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Friday, November 4, 2016

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Today in History

Umar of Arabia is assassinated at Medina and is succeeded as caliph by Uthman.
Christopher Columbus discovers Guadeloupe during his second expedition.
William III and Mary of England wed on William’s birthday.
Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau.
General Arthur St. Clair, governor of Northwest Territory, is badly defeated by a large Indian army near Fort Wayne.
Congress agrees to pay a yearly tribute to Tripoli, considering it the only way to protect U.S. shipping.
Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.
Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrive in the Crimea.
From the main Confederate Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet‘s troops are sent northeast to besiege Knoxville.
Austria signs an armistice with the Allies.
The U.S. Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.
The entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered.
Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president of the United States.
Nellie Tayloe Ross and Miriam Ferguson are elected first and second women governors (Wyoming and Texas).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected 34th president of the United States.
Russian troops attack Budapest, Hungary.
At the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage by militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini. The students demand the return of Shah Mohammad Reza Pablavi, who is undergoing medical treatment in New York City.
Reagan steals the office as the 40th president of the United States.
Carol Moseley Braun becomes the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.
Senator Barack Obama of Illinois elected 44th president of the United States, the first African American to hold that position.

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17 Surprising Facts About Redheads

There are advantages and disadvantages to being born ginger. Red hair comes from a recessive gene, which is why it's rare. Both genetic parents have to contribute a red-haired gene for the color to express itself. That same gene gives the offspring a few other things that make him or her different from people with black, brown, or blond hair. For example, did you know that redheads normally don't get gray hair?
The pigment in red hair stays around much longer than other colors, and instead of going grey, the reddish color simply fades to a silver-white.
A woman I know did exactly that, and I came close to asking where she got her color done. Read the rest of the things that make redheads different at Buzzfeed.

Amazing Facts That Sound Totally Bogus

Did you know lightning strikes give you awesome scars? Or that F1 race car drivers have their weight monitored and critiqued more than models? How about the fact that some of the biggest buyers of sand are Arabic countries because the sand native to their locales is too fine to used for construction projects? If you think these facts are interesting or want the science behind them, don't miss this fascinating TopTenz article with tons of facts that sound totally fake.

Mexico’s Soda Tax Could Reduce Diabetes, Heart Disease and Health Costs

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The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico could prevent hundreds of thousands of adults from developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease while also saving approximately $1 billion in direct health care costs over the next

One Woman's Journey From ISIL Slave To Human Rights Activist

As if you needed another reason to dislike the Islamic State here's another- ISIL regularly enslaves people (mostly women) and uses them for everything from free labor to sex work.
This isn't exactly a dirty little secret, nor does ISIL really want the world to know they're actively taking slaves lest this ugly truth strain their allegiances.
But information is power, and former ISIL slave turned human rights activist Lamiya Aji Bashar wants to share her story of survival with the world so those who oppose the IS know what they're fighting for.
Lamiya is now starting her life over in Europe, and she has been jointly nominated for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought along with fellow Yazidi human rights activist and former IS slave Nadia Murad.
Nadia and Lamiya risked their lives to escape from ISIL, and they're still placing themselves at risk by sharing the plight of the Yazidi people with the world. But sometimes all it takes is one brave soul willing to speak out to give others the courage and motivation to take action.

India Is on the Verge of Becoming a Hindu Theocracy

Internet bigots have white hot meltdown after Beyonce performs at CMAs

"Shameful the #CMAawards50 allows a cop hating, Anti-American Racist on their stage! When did country music lose its way?"
Typical idiots

American White Male Terrorism: Two Cops Killed In Des Moines Ambush Attack

Naked driver with suspended license found to be in possession of drugs

A naked man was arrested after deputies found a crack pipe and crack cocaine in the pick-up truck he was driving. An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy noticed the pick-up pulling into a Walgreens at about 3am in Vero Beach, Florida. Knowing Walgreens opens at 7am and that no one should be there, the deputy approached the vehicle. The deputy spotted a man “completely naked," an affidavit states. The deputy shone his flashlight on the man, later identified as 54-year-old James Lewis, who started reaching toward a cup holder.
Lewis was removed from the vehicle, and the deputy asked why he kept reaching toward the cup holder. “Man you might find a crack pipe there,” Lewis is quoted as saying. In addition to a glass crack pipe, the deputy also found crack cocaine rocks. It wasn’t immediately clear why Lewis was naked. The deputy asked Lewis for his license, which he said was in his shorts.
The shorts were on the floor of the vehicle. Deputies then determined his license was suspended. Asked whether he knew that, Lewis said: “Yes, I know it is but I have to drive you know.” Lewis, of Micco, was arrested on charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, knowingly driving while his license was suspended and possession of crack cocaine.

Man arrested after removing glass eye and throwing it at hospital staff

A Florida man in police custody removed his glass eye and threw it at hospital personnel, according to police who rearrested the suspect on a felony charge.
Edward Dorsey, 54, was first arrested on Sunday morning on a domestic violence charge for allegedly striking his wife during an 8am argument in the couple’s Largo home. A police report notes that drugs and alcohol appear to have played a role in the confrontation.
Following the misdemeanor collar, Dorsey was transported to the Largo Medical Center for treatment. While in the emergency room, Dorsey “removed his glass eye” and then “threw his glass eye at the ER doctor and ER nurse,” a Largo Police Department officer reported.
Before flinging the fake eye, Dorsey was instructed by hospital personnel and an officer “to not take the eye out in the first place.” Dorsey ignored those commands and declared, “I can do whatever I feel like doing.” The airborne eye does not appear to have caused any injuries, though it is unclear whether the eye hit any hospital workers. Dorsey was charged with battery on an emergency medical care provider. He is locked up in the county jail on a combined bond of $30,000.

Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet’s past

Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet’s past
Unusual Martian region leaves clues to planet’s past
Researcher Don Hood from LSU and colleagues from collaborating universities studied an unusual region on Mars -- an area with high elevation called Thaumasia Planum. They analyzed the geography and mineralogy of this area they termed Greater Thaumasia, which is about...

Close galactic encounter leaves ‘nearly naked’ supermassive black hole

Close galactic encounter leaves ‘nearly naked’ supermassive black hole
Close galactic encounter leaves ‘nearly naked’ supermassive black hole
Astronomers using the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only the smaller galaxy's nearly-naked supermassive black hole...

Cool Cosmic Caterpillar

This is the larva of Eudocima phalonia, the Common fruit-piercing moth.
Image cropped for size from the original posted at the Pics subreddit.

The Fate of Millions of Animals Will Be Determined on Election Day

How the chicken crossed the Red Sea

How the chicken crossed the Red Sea
How the chicken crossed the Red Sea
The discarded bone of a chicken leg, still etched with teeth marks from a dinner thousands of years ago, provides some of the oldest known physical evidence for the introduction of domesticated chickens to the continent of Africa, research from Washington University...

Study finds previously unknown component of whale songs

Study finds previously unknown component of whale songs
Study finds previously unknown component of whale songs
Researchers have known for decades that whales create elaborate songs, sometimes projecting their calls for miles underwater. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, has revealed a previously unknown element of whale songs that could...

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