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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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Today in History

A tidal wave in the North Sea destroys the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. More than 1,000 people are killed.
The first Committees of Correspondence are formed in Massachusetts under Samuel Adams.
The property of the church in France is taken away by the state.
The second Afghan War begins.
Sheriff Wild Bill Hickok loses his re-election bid in Ellis County, Kan.
James A. Garfield is elected the 20th president of the United States.
Newly elected John Poe replaces Pat Garrett as sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory.
North Dakota is made the 39th state.
South Dakota is made the 40th state.
Lawmen surround outlaws Ned Christie and Arch Wolf near Tahlequah, Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). It will take dynamite and a cannon to dislodge the two from their cabin.
London’s Daily Mirror newspaper is first published.
Russia declares war with Turkey.
The first radio broadcast in the United States is made from Pittsburgh.
Charlotte Woodward, who signed the 1848 Seneca Falls Declaration calling for female voting rights, casts her ballot in a presidential election.
Margaret Sanger and Mary Ware Dennett form the American Birth Control League.
U.S. Navy aviator H.J. Brown sets new world speed record of 259 mph in a Curtiss racer.
Air Commerce Act is passed, providing federal aid for airlines and airports.
The first high-definition public television transmissions begin from Alexandra Palace in north London by the BBC.
Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Gibraltar to set up an American command post for the invasion of North Africa.
The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay in Bougainville ends in U.S. Navy victory over Japan.
Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose flies for the first and last time.
Harry S Truman is elected the 33rd president of the United States.
Charles Van Doren confesses that the TV quiz show 21 is fixed and that he had been given the answers to the questions asked him.
A British jury determines that Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence is not obscene.
South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated.
Jimmy (James Earl) Carter elected the 39th president of the United States.
Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
Serial killer Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the US since 1962.
First resident crew arrives at the International Space Station.

5 British Witch Trials

Americans are very familiar with the Salem witch trials, but such witch hunts were going on in many places during that time. Illnesses that no one could explain were attributed to evil forces, and it was an easy leap to accuse one's enemies of causing the pain. Many people confessed, under torture, which reinforced belief in witches. An astonishing number of people died because of those beliefs before citizens eventually became sick of the carnage. England had its share of witch trials. One of the cases, in Pendle Hill, Lancashire, eventually led to accusations against a dozen people.
The trials began when a young woman named Alizon Device, from Pendle in Lancashire in northwest England, was accused of cursing a local shopkeeper who soon afterwards suffered a bout of ill health, now believed to have probably been a mild stroke. When news of this reached the authorities, an investigation was started that eventually led to the arrest and trial of several members of Alizon’s family (including her grandmother, Elizabeth Southerns, a notorious practitioner of witchcraft known locally as “Demdike”), as well as members of another local family, the Redfernes, with whom they had reportedly had a long-standing feud. Many of the families’ friends were also implicated in the trial, as were a number of supposed witches from nearby towns who were alleged to have attended a meeting at Elizabeth Southerns’s home on the night of Good Friday 1612.
By the end of the Pendle Hill witch trials, ten people were hanged for their "crimes." Not all of the cases in this list ended so badly for the victims, though. Read about five of England's witch trials at mental_floss.

This woman hit a $42.9 million jackpot — but the casino refuses to pay

When she came back to collect her winnings the next day, a casino representative told her that she hadn’t actually won.'

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

Nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosivesNanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives
After sensing dangerous chemicals, the carbon-nanotube-enhanced plants send an alert. Spinach is no longer just a super-food: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly...

The 7 Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks at the Supermarket

best pre and post workout snacks

Millennial Women Drink as Much as Men

Why Do We Get Goosebumps When Listening To A Song?

Close your eyes and try to remember the last time a piece of music made you come goosebumps. It is likely that at that time you also felt a shiver throughout the body, starting from the head and radiating down the spine.
An estimated 86% of the people experienced this feeling listening to a song, although some people are more prone than others to react this way. Why?

Brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females

Brain regulates social behavior differently in males and femalesBrain regulates social behavior differently in males and females
The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A team of researchers led by Dr. Elliott Albers, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience...

Men Quit Birth Control Study Citing Same Symptoms Women Have Been Dealing With For Years

Woman suffered serious burns after breaking wind during laser surgery

A patient who broke wind during surgery apparently sparked a fire that caused serious burns to her body, a university hospital in Tokyo, Japan, has said. The fire occurred at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward on April 15. The patient in her 30s was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus.
The laser is believed to have ignited the gas she passed. The blaze burned much of her body, including her waist and legs. In a report released by the hospital on Oct. 28, a committee of outside experts who looked into the case said no flammable materials were in the operation room at the time of the surgery.
The equipment for the operation was also functioning normally, it said. “When the patient’s intestinal gas leaked into the space of the operation (room), it ignited with the irradiation of the laser, and the burning spread, eventually reaching the surgical drape and causing the fire,” the report said.

Brace yourself for a bitterly cold winter, as climate change shifts the polar vortex

Clouds are impeding global warming… for now

Clouds are impeding global warming… for now
Clouds are impeding global warming… for now
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have identified a mechanism that causes low clouds - and their influence on Earth's energy balance - to respond differently to global warming depending on their spatial pattern. The results imply that studies relying...

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Federal judge orders WNC to come clean about minority voter intimidation pact with Dumbass Trump

Cop gets canned after shooting her own 11-year-old daughter at a Halloween party

Deputy Misty Michelle Flowers was showing her service weapon to friends at her home in Lincolnton, North Carolina this weekend when the gun fired through the wall.

Woman who took forklift to move own van that was blocking her driveway arrested for DUI

Police say a woman from Cheyenne, Wyoming, was arrested for DUI at around midnight on Saturday for using a State of Wyoming forklift to move a van that was blocking her driveway. According to the CPD facebook page, Ashley Basich, who works for the state, went and got an industrial forklift from her employer (without her boss’s knowledge) to move her own van which was blocking her driveway.
It’s not clear whether she used the forklift to move the vehicle because the van wasn’t running or for some other reason. Her neighbors called the police because they were unhappy about the noise she was making at midnight.
Police say she had a cooler of beer in the cab and was wearing flip flops, which is a possible violation of OSHA rules for operating the forklift. The police did not state Basich’s address.

Son faked own kidnapping in order to get €600 from his mother

A 21-year-old Spanish man has been arrested for faking his own kidnapping to extort money from his mother to pay a debt. The distraught mother turned to police after receiving a ransom demand via a message to her mobile phone.
She turned up at the police station in Parla, a dormitory town south of Madrid last Thursday despite warnings not to go to authorities. She was told to leave €600 in cash at a secret location "If you want to see your son again and live the rest of your life in peace".
Officers immediately leapt into action following established protocol for kidnappings but quickly located the man walking freely around the town. Under questioning he admitted that he had faked the ordeal because he was desperately short of cash and needed to pay an outstanding debt, a statement from Spain’s National Police said.

Man wearing skin-tight leopard suit allegedly assaulted police officer

A man in a skin-tight leopard suit allegedly assaulted a police sergeant who was trying to arrest him early on Sunday.
Police were called at around 2:45am to the area of MJ’s Bar in Dayton, Ohio, after the costumed man punched a bar patron in the face for no reason.
The victim was standing outside the bar talking to friends when he was struck, and the victim did not know his assailant, identified as 21-year-old Robert M. Alflen, according to the Dayton police report. The victim tried to get away from Alflen, but he kept trying to come at him.
MJ’s Bar owner said Alflen had also tried to take a swipe at him and a bar security staff member, the report stated. Alflen was hit by a police Taser and was handcuffed in the middle of the street. He was taken to Grandview Medical Center to be checked out, then booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of assault on a police officer, a fourth-degree felony.

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