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Friday, April 28, 2017

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Today in History

357 Constantius II visits Rome for the first time.
1282 Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.
1635 Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
1760 French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second Battle on the Plains of Abraham.
1788 Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
1789 The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.
1818 President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
1856 Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.
1902 Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.
1910 The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
1916 British declare martial law throughout Ireland.
1919 Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.
1920 Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.
1930 The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.
1932 A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
1945 Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
1946 The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes
1947 Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.
1953 French troops evacuate northern Laos.
1965 The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses to be inducted into the U.S. Army after his local draft board rejects his application to be classified as a conscientious objector for religious reasons. (He is a Muslim.) Ali will subsequently be banned from boxing, stripped of his titles, and convicted of draft evasion. In 1971, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court will overturn his conviction
1969 Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.

Explosive Facts about Volcanoes

Volcanoes are cool, except when you're in danger of being killed by one. Well, maybe cool isn't the right word, because they're hot. John Green tells us all kinds of neat things about volcanoes in the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show.

The Movie Date That Solidified J.R.R. Tolkien’s Dislike of Walt Disney

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were friends and carried on epic literary and religious discussions. They also went to see Disney's first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, together in 1938 or '39. They hated it. Tolkien was particularly repulsed by how Disney portrayed dwarves.
Years later, in a 1964 letter to a Miss J.L. Curry at Stanford University, likely spurred on by the controversy surrounding Disney’s treatment of Mary Poppins, Tolkien further laid bare his true feelings on Disney’s work. He described Disney’s talent as “hopelessly corrupted,” writing, “Though in most of the ‘pictures’ proceeding from his studios there are admirable or charming passages, the effect of all of them is to me disgusting. Some have given me nausea…” He goes on to call Disney a “cheat,” noting that while he too had a profit motive behind his work, he wouldn’t stoop to working with Disney.
Read the particulars of Tolkien's and Lewis' criticism of Disney at Atlas Obscura.

Would You Like Some Black Ice Cream?

If a Unicorn Frappuccino doesn't turn you on, maybe you'd prefer some Goth ice cream from Little Damage Ice Cream Shop in Los Angeles. It's charcoal-almond flavored soft serve ice cream with the black provided by activated charcoal. The cone is black, too. People at Instagram seem to love it, but whether that's because of the flavor or the look isn't quite clear. Go to SomeEcards to see more pictures of the ice cream and what it does to your teeth.

Anti-Dumbass Trump Themed Bar Opens In You Guessed It - NYC

Anti-Trump Themed Bar Opens In You Guessed It - NYC

Diane Ravitch Urges Boycott of Standardized Tests

Can Bill Nye Really Save the World?

Showing Hypochondriacs What a Real Emergency Looks Like

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​This Nurse Showed Hypochondriacs What a Real Emergency Looks Like
​Here’s why you should consider your family doctor or urgent care first

The Serious Dangers of Tampons

Experimental Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Shrinking Tumors

prostate cancerThis Experimental Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Shrinking Tumors
There may be new hope for men with this deadly disease

Energy Drinks Can Hurt Your Heart

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​Energy Drinks Can Hurt Your Heart—but Their Caffeine Might Not Be the Culprit
So what ingredients might be messing with your ticker?

Secret Dumbass Trumpcare Confab Revealed with Insurance Execs and Freedom Caucus

(It is just plain sad we have to spell this out for the wingnuts idiots ... This piece is SATIRE, but given the reality of the world today, just barely. And that is truly sad.)

The Price for Killing Workers Must Be Prison

Ailes is insane ...

Fox 'News' Is Being Sued For Racism, Too

Reminder:  Fox News Is Being Sued For Racism, Too
Fox 'News' is a hate station.

Chinese Workers Paid $1 an Hour to Make Ivanka Trump's Clothes

NH Wingnut Lawmaker Outed As Founder Of Pro-Rape Reddit Group

A Very Sneaky Snake

@SssnakeySci is a snake biologist. A friend sent her this picture and swears there's a copperhead in it. Can you find it? I looked for a while and then gave up. Snakes are sneaky; he's probably underneath the leaves. But no. Once you give up, see the answer outlined here. Now, I looked at the answer, and then still had trouble finding it in the original photo! Like my mother used to tell me when I didn't see something in plain sight, "If it were a snake, it would have bit you."

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