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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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Today in History

The city of Pompeii is buried by eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
Michelangelo’s painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is exhibited for the first time.
Maurice of Nassau, the son of William of Orange, becomes the governor of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht.
A great earthquake at Lisbon, Portugal, kills over 50,000 people.
The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.
Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, 50 year-veteran and leader of the U.S. Army at the onset of the Civil War, retires. General George McClellan is appointed general-in-chief of the Union armies.
Wild woman of the west Myra Maybelle Shirley (Belle Starr) marries James C. Reed in Collins County, Texas.
Louis Riel seizes Fort Garry, Winnipeg, during the Red River Rebellion.
Italian planes perform the first aerial bombing on Tanguita oasis in Libya.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company buys the rights to manufacture Zeppelin dirigibles.
Legendary Oklahoma marshal Bill Tilghman, 71, is gunned down by a drunk in Cromwell, Oklahoma.
Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini announces the Rome-Berlin axis after Count Ciano’s visit to Germany.
The Rodeo Cowboy’s Association is founded.
American troops invade Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
John H. Johnson publishes the first issue of Ebony magazine.
Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist movement attempt to assassinate President Harry S Truman.
Algerian National Liberation Front begins guerrilla warfare against the French.
The first issue of Rolling Stone hits the streets.
President Lyndon B. Johnson calls a halt to bombing in Vietnam, hoping this will lead to progress at the Paris peace talks.
The Motion Picture Association of America officially introduces its rating system to indicate age-appropriateness of film content.
Leon Jaworski appointed as new Watergate Special  Prosecutor.
Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
Honda opens a plant in Marysville, Ohio, becoming the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the US.
Serbia joins the United Nations.

How Witches Could Save the Planet

What Fugitive Slaves Left Behind

The Great Dismal Swamp covers a vast area of southern Virginia and eastern North Carolina. For 200 years, the main residents of the swamp were escaped slaves and their descendants, people who found safety in the place that was too dangerous and unpleasant for those who would look for them. Water moccasins, mosquitoes, thorns, and steamy humidity beat a life of slavery any day. Historical archaeologist Dan Sayers is digging up evidence to supplement what meager historical documentation we have on these communities.
In early 2004, one of the refuge biologists strapped on his waders and brought Sayers to the place we’re going, a 20-acre island occasionally visited by hunters, but completely unknown to historians and archaeologists. Before Sayers, no archaeology had been done in the swamp’s interior, mainly because conditions were so challenging. One research party got lost so many times that it gave up.
When you’ve been toiling through the sucking ooze, with submerged roots and branches grabbing at your ankles, dry solid ground feels almost miraculous. We step onto the shore of a large, flat, sun-dappled island carpeted with fallen leaves. Walking toward its center, the underbrush disappears, and we enter a park-like clearing shaded by a few hardwoods and pines.
“I’ll never forget seeing this place for the first time,” recalls Sayers. “It was one of the greatest moments of my life. I never dreamed of finding a 20-acre island, and I knew instantly it was livable. Sure enough, you can’t put a shovel in the ground anywhere on this island without finding something.”
Sayers had planned to spend a few months digging and then write his dissertation. Instead, he worked for years and wrote a book on his findings. Read about the archaeological digs that tell the story of the people who found freedom in the Great Dismal Swamp at Smithsonian.

Overdue library book eventually returned after 42 years

A copy of William Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" checked out of New York's Guilderland Library in April 1974 was returned on Tuesday.
"It's a notable thing. Doesn't happen very often. I've been in libraries for 30 years and this is the most extreme overdue book I'm aware of," said director Tim Wiles.
"He left, he told us he moved to another country and had taken the book with him and moved back but felt it should come back home," explained Wiles.
The usual late fee for a book that is 15,531 days overdue totals $3,106.20. But in this case, the library gave the patron a pass.

Being Dishonest Is a Slippery Slope

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15 of the Most Dangerous Anti-Muslim Extremists

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Antibiotic resistance ...

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The Best Horror Movie Every Year Since 1960's Psycho

Sure there were horror movies pre-1960, but most horror fans know the best ones came after that groovy decade. You won't want to miss this list of the best horror flicks every year since Pyscho came out.

The Real Electric Frankenstein Experiments of the 1800s

Mary Shelley conjured up images of a reanimated corpse in her novel Frankenstein, published in 1818. While the novel was light on the technical aspects, it explored the ethics of a "successful" reanimation experiment. She was not the first to consider the possibility. Scientists and pseudoscientists were experimenting with electricity and its effect on flesh for decades already. After it became known that electricity could make the muscles of dead animals, the effect was even used for entertainment.
People outside of science were also fascinated by electricity. They would attend shows where bull heads and pigs were electrified, and watch public dissections at research institutions such as the Company of Surgeons in England, which later became the Royal College of Surgeons.

When scientists tired of testing animals, they turned to corpses, particularly corpses of murderers. In 1751, England passed the Murder Act, which allowed the bodies of executed murderers to be used for experimentation. “The reasons the Murder Act came about were twofold: there weren’t enough bodies for anatomists, and it was seen as a further punishment for the murderer,” says Burba. “It was considered additional punishment to have your body dissected.”
Atlas Obscura tells the tale of a particularly gruesome 1818 experiment in which Scottish chemist Andrew Ure attempted to bring an executed convict's body back to life. Maybe he should have read Shelley's novel first.
Indiana mom gets probation after claiming ‘religious freedom’ to beat children with coat hanger

Home invasion suspect arrested after apparently running into a tree and knocking himself out

A man is in custody after police say he broke into a residence in Negaunee Township, Michigan, early on Saturday morning. Just after 1:00am, troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post were dispatched to a reported home invasion. The homeowner heard someone banging on their front door.
When they went to investigate the noise, the homeowner found a man inside the entryway of the home. The suspect fled into the woods on foot after the homeowner confronted him. A State Police K-9 was called in to help find the suspect.
The K-9 found the suspect lying on the ground unconscious. Authorities believe the man ran into a tree, knocking himself out. Troopers arrested the man for home invasion. His name will not be released until after he’s arraigned in Marquette County District Court.

A dead star’s ghostly glow

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The eerie glow of a dead star, which exploded long ago as a supernova, reveals itself in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula. But don't be fooled. The ghoulish-looking object still has a pulse. Buried at its center is the star's tell-tale heart,...

133 million-year-old dinosaur brain fossil found in England

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Soft tissues such as hearts and muscles are very rarely preserved in the fossil record. For that reason, nearly all study of dinosaur soft tissue has to be reconstructed from fossil bones. However, researchers in the United Kingdom recently identified a genuine...

Man wrestled to the ground by panda after climbing into zoo enclosure 'to impress women'

A tourist who climbed into a panda enclosure to impress women was taught a terrifying lesson.
The man was with two female companions at Nanchang Zoo in Southeast China’s Jiangxi province, when he felt the need to show off. He climbed into the panda house to hassle a sleeping inhabitant.
That is when things took a turn for the worse. Instead of the placid interactions the creatures are known for, the panda grabbed his leg and knocked the man to the ground where he was pinned for several minutes.

Eventually the panda let go for long enough so the man could make a hasty escape. The intruder, known only by his last name Chen, said he wanted to show off for to his lady friends by teasing the panda. After medical check-ups, Mr Chen was deemed physically unharmed.

Tiny ocean crustaceans wear invisibility cloak of living bacteria

Tiny ocean crustaceans wear invisibility cloak of living bacteria
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Crustaceans that thrive in the vastness of the open ocean have no place to hide from their predators. Consequently, many creatures that live at depths where sunlight fades to darkness have developed transparent bodies to be less visible when spotted against the...

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