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Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Today in History

John the Fearless is murdered at Montereau, France, by supporters of the dauphin.
The Duke of Somerset leads the English to a resounding victory over the Scots at Pinkie Cleugh.
Thomas Cavendish returns to England, becoming the third man to circumnavigate the globe.
Lumber and furs are the first cargo to leave New Plymouth in North America for England.
The nine-ship American flotilla under Oliver Hazard Perry wrests naval supremacy from the British on Lake Erie by capturing or destroying a force of six English vessels.
Elias Howe patents the first practical sewing machine in the United States.
Sevastopol, under siege for nearly a year, capitulates to the Allies during the Crimean War.
Confederates at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia, fall back after being attacked by Union troops. The action is instrumental in helping preserve western Virginia for the Union.
Jules Vedrines becomes the first pilot to break the 100 m.p.h. barrier.
The six-day Battle of the Marne ends, halting the German advance into France.
In response to a dispute with Yugoslavia, Mussolini mobilizes Italian troops on Serb front.
Jomo Kenyatta returns to Kenya from exile, during which he had been elected president of the Kenya National African Union.
President John F. Kennedy federalizes Alabama’s National Guard to prevent Governor George C. Wallace from using guardsmen to stop public-school desegregation.
Gibraltar votes to remain a British dependency instead of becoming part of Spain.
Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese Guinea) gains independence from Portugal.
Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica is returned to Spain and installed in Madrid’s Prado Museum. Picasso stated in his will that the painting was not to return to Spain until the Fascists lost power and democracy was restored.
Contestant Charles Ingram cheats on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, wins 1 million pounds.
Sweden’s foreign minister, Anna Lindh, is stabbed while shopping and dies the next day.
Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister of Pakistan, returns after 7 years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.
The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator—described as the biggest scientific experiment in history—is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

A Brief History of Strong Women

Women have always been strong, but there was a time when women weightlifters and bodybuilders were featured in circus sideshows more often than athletic events. These performers may have been considered odd in their time, but they look much more natural than some chemically-enhanced bodybuilders we see today. Pictured here is Charmion, the stage name of Laverie Vallee, who was a circus strongman and trapeze artist, notable for her suggestive strip tease act which took her from Victorian street clothing down to her trapeze costume, which was filmed in 1901. See more strong women through the ages at Dangerous Minds.

Why Brown University Providing Free Tampons in Both Women's and Men's Restrooms Is So Important

India Is Making Labor History With the World's Largest General Strike

How Oakland Almost Became an Orwellian Surveillance City—and Citizens Stopped It From Happening

Wells Fargo Bank Fires 5300 Employees After CFPB Investigation Into 'Ghost Accounts'

Wells Fargo Bank Fires 5300 Employees After CFPB Investigation Into 'Ghost Accounts'

The Rising Cost of Islamophobia

People Are Getting Fired for Medical Marijuana in States Where It's Legal

Ohio cult ordered teen to apologize to youth pastor’s wife after he raped her,

The girl, who told the judge in a letter that she had sought spiritual guidance from Brian Mitchell, said she was afraid to ask the volunteer to stop sending the texts because he was a respected and powerful member of Columbia Road Baptist Cult in North Olmsted.

Mother who married son faces incest charge for allegedly marrying daughter

A mother and daughter from Oklahoma are accused of having an incestuous marriage. Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25, were married in March 2016 in Comanche County, court records show. Police say Patricia is Misty’s biological mother.
Investigators with the Department of Human Services discovered the illegal relationship in August while investigating the children who were inside the Spanns’ home. Misty and her two brothers were raised by a grandparent when Patricia lost custody of them, an arrest affidavit states. The DHS investigator told authorities that Patricia and Misty reunited two years ago.

Patricia told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate. A warrant was issued for their arrests on Friday. Since then, Patricia and Misty have both been arrested and booked into the Stephens County Jail for incest, a detective said.
Bond was set at $10,000 for each of the Spann women. They’re due in court next month. In Oklahoma, incest is a felony, and if convicted, is punishable up to 10 years in prison. This isn’t the first time Patricia has married one of her own children. She also married one of her sons in 2008. However, that marriage was annulled in March 2010.

Two Adults Passed Out on Heroin in an SUV ...

Man found nearly naked, beaten and robbed on his birthday then arrested for public intoxication

A man who was found beaten bloody, nearly naked, and apparently robbed of several hundred dollars was then arrested by police for public intoxication. It was also his birthday. An officer responded to St. George Bar in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Wednesday at around 4:30am and found a man with just torn boxer briefs on, blood on his face, and gashes on his body, according to a Myrtle Beach police report. The officer also observed a knot almost the size of a golf ball under the victim’s eye.
The man was identified in the report as 52-year-old Mark Anthony Brooks. The police report states that Brooks kept repeating himself and kept saying “Bad boys, bad boys, whacha gonna do.” The responding officer didn’t gain many details from Brooks, but he did say that two or possibly three males beat him, took his clothes, and stole $700 from him.
EMS responded to the scene, but Brooks wasn’t cooperative at all. After about 20 minutes, the responding officer arrested Brooks because of his slurred speech, he was unsteady on his feet, and was not making any sense. The ambulance transported Brooks to Grand Strand Medical Hospital. An employee at the bar said that Brooks had been drinking at the bar to celebrate his birthday.

Alleged bank robber said he would 'rather be in jail than at home' with his wife

A 70-year-old man charged with robbing a Kansas City bank said he did it because he preferred a jail cell over living with his wife. Lawrence John Ripple has been charged in federal court with the Friday afternoon robbery of the Bank of Labor.
According to court documents, Ripple handed a teller a note that read, “I have a gun, give me money.” The teller complied. But instead of fleeing, Ripple took the money and then took a seat in the bank lobby, according to the documents.
When a bank security guard approached him, Ripple told the guard, “I’m the guy you’re looking for.” The guard took the money from Ripple and held him until police arrived, which wasn’t long, because Kansas City police headquarters is on the same block.
When he was questioned later by investigators, Ripple told him that he and his wife had argued and he “no longer wanted to be in that situation,” according to the documents. “Ripple wrote out his demand note in front of his wife … and told her he’d rather be in jail than at home,” an FBI agent wrote in the affidavit filed in support of the robbery charge.

Man arrested after falling asleep while breaking into cars

A man from Louisville, Kentucky, faces a string of charges after police say he broke into several vehicles at a Harrodsburg business, then fell asleep inside one of those vehicles.
Police were called to CC Auto Parts & Service on Monday morning after employees called saying a lock box, containing several sets of keys, had been pried open and several vehicles had been broken into. When police responded, they found Matthew Stewart, 35, of Louisville asleep in the driver's seat of a vehicle.
Stewart was wearing black gloves and a black face mask. Police woke Stewart up and arrested him without incident. Stewart is charged with seven counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking; three counts of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree, due to three vehicles being damaged; and one count of Criminal Trespassing in the 2nd Degree.

Police say Stewart appeared to be under the influence. Chris Caton, who owns CC Auto Parts & Service, says it is the first trouble he has had there since he has been in business. And while it may be a bizarre case, he says it is anything but funny. It makes him mad. "I tell you, there's nothing worse than a thief," Caton said. "If they spent as much time working as they do trying to figure out a free way in life, the world would be a lot better place."

Link Dump

Roman "livewell"

In an era long before refrigeration, wealthy Romans built holding tanks beside their coastal villas so they could eat fresh fish whenever they wished. Sluice gates positioned with their tops eight inches above the high-water mark let seawater in and out, flushing the tanks with the natural ebb and flow of the tides. To work, they had to be built at a precise level relative to high tide. "Livewell" is a modern term for the tank on fishing boats designed to keep fish alive until the crew returns to shore.  Very clever, those Romans.


Devils Hole is a geothermal pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert in the Amargosa Valley of Nevada, east over the Amargosa Range and Funeral Mountains from Death Valley. Its waters are a near constant salinity and temperature (92 °F or 33 °C). The cavern is over 500 feet (150 m) deep and the bottom has never been mapped...
The pool has frequently experienced activity due to far away earthquakes in Japan, Indonesia and Chile, which have been likened to extremely small scale tsunamis. It's fascinating to watch the activity in this video as the water responds to an earthquake in Mexico.  People have disappeared after diving in this location.

"Matryoshka" fossil

Forty-eight million years ago, a snake ate a lizard with a bug in its belly, and all three fossilized... That fossil, recently described in Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, is only the second of its kind ever found, revealing three levels of an ancient food chain nested one inside the other in paleontology’s version of Russian nesting dolls—or its culinary equivalent, a turducken. Details (and explanation of the image) at National Geographic.

Animal Pictures