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Saturday, February 4, 2017

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Today in History

Harun al-Rashid succeeds his older brother the Abbasid Caliph al-Hadi as Caliph of Baghdad.
Richard I, King of England, is freed from captivity in Germany.
The Proclamation of Trent is made.
Shay’s Rebellion, an uprising of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers against the new U.S. government, fails.
George Washington is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by the Electoral College. He will be unanimously elected again in 1792 and will remain the only U.S. president in history to receive the totality of electoral votes.
France abolishes slavery in her territories and confers slaves to citizens.
Harry Longabaugh is released from Sundance Prison in Wyoming, thereby acquiring the famous nickname, “the Sundance Kid.”
After an exchange of gunfire, fighting breaks out between American troops and Filipinos near Manila, sparking the Philippine-American War
The New York Police Department begins finger print identification.
California law segregates Caucasian and Japanese schoolchildren.
Germany decrees British waters as part of the war zone; all ships to be sunk without warning.
French troops take the territories of Offenburg, Appenweier and Buhl in the Ruhr as a part of the agreement ending World War I.
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurates the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.
The United Service Organization (U.S.O.) is formed to cater to armed forces and defense industries.
The Japanese attack the Indian Seventh Army in Burma.
The Big Three, American, British and Soviet leaders, meet in Yalta to discuss the war aims.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins televised hearings on the Vietnam War.
Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, beginning one of the most bizarre cases in FBI history.
Syria withdraws its peacekeeping force in Beirut.
The U.S. Post Office issues a commemorative stamp featuring Sojourner Truth.

11 People Who Turned Up Alive at Their Own Funeral

Sometimes a funeral is just a mistake all around. You can't give someone an elaborate sendoff id they're not dead! In these stories of people who were alive at their funerals, they mainly turn out to be either 1. mistaken identity, 2. mistaken declaration of death, or 3. a prank. Each reason makes a great story.

The village of Braughing in Hertfordshire, England, celebrates "Old Man’s Day" on October 2 each year. The tradition dates back to 1571, and the funeral of a local farmer by the name of Matthew Wall. On the way to his funeral, though, one of his pallbearers dropped his coffin.

It’s a good thing he did, because the jolt promptly woke up Wall up. The farmer would live for over two decades more, finally passing away in 1595. His coming back to life continues to be cause for celebration in Braughing.


When Ecuadorian man Edison Vicuna went missing for three days, his friends and family assumed the worst. Especially when the body turned up of a man whose face had been severely disfigured following a car accident. A post-mortem was performed, and the corpse was confirmed to be Vicuna’s.

Only it wasn’t. In fact, come his funeral, Vicuna turned up, drunk, causing mourners to scream in horror. The funeral, as you might expect, was halted, and the body was returned to the morgue, where it was properly identified as belonging to someone entirely different.
Read all the other true tales of people who turned up alive at their own funerals at mental_floss.

Warning Signs That Your Neighborhood Is Gentrifying

People Reveal The Craziest Scam They've Seen Someone Pull Off

You'd be surprised how many people are out pulling scams on a daily basis, or I should say you'd be surprised if you've never worked in retail, banking, insurance, the service industries, law enforcement...
I know someone who worked at a bank. he/she decided it would be entertaining to steal a guys check, then take it home and wash and rewrite it. needless to say when all was said and done he/she got away with a few thousand dollars and they tried to accuse the guy who's check it was of taking the money. -via dadthinksomsaslut
Okay, so you're probably aware that many people are putting in work to pull off scams, and you may even know a few scammers, but let's not name names here...
When I was a kid my buddy and I kept a candy box from a school fundraiser. On the weekends we would go to the dollar store and buy candy bars for 3 for $1 and then go stand in front of Walmart and Target and sell the candy bars for $1 each saying they were for a school fundraiser. -Via moby323
Instead let's check out this AskReddit thread from a while back that asks "What's the craziest scam that someone you know has pulled?" and learn how to avoid getting scammed by these shifty scumbags!
I had a friend who worked at gamestop for a few years, and he devised a plan where, when new games were released, he would about once a day keep a receipt for a $60 game and just stick it in his pocket.
When someone would come in a few days later to trade in said game, he would give them the cash as a trade in (35-40 bucks I think) but not run it through the system. After the person had left and there was no one else in the store he would then run the game as a return, netting the retail $60 price.
He would then pocket the $20 difference, thus making himself an extra $80-$100 a week while the registers had complete paper trails and never appeared to be missing any dough. -via Huellio
See 18 People Reveal The Craziest Scam They've Seen Someone They Know Pull Off here

Brilliant, talented people are unhappy and dissatisfied

Because of stupid, untalented people that's why.

Girls Are Less Likely to Have Confidence in Their Intelligence by the Age of 6

What Would Happen If You Never Got Up From Your Seat?

Just veggin' out in your comfy chair in front of the TV or computer seems like a nice way to spend the evening after a hard day at work. You might get so comfortable that you just dose off. But what if you just never got up again? Your enjoyment wouldn't last all that long.
As it turns out, it’s possible to have too much chill. You will die if you never get up from your seat.
Within a matter of hours, the reduced physical activity coupled with gravity will force the blood to pool in your legs, explains Hedge. The reduced circulation will put you at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in one or both of you legs. You might experience some swelling or pain, or you might not. But you won’t die from DVT, at least not directly. No, where you really run into trouble, Hedge stresses, is if part of that clot breaks off and enters your lungs. That might cause a pulmonary embolism, a blockage of the very important pulmonary artery, which can definitely kill you.
Oh, but that's only the fastest way to die sitting in your chair. If you don't experience DVT, other unpleasant things will lead to your demise. Find out about them in this article at Digg. After I read it, I felt the need to start a load of laundry, make the bed, and  walk around the yard.

Things Look Different When You Are Colorblind

It's hard to imagine your vision working completely different than it does, which is why these illustrations helping people with "normal" vision understand what colorblindness looks like are so fascinating.
If you're not colorblind, seeing things without blues, greens and reds can be quite strange and even a bit creepy, but it's a great way to appreciate how things look for those who can't see those colors naturally. You can see more samples like these at Bright Side.

The Grossest Foods From Every State

There are a lot of foods out there that may taste great and may actually be popular but are still pretty darn disgusting when looked at from an outsider's perspective. Foods like SPAM musubi, ambrosia salad and hot beef sundaes seem totally normal to those who love them, but to those from other regions, they may seem a bit gross -even if it's that kind of "eww that's terrible for you but I still want to try it" gross.  Thrillist has compiled the grossest dish from each state and the results are fascinating.

Take America's Billionaire Class Head On

IUDs Could Help Women in the Dumbass Trump Era

Goldberg: Campuses Are 'Soft, Totalitarian States'

The Story Behind The Viral Photo Of Muslim And Jewish Children Protesting At O'Hare

The Story Behind The Viral Photo Of Muslim And Jewish Children Protesting At O'Hare

NAZI Attacks Woman

A white woman assaulted an 83-year-old Korean woman in Los Angeles while yelling “white power” before knocking the elderly women to the ground.

Dumbass Trump’s Muslim Ban Protects America By Separating A Badly Burned Baby From His Family

Dumbass Trump’s Muslim Ban Protects America By Separating A Badly Burned Baby From His Family
How in the hell does this make America great again?

Lost Continent: Found

Stray Black Hole

Do Solar Storms Cause Strandings?

Animal Pictures