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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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Today in History

Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.
Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.
The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.
The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.
Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.
Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.
The last of the U.S. troops depart France.
Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.
King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.
The second conference on Germany’s war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.
Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.
The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.
President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.
The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.
Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.
The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.
Apple Computers incorporates.
North Vietnamese troops reportedly occupy 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas for attacks against allied forces.
President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.
Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.
George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.
The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.
Mars Polar Lander launched.
The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.

Dashcam Video Footage Of A Driver Hitting 240 Green Lights In A Row

One of the more popular automotive-related urban legends is the tale of "nothing but green", in which a driver claims to have hit X amount of green lights in a row while driving through the city.This urban legend is hard to believe in big cities like Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco, because it seems like all the other drivers on the road would make it really hard to continuously  every light, green or not.
But NYC ride-share driver Noah Forman hit an astounding 240 green lights while driving through Manhattan, and Shawn Swetsky posted Noah's dashcam footage to prove it.
You can also watch Noah hit 240 green lights in a row in real time on the full 26 minute long video here.

Hollywood sign changed to 'Hollyweed' in New Year's Eve prank

Capitalism Is Collapsing

Shutting it off ...

Food Gentrification Is Hurting Poor Communities

This Brewery Will Custom-Make a Beer for You Based on Your DNA

The flavors you like are partially based on how sensitive you are to certain chemicals. Now Meantime Brewing is creating custom brews for customers based on their DNA. Using a saliva sample to analyze what flavor compounds you may or may not enjoy, they will make you a beer they think you enjoy. They will even have you come in to consult on the beer so they can get your input on their flavor profiles and help name the beer and design the label. Of course, this kind of customization isn't cheap -the basic package will cost almost $31,000, but at least it leaves you with a good 2,000 pints of beer.

Read more about the process on their website.

Random Photos

5-year-old girl killed by celebratory gunfire just minutes into New Year’s Day

About 30 people were gathered Saturday night at an Alabama home to ring in the new year when a child was accidentally shot by one of the revelers.

‘It felt like a sledgehammer’

A Texas lawmaker was shot in the head and wounded by a stray bullet while celebrating New Year’s Eve.

10 Twilight Zone Dystopias That Don’t Seem All That Bad Now

10 Twilight Zone Dystopias That Don’t Seem All That Bad Now
At this point, that strange old road that leads directly to the Twilight Zone is looking pretty good.

The violent, post-truth 2017 predicted in The Running Man? We’re living in it

Welcome to a world where fake news stories are used to manipulate public opinion. Dissent is no longer tolerated and all your communications are monitored; the economy is not functioning and reality TV is used to distract you from harsher realities. Welcome to 2017.

Under Wingnut Junta North Carolina Is Not Classified As a Democracy

Under Wingnut Junta North Carolina Is Not Classified As a Democracy
North Carolina does so poorly on the measures of legal framework and voter registration that it ranks alongside Iran and is not classified as a democracy.…

Dumbass Trump is ‘an 11 on a scale of 10’ for Nixonian paranoid tendencies

Nixon historian: Dumbass Trump is ‘an 11 on a scale of 10’ for Nixonian paranoid tendencies

Nixon intentionally sabotaged a 1968 deal that could have ended the Vietnam War earlier

Newly revealed documents confirm what many people had long suspected: Nixon intentionally sabotaged negotiations that could have ended the Vietnam War in 1968.

Quadrantids meteor shower

(They are expected to be at their peak tonight - January-3-2017)

A New Home on Mars

NASA Langley’s Icy Concept for Living on the Red Planet
When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions to the moon. The surface of Mars has extreme temperatures and the atmosphere does not … Read more

Lunatic creationist Ham flips out after paper claims no dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark

Lunatic creationist Ham is very angry at the Washington Post for incorrectly reporting that he believes dinosaurs were wiped out by the biblical flood described in the story of Noah.
Get it correct, now ... dinosaurs WERE on the ark (along with Unicorns, Giffins, Sphinxes, etc.) according to Ham.
Never mind the fact that although dinosaurs actually existed and the existence of the others listed above is still undetermined ... they ceased to exist 100s of millions of years before the first man ever existed.

Animal Pictures