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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Today in History

Kublai Khan, the conqueror of Asia, dies at the age of 80.
Lady Jane Grey, the Queen of England for thirteen days, is beheaded on Tower Hill. She was barely 17 years old.
Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish seaman whose adventures inspired the creation of Daniel Dafoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is taken off Juan Fernandez Island after more than four years of living there alone.
The first fugitive slave law, requiring the return of escaped slaves, is passed.
Chile gains independence from Spain.
Mexican General Santa Anna crosses the Rio Grande en route to the Alamo.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed.
China becomes a republic following the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty.
Winston Churchill of London is appointed colonial secretary.
George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra.
Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow.
Japan makes its first television broadcast–a baseball game.
The Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashes off the coast of California, killing two people.
Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain.
The Soviet Union signs a trade treaty with Germany to aid against the British blockade.
Wendell Wilkie enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Muslim Brotherhood chief Hassan el Banna is shot to death in Cairo.
The Soviets break off diplomatic relations with Israel after the bombing of Soviet legation.
The South Vietnamese win two big battles in the Mekong Delta.
Senator Edward Kennedy advocates amnesty for Vietnam draft resisters.
The Symbionese Liberation Army asks the Hearst family for $230 million in food for the poor.
The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York.
A Court in Texas upholds $8.5 billion of a fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil.
The U.S. Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives.


Competitive Swinging
Any human activity will eventually be made into a competition, and so it is with the common childhood activity of swinging. Remember when you were a kid on the playground and dreamed of swinging so high that you swung completely over the top in a circle? That's what kiiking is. In the nation of Estonia, where "kiik" means swing, tall swings have always been a fun activity for adults and children alike, but the extreme sport of kiiking takes it to the extreme. Ion order to swing entirely over the bar, and new kind of swing was developed with a swivel at the top.
It became clear that the taller the swing got, the more difficult it would be to complete a circuit over the spindle, which meant that there could be competitive accomplishments, and thus, a new sport was born. “We, who are kiikers so to say, like to say that “kiiking” starts when your legs are higher than your head, before that it is just swinging,” says Laansalu.   
There is no international competition so far, but Estonia has a league, the Estonian Kiiking Union (Eesti Kiikingi Liit). Even though the sport is in its infancy, it's just a few YouTube videos away from being the next big thing. Read about the sport of kicking and its history -and see a video- at Atlas Obscura. 

The Best Romantic Move From the Year You Were Born

Romantic movies have been made as long as they've been making movies. From cheesy chick flicks to epic love stories, this Good Housekeeping article features the best romantic movie from each year since 1930 so you can identify the best one from your birth year. For me it's Terms of Endearment, which I admit, I've never seen. How about you guys, what's the movie from your birth year, and did you like it?
See the whole list here.

Are Twins Becoming Way More Common

Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis At Age 25

diagnosed with MS at 25
What It's Like To Be Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis At Age 25
Megan Tyler went from doing CrossFit and yoga seven days a week to not knowing if she would be able to walk again.

​Do You Have Alzheimer’s ...

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​There’s no test to diagnose the condition. So here’s how doctors determine what’s behind your memory flubs

Drug Is 100 Percent Effective At Lowering High Blood Pressur

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​Can this be the ultra-low dose option be the pill of the future?

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree — a weedy, invasive species common in Florida — contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists at Emory University have discovered. The … Read more

Low-Fat Foods Actually Made America Fat

Momentum Grows for a General Strike

Pentagon has files that ‘completely vindicate’ NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake

Former CIA analyst is suing the Department of Defense over a case in which a former NSA employee was charged with espionage after speaking to a reporter with the Baltimore Sun.

Canadian Guy Smuggles $127,000 Worth Of Gold In His Butt

smuggling gold in the butt​Canadian Guy Smuggles $127,000 Worth Of Gold In His Butt, Sadly Gets Caught
​But not before he used his bounty to buy a boat

When the Government Really Did Fear a Bowling Green Massacre ...

Wingnuts move to stop states from helping workers

Yiannopoulos, Bannon, Dumbass Trump Plot to Control American Universities

ICE Agents Following School Buses ...

... Can Mass Deportations Be Far Behind?
ICE Agents Following School Buses - Can Mass Deportations Be Far Behind? (UPDATED)

Dumbass Trump Endorses Police Practice of Taking Property from Innocent People

Wingnut busted taunting homeless man by lighting money on fire in front of him

A Cambridge University student has been booted the wingnut cabal after he was seen taunting a homeless man by lighting money on fire right in front of him.

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