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Friday, March 10, 2017

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Today in History

515 BC
The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed.
241 BC
The Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthaginian ships in the Battle of Aegusa.
49 BC
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.
In the colony of Virginia, suffrage is extended to all free men regardless of their religion.
“Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published.
Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.
The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British.
Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an allied army at the Battle of Laon, France.
The treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo is signed which ends the United States’ war with Mexico.
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying “Watson, come here. I need you.”
New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.
The Boers of South Africa score their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.
Slavery is abolished in China.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.
Prussia lifts its Nazi ban, Adolf Hitler is allowed to speak in public.
Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.
Vichy France threatens to use its navy unless Britain allows food to reach France.
Adolf Hitler calls Field Marshall Erwin Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa.
The Irish refuse to oust all Axis envoys and deny the accusation of spying on Allied troops.
American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.
The Big Four meet in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.
Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.
North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.
President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the wingnut cabal.
The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.
James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.
The Senate approves a Constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.
The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Buon Ma Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.
Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.
The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.
The Vatican condemns surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.

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Burger's Bun Is Made From Fried Brie

Some days you want to diet and some days you just want to eat yourself to death. When you want to watch your body's whole world burn, there is the EatFamous Burger from Holy Chuck Bugers. This marvelous monstrosity takes two full wheels of brie, breads and deep fries them and then uses them as buns for an already over-the-top burger that features four burger patties, eight strips of bacon, four slices of aged cheddar and a fried egg on top.
Of course eating this beast isn't just difficult due to all the calories, but also because those two gooey cheese buns don't exactly make it easy to pick up and chow down. But a mess is a small price to pay for something this ooey-gooey good.

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Lady of the Lake

The Sunken B-29 Superfortress of Eielson AFB
Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska has a strange piece of history in a pond at the end of a runway. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress has been sitting there in the water for at least 60 years, where it's earned the nickname the Lady of the Lake.
For decades, all that was visible of the sunken B-29 from the roadside was the starboard wing, the distinctive metal lattice of the cockpit and the tip of the vertical stabiliser. The latter is adorned with faded bumper stickers and pockmarked by modern bullet holes, reminders that the Lady of the Lake may be abandoned, but isn’t forgotten.
For years, it’s been widely held that Eielson’s last Superfortress was dragged to the its watery resting place in the 1950s for use in aircrew evacuation drills. But its role as a crash rescue trainer eventually came to an end when the airframe sank deeper into the mud, becoming dangerous. After that, the enigmatic B-29 was abandoned where it lay.
However, a recent underwater survey has unearthed details about the plane leading to its exact identity, and it turns out to have quite an interesting history. You'll want to read that story, and see more pictures of the Lady of the Lake at Urban Ghosts.

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Firefighters Rescue Same Dog Twice in One Hour

Firefighters in Nanticoke City, Pennsylvania, were called to a home last week over a report there was a dog on the roof. A husky inside the second floor had managed to open a window, popped out the screen, and went outside on the slanted porch roof. His owner was not at home. A firefighter climbed to the roof and got the dog back inside, then closed the window. But that wasn't the end of the story. 
About an hour later, firefighters received another public assist call to same location for the dog on the roof. The dog apparently wanted to be back outside again and reopened the window and let himself out again.
That's one determined pooch! So they got the ladder out again and a firefighter once again got the dog back inside. This time, they made sure the window was secure. -Thanks, John Farrier!

Animals No Longer on the Endangered Species List

If you follow news on endangered species, it can get pretty depressing to see so many animals facing extinction. But not all news about endangered animals is bad news. In fact, on TopTenz, you can read about 10 animals who have been removed from the endangered species list -including the panda that has served as an icon for conservation of endangered species since the WWF chose the bear as their icon in 1961. And while we so often hear about poachers decimating rhino populations in Africa, their cousins in India have also been taken off the endangered species list in the last decade.
There might still be a lot of animals that need our help out there, but articles like this are a reminder that we can make a difference and bring animal populations back from the brink. So see the whole list over at TopTenz.

Animal Pictures