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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Today in History

An English army under Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt, France. The French out number Henry’s troops 60,000 to 12,000 but British longbows turn the tide of the battle.

A British fleet of 14 ships under Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. The battle puts an end to French naval operations for the rest of the War of the Austrian Succession, thus eliminating any threat of a French invasion of Britain. 
George III of England is crowned.
During the Crimean War, a brigade of British light infantry is destroyed by Russian artillery as they charge down a narrow corridor in full view of the Russians.
German pilot Rudolf von Eschwege shoots down his first enemy plane, a Nieuport 12 of the Royal Naval Air Service over Bulgaria.
The Teapot Dome scandal comes to public attention as Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana, subcommittee chairman, reveals the findings of the past 18 months of investigation. His case will result in the conviction of Harry F. Sinclair of Mammoth Oil, and later Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, the first cabinet member in American history to go to jail. The scandal, named for the Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming, involved Fall secretly leasing naval oil reserve lands to private companies.
German troops capture Kharkov and launch a new drive toward Moscow.
The Japanese are defeated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the world’s largest sea engagement. From this point on, the depleted Japanese Navy increasingly resorts to the suicidal attacks of Kamikaze fighters.
Chinese Communist Forces launch their first-phase offensive across the Yalu River into North Korea.
In a general election, England’s Labor Party loses to Conservatives. Winston Churchill becomes prime minister, and Anthony Eden becomes foreign secretary.
President Dwight Eisenhower conducts the first televised Cabinet meeting.
The last U.S. troops leave Beirut.
Martin Luther King, Jr., is sentenced to four months in jail for a sit-in.
Adlai Stevenson shows photos to the UN Security Council that prove Soviet missiles have been installed in Cuba.
In South Africa, civil rights activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to 5 years in prison.
United Nations expels the Republic of China and seats the People’s Republic of China.
1,800 U.S. troops and 300 Caribbean troops land on Grenada. U.S. forces soon turn up evidence of a strong Cuban and Soviet presence–large stores of arms and documents suggesting close links to Cuba.
The last soldiers of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the Republic of Slovenia.
Terrorist bombings in Baghdad kill over 150 and wound over 700.

11 Spooky and Totally Tasty Halloween Cocktails

Halloween may be on a Monday this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have a Halloween party on the weekend or even enjoy a few fun cocktails the night of. If you're looking to celebrate with a little buzz this year, but want to make sure your drinks suit the mood, here are some fun cocktail recipes perfect for the spookiest day of the year. 
1. Candy Corn Cocktail
Candy corn is a highly polarizing creation with some diehard fans and a lot of outspoken enemies. You don't have to like the candy to appreciate this delightfully layered cocktail though since they incorporate the fantastic flavors of whipped crime vodka, sour mix, pineapple juice, grenadine and fresh whipped cream.
2. Black Heart Cider
No, this recipe doesn't actually involve making your own hard cider from scratch as that would take months -it does, however, contain cherry cider -hence the name. With black vodka, cherry cider, muddled blackberries and sparkling wine, this pitch-black cocktail is surprisingly light and fruity as well as creepy-looking.
3. Witch's Brew
Pretty much no foods are blue in their natural state. That's why our bodies are programmed to not want to eat blue things. Of course -we make exceptions for blue raspberry and I think I could make a big exception for this cool witch's brew cocktail that looks spooky but sounds heavenly. Combining vodka, triple sec, lime juice and blue curacao, this would be one witch's potion you many people would be glad to slurp down.
4. Creature From the Black Lagoon
This strong drink will bring out your inner monster with not only cachaca (a South American liquor like rum but made with sugar cane rather than molasses), Midori and coconut rum, but also with a shot of dark rum settled in a lime rind left floating on the top. The drink not only looks appropriate for a cocktail inspired by The Creature From the Black Lagoon, but it also was intentionally inspired by traditional Brazilian cocktails since that's where the film is set.
5. The Blackbeard
There's something inherently creepy about a pitch-black beverage no matter what time of year. While the Blackbeard may look scary though, it's surprisingly sweet and charming -combining rum, fernet, creme de cacao and chocolate stout. The secret to the perfect black color is a few drops of squid ink, which add a tiny bit of salty flavor and a whole lot of black shade.
6. Vampire Kiss
Sure, it's easy to find a recipe for a bright red cocktail, but what really sets the appearance of this vampire's kiss above and beyond is the blood-rimmed glass it is served in. This recipe describes how to make your drippy blood syrup for the outside of the glass and how to combine vodka, Chambord, cranberry juice and a splash of lime to make the delicious cocktail on the inside.
7. Pumpkin Spice Margarita
I know, this time of year results in pumpkin spice everything, but the fact is that pumpkin pie is delicious and pumpkin spice is a great way to bring that flavor into any number of food and drinks. Unlike many pumpkin spice drinks, this one actually contains real pumpkin, so at least you can sip on something more authentic than just cinnamon, ginger and clove flavors.
8. Pumpkin Punch
If you want pumpkin drink that's a little more fruity and light, this pumpkin punch blends rum, orange juice, lemon juice, spiced syrup, pumpkin puree and sparkling water for a refreshing drink that still tastes distinctively fall-like. Be sure to serve it in a pumpkin for a fun Halloween presentation.
9. Horny Devils Cocktail
Yes, this is essentially a bloody Mary, but with black vodka, careful layering and two serrano pepper garnishes, this devilish cocktail is just right for any Halloween party.
10. Bloody Brain Shooters
Bailey's and other cream-based liquors have a habit of not mixing in with spirits when first poured. While that can be kind of gross in most cases, it actually makes for a perfect shot during Halloween, when carefully pouring strawberry vodka, lime juice, Bailey's and a few drops of grenadine together will leave you with these brain-like shots that are as nasty-looking as they are tasty.
11. Hocus Pocus Fizz
Named after the classic 90's Halloween film, this spooky-looking drink is surprisingly tropical, combining pineapple juice, rum, coconut extract and sparkling white wine. A few drops of food coloring can help make the drink your festive orange color and a few more drops added to some sugar can help you make these lovely sugar-rims on your glass too.
If you want a few ideas on how to make your favorite existing cocktail a little more spooky, remember that lychees stuffed with blueberries can make creepy eyeball garnishes, that food coloring can make any drink a creepy color, that serving shots in syringes or test tubes adds an extra level of thrill to the experience, and that adding a little dry ice to any cocktail will result in a spooky fog sure to enhance the ambience of your party.

The 7 Supermarket Staples You Should Stock in Your Kitchen at ALL Times

The Pleasure of Eating

Focusing on pleasure of eating makes people choose smaller portions
Focusing on pleasure of eating makes people choose smaller portions
The rapid rise in portion sizes has gone hand in hand with rising rates of obesity. To curb supersizing, governments and public health institutions have advocated portion size limits and health warnings, but they have had limited success. Consumers feel they are being...

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I Woke Up Every Morning at 4 a.m. for a Week ...

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‘I Woke Up Every Morning at 4 a.m. for a Week—Here’s What Happened’
"It turns out 4 a.m. really is a magical time."

I Tried an Abdominal Massage for My Pelvic Pain

7 Parts of Your Body That Might Actually Be Useless

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7 Parts of Your Body That Might Actually Be Useless
Your tailbone = totally overrated.


chronic inflammation
The Invisible Health Condition Behind Everything From Heart Disease To Erectile Dysfunction
The scary thing is, you can’t see it or feel it—but it might be hurting every part of your body

The Ballet Girls Who Burned to Death

Ballet productions in the 19th century were illuminated by lamps with open flames. Diaphanous tutus and gas stage lamps were a deadly combination. But dancers faced those risks for their art. Dozen were ignited by the lamps, which spread so quickly that many died as a result. One particularly horrifying onstage fire led to the gruesome death of French ballerina Emma Livry.
Ballet was a deceptively dangerous profession. Not only were dancers at risk of death by fire, they were sometimes killed by overambitious stagecraft or crushed by falling sets. In 1859, imperial decree demanded that all sets and costumes be flameproofed as best they could via a process known as carteronizing: Tutus were immersed in a chemical bath before being worn onstage. But the process left the delicate skirts dingy, and the ballerinas — the very people at risk of public immolation — fought the safety measures. “I insist, sir, on dancing at all first performances of the ballet in my ordinary ballet skirt,” Livry wrote to the Paris Opéra’s director in 1860 in a formal declaration of independence — one that would result in her death just two years later.   
The story of Livry’s death and its aftermath is told at Ozy.

The Oldest House for Sale in the U.S.

Living in a house that’s several hundred years old isn’t unusual in Europe, but in the U.S. it’s pretty rare. Your opportunity is listed in Hingham, Massachusetts, where the Thomas Lincoln Home is on the market. It was built in 1650, which makes it more than a hundred years older than the United States. It has four bedrooms, two baths, and five fireplaces. It needs a paint job.
To be clear, the whole house isn’t three centuries old—it had an addition in the early 1700s. Nor has it stood in the same spot for over three centuries—it was moved from its original plot of land.
In the winter of 1735, when the nearby marshes froze over, the entire house was dragged across the ice to reach its current address on Mars Hill. Its new hillside location allowed the Lincoln family to expand the home by adding a first floor underneath the original structure.
If you’re wondering about the name, Thomas Lincoln, who had the house built, was the brother of Samuel Lincoln, who was President Abaraham Lincoln's great-great-great grandfather. See more pictures at the real estate listing.

America's First Woman Police Officer

Marie Connolly Owens was an officer in the Chicago Police Department for 32 years beginning in 1891, but her employment wasn’t seen as a breakthrough for the history books, and was forgotten for decades. Strangely, her obituary did not even mention her years on the force. But at work, she was quite effective and respected by her supervisors. Owen began working for the government as an inspector, enforcing the new city ordinance against child labor.
Sanitary inspector Marie Owens dove into her work with a passion, removing illegally employed children from their workplaces, helping them find other means of support and even paying out of her own pocket to help their destitute families. She soon earned a reputation for zeal and effectiveness tempered by a diplomatic approach to parents, children, and business owners that made her as popular as someone in her role could be.
In 1891, the newly appointed Chief of Police, Major Robert Wilson McClaughrey—a tireless reformer with a particular interest in the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders—took notice of Mrs. Owens' efforts in tracking down wife deserters—men we now call deadbeat dads. Owens saw first-hand how many children were forced to seek employment to keep the family from starving after the father abandoned them. She was relentless in ferreting these men out and turning them into the police, so much so that McClaughrey decided to employ Owens in the detective bureau.
Read the story of the first woman police officer in America, and why other Chicago women did not follow her into the profession, at mental_floss.

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Man Who Tried To Dictate What Women Can Wear Gets ROYALLY OWNED In His Own House

Man Who Tried To Dictate What Women Can Wear Gets ROYALLY OWNED In His Own House
They REALLY showed him.

Sex, Lies and Videotape

Enraged man allegedly attacked his lady friend because she wouldn't watch porn films with him

A man has been charged with domestic violence and aggravated menacing after he broke a glass and threw a tantrum after the woman he was with wouldn't watch adult films with him. Standford Tye was arrested in Sandusky, Ohio, after Pamela Davis told police Tye became enraged after she refused to watch "porno" with him, according to police reports.
Davis told police that after she refused, Tye began throwing things around the apartment and screaming that he was going to "kill her." Davis said she believed Tye would would harm her if he had the chance. Davis said Tye did not live with her in the apartment, although he said he kept a closet full of clothes at her place.
Police reported that both Davis and Tye admitted to being intoxicated at the time of the incident. Tye also told officers that Davis had pushed him during, but he wouldn't pursue charges. Tye is being held in Erie County Jail and will appear in Sandusky Municipal Court soon.

More Evidence for 9th Planet on Solar System’s Fringes

More Evidence for 9th Planet on Solar System’s Fringes
More Evidence for 9th Planet on Solar System’s Fringes
As the search for a hypothetical, unseen planet far beyond Neptune's orbit continues, research by a University of Arizona team provides additional support for the possible existence of such a world and narrows the range of its parameters and location.

Oldest known planet-forming disk

Found: Oldest known planet-forming disk
Found: Oldest known planet-forming disk
A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné, joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk--a primordial ring of gas and dust...

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