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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Today in History

Afgan chief Sher Khan defeats Mongul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj.
Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi sees the belts on Jupiter’s surface.
Louis XIV sends and expedition to aid James II in Ireland. As a result, England declares war on France.
Britain declares war on France.
Merchants form the New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
Union General Ulysses Grant continues his push towards Vicksburg at the Battle of the Big Black River Bridge.
The first Kentucky Derby is run in Louisville.
Frederick Douglass is appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C.
Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins the invasion of France.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules for school integration in Brown v. Board of Education.
The Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.
In the Persian Gulf the American guided missile frigate USS Stark is struck by 2 Exocet missiles fired by an Iraqi aircraft; only one detonates, but 37 sailors are killed and 21 are wounded. Whether the launch was deliberate or a mistake is still debated.

How To Avoid Turning Into A Troll While Working From Home

Working from home seems like a dream come true when you're tired of being forced to commute and sit in the same building day in and day out, but working from home also comes with a risk of turning into a troll.
Now we're not talking about the online version here, we're talking those antisocial creatures from folklore who smell and are so socially inept they end up living under a bridge because they can't fiti in with society.
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If you work from home and don't want to go full troll all you have to do is work like you would anywhere else- keep your work space clean, keep to a work schedule and keep track of all tasks and deadlines.
You'll also feel like less of a troll if you keep your pants on while working, or at least bathe on a regular basis, both of which will make things a lot less awkward when you invite your fellow trolls home workers over.
But beware- day drinking often leads to a loss of pants!

The Only Person Left from the 1800s

Earlier this week, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones died in New York City, leaving no one else in the U.S. who was born in the 19th century, as far as reliable record indicate. In fact, her death leaves only one person in the world known to have been born in the 1800s.
Born about a month before 1900 began and when England's Queen Victoria was still on the throne, Emma Morano is now the oldest living person. Incredibly, she still lives on her own in northern Italy.
On Friday, she was happy to hear the title had passed to her, one of her relatives told London's Daily Telegraph newspaper. “She was told this morning and she said ‘My word, I’m as old as the hills,’ but she was very pleased,” Rosi Santoni said.
Morano credits her longevity to a daily glass of brandy, along with other things that don't sound healthy (link contains auto-play video). Researchers are studying supercentenarian in Italy, who tend to live longer than people anywhere else in the world.

Buried Nazi treasures in Poland

Most readers here are familiar with the stories of Nazi treasures hidden in Poland during the war - especially the "gold train" legend.  Yesterday I found a "longform" read on the topic; despite being posted at Buzzfeed it seems to be well-written and sensible in its conclusions.
Then, at a press conference in the middle of December, a scientific commission from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, which had been dispatched to the site to verify the findings, made a declaration: “There may be a tunnel,” Janusz Madej, the head of a commission announced, “but there is no train.” The world lost interest. Koper and Richter’s sponsors pulled out. They were ridiculed — called impostors and drunks.
The announcement should have put an end to the hunt, but it did the opposite. Koper and his supporters have dug in their heels, standing by their own findings and citing new independent thermo-imaging research as proof. They are preparing to dig, convinced there is something the government is trying to hide...
And indeed, strange things keep happening along the 65th kilometer that no one can explain, while stranger things yet transpire all over Lower Silesia. The gold train is only the tip of the postwar treasure-hunting iceberg — a grander symbol of all that was lost and a beacon for what could still be found...
We boarded the rowboat and Szpakowski pulled us along a line through the man-made caves. He could flush more of the water out, but tourists enjoy the boats. It was dark, lit in parts by hanging bare bulbs. Szpakowski explained he spent over $650,000 of his own money to excavate Włodarz. When he started, the tunnels were full of collapsed rock and submerged from natural drainage. All the entrances were closed off, exploded, crammed with rocks and debris...
Even the local government of Wałbrzych believes in the legends, but even more surprisingly in the conspiracy. Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, the governor of Wałbrzych County, told me he thinks only one-tenth of the Riese complex has been found. “It will be the biggest historical discovery in the world from the period of World War II,” Kwiatkowski said. But then why haven’t they started?
“There are higher powers that are always, each time are stopping us from starting,” he said. “Sometimes it is the other clerks, local offices that are telling us that we can’t start drilling. Sometimes it’s the National Forestry that is telling us we can’t do that. And in the other cases, those are environmental groups. … I don’t know, who exactly is disturbing us. Is it an army? Our army? Or is it a foreign army? But I have this strong feeling that someone is disturbing us.”

R.E.M. Memories

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For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University...

Are Our Smartphones Afflicting Us All With Symptoms of ADHD?

The Shoe 'Science' Racket

Private Prison Companies Openly Boast About Soaring Profits ...

These Black Parents Were Charged When Toddlers Shot Themselves ...

What's the Best Way to Weed Out Potential Killer Cops?

Daily Beast editor documents chilling story of son assaulted by cops for selling his laptop

Daily Beast editor Goldie Taylor and her son Josh -- Twitter
“Mom, if I had moved they could’ve killed me and gotten away with it.”

Girl On Bike Brutally Beaten By Cops And Then SHE Is Charged With Assault

Two years ago, 15-year-old Monique Tillman and her brother, like kids everywhere across the country, were riding their bikes. Unlike kids everywhere, Tillman...

Male News Anchor Forces Female Meteorologist To Cover Up Her Dress On Air

SERIOUSLY? Male News Anchor Forces Female Meteorologist To Cover Up Her Dress On Air (VIDEO)
‘Everyone’s got an opinion about your dress.’

Former NC House Speaker’s bizarre meltdown over ‘LGBTTQQIAA’ people causing topless beaches

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Lush Dimbulb: Legalize Rape By Calling It A Civil Rights Issue

During his hate-radio show on Friday, Lush Dimbulb suggested that legalizing rape would be easy as long as you frame it as a civil rights issue like same-sex...

Racist Barber Pulls Gun On Black Man Who Asked For A Haircut

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He just wanted a haircut, but he got a gun pulled on him and some good ol’ fashion racism instead.

Vehemently Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested On 70 Counts Of Child Porn

Image credit: Marine Glisovic KATV via Twitter
Vehemently Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested On 70 Counts Of Child Porn
A tip sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led police to the cornerstone bible fellowship cult in Arkansas.

Fox News' Vile Jesse Watters Gets Humiliated by the Very People He's Trying to Humiliate

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