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Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Today in History

Philip Augustus, Henry II of England and Frederick Barbarossa assemble the troops for the Third Crusade.
In Maryland, the first woman lawyer in the colonies, Margaret Brent, is denied a vote in the Maryland Assembly.
Chippewa, Delaware, Ottawa and Wyandot Indians sign the treaty of Fort McIntosh, ceding present-day Ohio to the United States.
Joseph Guillotine proposes a new, more humane method of execution: a machine designed to cut off the condemned person’s head as painlessly as possible.
The French King Louis XVI is guillotined for treason.
Japan rejects the American proposal to neutralize ownership of the Manchurian Railway.
The German Krupp plant begins producing guns under the U.S. armistice terms.
J.D. Rockefeller pledges $1 million for the relief of Europe’s destitute.
An international arms control meeting opens in London.
The League of Nations rejects Japanese terms for settlement with China.
The United States lifts the ban on selling arms to the Soviet Union.
In North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel launches a drive to push the British eastward. While the British benefited from radio-intercept-derived Ultra information, the Germans enjoyed an even speedier intelligence source.
A Nazi daylight air raid kills 34 in a London school. When the anticipated invasion of Britain failed to materialize in 1940, Londoners relaxed, but soon they faced a frightening new threat.
Communist troops force the UN army out of Inchon, Korea after a 12-hour attack.
The Soviet Union calls for a ban on nuclear arms in Baghdad Pact countries.
Carl T. Rowan is named the director of the United States Information Agency (USIA).
In Vietnam, the Siege of Khe Sanh begins as North Vietnamese units surround U.S. Marines based on the hilltop headquarters.
The U.S. Supreme Court decides that pregnant teachers can no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.
Leonid Brezhnev and Henry Kissinger meet to discuss Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT).
President Carter urges 65 degrees as the maximum heat in homes to ease the energy crisis.
Congressman Mike Espy of Mississippi is confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.

Runners Help Injured 73-Year-Old Man Finish Half Marathon

old man falls at arizona marathon

Disney Pixar Confirms All Of Their Films Exist In The Same Universe

They teased at the truth with Easter eggs and crossover clues in most of their movies, fans collected all the easter eggs and formed a unified world theory, and now Pixar has finally confirmed it- all of their movies exist in the same universe. It's one of those announcements that make you say "yeah, I figured as much", and yet it's nice to hear it straight from the studio's mouth since most creators won't admit when their projects are all interconnected.Of course, Disney Pixar didn't just come out and admit the same universe connection- they posted this video on the official Toy Story Facebook page with the caption "Oh my spurs! You ain't never seen Easter eggs like these, partner".

People Share The Most Bizarre Rules They Had To Follow As Kids

Parents need to set boundaries for their children both as a way to teach them right and wrong and to keep them safe in the outside world, because kids who run amok with no boundaries are bound to get hurt.
My Dad is a very VERY introverted guy, and he never liked to be in large crowds. So unless it was a school event, I was forbidden from going to any large crowded events/places like the mall, concerts, sporting events.
I was told that this was for my own safety.
But some parents take the setting of household boundaries too far, and their ridiculous demands affect their kids for the rest of their lives.
We could only eat 2 cookies at a time, and no more than 4 in a day.
I was living on my own for like a year abiding by this rule, until one day I was like, "man, I REALLY want three Oreos, not two." And I did it.
Redditors took to AskReddit to answer the question "What bizarre rule did your parents enforce that seemed normal, but when you grew up realized was not normal at all?" and their answers prove some parents are plumb loco.
8:30 pm bedtime. My. Entire. Damned. Life. Though, I knew as a teenager that making your high schooler go to bed when it was still light out half the time was whacko.
Well into my 20s I'd come back to visit for the holidays and dad would get up to use the toilet at night, see the light on in my room from me being awake reading a book at 10 p.m., and yell at me to go to sleep.
There may have been extenuating circumstances that the Redditors aren't sharing which led to these bizarre rules, but how does a parent justify not letting visitors poop in their house?
No one was allowed to poop in our house. We had a large house and all 4 of us had our own restrooms. There was this little girl with special needs I used to play with when I was little and once she had to use the restroom. My mom asked me where she was and I said she's in the bathroom. My mom walked in on the poor girl mid-poop and told her to go home and finish.
Read People Share Bizarre Rules They Had To Follow As Kids here

Alanis Morissette business manager admits $4.8 million fraud

Alanis Morissette business manager admits $4.8 million fraud

Dumbass Trump TERRIFIES Businesses So Badly They’re Doing THIS To Avoid His Dangerous Fits

Dumbass Trump TERRIFIES Businesses So Badly They’re Doing THIS To Avoid His Dangerous Fits
Things have already gotten this bad between Dumbass Trump and the business world.

Religio-Wingnut ‘Christians’ Get Their Asses Handed To Them For Supporting Healthcare Repeal

Religio-Wingnut ‘Christians’ Get Their Asses Handed To Them For Supporting Healthcare Repeal
A former evangelical 'christian' is ripping wingnuts for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Here’s Exactly How Stress Can Cause a Heart Attack

how stress causes heart attacks
Here’s Exactly How Stress Can Cause a Heart Attack
What’s going on in your mind can spark body-wide consequences

The Hidden Heart Issue Facing 1 In 8 Americans

Masked hypertension
The Hidden Heart Issue Facing 1 In 8 Americans
You might have it even if you were given a clean bill of health from your doctor

9 Foods You Should Never Eat When You're Sick

orange juice bad for cold flu
9 Foods You Should Never Eat When You're Sick
Turns out we were all wrong about OJ.

Would You Diet Your Entire Life If You Could Live 6 Years Longer?

Diet to live longer
Would You Diet Your Entire Life If You Could Live 6 Years Longer?
Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news

18 Foods and Drinks to Avoid Because They Are Surprisingly High in Sugar

Chicken and Waffle Doughnut Holes

Chicken and waffles are the marriage of two perfect foods, but eating the two together in one big bite requires the use of those pesky old utensils. Now Oh Bite It has come up with a fantastic and dippable one-handed version that combines chicken and waffles with good old fashioned fried donut holes. Essentially they are simply waffle batter stuffed with chicken pieces and deep fried, but the combination of these meant-to-be foods is just too perfect to be ignored. Whether you dip them in hot sauce or syrup is up to you.

We're Not Worthy of This Giant Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The problem with grilled cheese is that it limits you to the size of the bread and sure there are some relatively large sour doughs out there, but a classic grilled cheese is all about the white bread. Of course, if you make your own bread then the size is the limit.
The geniuses over at HellthyJunkFood did precisely that and the finished project, which took 20 slices of cheese to finish, is a true 3,650 calorie, comfort food masterpiece.

109-Year-Old Woman Says Bacon Is One Of the Keys To Her Longevity

bacon longevity
109-Year-Old Woman Says Bacon Is One Of the Keys To Her Longevity
Could the pork product actually help you reach your hundreds?

'Fairy circles' in the desert

Isolated Treehouse Hotel Lets You Sleep Under The Northern Lights

Treehotel in Sweden has just launched its 7th room, which they call the 7th Room. The luxury suite is a 600 square foot living space (two bedrooms, one bath, and a common area) perched 33 feet up in a clump of trees! It has plenty of outdoor deck space and it is enclosed by glass to allow for spectacular views of Swedish Lapland. The suite is open for rental beginning today, although it is probably booked up for a while. Dtaying there would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. See a collection of gorgeous photographs of the 7th Room at Uncoached.

People Are Knitting Sweaters to Help Rescued Elephants

Elephants may be jumbo-sized, but they're still quite emotionally sensitive. So the elephants rescued from abuse who live at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center rely on the compassion and love of their caretakers.
Unfortunately, as much as the volunteers at the center love their charges, they can't hug their whole bodies all day long to keep them warm during a surprising cold spell in India. So instead, the volunteers are working to knit the elephants jumbo-sized sweaters to keep them cozy and warm during the freezing winter weather.
Each sweater takes about four weeks to make, but that's a small price to pay when it means keeping rescued elephants happy and healthy.

Animal Pictures