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Monday, January 23, 2017

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Today in History

A great fire ravages Montreal, resulting in $2.5 million in property lost.
The “Young Turks” revolt because they are angered by the concessions made at the London peace talks.
Franklin D. Roosevelt enters the presidential race.
The Soviets refuse UN entry into North Korea to administer elections.
The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.
Jerusalem becomes the official capital of Israel.
President Truman creates the Commission on Internal Security and Individual Rights, to monitor the anti-Communist campaign.
NASA unveils moon-landing craft.
Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the POWs would be home in 60 days.
Alex Haley’s Roots begins a record-breaking eight-night broadcast on ABC.
Under international pressure, opposition leader Kim Dae Jung’s death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment in Seoul.
U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.

What’s the Story Behind This Superman Comic?

The image of Superman promoting tolerance and diversity among schoolchildren is authentic. It's a 1949 image by comic book artist Wayne Boring, used in school posters and book covers. It's a relic of a campaign to stamp out racial, ethnic, and religious prejudice in the United States at a time when Europe was undergoing a seismic swell of anti-semitism in the path to World War II.
In 1938, the New York City Board of Education began requiring students to learn about how multiple groups contributed to American history. When World War II erupted one year later, the demand for tolerance education spiked. The New York Times reported in 1939 that "Instances were cited of teachers in New York City and elsewhere being 'ridiculed, harassed and otherwise impeded' by pupils under the influence of, and stimulated by, Nazi doctrine." To nip foreign propaganda in the bud, schools across the country joined the tolerance movement. Military leaders encouraged it, too. They knew that American troops, many of them fresh out of school, would fight their best if they learned to set aside their differences.
Countless non-profit groups, many of them interreligious, led the charge. Burkholder writes that “Religious leaders, educators, and politicians stressed tolerance as a central tenet of democracy." They provided prejudice-fighting materials to schools, from teachers’ manuals to comic books to textbooks.
Outside of school, short pro-tolerance films played at the beginning of movies. People held tolerance rallies. The National Conference of Christians and Jews distributed 10 million “Badge of Tolerance” buttons. Groups such as the Council Against Intolerance in America distributed maps showing the breadth of diversity in America’s cultural landscape. Even Superboy stepped in, telling a bunch of his schoolmates that “No single land, race or nationality can claim this country as its own.” At the end, Superboy and his pals celebrate by eating Swedish meatballs.
That all sounds well and good, but it didn't last. The groups that led the charge for tolerance were eventually accused of being "un-American" themselves! Read what happened at mental_floss.

The Women's March Heralds a Renaissance of Resistance

Women's march against Dumbass Trump swamps Washington streets, subway

Millions Across the Planet Unite to Rebuke Dumbass Trump

Canadians Traveling to Women's March Denied US Entry After Sharing Plans

Access to Buying Insurance Is Not Health Coverage

13 Ways to Get More Antioxidants

The One Trick This Happy Couple Swears By To Avoid Fights

One Happy Couple Tried This Money Trick And It Saved Their Relationship
The One Trick This Happy Couple Swears By To Avoid Fights
Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

10 Signs You're Not in Love Anymore

Afghan Girl Dressed as a Boy for Six Years So She Could Go to School

The Man Behind Comic Sans

Comic Sans was used so much in the 1990s that it became a joke itself. It was never meant as a joke, despite the name. Vincent Connare, who actually designed the font, will tell us about how it came about.
"It's all my fault." That may be what you watched the video to hear, but there's more to it than that, as you'll find out in this video from Great Big Story.

How Not to Dispose of that Marijuana Crop You Just Busted

President Obama’s Top Scientist Explains the Climate Challenge Ahead

The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland

Geographers in ancient times may have guessed that the ocean is cold enough near the Poles to freeze, but they did not leave written records of witnessing it. That job fell to Irish monks who were searching for a wilderness of solitude. 'Christianity' came to Ireland in the 5th century (remember St. Patrick), and monasteries filled with students of the faith over the next few hundred years. Crowded monasteries caused monks to reach out even further north for a peaceful place to commune with Dog.
There’s not much evidence left of the journeys of these monastic explorers, but in later years Norse stories had a name from them, the papar. Gaelic monks settled on empty northern islands—Orkney, Shetland—but it’s also possible that they found their way to Iceland, where manmade caves, decorated with crosses, have convinced some archaeologists that there were settlers here before the Vikings.
An early Irish geographer, Dicuil, also writes of “priests who stayed on that island from the first of February to the first of August.” The year would have been 795, and Dicuil briefly notes a journey they took north. “These priests then sailed hence and, in day’s sail, did reach the frozen sea to the north.”
But there's always the possibility of finding even earlier records. Any would useful to those documenting the natural history of the ebb and flow of Arctic ice. Read more about the history of frozen seas as we know it at Atlas Obscura. 

Searching for signs of life on a nearby exoplanet

Escaped Bloodhound Runs Half Marathon; Comes in Seventh

Ludivine the bloodhound escaped her yard when she was let out to go to the bathroom. She then decided to join a half marathon, showing up at the starting line and ended up running all 13.1 miles and came in seventh in the rankings -and was the fastest female runner. Ludivine actually probably ran more than 13.1 miles as she took a few detours to sniff at dead animals in the area and play in the water.
While she wasn't considered a real participant in the event, the dog did get an official medal to celebrate her great running time. April Hamlin, the pup's owner, had no idea the dog ran off until after Ludivine came back a local celebrity. Read more about the story at CNN

Raccoon And Her Newborn Cubs Accidentally Hitch A Ride Across The USA

Wild animals who are about to give birth try to find a safe and secure place to deliver their offspring, where neither humans nor other critters can harm them while they're at their most vulnerable.But sometimes that search for safety lands them in a heap of trouble, or transports them to a faraway place.
A raccoon mom desperate to find a safe place to deliver her cubs smuggled herself on board a moving truck which had recently been burglarized and proceeded to give birth.
Unfortunately, the guy driving the truck was moving from Fort Myers, Florida to Marin County, California, so she and her cubs were stuck in the back of the truck for eleven days without food or water.
When the driver discovered those cute little stowaways they were near death, so he turned them over to the wildlife hospital WildCare for treatment.WildCare was able to nurse the raccoon family back to health, and the Oakland Zoo was willing to take them in and give them a new home.

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