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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Today in History

1821 - Peru declared its independence from Spain.

1865 - The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics.

1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.

1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.

1896 - The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.

1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

1932 - Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington, DC. They were demanding money they were not scheduled to receive until 1945.

1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.

1942 - L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox. The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.

1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.

1951 - The Walt Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" was released.

1965 - President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

1973 - Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married.

1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.

1991 - Dennis Martinez (Montreal Expos) pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1994 - Kenny Rogers (Texas Rangers) pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.

1998 - Serbian military forces seized the Kosovo town of Malisevo.

1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with President Clinton.

2000 - Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee."

2006 - Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found off Australia. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.

Are You Taking This Dangerous Antibiotic?

Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

The Staggering, Semi-Secret, $70 Billion Annual U.S. Global Arms Business

The NYPD Is Already a Small Army. Now It Is Hyping Terror Threats to Militarize Even More

Man accused of committing lewd acts with cars

A man was arrested after he was accused of urinating and committing lewd acts with cars.
The incidents happened in the parking lot of a Foosackly's restaurant in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday night.
Mobile Police arrested 39-year-old, Patrick Earl Glydewell from Saucier, Mississippi.
He was charged with public lewdness and disorderly conduct and is being held in Mobile County jail.

Racist Arpaio’s legal case is costing Arizona taxpayers millions of dollars

Residents of Arizona’s Maricopa County may once again foot the bill for a court case against Joe Arpaio, the county’s notorious sheriff whose racial profiling against Latino residents a judge has ruled illegal.

Five Cops Handcuff Dr. Dre At His Home Because A Racist White Guy Claimed He Had A Gun

Five Cops Handcuff Dr. Dre At His Home Because A Racist White Guy Claimed He Had A Gun
If Dr. Dre were a white guy the police would have treated him totally differently.

Police hunt burglar who broke into home, stole popsicle's and urinated on woman's toilet seat

Police are looking for a burglar who broke into a residence, stole popsicles and urinated on a toilet seat. A woman said someone broke into her home in Rome, Georgia, on Saturday night and rearranged items in the house.
She told police that the rear door had been forced open. The only items that appeared to have been stolen were popsicles valued at $2.
The victim said the burglar had also urinated on her toilet seat. Officers collected a sample on cotton swabs for DNA analysis.

How Maritime Law Works

The oceans make up vast areas of the earth’s surface that are under no governmental control. That’s where maritime law comes into play. There are zones of the oceans that are controlled by the country on the nearest shore, but which laws they can enforce vary depending on how far away from the beach you are.
In international waters, some things depend on what country your ship is registered in. Other matters are rules agreed on by various nations, but it’s rare to get all nations to agree on anything. It gets confusing, but Wendover Productions makes it as simple as they can as they explain maritime law to us.

10 Historic Shot Towers around the World

Once upon a time, to make bullets and cannonballs, nations and businesses would build shot towers. These are industrial sites sometimes hundreds of feet tall. Workers would drip molten lead from the top. These droplets would form spheres during their descent, then cool in that form when hitting a pool of water at the bottom. This technique permitted the mass production of adequately well-made ammunition.
Some of these shot towers still exist, such as Taroona Shot Tower, which is pictured above. The iron merchant Joseph Moir built it in Tasmania in 1870. The 150-foot tall tower is no longer active, but is well preserved and open to the public.
The beautiful Taroona Shot Tower is 1 of 10 well-preserved shot towers that still exist around the world. You can see others at Atlas Obscura.

Humans Are Seriously Messing Up The World’s Drinking Water

Your Gold Jewelry Is Killing Wildlife, Destroying Forests and Accelerating Global Warming

A Cosmic Groaner

Redditor terrafarma lives on a small farm, so my guess is that he is responsible for this sign. If you don’t get the joke, you might want to listen to the song. If you get the joke, you’ll love the comment flammablepenguins left underneath.
When the celery is in the Seventh House

And arugula aligns with Mars

Then spinach will guide the planets

And turnips will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus

The Age of Asparagus

Asparagus! Asparagus!

Pumpkin and understanding

Sorrell and tomato abounding

No more gherkins or derisions

Golden living dreams of onions

Mystic shallot revelation

And the leeks true liberation

Asparagus, Asparagus

When the celery is in the Seventh House

And arugula aligns with Mars

Then spinach will guide the planets

And turnips will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus

The Age of Asparagus

Asparagus! Asparagus!

Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in, The sun shine in

Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in, The sun shine in…

New NASA Image Reveals A Strange Bend In Saturn's Rings

NASA just released a new image of everyone's favorite ringed planet, Saturn, captured by the Cassini spacecraft last month. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that two of the planet's rings appear to be warping strangely as they approach the body of the planet.
Fortunately, there's nothing physically messing with Saturn's rings. What you're actually seeing is an optical illusion in space, which is possibly even cooler.

Super-bright supernova appears to have exploded twice

Supernovae are among the most violent phenomena in the universe. They are huge explosions which put an end to the lives of certain types of stars. These explosions release immense amounts of energy, so much that sometimes we can see them from Earth with the naked eye, as points of light which for a short time are brighter than all the millions of stars in the galaxies where they are found. After an intense burst of light lasting a few weeks, supernovae start to fade gradually until they have effectively burned out,
Super-bright supernova appears to have exploded twice

Clones of Cloned Sheep Aging Normally

Dolly the sheep was the world’s first cloned animal to survive to adulthood, while 277 other attempts failed. She was born 20 years ago, and lived for six and a half years. When she died of a not-uncommon sheep lung disease, there was some speculation that Dolly might have been suffering the effects of old age because she was cloned from a six-year-old sheep, or possibly that clones age differently from natural-born sheep. However, a few years later, Dolly’s cells were used to produce four more clones. Those clones were assessed at nine years and found to be aging normally and were as healthy as natural-born sheep of the same age. Michelle Kuepper of Research Gate talked to the study’s lead author Kevin Sinclair about Dolly, her clones, and the future of animal cloning.

Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

An adolescent orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to new research.
Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

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