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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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Today in History

The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English.
Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.
The French royal family is arrested in Varennes.
C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper.
Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek.
In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fails to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.
Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
General Arthur MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.
Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco.
Porforio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiles himself to Paris.
Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.
Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles.
German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa.
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops.
Dr. Peter Goldmark demonstrates his “long-playing” record.
A federal judge allows Little Rock, Arkansas to delay school integration.
France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.
Three civil rights workers disappear in Meridian, Mississippi.
John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate  Reagan.
The U.S. Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General.

"Psycho" House

The Many Faces of the Bates Mansion
You’d recognize the Bates Mansion from the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho anywhere, right? Maybe not. Oh sure, you’d recognize images from the 1960 movie, but the house itself is different every time you see it. And you’ve probably seen it in other movies and TV shows and didn’t even realize it. Universal Studios used the house -or parts of it- for a lot of different productions. In fact, the movie Psycho only used a facade for exterior shots!
The Psycho house was constructed in an interesting way, something akin to using Lego to build a home. ‘Stock units’ were taken from existing structures and pieced together to create whatever the studio needed at the time. As a result, the tower section of the Bates house actually came from another home set that stands on Universal’s back lot.
See how the Bates Mansion and its components were used over the years at Urban Ghosts.

Bread Truck Collides with Deli Meat Truck, Creating Sandwich Crash

NBC New York (auto-start) reports that trucks carrying deli meat and bread crashed together on a highway in New Jersey on Friday morning. There were no injuries, but there was a delicious mess as the two ingredients combined into plain but edible sandwiches. Highway workers cleaned up the mess by 7:30 AM, hopefully not getting too hungry in the process.
Now I'm off to try to arrange simultaneous crashes with trucks carrying corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island salad dressing.

Shaving-cream pie fight smashes world record

More than 1,000 people have broken the world record for the largest shaving-cream pie fight. The 1,186 people taking part exceeded the 869 holders of the current record.
The fight took place at the annual Another Fine Fest in Ulverston, held in honor of comic actor Stan Laurel, who was born in the town. Ceri Hutton, from Team Pie, said it was "a moment of pure joy when the pies started to fly".
"Just the sound of over 1,000 people squealing and laughing," she said. "It's only right that Ulverston, birthplace of comedy legend Stan Laurel, should hold this record." Organisers have to send evidence to Guinness to confirm the new world record, they said.

They said they were confident of validation having followed official counting protocol with a "huge electronic turnstile" and thrown nearly 3,000 pies of the regulation size of 16.5cm (6.4") for one minute. The previous record was set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2015.

The Man Who Invented Online Dating

Andrew Conru was a busy graduate student working on the cutting edge of internet technology at Stanford in the early '90s. He didn’t have time to get out and socialize to meet girls. He tried personal ads in newspapers and video dating (in the VHS days), but found them slow and expensive. So he invented online dating. Conru founded the first online dating site, Web Personals, in 1993, the same year Match.com was founded. But Conru’s site went live in 1994, a year before Match.com went online. He also launched an early service that created websites. And he was a pioneer in web tracking. Conru sold Web Personals and then launched FriendFinder, which blossomed into a conglomerate of interpersonal sites. Has owning those companies helped him personally?
Conru has been dating online for 20 years and has never been married. “When you’re in your 20s, you get a lot more dates than when you’re in your 40s,” he said. “It sucks but people in their 20s are looking to mingle and it’s a new experience. It’s much more dynamic than your 40s or 50s.”
On Conru’s AdultFriendFinder profile, it says he collects 1930s movie posters and that he’s had a threesome. “I’ve had more than one,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate a lot in having a full life; I’m comfortable in all kinds of sexual experiences.”
Conru, who has a Yahoo email account (“does that date me?” he asks), and doesn’t like Snapchat (“I can’t screengrab my friend’s porn photos fast enough”) has no plans on settling down – he’s realized the traditional life of getting married and having kids is probably not in his cards.
“I’m still single, which is the irony of all this,” he said.
Read the story of Andrew Conru and the development of internet dating at Motherboard.

The totally bonkers history of sleep-related erections

Ohio girl wins statewide masonry contest — but third-place boy will take her place in national event

An Ohio teenager who won a gold medal in a statewide masonry competition — and the first girl to win the top prize — found out on Facebook that she won’t be allowed to compete at a national leadership and skills conference.

This One Childhood Experience Turns Out to Have Major Consequences Later in Life

Teabagger who nearly destroyed Kentucky’s libraries busted for selling opiates

John “J.R.” Roth was arrested in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and charged with felony trafficking in a controlled substance after police said he sold 10 oxycodone pills to an informant.

Texas is trying to hide the devastating impact of restrictive abortion laws

Each year, for the past two decades, the Texas Department of State Health Services has released statistics and information on abortions in the state in March.

Florida Man Calls 911 to Report Lack of Vodka

A man in Naples, Florida suddenly found himself in peril. He had consumed vodka but, sadly, an insufficient amount in order to accomplish his biochemical objectives. His girlfriend refused to buy more. So he called 911 to report the situation to emergency services dispatchers.
By the time that sheriff's deputies arrived, the alcohol deprivation victim realized that he may have made a mistake. He told the deputies that it was a prank. The Palm Beach Post does not report on whether the officers laughed in response, but it does say that they arrested the man for misusing 911.

Neighbor: 'Something isn't right' about girls at man's house

This photo provided by the Lower Southampton Police Department shows Lee Kaplan. Officials acting on a tip Thursday, June 16, 2016, found the 51-year-old Kaplan at his Feasterville, Pa., home, along with 12 girls ranging in age from six months to 18 years. Kaplan's charged with aggravated indecent assault. The girl's father, Daniel Stoltzfus, is charged with conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment. Her mother Savilla Stoltzfus is charged endangering the welfare of a child.
A neighbor said she had long felt that "something isn't right" at a Bucks County home where a man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager whose parents police say gave her to him when she was 14.
Jen Betz of Feasterville said she called authorities because was concerned about the young girls she saw outside the house, which she said had boarded windows and high weeds.
"They're so sad and fearful every time I see them. That's what made me call," she said Saturday. "I've been telling my husband for years 'Something isn't right, something isn't right.'"
Officials acting on a tip Thursday found 51-year-old Lee Kaplan at his home along with the girls, ranging in age from six months to 18 years. The 18-year-old told police that she and Kaplan have a 3-year-old and a six-month-old. Kaplan faces charges including statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and aggravated indecent assault.
District Attorney David Heckler said the parents of the girl Kaplan is accused of assaulting told police they were going to lose their farm until Kaplan "came out of the blue and saved them from financial ruin."
Authorities allege in an affidavit that the girl's father told an officer he gave his 14-year-old daughter to Kaplan after researching the legality of such an action online.
On Saturday, police and dogs scoured the home's backyard for evidence. Lt. Ted Krimmel of the Lower Southampton police department said authorities waited until dawn so they would be able to search the property in daylight.
"We have a search warrant for the entire property," he said. "There are dogs searching for evidence."
Krimmel said officials are trying to verify who the parents of the other children found at the home are. The teenager's parents told police the other nine girls in the house were their children, but no birth certificates or Social Security cards could be located to confirm that, he said.
When police entered the home Thursday, "all the children were running around," Krimmel said. "Some were hiding. They were well-behaved, but scared."
The oldest girl's father, Daniel Stoltzfus, is charged with conspiracy of statutory sexual assault and children endangerment. His wife, Savilla Stoltzfus, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
The couple and Kaplan were being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Court documents don't list attorneys for them.
WPVI--TV reported that the Stoltzfuses 19-year-old son, John, told the station at the house Friday night that his folks are "good parents."
Heckler said the children apparently did not attend school and it was unclear if they had ever been to a doctor, but they didn't appear to be in bad health and showed no visible signs of trauma.
Another neighbor, Bob Greenfield, said Kaplan seemed "weird" and he now wishes that he also had called authorities.
"You knew something was wrong," he said. "It makes you feel bad. If I had said something a while ago, they would have come earlier."
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Stoltzfuses were born into the Amish faith, but renounced it amid a long fight with community elders, according to a federal lawsuit they filed in 2009 against their former church. The lawsuit, which was dismissed later that year, said they operated a metalworking business on their property.
Heckler said the children are now together in protective custody.

Racist beachgoer takes kid’s football and goes on hammer rampage after teens confront him

A Massachusetts man attacked a group of teenagers with a hammer after they took back a football he’d swiped from a child.

11-year-old girl 'attempted to kill her mother' after being grounded for smoking

An 11-year-old girl in Battle Creek, Michigan, told police she tried to kill her mother after she was grounded for smoking. An argument then broke out between mother and daughter.

Woman allegedly robbed man while performing oral sex in car

A woman from Nashville, Tennessee, is facing charges after allegedly robbing a man while she was performing a sex act.
According to the arrest report, Jonisia Morris, 25, was "performing oral sex on the victim while sitting in a car located at the Clarion Hotel."
While performing the act, Morris allegedly removed the man's wallet from his pants pocket while his pants were around his ankles. Morris took the man's debit card, hid it under the passenger seat and then put the wallet back into the man's pants.
Later, Morris used the card to purchase gas and other items at a gas station. Police say Morris admitted involvement in other debit card theft cases. She is being held on theft and indecent exposure charges, though other charges could follow.

Runaway ostrich safe and sound after making bid for freedom down busy road

A runaway ostrich in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, escaped while it was being transported before galloping down the Federal Highway.
The bird, named Chikaboo by its owner Darren Chow, was on the way to a farm near the Malaysian capital on Thursday when it decided to stretch its legs.
The bird barely held up traffic as it weaved through lanes at top speed. Four people managed to catch Chikaboo, an impressive feat considering adult ostriches can reach speeds of 45mph (70kmh).

Mr Chow said he was sick with worry before being reunited with Chikaboo. "I just hoped that she'd be okay. I was willing to trade my life with hers. It's my fault for leaving the window open," he said. "Fortunately there were no motor accidents and she wasn't hurt; no one was hurt."

American Bald Eagle vs. Canada Goose

It was the winter of 1812. The Canadians, long covetous of superior American lands, such as Texas and California, waited for Lake Ontario to freeze over. Then they sent their moose-back cavalry over the ice to invade America.
Naturally, we sent them packing in short order. President Madison celebrated by lighting a cigar and, in the process, accidentally starting a fire in the city of Washington. But after firefighters put it out, the Americans and Canadians made peace and have kept it, however tenuous, ever since.
Skirmishes still break out occasionally. Recently, photographer Lisa Bell saw a Bald Eagle slap around a Canada Goose in British Columbia.
It ended just like when General Winder whupped Laura Secord's troops at the Battle of Bladensburg. USA! USA! USA! 

Injured Elephant Approaches Humans for Help

A wild bull elephant approached the Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe. He looked inside the windows and then waited.
The local humans saw that he appeared to be injured and dehydrated. So they called in a veterinarian, who tranquilized the elephant and examined him. He found that the elephant had been shot, probably by a poacher. Now Ben, as they have named the elephant, is on the mend. The Telegraph reports:
It was not clear when the incident took place but Ben survived the attempts on his life after the vet treated him and disinfected his wounds. Ben now wears a tracking device to ensure his improvement can be monitored as it continues healing on the property.

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