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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Today in History

Swiss soldiers ambush and slaughter invading Austrians in the battle of Morgarten.
The explorer Francisco Pizarro enters Cuzco, Peru.
The Pilgrim Fathers, who have settled in New Plymouth, buy out their London investors.
The Articles of Confederation, instituting perpetual union of the United States of America, are adopted by Congress.
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party reach the mouth of the Columbia River, completing their trek to the Pacific.
Explorer Zebulon Pike discovers the Colorado Peak that bears his name, despite the fact that he didn’t climb it.
Union Major General William T. Sherman‘s troops set fires that destroy much of Atlanta’s industrial district prior to beginning Sherman’s March to the Sea.
The American Federation of Labor is founded.
M. Metrot takes off in a Voisin biplane from Algiers, making the first manned flight in Africa.
Kerensky flees and Bolsheviks take command in Moscow.
Forty-one nations open the first League of Nations session in Geneva..
It is announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel has discovered white corpuscles.
General strikes and riots paralyze Madrid, Spain.
Eighteen lawsuits are brought against the Tennessee Valley Authority, calling for its dissolution.
An American fleet defeats a Japanese naval force in a clash off Guadalcanal.
The 17th Paris Air Show opens at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysees. It is the first show of this kind since World War II.
Newark Airport in New Jersey reopens after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev asserts Soviet superiority in missiles, challenging the United States to a rocket-range shooting match.
The first submarine with nuclear missiles, USS George Washington, takes to sea from Charleston, South Carolina.
Cuba threatens to down U.S. planes on reconnaissance flights over its territory.
Argentina voids all foreign oil contracts.
In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.
A quarter of a million anti-Vietnam War demonstrators march in Washington, D.C.
A Syrian peace force takes control of Beirut, Lebanon.
Baby Fae dies 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.
Anglo-Irish Agreement signed by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald.
Palestinian National Council proclaims an independent State of Palestine.
People’s Republic of Bulgaria replaced by a new republican government.
Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people.

End off the world?

The community comprises an equestrian center, 18-hole golf course, polo fields, zip lines and gun ranges.

Welcome To Dumbass Trump's AmeriKKKa

Cult Rector Robert Harvey told WJLA that the cult membership consisted of about 80 percent immigrants, including people from more than 50 countries.

‘Hang a nigger from a tree’

Police in Pittsburg, California said that they were taking “legal action” to remove a sign that advocates for lynching black Americans.

Black figures hung from trees outside SC campus building named after ‘violent racist’

Black figures hung from trees outside SC campus building named after ‘violent racist’

Pro-Dumbass Trump letters warn minorities to leave town or die

Minority residents of a small Massachusetts town have received death threats warning them to leave town in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

Flier warns black students not to donate blood at high school blood drive

Fallston High School in Harford County, Maryland has launched an investigation after a racist message scrawled on a blood drive flier tried to discourage African-American donors.

See the American Revolution Through the Eyes of King George

What Americans learn about England's King George III are the big themes: his mental and physical illnesses, his struggles with Napoleon, and most of all, how he lost the American colonies. But George III was also a hard-working monarch who had 15 children and left a library of 350,000 pages of writings over his 60-year reign, most of which never saw the light of day until recently. In April of 2015, Queen Elizabeth granted scholars access to study the archive. Jim Ambuske of the University of Virginia School of Law Library was one of them.
“Coming out of the perspective of studying the Revolution, you have a sense of the George whose statues are pulled down in New York and whose proclamations are read. I guess I thought of him as a political figure, never as someone you might relate to on more than a regal level,” Ambuske says. Reading the king’s lengthy letters to his sons marked a turning point in his research. “He was also a guy who was capable of a great deal of empathy. He was very concerned, as any parent would be, about the well-being of his children and their education,” says Ambuske. “He was well aware that he was raising potential future sovereigns, but he also wanted them to be good people.”
As Atkinson traced how the American Revolution’s battles played out, he began to see George III as a man who was both “very much a domestic fellow,” and a ruler who was “the driving force behind the hard line that the British had taken” in the war. “What comes across to me, looking at him via the papers,” Atkinson says, “is someone who is puzzling through an extraordinarily complex problem for which he does not really have a vocabulary.”
You'll soon be able to read those documents yourself. The Georgian Papers Program is digitizing George III's writings, from official documents to family letters, for a website to be launched in January of 2017. You can bookmark it here. Read about the program and what scholars have to say about the king at Smithsonian.

Queen Elizabeth's secret

"The passing of Elizabeth I on March 24, 1603, revealed that the ring she wore most of her adult life opened : inside were the portraits of herself and her mother Anne Boleyn beheaded in 1536 by her father King Henry VIII. Elizabeth had kept the contents of the ring a secret."

Retail clinics do not decrease emergency department visits

Despite being touted as a way to reduce emergency department visits, retail clinics opened near emergency departments had little effect on rates of low-acuity visits to them, according to the results of a study published online today in Annals of … Read more…

The Most Insane Restaurants Around the Globe

Have you ever wished you could eat inside a cliff beside the see or that you could have food cooked from the heat of a volcano? Maybe you dream of eating at the bottom of a waterfall as the river flows along your feet. Of course, you could always try to eat below the sea in an underwater restaurant. If these kinds of crazy restaurants sound great to you, then check out these an more dining locations on this fascinating Travel and Leisure article.

Five Developing NASA Projects That Could Have Large Impacts

NASA was created to beat the Russians into space, or, oops, to the moon. Afterward, it concentrated on commercial endeavors with the space shuttle. That's over, so what's happening with NASA now? The agency has tons of projects going on! For example, to reduce the mass of supplies a mission would have to take to Mars (or other places), robots are being taught to build structures with locally-found materials.
The news that a robot had successfully constructed a prototype launch-&-landing pad in Hawaii was received ceremoniously, as it helped pave the way for similar automated construction projects in space (Mars and the moon to be particular). The robotic rover, called Helelani, built the pad by assembling one hundred pavers made with locally available materials. The project is quite unique, using Mars and lunar material in the place of concrete.
This project was a collaboration between NASA and PISCES (Pacific International Space Center for Exploration) as part of a bigger program dubbed ACME (Additive Construction with Mobile Emplacement). Apart from the alien materials, the project also employs robotics as opposed to a human workforce. The general goal is to be able to use locally available materials on Mars and the moon to design and construct infrastructure.
That's just one project looking toward other planets. Read more about ACME and other NASA projects at Money Inc.

Aspiring weatherman started fire in attempt to draw attention to his Facebook videos

An aspiring weatherman in eastern Kentucky has been arrested after admitting he intentionally started a fire in a forest to bring attention to his Facebook videos, police said.
Johnny Mullins, 21, faces a charge of second-degree arson for a blaze in Letcher County, Jenkins Police Chief James Stephens said on Friday. Mullins posted selfie videos on Facebook that were recorded in front of various fires, Stephens said.
He called them "Weather Outlook" segments and got 2,900 views on his final video, posted on Nov. 6, in which he warned eastern Kentucky residents, "Be extremely careful if you're out there," according to Stephens. Mullins was charged after he told police he started the fire "because he enjoyed the attention he got from the Facebook stuff," Stephens said.
"He likes to do Facebook videos and have people follow him on his 'weather forecast,' so that's pretty much why he did what he did," Stephens said. "He enjoyed the attention he got from the Facebook stuff. It's really too bad because he's not a bad kid, he's just misguided," Stephens added. "He didn't realise how much danger he was putting other people in."

Everglades mangroves’ carbon storage capacity worth billions

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in South Florida’s Everglades — and it’s in the billions. Mangrove forests absorb carbon dioxide, and much of that carbon remains trapped in … Read more…

"Coyote tooth dentures"

"Coyote tooth dentures on display at Eastern California Museum. These human dentures were made by melting celluloid toothbrush handles. So the story goes, in the early 1900′s a man who lost his teeth used shaped the melted toothbrushes to his gums, and then pressed the teeth of dead coyote into them."

Moose found frozen in mid-fight

A reminder of the brutality of nature was found earlier this week when two moose were discovered frozen in ice.
The bulls were discovered in Alaska, and had supposedly drowned after their antlers became locked together during a fight.
Jeff Erickson, a resident of the small town of Unalakleet in western Alaska, captured the moment.
According to Erickson, the plan is to remove the bulls intact for a very unique head mount.

Mice sing love songs in ultrasound

Even though the mouse is one of the preferred laboratory animals when it comes to medical research, these little rodents are still a source of surprise in laboratories. A research project led by Associate Professor Coen Elemans from SDU shows … Read more…

Mystery of the Pulsating Spider

In this video, what looks like a disembodied snake head is actually the carapace of a spider. Consider that a double trigger warning if you are terrified of watching either. It gets even weirder, though. Spider photographer Nicky Bay noticed something odd about a bird dropping spider he was watching. The spider's organs or fluid or something was moving underneath its skin! So he zoomed in and got a really close look. We don't know what the purpose for the pulsations are, but Bay has some theories. It could also be just normal digestion going on, but why would evolution make this so visible when most creatures need to blend in with their background? -

Animal Pictures