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Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Today in History

Diocletian is proclaimed emperor of Numerian in Asia Minor by his soldiers. He had been the commander of the emperor's bodyguard.
Zumbi dos Palmares, the Brazilian leader of a 100-year-old rebel slave group, is killed in an ambush.
Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII defeats the Russians at Narva.
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, 42-year-old hired gunman Tom Horn is hanged for the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell.
Bulgaria proclaims its neutrality in the First World War.
Mrs. Glen Hyde becomes the first woman to dare the Grand Canyon rapids in a scow (a flat-bottomed boat that is pushed along with a pole).
Japan and China reject the League of Council terms for Manchuria at Geneva.
U.S. Army and Marine soldiers attack the Japanese-held islands of Makin and Tarawa, respectively, in the Central Pacific.
The Nazi war crime trials begin at Nuremberg.
Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) marries Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Westminster Abbey.
U.S. troops push to the Yalu River, within five miles of Manchuria.
The Maryland National Guard is ordered desegregated.
President John F. Kennedy bars religious or racial discrimination in federally funded housing.
U.S. census reports the population at 200 million.
The United States announces it will give Turkey $35 million for farmers who agree to stop growing opium poppies.
The United States files an antitrust suit to break up ATT.
South Africa backs down on a plan to install black rule in neighboring Namibia.
Microsoft Windows 1.0 released.
Fire in England's Windsor Castle causes over £50 million in damages.
First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks to lowest level in 11 years in response to failures in the US financial system.

The Toy Craze of Xmas 2016

Spin Master, the toy company behind Etch-a-Sketch and Build-a-Bear Workshop, has the honor of trying to fulfill orders for this year's hottest toy: the Hatchimal. It's an interactive bird that comes in an egg. You play with it, and eventually it hatches. They retail for $60. You might be able to get on a waiting list for one. Or you might get one for Christmas by paying more to someone who saw the potential earlier.
The Hatchimal was inspired in part by the popularity of online unboxing videos. (Search "unboxing" on YouTube, and you'll get more than 52 million results.) "We thought, 'Wouldn't it be cool instead if you opened it, something itself would come out?' That evolved to the idea of an egg," explained James Martin, the company's senior vice president for marketing.
To keep kids playing with it, his toy development team added three life phases through which the Hatchimal progresses; how quickly depends on how much it's played with. After it's done, it can be reverted to the baby phase—that gurgling, giggly period I witnessed as it zoomed around my desk.
Hatchimals were only introduced in October, and Spin Master is using air freight to get as many of them as possible to American stores before Christmas. Is there $60 worth of fun in this toy? A reviewer at Bloomberg doubts it. The Christmas frenzy might be the Hatchimal's apex of popularity, but only time will tell.

10 Places You Can Visit for Under $25 a Day

Traveling is great, but it's also expensive -at least, most of the time. If you don't have a big budget though, you can still visit nice places. In fact, this Travel and Leisure article has 10 different places that will cost you under $25 a day to visit. Of course, you have to pay to get to the destinations, but the site was even kind enough to include an average cost to fly to the locales from either Los Angeles or New York City.

Why Are the Residents of This Small Village So Happy?

Goodnight, Barrow

Barrow, Alaska, has the distinction of being the northernmost town in the United States. As it sits above the Arctic Circle, the sun does not rise during a two-month period around the winter solstice. On Friday, the sun set for the final time on Barrow.
At 1:31 p.m. Friday the sun set in Barrow for the last time. Ever.
Or at least, it set for the last time while the city is named Barrow. The sun won't rise again until 1:17 p.m. Jan. 22, 2017, when the city will be operating under its new name, Utqiaġvik.
The name change will take effect Dec. 1. In October, residents of Barrow voted narrowly in favor of changing the name. Utqiaġvik is an Inupiaq word that means a place for gathering wild roots. It has long been used to describe the greater Barrow community.
For the next two months, the skies may get a little lighter during midday when the sun nears the horizon, but residents won't see the sun itself. Utqiaġvik is not a new name, but a return to the community's traditional name used before explorer Frederick William Beechey named the town Barrow in 1825. You can hear the pronunciation of Utqiaġvik here.

Really Dead, or Just Mostly Dead?

In the 17th and 18th centuries, there was a widespread phobia among Europeans and Americans about being mistaken for dead and waking up in a coffin, buried alive. Books and the popular press spread lurid stories of people waking right before the coffin was nailed shut and of corpses in morgues with their fingers chewed off— a sign, it was said, that the panicked people awoke and chewed their own hands in hunger (although rats were more likely).
There was (at least a little) reason to worry. As anatomist Jacques Bénigne Winslow admitted in 1740, “The onset of putrefaction is the only reliable indicator that the subject has died.”
In response to the panic, inventors got busy creating coffins with ropes attached to signal bells above ground. Writer Hans Christian Andersen used his own method— before going to sleep each night, he’d place a sign on his bedstand that read, “I only APPEAR to be dead.”
Helpful doctors also came up with reassuring procedures to revive people who only “appeared to be dead.” For example, using a special pipe to blow tobacco smoke up a suspected corpse’s anus was thought to be a solid way of separating the quick from the dead. If the person was alive, the smoke was supposed to stimulate breathing.
Winslow himself suggested measures to decide whether a person was really a corpse. “The individual’s nostrils are to be irritated by introducing sternutaries, errhines, juices of onions, garlic and horse-radish…. The gums are to be rubbed with garlic, and the skin stimulated by the liberal application of whips and nettles. The intestines can be irritated by the most acrid enemas, the limbs agitated through violent pulling, and the ears shocked by hideous Shrieks and excessive Noises. Vinegar and salt should be poured in the corpse’s mouth and where they cannot be had, it is customary to pour warm Urine into it, which has been observed to produce happy Effects.”
If the “happy effects” didn’t appear, it was time for extreme action like cutting the bottoms of the feet, thrusting needles under the toenails, and pouring hot wax on the forehead. If none of these abuses actually elicited a response, doctors assumed that they could safely pronounce the person dead. And as a general rule, they did— as far as history knows, none of these methods ever revived anyone. 

Victorian Era Parlor Games We Need To Bring Back

Back before video games, television and home stereos people in the Victorian era entertained their guests by playing parlor games, which turned conversation into a friendly competition.
Games like Fictionary, The Minister's Cat and Elephant's Foot Umbrella Stand were created to keep people chatting and socializing with lighthearted wordplay.
Fictionary involved one person picking out an obscure word in the dictionary then everyone else writes what they think the word means on a piece of paper. The definitions are read aloud and the players vote on which one is true- players receive points for guessing correctly or faking voters out, and if no one guesses right the dictionary holder gets a point.
The Minister's Cat is much simpler- players go around the circle choosing a new adjective to describe the minister's cat, such as "the minister's cat is a stupid cat" or "the minister's cat is a smelly cat", until someone fails to come up with a new word.
Elephant's Foot Umbrella Stand should probably be renamed something like IKEA Coffee Table, but otherwise it's every bit as fun to play today:
The leader starts the game by saying “I went to the store and bought…” followed by an object. Whatever object the leader names has to fit a secret rule they’ve decided to follow throughout the game. For example, if the rule is that every object must end with the letter “E,” the leader might say “I went to the store and bought an orange.” Players then taking turns guessing the rule by naming objects they think apply. If a player says “I went to the store and bought a boat” the leader would say something like “They’re all out of boats.” But if they said they bought a kite instead, the leader would approve their purchase without sharing why. The game becomes more fun the longer you play, assuming you’re not the last player to catch on.

High School Students Wear Hijab To Show Support For Muslim Classmates

Solidarity: High School Students Wear Hijab To Show Support For Muslim Classmates

Woman Reveals How Head Of Fox 'News' Molested Her For Years

Woman Reveals How Head Of Fox 'News' Molested Her For Years
A truly disturbing pattern of behavior is revealed.

Welcome to Dumbass Trump's AmeriKKKa

Judge Tells New Citizens To Like Dumbass Trump Or Leave
Trump's America: Federal Judge Tells New Citizens To Like Trump Or Leave
This ass should be unseated from the bench!

'No Reasonable Officer Would Have Used Deadly Force'

Suspected prostitute allegedly solicited sex from undercover officer for $50 and nachos

An Ohio woman arrested in a prostitution sting told an undercover officer that her price for oral sex was $50 and a plate of nachos, police say.
As detailed in a Beaver Police Department report, an officer contacted Crystal Hotlosz, 36, after spotting a Backpage.com ad offering paid companionship. Records show that the 5’ 8”, 270-pound Hotlosz frequently advertises her escort services online, describing herself as a “BBW goddess” (big beautiful women) who is "thicker than a snickers."
In reply to the undercover officer’s initial text, Hotlosz quoted an hourly rate of $160. But after some negotiation, she altered her demands and “agreed to a price of $50 and nachos.” Hotlosz subsequently met the officer on Monday night in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant in Beaver Township, which is about 13 miles south of Youngstown.
After entering the undercover vehicle, Hotlosz “asked if I had any extra money and her nachos,” the officer reported. After accepting cash, but, alas, no nachos, Hotlosz was arrested for solicitation. Police also arrested a 41-year-old Youngstown man, identified as Mark Robbins, who had driven Hotlosz to meet with the purported client. Hotlosz was booked into the Mahoning County jail, where she remains locked up on $1,750 bond.

Plants That Are Straight Up Deadly

We tend to think of plants as innocent little nothings, but some plants can kill you in no time. This TopTenz list of deadly plants features some of the usual suspects like deadly nightshade and hemlock, but it also includes some surprises like oleander, which is a landscaping plant many people have without any idea of its dangerous properties.

Beach Aerobics

Cross-country runner sent flying by stampeding deer during his last race

Justin DeLuzio's last cross country race of his college career turned out to be one he won't forget after he was blindsided by a deer. DeLuzio, a Senior at Gwynedd Mercy University and member of the school's Men's Cross Country team, was competing in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Cross Country Championships at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, last Saturday.
As DeLuzio ran, four deer suddenly darted across the course. "I turn my head a little bit to the left and he comes right there," DeLuzio said. An onlooker recorded as the animal crashed into DeLuzio, sending him flying to the ground. "He knocked me down pretty good," DeLuzio said. DeLuzio was able to get up thanks to his teammate Matt French who helped him up and ran with him for the rest of the race.
"My last country race, his last country race and just a demonstration of camaraderie and it's what this team is all about," DeLuzio said. DeLuzio's coach Kevin Clark was waiting on mile 3 during the freak accident and couldn't believe it when he heard what happened. "At that point you're like that can't be true but Justin is running holding his side a little bit. He definitely doesn't look like he normally runs," Clark said.

Clark said DeLuzio's other teammate Armani Rivera also ran with them for a portion of the race. DeLuzio is still dealing with a bruised hip and soreness. He knows it could've been much worse however. "I was lucky," DeLuzio said. "I was fortunate. I know if that deer was a little bit bigger I could have been in serious trauma."

Ammonia-rich bird poop cools the atmosphere

Who knew?
It turns out bird poop helps cool the Arctic. That’s according to new research from Colorado State University atmospheric scientists, who are working to better understand key components of Arctic climate systems. Publishing in Nature … Read more

This Dog Trying to Eat the Bone in His Water Bowl is All of Us

Sometimes we just want to believe there is something more out there -that if we just try a little harder we can finally get what we've been dreaming of for years. This sweet puppy feels the same way and he knows that if he just keeps trying, he'll get that bone at the bottom of his bowl eventually.
Keep on reaching for greatness little guy, we believe in you!!!

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