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Friday, March 24, 2017

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Today in History

King John of England opposes Innocent III on his nomination for archbishop of Canterbury.
Queen Elizabeth I dies which will bring into power James VI of Scotland.
Charles II of England awards land known as Carolina in North America to eight members of the nobility who assisted in his restoration.
In London, Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island.
The banking houses of Paris close in the wake of financial crisis.
In Germany, the supremely talented Johann Sebastian Bach publishes the Six Brandenburg Concertos.
Britain passes the Quartering Act, requiring the colonies to house 10,000 British troops in public and private buildings.
Abolitionist Wendell Phillips speaks to a crowd about emancipation in Cincinnati, Ohio and is pelted by eggs.
Mayor Van Wyck of New York breaks ground for the New York subway tunnel that will link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Vice Admiral Togo sinks seven Russian ships as the Japanese strengthen their blockade of Port Arthur.
Chinese Communists seize Nanking and break with Chiang Kai-shek over the Nationalist goals.
The United States asks that all powers help refugees fleeing from the Nazis.
The Gestapo rounds up innocent Italians in Rome and shoots them to death in reprisal for a bomb attack that killed 33 German policemen.
Congress proposes limiting the United States presidency to two terms.
General Douglas MacArthur threatens the Chinese with an extension of the Korean War if the proposed truce is not accepted.
Great Britain opens trade talks with Hungary.
Tennessee Williams’ play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens at the Morosco Theatre in New York City.
Elvis Presley trades in his guitar for a rifle and Army fatigues.
The Freedom Marchers, citizens for civil rights, reach Montgomery, Alabama.
Viet Cong ambush a truck convoy in South Vietnam damaging 82 of the 121 trucks.
Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland.
Thousands demonstrate in Madrid against the NATO presence in Spain.
The Exxon Valdez oil tanker spills 240,000 barrels of oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.
NATO planes, including stealth aircraft, attack Serbian forces in Kosovo.

North Carolina’s Shangri-La Stone Village

There's a miniature stone village in Prospect Hill, North Carolina, consisting of 27 buildings and other small-town structures. It was all hand-made by one man: Henry Warren. When Warren retired from farming, he gathered white flint rock and lovingly crafted each building over the last nine years of his life. He decorated the buildings with flea market finds, such as jewelry, gemstones, colored tile, and anything he thought would make Shangri-La look good. Heather gives us her impression of the village after visiting.
Now this is just my opinion, but I believe Shangri-La is sacred. Henry, a retired tobacco farmer with no history in art or architecture, devoted his retired years to creating art; and this art was meant to simply make people happy. There’s power in that. For nearly a decade he poured love and creativity into these buildings, with the nothing more than the intention of making the world more beautiful. You can feel that energy there. You can feel that these buildings were made for you, simply to make you feel good.
Warren died in 1977, but his family maintains the village, and welcomes visitors who want to enjoy his work. -via Metafilter, where you'll find more links to explore Shangri-La.

The World's Most Expensive Taco Will Set You Back $25,000

Hungry? Wanna taco? Got $25,000?

That's how much the Grand Velas Los Cabos hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, charges for the world's most expensive taco.
Created by Executive Chef Juan Licerio Alcala, the taco comes with langoustine, kobe beef, black truffle brie cheese, and Almas Beluga caviar. The tortilla is infused with 24-karat gold flakes and the whole thing is served with an exotic morita chile salsa and civet coffee.
The taco will set you back $25,000 - more if you pair it with the Ley .925 Pasion Azteca Ultra-Premium Anejo tequila (at $150,000 a bottle). But, you know by now, guac is extra.

What On Earth Is Going On With This Eyeball?

A woman went to her ophthalmologist complaining her eyes were watery and itchy, and when the doc looked into her eyes they saw this freaky sight- which kinda looks like a worm burrowing beneath the pupil's surface.But according to this article recently printed in The New England Journal of Medicine the condition is harmless, doesn't affect her vision at all and requires no treatment.
This ridge is called a protruding iris collarette, a rare condition that might be hereditary but is definitely strange looking! Here's more on this odd condition:
The iris collarette marks the thickest region of the iris, and it separates the inner pupillary portion of the eye from the outer ciliary portion. It’s also the part of the eye where the sphincter muscle (no, not that sphincter muscle), and the dilator muscle overlap. Iris collarettes are typically flat, but as seen in this patient, they can sometimes extrude outwards in a distinctive ring-like pattern.
Surprisingly, the woman's symptoms were caused by an allergic reaction, and the protruding iris collarette was nothing more than an "incidental finding".

What It Means to Be 'Gray-Sexual'

Texas teen admits making up gang rape

A Texas teenager who claimed she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black men in ski masks revealed she made the story up, police said Thursday.
Eighteen-year-old Breana Talbott went missing March 8 from her apartment in Denison, Texas, a town near the Oklahoma border. When she reappeared four hours later, Talbott was wearing only a bra, a shirt and underwear, her body covered in scratches.

Big Strike Brewing Against Dumbass Trump

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Wall Street Journal Slams Dumbass Trump As A ‘Fake President’ For Lying So Much

The Wall Street Journal Just Slammed Dumbass Trump As A ‘Fake President’ For Lying So Much
Dumbass Trump is running out of sycophants, and that includes his sycophants within the media.

Dumbass Trump's AmeriKKKa Will Be a Living Hell

Oklahoma Wingnut Declares That Rape Is The ‘Will Of God’

Women should get as far away from Oklahoma as soon as possible because 'Christian' Sharia law is about to make their lives a living hell. If Oklahoma state...

Fundamentalist Cult With Its Own Police Force

The Princess Tree

The tree genus called Paulownia has several species, mostly native to Asia, that grow fast on difficult soil. They tend to thrive after forest fires, which kill its enemy fungus. It's also called the Princess Tree.
The genus, originally Pavlovnia but now usually spelled Paulownia, was named in honour of Anna Paulowna, queen consort of The Netherlands (1795–1865), daughter of Tsar Paul I of Russia. It is also called "princess tree" for the same reason.[1]
The tree also has a sweet tradition.
Paulownia is known in Japanese as ‘kiri’ and as ‘Princess Tree’ because it was once customary to plant a tree of this kind when a baby girl was born, and then to make it into a dresser as a wedding present when she married.
Before you run out and find a princess Tree to welcome your little princess, consider whether you will realistically have the time and skills to actually build a dresser, or the money to pay a carpenter to do it.

Sea ice extent in both poles fall to record lows

Universe's largest magnetic fields

Revolutionary overhaul of dinosaur family tree proposed

Some of the best-known dinosaurs, like Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus, may be headed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences.
Scientists have proposed a radical overhaul of the dinosaur family tree first laid out in 1888, concluding after an analysis of 75 species that the meat-eating group that includes T. rex should not be lumped in with the long-necked, long-tailed, four-legged plant-eaters like Brontosaurus.

Weird little aliens you can find right here on Earth

Catnip Ain’t the Only Plant That’ll Send Your Kitty to Blissville

The active ingredient in catnip that gives such pleasure to our kitties is nepetalactone. It doesn't have much effect on other species, but cats go wild -or at least some cats do. If you've had multiple cats, you've probably noticed at least one that didn't react to catnip at all. You have to feel sorry for those cats, while their housemates are enjoying a catnip-fueled high. However, there are some other substances, such as silver vine, Tatarian honeysuckle, and valerian root, that can stimulate cats. Molecular biologist Sebastian Bol performed an experiment to see how cats would react to these plants.
With 100 different cats, he rubbed the plant matter on a sock or a square of carpet, and set the material in the cats’ line of sight. Then he waited. If the cat approached and backed away, he considered that a denial. “Animals tend to move towards things they like, and back away from things they consider threats,” says Buffington. After each success or denial, he’d wait about five minutes for the cat to relax, then try again with another plant type. The response rate was striking: Almost 80 percent of the cats responded to the silver vine (a higher response rate than even nip, which got less than 70 percent of the cats high), and roughly 40 percent each for valerian root and honeysuckle.
The kicker is that these other plants do not contain nepetalactone. Read about research into cat euphoria at Wired.

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