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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Today in History

Julian Caesar defeats the Alamanni at Strasbourg in Gaul.
Edward III of England defeats Philip VI’s army at the Battle of Crecy in France.
The Prussian army defeats the invading Russians at the Battle of Zorndorf.
In protest over the stamp tax, American colonists sack and burn the home of Massachusetts governor Thomas Hutchinson.
The “Tom Thumb” steam locomotive runs its famous race with a horse-drawn car. The horse wins because the engine, which had been ahead, breaks down.
Union and Confederate troops skirmish at Waterloo Bridge, Virginia, during the Second Bull Run Campaign.
Confederate General A.P. Hill pushes back Union General Winfield Scott Hancock from Reams Station where his army has spent several days destroying railroad tracks.
“Captain” Matthew Webb becomes the first man to swim across the English Channel.
The National Park Service is established as part of the Department of the Interior.
The United States, which never ratified the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, finally signs a peace treaty with Germany.
A. Phillip Randolph organizes the Sleeping Car Porters’ Union.
The first parachute wedding ceremony is performed by Rev. Homer Tomlinson at the New York City World’s Fair for Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward. The minister, bride and groom, best man, maid of honor and four musicians were all suspended from parachutes.
British and Soviet forces enter Iran, opening up a route to supply the Soviet Union.
The Allies complete the occupation of New Georgia.
Paris is liberated from German occupation by Free French Forces under General Jacques LeClerc.
The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing.
President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
NASA scientists receive stunning photographs of Neptune and its moons from Voyager 2.
Mayumi Moriyama, formerly head of Japan’s Environmental Agency, becomes Japan’s first female cabinet secretary
The Airbus A340 makes its first flight.
Belarus gains independence from the USSR.
Croatian War of Independence: Battle of Vukovar begins, an 87-day siege of a Croatian city by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces.
Severe flooding in Burma.

Minerals Discovered In Siberian Mine Aren't Like Anything We've Seen In Nature

Researchers have discovered strange minerals inside a Siberian mine that are unlike anything previously found in nature. What's fascinating is that, since the 1980s, scientists have been growing very similar materials in the lab, but until now, they never thought they could actually exist in nature.
These lab-grown materials are known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs, and they work sort of like molecular sponges, which can soak up gases such as hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

Facts To Put The Universe Into Perspective

The universe is a crazy place. In fact, it's probably the craziest place you've ever been. It's full of exploding stars and immortal jellyfish and it's been kicking around for almost 14 billion years. Here are 14 awesome facts to put it all into perspective.

Study Finally Reveals How Long It Takes for Women to Get Abortions

How a Proposed $10 Billion Dairy Industry Merger Will Impact Your Glass of Milk

Idaho Firefighter Says He Was Canned After Blowing The Whistle on Chief Driving Truck While Intoxicated

Squatters living in derelict prison face jail terms

Squatters who broke into and have been living in a disused prison in Dublin, Ireland, face terms of imprisonment for failing to comply with a High Court order. Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy granted the State leave on Monday to bring a motion before the court within the next two days seeking to attach and commit to prison the squatters for contempt of court. Barrister Joseph O’Sullivan told the court that the Department of Expenditure and the Office of Public Works considered the former debtors’ prison to be unsafe.
Last week, the State was granted an injunction restraining the squat and directing those in unlawful possession to vacate the property by Sunday. Mr O’Sullivan said the order of Mr Justice Michael Hanna had not been complied with and he had been instructed to seek to attach and commit a number “of unknown persons” still squatting in the old prison. John Roche, a man who identified himself as a member of the group, said he had complied with the order and had vacated the property.
He told the judge that a week was not allowing the group enough time to leave the debtors’ prison and asked that the time be extended to a month. Ms Justice Murphy said she did not have jurisdiction to amend Mr Justice Hanna’s order and granted the State bodies leave to bring their motion within 48 hours. Mr O’Sullivan said a number of the squatters were in court but were unknown to the applicants. They were not identified in court and Ms Justice Murphy granted the State leave to serve notice of the notice of motion on them by attaching it to the prison gate and placing copies in and around the old prison.
Earlier, the court heard there were serious concerns about the safety of the group and anyone visiting them as the old debtors’ prison was in a derelict condition. Mr Justice Hanna had been told the squatters had recently been ordered by the High Court to leave a squat in Grangegorman and had moved to the old debtors’ prison. He heard the building was in a dangerous state and had no running water. The State authorities feared that its electrical circuit would not support various appliances which had recently been brought in by the squatters. There were also health concerns in relation to the effect of pigeon droppings on young children. The motion will be brought before the court on Wednesday.

The 'Doubly Invisible' Mexican Immigrants

Irony Is Dead Because Of O'Reilly, Again

Wingnut Hate Talk Show Hack Pens Attack on Neil DeGrasse Tyson—Tyson Goes Supernova on Him

In another take:
Wingnut Radio Hack Gets Owned By Neil deGrasse Tyson For Lying About Him
Note to wingnuts who want to pretend to be journalists: be sure that where you get your information is not a satirical site, or you’ll be humiliated like this idiot.

Teen-Raping Texas Pastor Gets Life in Prison After Using the bible to Justify Abusing Women

Set to Stun

Police Surround Woman at French Beach, Force Her to Remove Her 'Burkini'

OK, we feel this is a bit of an overkill. To allow paranoia to dictate beachwear fashion is ridiculous.
The woman should be allowed to wear her choice of attire be it a 'burkini' or nude or anything in between.

Man trying to impress girlfriend rescued from between buildings after unsuccessful roof jump

Emergency crews rescued a man who was stuck between two buildings in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for about four hours early on Tuesday morning.

Woman stopped at airport with over 2kg of gold hidden in her underwear

Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers in India took a woman passenger traveling from Dubai to New Delhi into custody after they retrieved gold bars weighing over two kilograms from her underwear.
The AIU said that officers intercepted a lady passenger identified as Farhat Unnisa, a resident of Hyderabad, after she disembarked from a Jet Airways flight from Dubai on Monday night.
The AIU statement said that on examination of Ms Unnisa, they recovered gold bars weighing two kilograms and 160 grams. They said that the gold bars were concealed in her underwear.
The gold bars, valued at Rs. 6,438,960 (£73,000, $96,000) were promptly seized and the passenger was arrested. She has been booked and further investigations are underway.

Man arrested after evening involving alcohol, golf cart, gun, marijuana and getting naked

A 67-year-old Florida man was arrested after an unusual series of events in the Village of Sanibel on Friday evening. Patrick John McGowan had been drinking at Bonifay Country Club with a man he has known for about two years. The two men decided to get into McGowan’s golf cart and go to his home in the Megan Villas for a few more drinks.
The man was on the veranda when McGowan came out with a handgun, threatening to kill him and accusing him of spying on him, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The man convinced McGowan to put the handgun away. McGowan left the veranda, then returned and this time he was naked and carrying a marijuana pipe. He cajoled the other man and told him to smoke marijuana, and the other man, in fear of his life, pretended to smoke the marijuana.
He said he was going to walk back to the country club to retrieve his vehicle. As he was walking, McGowan came up behind him in his golf cart and offered to drive him to the country club. But when the man got into the golf cart, McGowan started driving at a high rate of speed back to his residence. The man had considered jumping out of the golf cart, but it was traveling too fast. When they got back to McGowan’s garage, McGowan pulled a gun from his shorts and again threatened to kill the man.
A struggle ensued and the other man took the gun and fired a shot to scare McGowan. When deputies arrived, the man was sitting on the floor of the garage with the gun and McGowan was laying on his side. McGowan was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, battery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released on Saturday after posting $18,000 bond.

Man woke up to find 13 donkeys in his garden

A dawn chorus of eeyores greeted a resident of Cleethorpes in north east Lincolnshire on Tuesday morning after 13 donkeys found their way into his front garden.
John Coggon opened the curtains at his home to find the herd of donkeys on his front lawn. They had escaped from Cleethorpes Country Park after vandals had apparently attacked the pens overnight.
It would appear the popular beach entertainers may have found their way through the park and across King George V playing field close to Mr Coggon's home. The donkeys owners arrived to collect the animals at around 7am.
Mr Coggon said: "The gate was open, I looked out and there were 13 donkeys there. We went and closed the gate so they didn't get out onto the road. It was certainly an unusual thing to wake up to."

King penguin promoted to rank of brigadier

The world’s most decorated penguin, Sir Nils Olav, was elevated to the rank of brigadier in His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard in a ceremony at Edinburgh zoo on Monday.
The king penguin is already Colonel in Chief of the guards and mascot of the battalion, and in 2008 was awarded a knighthood, an honor approved by King Harald V of Norway himself.
Fifty members of the regiment visited the zoo to bestow the unique honor on the 14-year-old. Sir Nils is the third penguin of the same name at the zoo, following a tradition initiated in 1972 by a Norwegian lieutenant, Nils Egelien.

The penguins, which have become a symbol of the close relations between Norway and Scotland, were named after Egelien and the then Norwegian king, Olav V, father of the current king, Harald V. Norway presented the zoo with its first king penguin when it opened in 1913.

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