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Today in History

Felix begins his reign as catholic pope.
The 12th recorded passage of Halley’s Comet occurs.
Hernando Cortez lands in what will become Mexico.
A statute is passed limiting the sale of slaves in the colony of Virginia.
Congress orders its European envoys to appeal to high-ranking foreign officers to send troops to reinforce the American army.
Astronomer William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus, which he names ‘Georgium Sidus,’ in honor of King George III.
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin.
Jefferson Davis signs a bill authorizing slaves to be used as soldiers for the Confederacy.
The U.S. Senate begins the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
Czar Alexander II is assassinated when a bomb is thrown at him near his palace.
The Germans repel a British Expeditionary Force attack at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in France.
Women are scheduled to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York due to a shortage of men.
A three-thousand-year-old archive is found in Jerusalem confirming biblical history.
Finland capitulates conditionally to Soviet terms, but maintains its independence.
Hitler issues an edict calling for an invasion of the Soviet Union.
Julia Flikke of the Nurse Corps becomes the first woman colonel in the U.S. Army.
Japanese forces end their attack on the American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville.
Israel demands $1.5 billion in German reparations for the cost of caring for war refugees.
The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa on bribery charges.
China invites Soviet Premiere Nikita Khrushchev to visit Beijing.
Cambodia orders Hanoi and Viet Cong troops to get out.
The U.S. Senate votes 54-33 to restore the death penalty.
Arab nations decide to end the oil embargo on the United States.
The United States plans to send 15 Green Berets to El Salvador as military advisors.
Upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union.
Exxon pays $1 billion in fines and costs for the clean-up of the Alaskan oil spill.

Make the Perfect Grilled Chicken

This Major Grocery Chain Just Signed On To Selling ‘Ugly’ Produce

Eating Healthy Remains a Privilege Many People Cannot Afford

A woman grocery shopping
Why Eating Healthy Remains a Privilege Many People Cannot Afford
We take a deep dive into the politics of food deserts.

The American diet is mostly ultra-processed foods

The American diet is mostly ultra-processed foods -- like candy, chips and chicken nuggets

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

Man falling
10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams
#5: Discover who the 'strangers' in your dreams really are

27 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Your Heart

heart facts
27 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Your Heart
Sadness can break it, 3D printing can fix it, and 25 other compelling facts about your heart

Neanderthal experts really want us to stop using 'Neanderthal' as an insult

Neanderthal experts really want us to stop using 'Neanderthal' as an insult

Fox hack blows off ‘99.9% of scientists’ (and we are surprised, how?)

Michael Warren speaks to Fox News host Heather Childers (screen grab)
Fox hack blows off ‘99.9% of scientists’: Denying climate change is ‘what the 1st Amendment is about’

Fox hack: ‘We can all relate’ to having Jewish grandparents in concentration camps

Fox News hack Ainsley Earhardt left her co-hack speechless this week when she claimed that “we can all relate” to surviving as a Jew in Soviet concentration camps

Man charged after he allegedly took an excavator and began tearing down building

A New Hampshire man is facing charges after police say he took his relative's excavator and began tearing down a building. It’s still unclear why this happened, but police said the suspect destroyed part of a business with construction equipment owned by his relative.
The building was heavily damaged, with the roof and walls on one side left a pile of rubble. According to police, 28-year-old Jordan Ingram was behind the destruction. Just before 4pm on Monday, officers were called to Franklin for a report of someone smashing into the building with an excavator.
“Upon arrival, there was no one on scene,” said Franklin police Sgt. Daniel Ball. Police said the building was being used to store heavy machinery, but the excavator is from a different company. Authorities put out an alert that they were looking for Ingram.

He was later located in New London. Ingram is being charged with felony reckless conduct and felony criminal mischief. Police are still investigating why Ingram allegedly damaged the building. Ingram is being held at the Merrimack County Department of Corrections.

Man needing a jump start tried to stop traffic with a red blanket before grabbing policeman's groin

A 36-year-old Florida man faces multiple charges after police found him in Tavares on Sunday morning trying to stop traffic with a red blanket.
James Harville was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in the Lake County Jail in lieu of $13,000 bond.
A Sheriff’s deputy said Harville was using the blanket to try to stop traffic because his car needed a jump start. The officer said he suspected the man was on drugs because he was acting jumpy and kept wandering into traffic.
Other deputies showed up, and Harville began fighting them, according to an arrest affidavit. He reportedly grabbed the first deputy’s groin, and officers used a Taser on him. Synthetic marijuana, traces of meth and a glass smoking device were found in the man’s car, according to the affidavit.

65-year-old black amputee dies in jail — accused of a homicide that never happened

Oakland police arrested 65-year-old Melvin Stubbs after they found his wife dead and the home the couple shared in disarray.

Study Looks At Your Brain On Exercise

Study Looks At Your Brain On Exercise

Mom PERFECTLY Responds To Anti-Science Idiot Telling Child She’s Being Kept Autistic

A mother is outraged after her autistic daughter came home in tears because another parent told her that her mom doesn’t want to cure her autism. If...

School pupils launch 'free the bladder' petition after being 'banned' from using toilet

Protesting school pupils are demanding an apology from their new head teacher over a controversial ban on toilet breaks during lesson times. Just three weeks after taking the reins at Perth Grammar School, Fiona Robertson is facing an angry backlash from pupils and parents who claim youngsters’ human rights are being breached. Nearly 3,000 people have signed an online petition , calling on the school to reverse its policy and stop locking up toilets during classes.
In the petition, the youngsters claim that the toilets are not being reopened at intervals and over lunchtime. The young petitioners wrote: “The motive behind this idiocy seems sensible. (Miss Robertson) does not approve of the number of people being excused from class and fears people may ‘hide’ in bathrooms to prevent going to subjects they dislike – and fair enough, this does happen. “However, preventing us from one of our basic human rights is not the way to solve the problem.”
They also alleged that one pupil was left “emotionally scarred” after being caught short as he tried to get into a locked toilet. One parent said he had told his daughter to walk home to use the loo. But Miss Robertson said she was re-enforcing an already well-established school policy. The aim is to crack down on pupils skiving off classes. She said: “All we have done is re-emphasize what has always been school policy. The situation is that all young people have access to a toilet if they need to go to one. It's not a policy that the new head teacher is putting in place, but I have reiterated it.”
She said she will speak to pupils and parents about the issue in the coming days. “If there are any changes we need to make to this policy which has worked for the school for so long, then we will make them.” A council spokesman said: “There has been an ongoing issue with a large number of pupils asking to be excused from during class time. The head teacher has taken steps to reinforce the school’s existing policy that pupils should not be out during class time unless under exceptional circumstances. We will work with the school’s staff, pupils and parents to ensure that everyone understands the policy and how it is being implemented.” <

Female ‘Family values’ New York wingnut banned from having interns after sexually harassing staffer

Angela Wozniak (Wikipedia Commons)
Wozniak was elected in 2011 to succeed former Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak. “She ran on a platform of family values.”

School ignored 'soy sauce' racist 'cheers' during girl's basketball game

Dad: School ignored 'soy sauce' racist 'cheers' during girl's basketball game

Louisiana Will Tax Its Poor To Fill Budget Hole Caused By Tax Cuts For The Rich

West Virginia Wingnuts Legalize Raw Milk, Get Sick After Drinking It In Celebration

West Virginia Republicans Legalize Raw Milk, Get Sick After Drinking It In Celebration (VIDEO)Instant Karma
Long may their heaves remind them of just how idiotic they are. A group of West Virginia Republicans reaped what they sowed this week after one of their...

Phoenix wingnut plots with pastors to change LGBT rights 'back to the way it should be'

Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski speaks to pastors (screen grab/YouTube)Shock video: Phoenix wingnut plots with pastors to change LGBT rights 'back to the way it should be'

Tennessee Wingnuts Pursue Legislation Even More Transphobic Than South Dakota’s

Baltimore cop caught slapping student on video charged with child abuse

Baltimore cop caught slapping student on video charged with child abuse

Mercury's Carbon-Rich Crust is Surprisingly Ancient

Before its planned crash into Mercury last year, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft gave scientists a parting gift.

Loyal dog stood guard over owner who was stuck in bog for seven hours

Aerial footage has been released of a man being found by a police helicopter after he became stuck in a muddy bog in a field. Martin Kay, 67, had been stranded for almost seven hours with his dog remaining close by, before he was rescued by officers. Mr Kay had taken his black Labrador Holly Blue out for a walk in Thornham Parva, Suffolk, at around 2.30pm on 18 January. As it was nice weather, he decided to take a different route across the fields than he would usually use and ended up getting stuck.
The alarm was raised at 7.30pm by a friend who went to pick him up at home and found he was not there, which was completely out of character. A police helicopter then found Mr Kay around 9pm and directed the first officers on the ground to where he was. PCs Luke Allard and Clare Wayman tried to pull him out of the bog, but they became stuck themselves. They covered Mr Kay with their jackets to keep him warm as the temperature was now below freezing, whilst awaiting help from other colleagues.

Eventually they were all freed and PC Allard, together with dog handler PC Neil Wisken, carried Mr Kay about half a mile to the road where an ambulance took him to hospital. Mr Kay, who wrote his rescuers to thanks them, has now met them in person. He was was invited to the National Police Air Service base at Wattisham to view the helicopter and meet with pilot Captain Steve Ashcroft, Tactical Flight Officer PC Bazlinton, and PCs Allard, Wayman and Wisken.
Mr Kay said: "It is marvelous to meet them and personally thank them for saving my life. I don't remember much about the rescue - the last thing I remember was that it was getting dark and then the next thing I woke up in hospital. I hadn't walked that route for about two years and when I came across the mud, I tested the ground at the side and it felt firm, but as I walked into the middle the ground began to sink. I called for help but nobody heard me and eventually I drifted off. I wasn't optimistic about being found, but I wasn't panicking - it was too cold for that!"

World's smallest monkey has given birth to 15g twins at zoo

A pygmy marmoset, the world's smallest species of monkey, has given birth to twin monkeys at zoo in New South Wales, Australia, weighing in at just 15 grams.
The tiny monkeys were born at Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh on Monday. Their weight of 15g may seem tiny, but compared to the already miniature size of their mother, these babies are heavy.
"If you put into perspective it is actually relative to a human giving birth to a 10-year-old child," the zoo said. The average weight of an adult pygmy marmoset is 100g.

Parents Gomez and Iti coupled-up in mid 2015, after the zoo set out on a match-making mission to put a halt to Gomez's bachelor ways. Gomez's "soul mate" came to Australia from Auckland Zoo in New Zealand. The zoo said the first-time parents had been "inseparable since the outset". Pygmy marmoset's are the world's smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates.

"Christian" Literally Loses His Ass

A white lioness (Shutterstock)
Alec Ndiwane was filled with the demon when he decided to “challenge” lions at the Kruger National Park.

Runaway piglet that stopped traffic rescued by a representative of the Patron Saint of Animals

A runaway piglet stopped traffic in San Francisco’s Mission District on Tuesday morning. The piglet was reported running in traffic in the area between 7 and 7:30am.
By the time animal control officers arrived on the scene a crowd had gathered to try to catch her, according to Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Deb Campbell.
The piglet, who has since been dubbed “Janice,” was eventually captured by Brother Damian with the Society of Saint Francis, a nearby Franciscan society. “Only in San Francisco could a wayward piglet expect to be rescued by a representative of the Patron Saint of Animals,” Campbell noted.
The piglet is doing well and resting comfortably at the Animal Care and Control. The person who owns Janice has five days to claim her. Otherwise, she will be sent to a rescue group that "specialises in all things pig," according to officials.

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