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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Today in History

York, Maine becomes the first incorporated American city.
Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are arrested for the supposed practice of witchcraft in Salem, Mass.
French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.
Pennsylvania becomes the first U.S. state to abolish slavery.
Ohio becomes the 17th state to join the Union.
In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.
Napoleon lands at Cannes, France, returning from exile on Elba, with a force of 1,500 men and marches on Paris.
German troops enter Paris, France, during the Franco-Prussian War.
Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.
Albert Berry completes the first in-flight parachute jump, from a Benoist plane over Kinlock Field in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Allies announce their aim to cut off all German supplies and assure the safety of the neutrals.
The Korean coalition proclaims their independence from Japan.
The Allies reject a $7.5 billion reparations offer in London. German delegations decides to quit all talks.
The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped from the Lindbergh home near Princeton, New Jersey.
Germany officially establishes the Luftwaffe.
Bulgaria joins the Axis as the Nazis occupy Sofia.
Japanese troops land on Java in the Pacific.
The British RAF conducts strategic bombing raids on all European railway lines.
1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is replaced by Clark Clifford.
Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.
A grand jury indicts seven of  Nixon‘s aides for the conspiracy on Watergate.
The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a “nuclear winter.”
Bosnian Serbs begin sniping in Sarajevo, after Croats and Muslims vote for Bosnian independence.

Phantom Corsair (1938)

The Phantom Corsair is a prototype automobile built in 1938. It is a six-passenger 2-door sedan that was designed by Rust Heinz of the H. J. Heinz family and Maurice Schwartz of the Bohman & Schwartz coachbuilding company in Pasadena, California.
The Phantom Corsair's steel-and-aluminum body measured just 57 in (140 cm) in height and incorporated fully skirted wheels and completely flush fenders while forgoing running boards. The car also lacked door handles, as the doors were instead opened electrically using push-buttons located on the exterior and the instrument panel
The body measured an impressive 237 in (600 cm) long and 76.5 in (194 cm) wide, enough to accommodate four people in the front row, including one person to the left of the driver.  The back seats could only hold two passengers, however, in large part because of space limitations posed by on-board beverage cabinets.  Though weighing a hefty 4,600 lb (2,100 kg), the Phantom Corsair could achieve speeds of up to 115 mph.
Heinz's death in a car accident in July 1939 ended those plans, leaving the prototype Corsair as the only one ever built. 1938.  Nineteen thirty-eight.  Amazing.

Not All Plant-Based Fats Are Healthy

Tripping without LSD

Between wakefulness and sleep is a fascinating, hallucinogenic state of consciousness that you’ve likely experienced even if you didn’t know it had a name. It’s called hypnagogia.

These 30 Scottish phrases all mean 'drunk'

These 30 Scottish phrases all mean 'drunk'

Path that leads to nowhere is part of major networking project

Residents left bemused after finding a path that does not lead anywhere have discovered it is part of a major networking project.
The mysterious path has been described by residents as resembling the end credits to a film, as it reads ‘to be continued in 2016’. Martin Green came across the path in John Ray Park in Braintree, Essex, whilst walking his Cockapoo, Kuqi.
Mr Green said: “It just really made me laugh as it reminds me of the end to a film, it just seems weird they haven’t finished it when you would have thought they’d have done it all in one go.” The path has been in the park since last Autumn.
Braintree Council have now revealed the path is part of an incomplete network that is due to be completed by winter this year. The plans include a choice of routes. The council will be consulting with residents on the new path network from Monday until March 21. It is not known how much the project will cost or how much disruption it will cause until the consultation is completed.

Man fined for offending public decency with loud burp

A man was fined by police in Vienna, Austria, for offending public decency with a loud burp. Edin Mehic was fined €70 (£55, $77) for belching while standing close to a policeman in the city’s famous Prater Park. Writing on Facebook, the local bar worker said he burped after eating a kebab with too much onion.
Moments later, he wote: “I felt a hand on my shoulder. But what had I done?... I was being reported for a ‘decency violation’, the policeman shouted. “I had a long discussion with him about why he wasn’t picking up real criminals who were obviously consuming and selling completely legal drugs. That didn’t get us very far.”
He said he thought he had been at least 20 meters away from the police officer when he burped and had no idea that they could have even heard it. He added: "I guess things can't be as bad in the area as we read in the papers because if they have time to chase up burping, it means there isn’t anything more serious to worry about."

Mehic posted a photograph of the fine, which says that he violated “public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer”. Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger confirmed on Monday that Mehic had been fined for the offending burp. Mehic plans to appeal against the fine. Though it was emitted earlier this month, the belch continues to resonate. A “loud belch” flash mob has now been planned for next Saturday near the scene of the crime.

Man arrested for public indecency at airport after attempting to buy ticket while bereft of clothes

A man was arrested after walking around Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, naked on Sunday evening.
A police warrant states Eric Cherry was arrested for indecent exposure when an officer spotted him inside the terminal in front of the American Airlines desk.
Cherry tried to buy an airline ticket before officers escorted him to his car to get his clothes. Tod Brilliant shared photos of the man on Facebook, with the caption, “So this just happened at Nashville airport.
“I walked up to him and said ‘You’re amazing.’ He replied, ‘Thanks.’ Then they came for him.” Cherry appeared in court on Monday. His case was reset until Wednesday. Cherry was previously charged with public indecency in 2009.

Neighbors not shocked after Ohio pastor charged with raping parishioners

Dennis Wright was arrested on seven counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

Woman who was bitten by a tiger accused of trying to bite police officer

Jacqueline Eide, who was bitten by a tiger at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, in November, was arrested on Saturday by Omaha police and appeared in court on Monday. Bond was set at $25,000 for Eide who was charged with having an open container of liquor in a public place and disorderly conduct. Police called to investigate a disturbance just before 4 pm found Eide holding a cup while staggering in the street.
Officers said she was intoxicated and behaving irrationally. Eide said she was drinking vodka with orange juice. A witness told police Eide had approached two teens painting at an apartment complex, grabbed them from behind and tried to hug them. She was taken to police headquarters where she was said to be verbally abusive, threatened to kill the officers' family members and tried to bite an officer. Eide's Attorney James Martin Davis said his client has an alcohol problem and doesn't remember the incident.
"This is the second incident where she's gotten in trouble where she had been drinking excessively," said Davis. "She said she was blacked out. So obviously there's problems with alcohol related to this." Eide pleaded not guilty in December to charges of trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a child and criminal mischief in connection to the zoo incident. She is due back in court for those charges on April 4th.

"We have a plea arrangement which has been set up and I hope this isn't going to derail that agreement," said Davis. "She recognizes now that she has a problem and she has to come to grips with it." Eide allegedly stayed at the zoo after it closed on Halloween night following the Zootacular. A boy who was with her was also cited for trespassing. "She has a lot in common with that tiger in the zoo. They're both behind bars and they both apparently like to bite," said Davis

Quick Hits

Colombian drug kingpin gets 25 years in US prison for plan to import massive amounts of cocaine

Oregon mother gets life in prison for killing autistic 6-year-old son by throwing him over a bridge

NSA Wants To Penetrate Your Back Door

Here’s Michael Hayden, the former director of the NSA, as quoted in USA Today on the topic of penetrating your backdoor:
“Look, I used to run the NSA, OK? Back doors are good. Please, please, Lord, put back doors in, because I and a whole bunch of other talented security services around the world — even though that back door was not intended for me — that back door will make it easier for me to do what I want to do, which is to penetrate.

US marshals shoot innocent man in back ‘execution style’ during raid on wrong address

Marshals were attempting to execute an arrest warrant for George Bond in Albuquerque on Saturday, but mistakenly opened fire on a home three trailers away from the suspect’s.

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Pace in 2,800 Years

The world's oceans are rising at a faster rate than any time in the past 2,800 years, and might even have fallen without the influence of human-driven climate change, a new study reports.

Earth is warming 50 times faster than when it comes out of an ice age

Earth is warming 50 times faster than when it comes out of an ice age

Most images of black holes are illustrations

Paleontology News

The new bird was first in a line leading to a 1,000-pound, nine-feet-tall behemoth.
Glyptodonts roamed the Earth for millions of years until they went extinct during the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago.

Kids, Wild Apes and Newborns

Both kids and apes are able to learn physical rules governing their environment in order to figure out tasks.
The 2lb newborn baby girl gorilla initially needed help breathing but is now doing well.

Animal Pictures