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Saturday, August 6, 2016

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Today in History

John Cabot returns to England after his first successful journey to the Labrador coast.
The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope.
Martha Turner is murdered by an unknown assailant, believed to be Jack the Ripper, in London, England.
William Kemmler becomes the first man to be executed by the electric chair.
The Japanese army in Korea surrounds a Russian army retreating to Manchuria.
Ellen Louise Wilson, the first wife of the twenty-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, dies of Bright’s disease.
A Massachusetts high court hears the final plea from Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italians convicted of murder.
The Soviet city of Voronezh falls to the German army.
Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.
Jamaica becomes independent, after 300 years of British rule.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South.
Atlanta Braves’ right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise.
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder is in an automobile accident and goes into a four-day coma.
Twelve-year-old Marcus Hooper becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
Argentina’s ex-resident Isabel Peron freed from house arrest.
A melee that became known as the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City leads to NYPD reforms.
Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first-ever website, Info.cern.ch.
John Paul II publishes “Veritatis splendor encyclical,” regarding fundamentals of the catholic cult’s role in immoral teachings.
Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in troubled rival Apple Computer, Inc.
New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro erupts for the first time since 1897.

The Five Most Expensive Chess Sets Ever

Chess takes five minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. The game has been around for thousands of years, and will probably be around for thousands more. It’s no wonder that the standard board and game pieces have become an art medium. Take artistic design and combine it with conspicuous consumption, and you end up with one-of-a-king chess sets with astronomical prices. Consider this set by Piero Benzoni with an estimated value of $113,575. 
Piero Benzoni crafted this stunning chess set. It features a scene which pays homage to the ancient 9th century battles that took place between the Ottoman Turks and Carolingians. Each piece in this chess set is decked out in period attire and comprised of fine gold and silver. The Carolingi XIV chess set has a Gothic appearance, and the details on the handmade pieces is incredible. Rather than have the standard shaped chess pieces, this medieval set is carved to look like actual kings, queens, knights, bishops, pawns, and rooks.
But it’s only #5 on the list of the most expensive chess sets ever, which you can see at Money Inc.

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Humans may be prejudiced by nature, but a new study has found that who we choose to hate may depend on our overall intelligence.

Labor Department Finds Evidence Microsoft Discriminated Against Female Employees

Hannity Throws Hissy Fit After Real Reporter Calls Him ‘Dumbest Anchor’ On Fox 'News'

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One Of The Best Explanations For Why We Haven't Found Alien Life

So far, the only examples of sentient life we've found are right here on our own planet. It's not for lack of trying, though - we've sent out spacecraft deep into our solar system and, so far, still remain alone.
A forthcoming study in Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle looks at the possibility that life as we know it may not require a star similar to our sun but could emerge on planets orbiting much smaller, weaker stars. If we do allow for the possibility of life around non-sunlike stars, then it turns out that the universe is likely to be much more habitable in the distant future than it is today.


Jumping the Goat's Horns
If the first words that just came in to your head were never in a million years, then you are probably in good company. The Svolværgeita mountain in Norway was first climbed a little over a century ago in 1910. Yet since then a tradition has emerged among the mountaineering fraternity: those who reach the goat's horns jump them. Because they can.

First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite ancient history

Which are stronger: beer goggles or weed goggles?

Man drinking beer 70-feet up redwood tree suffered unfortunate fall

Sitting in a redwood tree, drinking beer, a man from Santa Rosa, California, fell from about 70 feet, before landing face down in his backyard, according to authorities. Firefighters headed to east Santa Rosa after getting multiple calls at about 3:30pm on Sunday about a man high in a 100‑foot redwood tree drinking beer and then for a man who’d fallen from that same tree. Fire Capt. Jack Thomas had initially been forming a plan for the difficult job of getting the man out of the tree.
His options were the city’s aerial fire truck or seeking help from the Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter. Some neighbors were unaware he’d fallen and pointed arriving firefighters towards the top of the tree. Firefighters, unable to spot him, then looked into his yard where they found him on the ground. It wasn’t clear why the man was so high in the tree.
“He was hanging out, from what we were told,” said Thomas. “He fell in some form or fashion, bounced off of all the limbs all the way down.” Firefighters and paramedics began medical aid and inside his pockets found unbroken, empty Corona beer bottles. The semi‑conscious, injured man was taken by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and later transferred to another facility for treatment.

Police responding to report of man with a gun found Terminator mannequin

At about 9pm on Wednesday, police in Toronto, Canada, received a call about a person with a gun.
Toronto Police tweeted that officers were responding to a report of a man seen with a gun.
When police arrived, they discovered that what prompted the call was actually a life-sized mannequin from the 1984 science-fiction movie The Terminator.
Police secured the area before determining there was no threat. Apparently a tenant had recently moved out from the area and had left the prop behind.

Couple arrested for throwing rocks at each other

Police arrested a man and a woman for throwing rocks during an argument outside a grocery store in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on Monday morning. According to a police affidavit, officers were called about a disturbance at about 11:30am.Deauntre Spirlin, 27, of Tulsa, told police his girlfriend had thrown a rock hitting him just above the left eye. Jenna Thornbrugh, 20, of Bartlesville, said Spirlin had thrown a rock at her, hitting her in the back of the head.
Thornbrugh said she had been following Spirlin in the parking lot, "trying to get him back to her vehicle, so she could take him to Tulsa," and had thrown a rock at him, but missed. According to the affidavit, as she walked away, Thornbrugh said Spirlin picked up the rock and threw it back at her.
Washington County prosecutors charged Deauntre Spirlin with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and domestic abuse. They charged Jenna Thornbrugh with domestic abuse. Spirlin has a court appearance set for August 19 and Thornbrugh a court appearance set for August 31.

Giant Ammonite

(Dog for size comparison)
Few of the ammonites occurring in the lower and middle part of the Jurassic period reached a size exceeding 23 cm (9 in) in diameter. Much larger forms are found in the later rocks of the upper part of the Jurassic and the lower part of the Cretaceous, such as Titanites from the Portland Stone of Jurassic of southern England, which is often 53 cm (2 ft) in diameter, and Parapuzosia seppenradensis of the Cretaceous period of Germany, which is one of the largest known ammonites, sometimes reaching 2 m (6.5 ft) in diameter. The largest documented North American ammonite is Parapuzosia bradyi from the Cretaceous, with specimens measuring 137 cm (4.5 ft) in diameter.

Amish man busted after fatal beating of overworked horse is caught on video

Marvin Sensenig, 20, of Lancaster County, has been charged with animal cruelty in what authorities are calling a straight-forward case. Police arrived Tuesday to find the animal lying in the roadway.

Man fights to keep his pet therapy geese named after 'I Love Lucy' characters

A beloved gaggle of geese, considered therapy pets, could be removed from a property in Town of Beloit, Wisconsin, because of a town ordinance. "I always loved 'I love Lucy,' Bob Sparks said about the reason he named his geese after leading characters in the sitcom show.
But Sparks fears Lucy, Ricky, Fred & Ethel and Mrs. Trumble maybe removed because of an ordinance prohibiting geese. "It said you've got 10 days to remove it," Sparks said about the letter he received from the Town of Beloit. "It was a shock," he added. Sparks is disabled, with a doctor's note allowing him to keep his geese as therapy pets. He says his pets help him get out in mother-nature.
"I have to get up and let them out everyday, feed and water 'em, I have to change and water them every day because they love to take baths," Sparks said. In an effort to raise awareness, he started a petition. Town of Beloit's Administrator Ian Haas says Sparks can take out a $200 variance request, but there is no guarantee the geese exception will be granted.
"We get a lot of these different requests now," Haas said about a whole host of animals considered. "I'd like to say we could get an answer within a month," Sparks just hopes his 'I Love Lucy' cast of pets won't be forced off his property. "Once something gets in your heart, it gets embedded in you, I'm embedded in them, and them in me," he said.

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