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Monday, October 31, 2016

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Today in History

Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of the cult at Wittenberg in Germany. Luther’s theories and writings inaugurate Protestantism, shattering the external structure of the medieval church and at the same time reviving the religious consciousness of Europe.
Congress ratifies the purchase of the entire Louisiana area in North America, adding territory to the U.S. which will eventually become 13 more states.
A mob of about 200 attacks a Mormon camp in Missouri, killing 20 men, women and children.
Nevada becomes the 36th state.
After 14 years of work, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is completed.
The United States explodes the first hydrogen bomb at Enewetok Atoll in the Pacific.
The bombing of North Vietnam is halted by the United States.
Saigon begins the release of 1,938 Hanoi POW’s.
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated in New Delhi by two Sikh members of her bodyguard.
Iraq announces it will no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into Atlantic Ocean killing all 217 people on board.
Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station.
Former Enron Corp. CEO Andrew Fastow is convicted on 78 counts of conspiracy, money laundering, obstruction of justice and wire fraud; the Enron collapse cost investors millions and led to new oversight legislation.

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Naturists object to plans for new flats because 'residents could see them naked'

Naturists in Warlingham, Surrey, fear plans to build flats next to their property could result in residents being able to see into their club. An application was submitted on September 2 by Aventier Landbank Ltd to demolish the existing properties at 12 to 18 Southview Road and replace them with five buildings, comprised of a total of 24 flats. However, neighboring naturist group The White House Club is concerned the development would mean people could see their naked bodies from the windows of the flats.
The club, which was established in 1933 and has members aged from two to 80, hopes its privacy will be maintained. An application had already been put in to erect dwellings with 36 flats but this was rejected by Tandridge District Council. The club had previously negotiated that any buildings erected nearby would be put up under the condition they do not overlook the naturist club. Club chairman Val Humfress said: "The council has generally been good with us in the past [in regards to privacy].
"Recently they rejected an application to build a block of 36 flats. Aventier Landbank have since come back and wanted to make it 24 flats instead. We are particularly worried of the flats overlooking our tennis courts and the table tennis area but there are also a few other places on the grounds where people could look right through. There is a concern for everyone about privacy." Nick Mayhew-Smith, a 48-year-old naturist from South Wimbledon, who has attended the club for about 20 years, is as concerned about the greenery and wildlife that could be destroyed as about the privacy issues.
"That side of the valley is already quite a green corridor of lots of gardens and a low density property of development. I was in the club recently and I saw a deer roaming around on the edge of the grounds, in the corner, where these flats are going to be put and I think that kind of wildlife and landscape should be preserved and not just concreted over," he said. Mr Mayhew-Smith added that when the club was first created it was not surrounded by housing and they want it to stay that way. "No one in their right mind would choose to build a naturist club next to a high density set of housing blocks and I think that's a courtesy that ought to go both ways."

Scientists discover way to make milk chocolate have dark chocolate health benefits

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It's easy to think that a hot dog is just a hot dog -especially when you're just talking dogs and not sausages. But there are a lot of different levels of hot dogs out there and if you like a good dog, you won't want to miss this great article over at First We Feast featuring twenty hot dog versions you really should try before you die. Different topping ideas include cream cheese, mango relish, cole slaw, bologna, curry jam and more. So, what's the strangest topping you've ever had on a hot dog?

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Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned or Put Razors in Halloween Candy?

My mother never checked my Halloween candy when I was a kid, but that was years before the Halloween candy tampering panic. We picked up homemade treats at quite a few homes. I always checked my kids' trick-or-treat bounty -and confiscate all the Almond Joys. They handed over any dark chocolate automatically.

Daven Hiskey of Today I Found Out explains why parents are so worried about candy tampering. Reports of poisoned Halloween candy turn out to be hoaxes, accidents, or in one horrific case, a parent murdering his own children. Just as in murder, rape, and theft, you're in more danger from family and friends than from strangers.

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Women are harmed when sexual assault is called ‘locker room talk’

How women are harmed when sexual assault is called ‘locker room talk’

Professor accuses Latina student of plagiarism because she used the word 'hence' in essay

The professor handed the paper back to sociology major Tiffany Martínez and said in front of an entire classroom full of students, “This is not your language.”

Police officer issued himself a ticket for running a red light

It’s Officer Tim Glover's job to review red light camera footage for Haines City Police Department in Florida. While doing so, he realized he was one of the people who’d run a red light. On his way to lunch on Sept. 8. he was making a left turn when the light changed to red, and the car he usually drives to enforce the law became the one he was in while breaking it.
Glover didn’t even know what he’d done until the footage came up on his computer about two weeks after the infraction. “Realized that the vehicle did look familiar, and I was hoping it wasn't mine, but I walked out and confirmed it was mine out here in the parking lot,” he said. Glover could've covered it up, but he turned himself in to his boss, who wrote him a ticket.
“I've always been taught that if you've done something wrong, to take responsibility for what you've done and accept your punishment,” Glover said. “In this part, it was paying the fine and getting my letter of reprimand.” Glover wants people to know most police officers are honest and do the right thing, and they're willing to pay the price if they make a mistake on a lunch break.
“It was a good sandwich, but it probably wasn't worth the 160-plus dollars I ended up paying for it,” he joked. After getting caught red-handed, Glover said he's going to make sure it doesn't happen again. Even though he did get a letter of reprimand, Acting Police Chief Jay Hopwood praised him for his honesty and integrity. “That’s what makes wearing the badge so important,” he said. “If you don’t have that, then your name is mud in law enforcement.”

Half-naked woman wearing clown make-up and stocking cap arrested for drunkenly chasing cars

A woman who was described by witnesses as nude or partially nude and wearing clown makeup was arrested for allegedly chasing cars in traffic. According to an arrest warrant, callers said they saw a woman in clown make-up and a stocking cap who was either partially or completely nude running up and down a road in Clarksville, Tennessee. They said she appeared to be chasing cars and jumping in front of other vehicles.
While officers were headed to the location, there were four calls to 911 from a woman who berated, threatened, and cursed the dispatchers. Police determined these calls came from the suspect’s phone. When police arrived at her home, they found her in a sports bra, pajama pants, and a stocking cap. Police said her face and body were covered in what could be described as clown make-up.
She was also holding and drinking a beer and smelled of alcohol. The woman, identified as 37-year-old Candice Kreidel, admitted to making the phone calls. The warrant says that at first she denied running in traffic, but later admitted that she had. Kreidel was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and making non-emergency 911 calls. Her bond was set at $1,500.

Jail for man who attacked elderly lady and her little dog while naked

A distinctive looking man who was naked when he violently attacked a 75-year-old woman and her little dog while they were out for a walk in Irvine, California, has been jailed, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reported on Friday.Craig Andrew Ledbetter, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison after he pled guilty to one felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of elder and dependent adult abuse, one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing an officer and sentencing enhancements for great bodily injury.
According to police, on the afternoon of Sept. 29, 2015, Sara Hurtado was walking her small dog in Irvine when Ledbetter screamed at her and pushed her to the ground. Ledbetter got on top of Hurtado and punched her in the face and chest, and repeatedly kicked her in the head, prosecutors said. Ledbetter then attacked Hurtado’s dog, grabbing the dog’s leash and swinging the dog over his shoulder.
Witnesses called 911 and officers from the Irvine Police Department responded to the scene. Ledbetter resisted officers, but was subsequently arrested after officer used a Taser to take him into custody. Hurtado suffered several injuries including bleeding in the brain, a dislocated arm and eye injuries. The dog was not injured in the attack. Police said Ledbetter and Hurtado did not appear to have known each other. A motive for the assault was unknown.
Is it just us or does he look like Zippy the Pinhead?

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Giant extinct salmon fought with spike teeth during upriver spawning events

Giant extinct salmon fought with spike teeth during upriver spawning events
Giant extinct salmon fought with spike teeth during upriver spawning events
The ancient coastal waters of the Pacific, roughly 11 to 5 million years ago, were home to a bizarre and fascinating species of giant salmon with large spike-like teeth. This spike-toothed salmon reached sizes of 3 to 9 feet in length (1-3 meters), much larger than...

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