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Friday, January 13, 2017

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Today in History

John of Gaunt marries Katherine Rouet.
President James Polk dispatches General Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the Texas Border as war with Mexico looms.
Lincoln names Edwin M. Stanton Secretary of War.
To combat Czech nationalism, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary decrees German the official language of the Imperial Army.
California votes to ratify the prohibition amendment.
Hitler denounces the Weimar Republic as 5,000 storm troopers demonstrate in Germany.
A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange breaking the all-male tradition.
The bridge connecting New York and New Jersey is named the George Washington Memorial Bridge.
The United States bars Americans from serving in the Civil War in Spain.
General Leclerc’s Free French forces merge with the British under Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery in Libya.
Plants are destroyed and 64 U.S. aircraft are lost in an air attack in Germany.
The Red Army opens an offensive in South Poland, crashing 25 miles through the German lines.
British troops replace striking truck drivers.
Chase National and the Bank of Manhattan agree to merge resulting in the second largest U.S. bank.
Two U.S. planes are shot down in Laos while on a combat mission.
U.S. reports shifting most air targets from North Vietnam to Laos.
Argentina ousts a British envoy in dispute over the Falkland Islands.
The United States offers Pakistan a two-year aid plan to counter the Soviet threat in Afghanistan.
Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed.
In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office.

How Wealth Is Amassed in America

Illinois man sues police over flag burning arrest

North Carolina teacher suspended after using racial slur for second time in two months

Illinois mom reports shockingly racist and elaborate bullying of her black daughter

"We just want to let you know how happy we are that that nigger Obama will be gone in a few days."

Neo-Nazis couldn’t raise the $125 needed for a permit for their Montana march

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists have been planning an on-again, off again march in Whitefish, Montana after the mother of well-known white supremacist Richard Spencer began complaining she was being harassed.
Well, all we can say is ...

Dumbass Trumpsters On ACA Don't Know Obamacare Is Same Thing?

‘This is a death sentence for me’

Wingnuts in the Senate took a major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday night, while simultaneously voting down proposed amendments to make sure people with preexisting conditions could still get coverage.

We're Most Vulnerable to Heart Attacks in January

If You Think Healthier Foods Are More Expensive, You're Not Alone

25 Facts about Fitness

Did you make a New year's Resolution to get in better shape during 2017? have you started yet? Or have you given up already? No matter, you'll still enjoy learning some trivia about fitness from John Green, in the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show.

Is the great California drought finally ending?

Tree-bark thickness indicates fire-resistance in a hotter future

A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. The findings suggest that bark thickness could help predict which forests and savannas will survive a warmer climate … Read more

Scientists closer to solving mystery of Earth's core

Where did 'Planet Nine' come from?

Farthest stars in Milky Way might be ripped from another galaxy

The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way’s spiral disk. New research by Harvard astronomers shows that half of those stars might have … Read more

Our galaxy’s black hole is spewing out planet-size ‘spitballs’

Every few thousand years, an unlucky star wanders too close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The black hole’s powerful gravity rips the star apart, sending a long streamer of … Read more

The rise and fall of the penis bone

From cats and dogs to primates and rodents, the males of many mammal species have a special genital bone called the baculum... Females often possess a bone analogous to the baculum called the baubellum or os clitoris...
After looking across 954 mammal species to check for the presence or absence of a baculum, Dean and his colleagues determined that the enigmatic bone independently evolved nine times and was subsequently lost in 10 different lineages. This means that the baculum is not an ancestral trait, but something that has popped up over and over again in mammalian history...
“There is nothing in common among species with a baculum versus species without,” Dean says. And solving the mystery “is not some weird niche of science.” The rapid and repeated evolution of bacula, Dean says, “is an absolutely fundamental pattern of evolution in almost all sexually reproducing organisms. More at the Washington Post.

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