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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Today in History

Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger take Palermo in Sicily.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, is beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of the British Parliament.
King Philip V shocks all of Europe when he abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, Louis.
An uprising of over 400 slaves is put down in New Orleans. Sixty-six blacks are killed and their heads are strung up along the roads of the city.
General Stephen Kearny and Commodore Robert Stockton retake Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican War.
Florida secedes from the Union.
London’s Underground begins operations.
John D. Rockefeller and his brother William establish the Standard Oil Company of Ohio.
Filipino leader Emilio Aguinaldo renounces the Treaty of Paris, which annexed the Philippines to the United States.
The Automobile Club of America installs signs on major highways.
Argentina bans the importation of American beef because of sanitation problems.
Two German cruisers, the Emden and the Nurnberg, suppress a native revolt on island of Ponape in the Caroline Islands in the Pacific when they fire on the island and land troops.
The world’s first flying-boat airplane, designed by Glenn Curtiss, makes its maiden flight at Hammondsport.
Germany is rebuked as the Entente officially rejects a proposal for peace talks and demands the return of occupied territories from Germany.
In Washington, the House of Representatives passes legislation for women’s suffrage.
The Treaty of Versailles goes into effect.
The United States withdraws its last troops from Germany.
German planes attack 12 ships off the British coast; sinking 3 ships and killing 35 people.
The Soviets and Germany agree on the East European borders and the exchange of industrial equipment.
Chiang Kai-shek and the Yenan Communist forces halt fighting in China.
Panama breaks ties with the U.S. and demands a revision of the canal treaty.
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.
Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes President of Nicaragua, vowing to continue the country’s transformation to a socialist state with close ties to the USSR and Cuba.
A general strike begins in Guinea; eventually, it will lead to the resignation of the country’s president, Lansana Conte.

‘I Dated A Man More Than 10 Years Older Than Me—Here’s What It Was Like’

Too Many Tabs

6 Things You Should Never Do When You Have A UTI

urinary tract infection what not to do
6 Things You Should Never Do When You Have A UTI
You don’t want to make a piss-poor situation worse.

Researchers find link between arm size, heart disease

Researchers find link between arm size, heart disease

What’s Really Happening When Your Hands and Feet Fall Asleep

And what to do if that tingling sensation isn’t going away

Hot Rod

PA mom and her boyfriend raped, killed and dismembered 14-year-old

PA mom and her boyfriend raped, killed and dismembered 14-year-old to fulfill ‘sex fantasy’

The War on Public Schools

New Data PROVES How Effective Gun Control Laws Are

New Data PROVES How Effective Gun Control Laws Are
Look at that: the state with the strictest gun laws sees an astronomical drop in gun violence.

Rise of Wearable Tech to Monitor Employees Is Worrying

Klan members leave the KKK after befriending black musician

Darryl Davis, a renowned black American blues musician, took the initiative to reach out to members of the Ku Klux Klan, the US white supremacist organization, which has led to more than 200 leaving the group.

Illinois Dairy Queen closed after racist spat

Media Fell for Nazi-Manufactured ‘White Genocide’ Scandal

The Twisted Ideology That Appeals to Jihadists and Neo-Nazis Alike

Link Dump

Leather grades explained

There are different grades of leather.  "Genuine" is near the bottom.
Starting at the top of the chain, we have full-grain leather. The term full-grain refers to leather that hasn’t been sanded or buffed out to remove marks or imperfections, so it includes the entire thickness of the skin...
Second on the list, and the second-highest quality, top-grain leather has the split layer with imperfections taken away, making it thinner and more workable for the manufacturer. This is the most common type of leather used in high-end products (think handbags), you’ve likely seen it everywhere...
...suede has a signature napped surface from the underside of the skin. Technically suede is formed from split leather, which has had the top-grain rawhide removed... Although suede feels great, it’s less durable because its thinner and absorbs liquid easily due to its porous surface. Similar to suede but generally regarded as being more durable, nubuck is top-grain cattle hide leather that has been lightly sanded on the outside...
Simply put, corrected-grain or “genuine” leather has had an artificial grain applied to its surface. For those of you who are looking for high-quality leather goods, this would be a negative. The leather-like pattern is impressed into the surface and then sprayed with stain or dyes to give the fake grain a more natural appearance...
At the bottom of the pyramid, bonded leather uses leftover scrap pieces of leather that are shredded to a near-pulp. These shreds are then bonded together using polyurethane or latex on top of a fiber sheet.
Discussed in a post at the TIL Reddit.

Science Proves Electric Eels Can Leap From Water to Attack

Prussian explorer  Alexander von Humboldt wrote about a strange Venezuelan hunt in 1800. Villagers drove horses into a pond and watched them be shocked by electric eels until the current was exhausted, then they collected the eels (actually knifefish) to eat. His account was dismissed as a fish story by other scientists because they did not believe the description of eels reaching far out of the water to shock horses. I found it hard to believe that gathering eels was worth losing a couple of horses, but what do I know? Vanderbilt University professor Kenneth Catania doesn't know how true the story is, but he has done the research and indeed, eels will launch themselves high out of the water to attack in order to increase the shock value, as in the above video.
He has found that the eels can deliver a more concentrated shock by projecting out of the water and pressing their chins against animals. "The eels may not be very good at shocking something that's not fully in the water so this behavior is the solution,” he says. "The higher [the eel] gets, the more of that power goes through what it's touching and the less goes back through the water from its tail. These eels have evolved to have remarkable output, and it turns out they have evolved pretty remarkable behavior to go along with that."
You can read more bout Catania's research (with a cool LED crocodile head as well as an arm) at Smithsonian.

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