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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

Pope Innocent VIII issues a bill deploring the spread of witchcraft and heresy in Germany.
Phi Beta Kappa is organized as the first American college Greek letter-fraternity, at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies in Vienna.
In the U.S. Congress, petitions and bills calling for the abolition of slavery are introduced.
Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s cavalry receives a setback in an engagement on the Mississippi Central Railroad at Coffeeville, Mississippi.
Confederate General John Bell Hood sends Nathan Bedford Forrest‘s cavalry and a division of infantry toward Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Japanese destroy a Russian fleet at Port Arthur in Korea.
George Taylor makes the first manned glider flight in Australia in a glider that he designed himself.
Italy, Austria and Germany renew the Triple Alliance for six years.
David Lloyd George replaces Herbert Asquith as the British prime minister.
The British empire reaches an accord with the Irish revolutionary group the Sinn Fein; Ireland is to become a free state.
The 21st Amendment ends Prohibition in the United States, which had begun 13 years earlier.
Italian and Ethiopian troops clash at the Ualual on disputed the Somali-Ethiopian border.
The New Constitution in the Soviet Union promises universal suffrage, but the Communist Party remains the only legal political party.
The Lindberghs arrive in New York on a holiday visit after a two-year voluntary exile.
Four TBM Avenger bombers disappear approximately 100 miles off the coast of Florida.
Pyongyang in Korea falls to the invading Chinese army.
Italy and Yugoslavia agree to pull troops out of the disputed Trieste border.
A bus boycott begins under the leadership of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Montgomery, Alabama.
Comedian and political activist Dick Gregory heads for Hanoi, North Vietnam, despite federal warnings against it.
The Soviet Union signs a 20-year friendship pact with Afghanistan.
Military Junta dissolves in Argentina.
Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.
A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle kills 8 people at Westroads Mall, Omaha, Neb., before taking his own life.

People Are Awesome: The Best of 2016

People Are Awesome looked back at all the great videos of folks doing impressive things over the past year and put them all together together for you. These athletic young people show off amazing skills while having the time of their lives.
The activities themselves are pretty offbeat. There are two guys playing ball while skydiving. A fellow hits a golf ball, aiming for his buddy's mouth. Several people, unaware of each other, use inner tubes as targets of one sort or another. Some I can't figure out what they're doing, but they are all awesome.

‘How I Fell in Love at First Sight’

love at first sight
‘How I Fell in Love at First Sight’: 4 Guys Explain
For one of them, it happened on Tinder.

I Went To a Hands-On Female Orgasm Class

orgasmic meditation
I Went To a Hands-On Female Orgasm Class. Here’s What Happened.
One writer’s adventure in ‘orgasmic meditation’

Digital Duds

The 1925 Match That Ensured Pro Wrestling's Future Would Be Fixed

Professional boxing, professional football, professional basketball, professional wresting. One of these things is not like the others. Pro wrestling is performance art, following a script for the audience's entertainment. It wasn't always like that. In the early 20th century, wrestling was a legitimate competition like any other, with rules and challengers hoping to beat the champions. And it wasn't nearly as fun as the modern version.
But professional wrestling began to change in a way unlike anything ever seen in sports history. While boxing had known to be fixed from time to time, and the “Black Sox Scandal” had briefly tarnished Major League Baseball, no legitimate sport had ever made the full transition into what the WWE now calls “sports entertainment”—fully scripted, predetermined matchups, with chosen champions.
That change didn’t happen overnight. But wrestling historians look to one match, which completely altered pro wrestling’s history: Lewis vs. Munn, Kansas City, Miss., Jan. 8, 1925.
“That really kind of put the stamp on it,” [National Wrestling Hall of Fame director Kyle] Klingman said. “This completely changed the landscape of professional wrestling.”
So what happened at the match between champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis (pictured above) and college football star Wayne “Big” Munn? Read the story of the wrestling match that changed everything, and how it played out over time, at Atlas Obscura.

'The Bruises Don’t Show'

OK, so there's outrage.
But it is misplaced to be outraged over a video showing how to conceal the bruises - the outrage should be directed at the cause of those bruises.
Covering up the bruises is for well-being of the victim in respect to how they perceive themselves, not for the public's revulsion at the sight of the bruises.
Be outraged at the cause not the result.
Better yet do something about the cause ...

Pittsburgh student booted from school for sending ‘Federal Nigger Hunting License’ to friends on Snapchat

The fake "license" allows bearers to hunt down and kill “niggers.”

Sandy Hook Mom Shreds 'Good Guy With a Gun' Myth

Gasser Walked Before

In 2006, Ronald Gasser beat a man at the same intersection -- and was allowed to walk away.

Jury to continue deliberating in South Carolina cop’s murder trial

Jurors in South Carolina weighing homicide charges against a white former policeman who fatally shot a fleeing black motorist last year were to resume deliberations on Monday after earlier declaring they were deadlocked, with one panelist holding out against a conviction.…

Carrier To Employees: Dumbass Trump Lied, We’re Still Sending 1,300 Jobs To Mexico

Carrier To Employees: Dumbass Trump Lied, We’re Still Sending 1,300 Jobs To Mexico
If we count the jobs Dumbass Trump’s deal allowed to go to Mexico, he’s in the negatives.

Nearly Half Of All Heart Attacks Occur Without You Even Knowing It

Silent heart attack
Nearly Half Of All Heart Attacks Occur Without You Even Knowing It
It can leave lasting damage—even if you didn’t realize you had one

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

Queen Nefertari's Legs

It's A Fact ...

In a distant galaxy, a black hole is playing with its food

Hallucinogenic Fish

Sarpa salpa (above) is a type of sea bream found in the Mediterranean as well as in temperate areas of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It has one unusual quality. Eating it can cause hallucinations. For this reason, it's sometimes called the "dreamfish."
People have known about this for a long time. Apparently Sarpa salpa was occasionally eaten for recreational purposes during the Roman Empire.
A 2006 article in the journal Clinical Toxicology describes some medical case reports involving dreamfish consumption. For instance, in 1994 a 40-year-old man on vacation in the French Riviera ate some, and the next day the hallucinations began:
he began to experience blurring of vision and hallucinations involving aggressive and screaming animals. Agitation and disorientation led him to seek medical assistance (he was not able to drive anymore as he was seeing giant arthropods around his car). Physical examination upon arrival at the hospital emergency room demonstrated no notable abnormalities: no fever, no sign of focalization or sensory-motor deficit, and normal hemodynamic status except for sinusal tachycardia linked directly to the mental disturbances. During hospitalization, the patient recovered rapidly with complete resolution of symptoms within 36 h post ingestion. He was unable to recall the hallucinatory period.
Similarly, in 2002 a 90-year-old retiree ate some sea bream, again in the French Riviera, and experienced hallucinations involving "human screams and bird squealing."
A case described on Wikipedia seems to have been far more pleasurable. In 1960, National Geographic photographer Joe Roberts purposefully ate some broiled dreamfish: "he experienced intense hallucinations with a science-fiction theme that included futuristic vehicles, images of space exploration, and monuments marking humanity's first trips into space."
The authors of the Clinical Toxicology article note that cases of hallucinogenic fish poisoning (ichthyoallyeinotoxism) are often confused with ciguatera poisoning — the latter caused by fish flesh contaminated by "various toxins produced by the benthic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus."
Ciguatera can also cause hallucinations. However, it may also kill you, whereas you should recover from the dreamfish hallucinations within 36 hours.

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