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Monday, May 22, 2017

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Today in History

Henry Raspe is elected anti-king by the Rhenish prelates in France.
King Henry VI is taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially begins as the Corps of Discovery departs from St. Charles, Missouri.
U.S. Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for Sumner’s earlier condemnation of slavery, which included an insult to Brooks’ cousin, Senator Andrew Butler.
Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s second attack on Vicksburg fails and a siege begins.
The “Great Train Robbery” takes place as seven members of the Reno Gang make off with $98,000 in cash from a train’s safe in Indiana.
The Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners.
The United States formally recognizes Korea.
The Wright brothers register their flying machine for a U.S. patent.
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign a “Pact of Steel” forming the Axis powers.
The Truman Doctrine brings aid to Turkey and Greece.
The children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiers.
Ceylon becomes the Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified.
Baseball player Pete Rose passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader with 2,108.
In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merge to become a single state.
Johnny Carson’s final appearance on The Tonight Show on NBC, after 30 years as the program’s host.
An EF4 tornado with a record-setting width of 2.5 miles wipes out Hallam, Nebraska, killing 1 person.
Fahrenheit 9-11, directed by Michael Moore, becomes the first documentary ever to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Following a 200-year search for the tomb of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus his remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral
An EF5 tornado kills at least 158 people in Joplin, Missouri, the largest death toll from a tornado since record-keeping began in 1950.
The Republic of Ireland, long known as a conservative, predominantly Catholic country, becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

The Unexpected Story Behind 'Twin Peaks' Villain Casting

We may have accidentally formed a protective bubble around Earth

When the Navy wants to send a message to an underwater submarine, it sometimes uses very low frequency (VLF) radio waves. These long wavelengths, beamed from large towers on the ground, are unique in their ability to travel through salty water. But some end up in space instead. There, according to a new report, they may be forming a protective bubble around Earth’s atmosphere.

The world's unsolved airplane mysteries

Over the years, the airline industry across the world has witnessed several tragic plane crashes, some of which have perplexed both aviation experts and the public.
From Amelia Earhart's ill-fated flight to the unsolved mystery behind the disappearance of Malaysia Airline Flight MH370, aviation authorities have faced several challenges over the years despite an improvement in flight tracking systems and specialized technologies to track pings from black boxes.

Two guys applied for one job…

Murphy applied for a fork lift operator post at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin.
A Norwegian applied for the same job and since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test and led to a quiet room with no interruptions by the Manager.
When the results were in, both men had scored 19 out of 20.
The manager went to Murphy and said, “Thank you for coming to the interview, but we’ve decided to give the Norwegian the job.”
Murphy,… “And why would you be doing that? We both got 19 questions correct. This being Ireland and me being Irish surely I should get the job.”
Manager, “We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you got wrong.”
Murphy, “And just how would one incorrect answer be better than another?”
Manager “That’s Simple; on question number 7 the Norwegian wrote down, ‘I don’t know.’
You put down, ‘Neither do I.’ “

7 Countries That Beat an Overdose Crisis

Svalbard Arctic seed vault awash in water from melting permafrost

A failure at a fail-safe vault.  
The irony is delicious, but that’s not the whole story.
On its website, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is described by Crop Trust—the nonprofit that runs it—as “a fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time—and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters.”
It holds backups of seeds from seed banks around the world, with the goal of preserving a legacy of crop diversity in the face of changing climate, natural disasters, and human conflicts.
It’s operated for a little over nine years.
Then, on Friday, news spread that water from melting permafrost had gushed into the tunnel and frozen, making the floor slick with ice but not impacting the seeds.
It would seem the fail-safe had failed.
Or had it?

The Healthiest Way To Cook Chicken

6 Scary Discoveries That Prompted Recent Food Recalls

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Playboy Model’s Body-Shaming Incident Is Going To Trial

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This Playboy Model’s Body-Shaming Incident Is Going To Trial
Dani Mathers could face serious repercussions for her Snapchat that went viral

Rachel Maddow Is The Most Watched Show On Cable News

Rachel Maddow Skyrockets Past Fox 'News' And Is Now The Most Watched Show On Cable News
On Wednesday night, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show drew more viewers than every other prime-time program to become the most watched broadcast on cable news.…

'Christian sex advice' websites offer more than just tips

Dumbass Trump signed an executive order that allows cults and religious bigots to explicitly endorse or oppose a political candidate without penalty to their nonprofit, tax-exempt status.

The UN, sexual exploitation and Joseph Kony's secret hideout

“An empty space surrounded by fragile states,” is how one expert, David Okapi, describes Central African Republic (CAR).

‘Hell is coming with me’

During a eulogy for his father, the teen-aged son of ex-Fox 'News' head Ailes issued a threat to the women he feels caused his father to get booted from the wingnut propaganda network

Who Is Responsible for the Disastrous Decline in American Universities?

Tillerson Has Been Misleading the Public About the Dangers of Fracking for Years

Scientists are bringing back extinct species

De-extinction–the science of reviving species that have been lost–has moved from the realm of science-fiction to something that is now nearly feasible. Some types of lost mammals, birds or frogs may soon be able to be revived through de-extinction technologies.

Animal Pictures