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Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Today in History

753 BC
Traditional date of the foundation of Rome.
43 BC
Marcus Antonius is defeated by Octavian near Modena, Italy.
Mongol Emperor Babur annihilates the Indian Army of Ibrahim Lodi.
The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, allowing all people freedom of worship.
William III and Mary II are crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
General Sam Houston defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Texas wins independence from Mexico.
Congress establishes the U.S. Mint.
Lincoln‘s funeral train leaves Washington.
The Spanish-American War begins.
Mark Twain dies at the age of 75.
Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robs a train in Hanna, Wyoming.
U.S. Marines occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico. They will stay six months.
German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, “The Red Baron,” is shot down and killed.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that several Doolittle pilots have been executed by Japanese.
Brasilia becomes the capital of Brazil.
The French army revolts in Algeria.
Pfc. Milton Lee Olive is awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for bravery during the Vietnam War.
The last South Vietnam president, Nguyen Van Thieu, resigns.
Federal authorities arrest Timothy McVeigh in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.

How Many Friends Does Science Say You Need?

In the Facebook era, the word "friend" has certainly gained an expanded definition. But, it turns out that in real life "you can't have too many" doesn't always apply to friendships.

Always Depend on the Kindness of Strangers?

In a crisis, you'd better have someone around who you can rely on, because strangers aren't much help, finds a recent study.

Who Are the Rothschilds?

Since the 18th century, the Rothschilds -- accused over the years of every conspiracy under the sun -- has become one of the world's richest families. How much influence do the Rothschilds have?

Ten Unexpected Duties Performed By Secret Service Agents

Until recently many people assumed the Secret Service did nothing more than guard the President and his family while wearing a stony expression and talking into their sleeve.
But then we discovered how much Secret Service agents like to get drunk and carouse with prostitutes, which led us to wonder "why do they have so much steam to blow off?"
Secret Service agents have to do pretty much anything the Prez tells them to do, like carry all of Jimmy Carter's luggage or shield Lyndon B. Johnson while he pees outside (and on the guy's leg), so that's a start.
When mistresses and wives needed to be kept separate the Secret Service goes to work, and when the shrub's underage daughters wanted to go out drinking agents are there to keep them out of jail.
Unable to relax, much less party, because you're too busy protecting the POTUS family while they get their ya-ya's out? Now that's a valid excuse for passing out in a hotel hallway in Holland or getting crazy in Cartagena!

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Founders Get Arrested At U.S. Capitol

Taken with Canon EOS 350D digital SLR in June 2011 at Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. Courtesy of Flickr
The ice cream company founders were two of over 1200 people arrested in the past week at the U.S. Capitol for protesting against big money in politics.

Federal Court Tells Lawmakers To Shut Up And Deal With Trans People In Bathrooms

Pearl Jam cancels N.C. show over ‘despicable’ anti-trans law

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder (Facebook)
“We want America to be a place where no one can be turned away from a business because of who they love or fired from their job because of who they are,” the group said in a statement posted on its Twitter and Facebook pages.

San Francisco city attorney has an amazing response to anti-gay hate group that sued over urinals

City Attorney Dennis Herrera seems to think the litigation is, if not funny, at least ridiculous.

Families Sue Sperm Bank For Giving Them DNA Of Schizophrenic Man

The more you run, the denser your bones will be

The more you run, the denser your bones will be
The more you run, the denser your bones will be
Spanish researchers have analyzed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this can be used, therefore, to...

Oldest Depiction of Ancient Egyptian Demons Found

The newly found drawings show demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians' imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago.

Woman with baby fought off armed robber

The owner of a restaurant in Normandy, France, was carrying a baby when an armed robber burst in, but she still managed to fight him off.
The owner of a brasserie in Champ-du-Boult, a little village in the Calvados area of Normandy, was confronted by an armed robber just as she was holding a customer’s newborn baby.
The incident occurred at around 10:30pm on Friday. As the man waved a gun in her face demanding the takings from the till, the woman passed in front of the gun-toting robber whilst holding the baby and raised her hand to his face. She then handed over the baby to the presumably petrified parents and returned to fight off the robber with the help of another customer, who was wielding a bar stool.

"You're not in a bank here, it's stupid," she shouted. "Stop pointing that gun at me," she also yelled. Two shots were fired during the melee but no one was hurt as the bullets were blank. The man retreated to his scooter and fled the scene, only to return minutes later, but this time the police were there to arrest him. “I think he understood the gravity of the situation and thought he could get away with an apology,” said the owner of the bar.

Angry construction workers battled in the street with bulldozers

Police in northern China say an argument between construction workers escalated into a demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery that left at least two bulldozers flipped over in a street.
The incident is believed to have started on Saturday as an argument between two rival companies competing for business, according to Xu Feng, a local government spokesman in Hebei province's Xingtang county.
The demolition derby-style clash of heavy machinery saw the bulldozers ramming each other, with at least two toppling over. Nearby cars were forced to drive away quickly to escape the huge cloud of dust created by the battle.

One bulldozer driver can be seen running from his flipped-over vehicle, leaving a friendly bulldozer to attempt to pull it up again. Mr Xu said he could not give details about arrests or injuries, as the matter is still being investigated.

Earth Sees 11 Record Hot Months in a Row

Last month was hottest March in modern times
March continued the streak of warmest months on record, which has now itself set a record of 11 such months in a row.

Zoo investigates after woman jumped tiger's fence to retrieve hat

Toronto Zoo in Canada is investigating after a woman jumped over a protective fence to recover a hat that fell inside a tiger's pen. The woman climbed down the fence and reaching to grab the hat, while a tiger, separated by a second fence, lunged toward her.
After recovering the hat, the woman hopped back over toward a group of onlookers. "You're a moron, you're a moron," a man can be heard shouting in a video of the incident. "You're a bad example to everyone else's kids." Another woman can then intervened to break up the argument. "She jumped into a tiger cage. Are [you] kidding me?" the man can be heard saying in response.
Toronto Zoo spokesperson Jennifer Tracey said that the zoo is seeking witnesses who can help explain what happened. "It was very irresponsible of this individual to jump over the boardwalk and [she] could have easily injured herself by exciting the animal in this way," Tracey said. "The situation could have been much worse." No zoo staff were at the tiger's pen when the incident occurred, Tracey said.

The staff member assigned to the tiger's pen also watches over other animals in the Indo-Malayan area, such as snow leopards and the zoo's Indian rhino. According to Tracey, that staff member would have likely been at another pen when it happened. "It's not unusual that visitors may drop things [inside an animal's pen], but when they do, they should notify zoo staff because they have the necessary equipment to help retrieve it," she said.

Rare Megamouth Shark Caught in Japanese Fishing Net

The elusive species has only been spotted 50 to 60 times since its discovery in 1976.

Paleontologists find first fossil monkey in North America

Paleontologists find first fossil monkey in North America – but how did it get here?Paleontologists find first fossil monkey in North America – but how did it get here?
Seven tiny teeth tell the story of an ancient monkey that made a 100-mile ocean crossing between North and South America into modern-day Panama – the first fossil evidence for the existence of monkeys in North America. The find provides the oldest fossil evidence for...

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