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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Today in History

At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeats John of England.
Frederick II is deposed by a council at Lyons, which found him guilty of sacrilege.
Sir Walter Raleigh returns to England from Virginia.
British Parliament passes a second Navigation Act, requiring all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.
Government forces defeat the Scottish Jacobites at the Battle of Killiecrankie.
The Marquis of Lafayette arrives in New England to help fight the British.
British and French fleets fight to a standoff in the first Battle of Ushant.
Robespierre becomes a member of the Committee of Public Safety.
Lincoln replaces General Irwin McDowell with General George B. McClellen as head of the Army of the Potomac.
The International Workers of the World found their labor organization in Chicago.
Orville Wright sets a world record for staying aloft in an airplane–one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
British troops invade the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and begin to disarm Irish rebels.
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto.
U.S. troops complete the liberation of Guam.
Representatives of the United Nations, Korea and China sign an armistice at Panmunjon, Korea.
President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran dies in Cairo, Egypt.
William Wyler, director of Ben Hur, dies.
Israeli guns and aircraft pound southern Lebanon in reprisal for rocket attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas.
The largest air show disaster in history occurs when a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine, killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others.

Singapore street food stalls make dining history after being awarded Michelin stars

Hungry diners queued up at a small, modest street food stall in Singapore on Friday to get a taste of the restaurant's local delights worthy of a coveted Michelin star.
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle made dining history on Thursday when they became the first street food stalls in the world to be awarded a star by Michelin as French critics revealed a Singapore guide of 29 establishments.
Singapore is the first Southeast Asian country and the fourth in Asia to be rated by the Michelin Guide. It has more than 100 open-air "hawker" centers and 6,000 stalls selling popular multi-ethnic meals. Chan Hon Meng, owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, said he was honored to receive the recognition as he cooked up treats for the extra customers.
Chan hopes his stall's success will encourage more young people to enter the hawker trade, which is starting to suffer from a lack of successors for the stalls, which are primarily run by elderly cooks. The 51-year-old chef said he had no immediate plans to increase prices of his food, such as his signature chicken rice dish, which he serves roughly 150 times per day at lunchtime for £1.90 (S$2.50), or £1.40 ($1.85), per plate.
There's a news video here.

The Stretch Batmobile and Other Crazy Limousines

The definition of a limousine is a hired car with a driver, but in practical usage the word means a luxury ride for showing off. Nothing says “Look at me!” like a car that’s so long it has trouble making a turn, or looks like a Brinks truck with a fully-stocked bar. And some limousines incorporate the look of fictional vehicles, like the Batmobile limousine:
Few people don’t know what the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman movie series looks like, whether they’re a DC Comics fan or not. The iconic ride has become an important part of the Batman franchise, and a super fan decided to build a limo version of it in 2012. It looks every bit the part on the outside, and inside the Batmobile limousine has a V8 Corvette jet engine. Creating such an amazing recreation of one of the most recognized cars in the world wasn’t cheap, and the project cost over $4 million.
But it’s far from the most expensive car in the list. You’ll also see a limousine that resemble an airplanes, a gold-covered car, armored security limousines, a ridiculously long stretch, and more in a list of the 10 Most Over the Top Limousines in the World at Money Inc.

The Link Between Armed Conflict And Climate Change Just Got A Bit Stronger

Punished By The League For 'Black Lives Matter' Activism, WNBA Players Fight Back

Most Cities Evict Their Homeless Before Big Events

Michael Clemente, Another High-Level Fox 'News' Executive, Has Been Let Go

Michael Clemente, Another High-Level Fox News Executive, Has Been Let Go

25 Fox Employees Come Forward: Forced Dates, Demands for Oral Sex

How Far Will The Sexual Harassment Scandal At Fox 'News' Spread?

From Anita Hill To Gretchen Carlson, A Myth About Sexual Harassment Victims That Just Won’t Die

Four Women Accused Same Student of Rape, but Cops and Utah State Did Nothing

Here’s Proof That Policing Trans People In Bathrooms Isn’t Actually About Women’s Privacy

Watching too much TV could actually kill you

Study: Watching too much TV could actually kill you

In Memoriam: The VCR, 1956 – 2016

Judge orders suspect to cover his tattoos with makeup so jurors don’t know he is a neo-Nazi

Bayzle Morgan’s head, neck and face are marked by racist tattoos, one is also a teardrop tattoo under his eye, which typically signifies that the person has killed someone.

What 2 Canadian Kids Crossing The Border Playing PokemonGo Tells Us About Immigration Enforcement

Intoxicated woman drove to police station to let officers know she was too drunk to drive

A woman from Blenheim, New Zealand, who drove to the police station to let officers know she was too drunk to drive thought she was doing the right thing. Amanda Jane Boyd, 50, of Witherlea, was heavily intoxicated when she arrived at the Blenheim Police Station at about 2pm on June 14.
She told police officers at the front desk she needed to get to Christchurch but was too drunk to drive there, and asked if they could arrange to get her there. They asked how she got to the station, and Boyd pointed to her car and said she drove, but could not drive any further because she was too drunk.
Police breath tested Boyd who gave a reading of 1395 micrograms of alcohol per liter of breath. The legal limit is 250mcg. In explanation, Boyd said she thought she was doing the right thing by not driving to Christchurch, and instead just driving a short distance to the police station to get help. She had been caught drink-driving twice before, once in 2008 and once in 2010.
Boyd appeared at the Blenheim District Court on Monday charged with drink-driving for the third or subsequent time. Judge David Ruth said Boyd had a serious problem with alcohol. "It was an exceptionally high amount of alcohol in your system, however it's not the highest you've had." He convicted Boyd and remanded her on bail to August 22 for sentencing, so a pre-sentencing report could be submitted.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Characters Will Appear on NASA Mission Patch

Yes, that's Groot and Rocket Raccoon in this official NASA patch. It will represent all of the science missions of the US National Laboratory on board the International Space Station during 2016. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) worked with Marvel artist Juan Doe to develop the design. Space.com reports:
"A major mission for us here at CASIS is to find unique and innovative ways to bring notoriety to the International Space Station National Laboratory and the research that is being conducted," stated Ken Shields, CASIS's operations and educational opportunities director. "There are very few brands in the world who have as large an impact as Marvel and we are thrilled to partner with them on this project."

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