in school uniform.

More than ‘just a theory’

It is important to make it clear that evolution is not a theory about the origin of life. It is a theory to explain how species change over time.

3D-Print Your Own Homo Naledi Skull

A free website lets registered users download digital scans of an enormous library of fossils.

30-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Flowers May Be Toxic

Pretty, but possibly deadly flowers were trapped in amber for some 30 million years ago.

Giant Dinosaur Had 2 Tumors on Its Tailbone

A titanosaur had two different types of tumor on the same bone — the vertebra.

Woman fights to keep her therapy pythons at home

Slithering species aren't allowed in her home in Council Bluffs, Omaha, Nebraska, but Darla McGinnis wants the city to change the code. She said she uses two ball pythons for therapy. "Who's to tell us what kind of animal we can love?" she asks. The pythons are named Zagan and Draco. She has owned them for years and says they are more than just pets, they're a form of emotional support .
"I've had anxiety problems my whole life," she said. "Medication never helped, and then I got Zagan and he helped." However, emotional support animals are not considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act, so they don't get the same legal protections as a guide dog. They're also still banned in Council Bluffs.
"In Council Bluffs, we do recognize ESA animals, absolutely," Galen Barrett, the head of Council Bluffs animal control, said. "Now, that does not circumvent code. That doesn't override code by any means." For now, McGinnis visits Zagan and Draco across the river in Omaha. She said if the ordinance doesn't change, she would consider moving. "It's great being able to see them and hold them," she said.

"It's like seeing your kids again." First, she said, she's fighting, researching and showing up at City Council meetings, engaging her community. "It's not for everyone, but for those that do, I'm asking for their support," she said. "People are afraid of dogs, too." McGinnis is circulating a written petition through Council Bluffs to change the ordinance. She also has a Change.org petition with more than 670 signatures, but said city officials told her they will only count physical signatures, not ones online.

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