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Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Today in History

Jack Cade’s Rebellion–Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River which he calls Rio de Espiritu Santo.
An act of supremacy defines Queen Elizabeth I as the supreme governor of the church of England.
The United States Post Office is established.
The first major battle of the Mexican War is fought at Palo Alto, Texas.
General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson repulses the Federals at the Battle of McDowell, in the Shenendoah Valley.
Union troops arrive at Spotsylvania Court House to find the Confederates waiting for them.
Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invents Coca Cola.
China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki.
U.S. Marines land in Tangier, North Africa, to protect the Belgian legation.
The first transatlantic flight by a navy seaplane takes-off.
Mahatma Gandhi—actual name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi—begins a hunger strike to protest British oppression in India.
German commandos in Dutch uniforms cross the Dutch border to hold bridges for the advancing German army.
The Battle of the Coral Sea between the Japanese Navy and the U.S. Navy ends.
The final surrender of German forces is celebrated as VE (Victory Europe) day.
Allied fighter-bombers stage the largest raid of the war on North Korea.
President Dwight Eisenhower orders the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green becomes the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school.
Boxer Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in U.S. Army.
The Soviet Union announces it will not participate in Summer Olympics planned for Los Angeles.
Jacques Chirac is elected president of France.

Mystery surrounds spoof tourist brochure for Orkney island that doesn't exist

Mystery surrounds a spoof tourist brochure for a non-existent island which has appeared at a number of sites around Orkney, Scotland.
The color brochure is professionally produced and looks like a genuine guide to one of Orkney's North Isles. But it features attractions that aren't there, on an island called Mama Westray that doesn't even exist.
Attractions include fish-eating pigs, The Tropical Gardens of Nether Biggings and "the world-famous Tomb of the Haddock". Other "must-see" sites and attractions are said to be the Hall of McFlummery and an annual Ratsmack event.
It also says that actress Cate Blanchett is a regular visitor and keeps a pedal car in the garage airport. There is concern among some locals on the real island of Papa Westray that the brochure could cause some confusion with existing promotional material.

India tests virtual speed humps in bid to reduce road deaths

They are speed breakers with a third dimension but not in physical form. Motorists experience the optical illusion of a speed barrier on the road, and tend to slow down, improving road safety at accident-prone spots.
That is the Indian government’s logic in opting for 3D paintings to be put up on roads, to act as virtual speed breakers. “We are trying out 3D paintings used as virtual speed breakers to avoid unnecessary requirements of speed breakers,” Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
“We will test the three-dimensional painting of speed bumps out in a couple of highways. If it doesn’t cause any problem of road safety, we can experiment with it further,” National Highways Authority of India Chairman Raghav Chandra said. Around 150,000 people are killed in road accidents every year in the country.

The government aims to reduce fatalities by half by 2019. “Virtual speed breakers are likely to result in reduction in vehicle speed without causing injuries to passengers and damage to the vehicle,” said Patanjali Dev Nayar, regional adviser for disability prevention and rehabilitation at the World Health Organization.

How the 'debt collection machine' uses the courts to screw over millions of Americans

How the 'debt collection machine' uses the courts to screw over millions of Americans

Facebook illegally stores users' biometric data for face recognition 'tag' suggestions

Facebook illegally stores users' biometric data for face recognition 'tag' suggestions: court

Big Pharma knowingly created prescription drug epidemic and raked in billions

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times has revealed that the pharmaceutical company that sells the opiate painkiller OxyContin knew the drug was highly addictive — but pushed it anyway.

Texas AG hid $100,000 gift stock after tech CEO told him ‘Dog doesn’t want me to take your money’

Wingnut teabagger Ken Paxton is currently facing federal fraud charges relating to the same company. He is accused of convincing, if not pressuring, five people to invest in the firm, Servergy Inc. even though he himself was not an investor.

Lone black teen at all-white Montana school has stunning response to racist bullies

Darius Ivory enrolled last month at Park High School in rural Livington, which has a black population of 0.3 percent, after moving from Houston.

Insult-spewing Hasidic Jews beat a gay man within an inch of his life ...

The New York City Police Department is coming under scrutiny for quickly shutting down an investigation into the beating of a gay art student at the hands of a group of Hasidic Jews.

Moms share their love for their transgender kids ...

Moms share their love for their transgender kids -- and cut the heart out of anti-LGBT bigotry

Hilarious video shows just how crazy the wingnut push for bathroom cops really is

"Bathroom cop" (Screenshot/Funny or Die)
Hilarious video shows just how crazy the wingnut push for bathroom cops really is

Founder of ‘Quiverfull’ cult pushed his son into an illegal marriage with 16-year-old girl

It’s not uncommon for Quiverfull families to discourage their kids from seeking marriage licenses from the state, partly to protest the legalization of gay marriage, and also because they refuse to acknowledge the government as having any jurisdiction over marriage.

Colbert Learns What It's Like to Hang Out With the Ku Klux Klan

The connection between wingnut ‘fetal personhood’ delusions and pagan penis worship

Anti-abortion protesters (Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com)The connection between wingnut ‘fetal personhood’ delusions and pagan penis worship

Vaginal Beer

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Beer made with vaginal essences is a great way to honor your girlfriend, beer company says

New primate fossils suggest climate change forced our ancient ancestors out of Asia

New primate fossils suggest climate change forced our ancient ancestors out of Asia

Man arrested for putting python in his pants

A man is facing theft charges after he tried to steal a snake from a pet store in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Monday. Pinellas County deputies said Travis Treder went into Animal House Pet Center and put a baby python into his left front pocket. Chaos erupted at the pet store as employees tried to stop him.
“He’s been in twice before over the past nine months and we didn’t realize he stole anything until after the fact,” store owner Steve Silk said. Surveillance video shows the suspect grab the snake from its enclosure and put it in his pants. Silk then confronts him. “We waited on him for probably 15 minutes and then we went into the office to see what he was going to do.
“And sure enough, he targeted our higher-end snakes again,” Silk said. Silk also said Treder has stolen snakes and lizards on two separate occasions in the last nine months. They’ve been on the lookout for him since. “This time we printed out pictures of him and put it behind our register,” Silk said. Employees blocked the front entrance.

A customer, who just so happened to be a security guard, jumped in to help. The suspect is seen struggling, but they’re able to hold him down and zip tie him until authorities arrive. Silk said the suspect is one snake he hopes to never see again. “Very frustrating and unfortunately that kind of seems to be the MO with what we see. It’s usually the same person,” he said. Silk said he believes Treder may be selling the animals on Craigslist.

Man led police on high-speed car chase before fleeing with a monkey on his back

A man was arrested in Burien, Washington, early on Wednesday after leading officers on a high-speed chase, crashing his car and then fleeing on foot with a monkey on his back, police said.
The unusual drama unfolded when a Washington State Patrol trooper spotted a reckless driver heading along Highway 509 at high speed. The trooper clocked the driver on radar at 112 mph.
The suspect then exited the highway lost control of the car, crashing into a large rock. Witnesses told police that the suspect jumped from his car and began to run away.
He then returned to his car to retrieve something, which turned out to be his pet monkey. The suspect then ran from the scene with the monkey on his back. Burien officers eventually found the suspect and his monkey nearby and both were taken into custody.

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