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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Today in History

Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of Henry II.

Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith’s life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.

British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.

Texas (comprised of the present state of Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) is admitted as the 28th state of the Union, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) should be divided into no more than five states “of convenient size.”

Gas lighting is installed in the White House.

Union General William T. Sherman‘s troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.

The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers.

The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship.

Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.

Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.

Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaims the United States to be the “arsenal of democracy.”

London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city on the evening of December 29.

Tito declares Yugoslavia will follow its own path to Communism.

President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress for the authority to oppose Soviet aggression in the Middle East.

A Xmas truce is observed in Vietnam, while President Johnson tries to get the North Vietnamese to the bargaining table.

Reagan curtails Soviet trade in reprisal for its harsh policies on Poland.

A Peculiar Doorway

Here's a door that might be a little difficult to get through at times. At least it opens in instead of out! This picture was taken in Germany, and the consensus of commenters is that the stairs were there first, and a room with a door was added to the home. Let's just hope it's a closet or storage room. Can you imagine trying to get out of a bedroom like this in an emergency situation? Or paramedics trying to get in? This is one of a group of remodeling failures from Germany, in a collection at Buzzfeed called The 21 Worst Handymen In The World.

'My Husband and I Threw a Sex Party to Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary’

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'My Husband and I Threw a Sex Party to Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary’
"I was incredibly nervous about the event since we hadn’t done one of these before."

Why Aren't There Any B Batteries?

We learn about different battery sizes when we're kids, which is when I learned it took six D batteries to play cassettes on my boombox for about four hours- and that D batteries were heavy and cost a bundle.But we're always left with one unanswered question- what happened to the "B" batteries?
To find out we have to go back to the 1920s, when battery cell sizes were standardized by the government agencies, War Industries Board and American battery manufacturers working to create a uniform product:
In 1924, industry and government representatives met again to figure out a naming system for all those cells and batteries they had just standardized. They decided to base it around the alphabet, dubbing the smallest cells and single-cell batteries “A” and went from there to B, C and D. There was also a "No. 6" battery that was larger than the others and pretty commonly used, so it was grandfathered in without a name change.
As battery technology changed and improved and new sizes of batteries were made, they were added to the naming system. When smaller batteries came along, they were designated AA and AAA. These newer batteries were the right size for the growing consumer electronics industry, so they caught on. C and D batteries also found a niche in medium- and high-drain applications. The mid-size A and B batteries simply didn’t have a market and more or less disappeared in the U.S..
While you typically won’t see either A or B batteries on American store shelves, they’re still out there in the wild. A batteries were used in early-model laptop battery packs and some hobby battery packs. B batteries are still sometimes used in Europe for lanterns and bicycle lamps. According to Energizer, though, their popularity is dwindling there, too, and they might be completely discontinued.

Doctor Lasers Off Boy’s Penis

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Doctor Accidentally Lasers Off Boy’s Penis During Circumcision
Looks like we’ve finally found the worst thing that’s happened all year

It’s time research trials reflect differences between men and women

Scientists like Sabra Klein, an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, are challenging the dogma that sex doesn’t matter in clinical trials, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine reports in … Read more

Back pain, heart disease and diabetes dominate US health care spending

Just 20 conditions make up more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis that examines spending by diseases and injuries. The most expensive … Read more

How Much Danger Is Net Neutrality in Now?

Russia No Longer Denies Vast Olympic Doping Conspiracy

Russia No Longer Denies Vast Olympic Doping Conspiracy

When Spinsters Couldn't Get Credit

There was a time in American history when single women were routinely denied credit cards and loans, no matter how long they had been working and paying their bills. Divorcees and widows also found they had no credit history, because any family financial history belonged to their husband, and disappeared when he did. When did these discriminatory practices happen? In the 19th century? Try 1973.
Billie Jean King had served up Wimbledon gold several times, but when it came to establishing a credit history, she kept hitting the net. The tennis champ couldn’t get her hands on a credit card unless she used the name of her husband, Larry — an unemployed law student she happened to be supporting at the time. Lindy Boggs, who ran for her husband’s congressional seat after his plane disappeared in 1972, faced a similar struggle for credit as a widow.
While women have always been a part of the workforce in varying capacities, it wasn’t until World War II that working middle-class females became a thing. When the bombs stopped dropping, the ladies got laid off en masse to make room for the returning men. But they eventually bounced back, and women have been entering the labor force in increasing numbers ever since, earning livings and contributing to household economies. But just as steadily, through the mid-1970s, they continued to lack access to independent credit or credit histories — a discriminatory truth that left spinsters, divorcĂ©es and widows financially vulnerable.
It was Lindy Boggs who slipped "gender" and "marital status" into the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in 1974. The overwhelmingly male US Congress hadn't even considered the plight of working women who had to ask their sons to co-sign for them. Read how that all changed at OZY.

Cub Scouts ban 8-year-old transgendered boy after other kids’ parents complain

Cub Scouts ban 8-year-old transgendered boy after other kids’ parents complain

New York woman who stabbed black man in the face after he offered subway seat claims self-defense

“This was an unfortunate incident on the subway at Xmas time where lots of people lose their tempers,” her attorney told the court.

Texas man gets off with $1,500 fine for repeatedly molesting 10-year-old girl

Religio-wingnuts protecting one of their own!

Teen Vogue editor receiving rape threats after calling Fox shrieking head ‘a partisan hack’

Teen Vogue editor receiving rape threats after calling Fox shrieking head ‘a partisan hack’
The wingnuts are upset. They don't like it when you tell the truth

This Hollywood Bar Will Sell You a 40 Oz of Colt 45 for $15

No matter where you live in the US, you can always go to a local liqour store and get a 40 ounce of Colt 45 for $3 or $4, but in Hollywood, you can get the full forty-ounce-in-a-paper-bag experience without all that slumming in a liqour store. And it will only cost you $15. It's just the next step in rich hipster idiots pretending to slum it.
Read more about the ridiculous concept at LAist

These Non-Paleo Foods Might Actually Help You Lose Weight

30 High-Protein Snacks That Are Healthy and Portable

Hallucinatory Himalayan Honey Creates a Buzz

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