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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Today in History

Sigismund is crowned emperor of Rome.
The Godiva procession, commemorating Lady Godiva’s legendary ride while naked, becomes part of the Coventry Fair.
At the Battle of Fair Oaks, Union General George B. McClellan defeats Confederates outside of Richmond.
New York’s Madison Square Garden opens its doors for the first time.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania is destroyed by a massive flood.
U.S. troops arrive in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion.
The Boer War ends with the Treaty of Vereeniging.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) holds its first conference.
The 17th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for direct election of senators, is ratified.
A German zeppelin makes an air raid on London.
British and German fleets fight in the Battle of Jutland.
The first flight over the Pacific takes off from Oakland.
An armistice is arranged between the British and the Iraqis.
The Supreme Court orders that states must end racial segregation “with all deliberate speed.”
Adolf Eichmann, the former SS commander, is hanged near Tel Aviv, Israel.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance.”
Israel and Syria sign an agreement on the Golan Heights.
Zimbabwe proclaims its independence.
Reagan arrives in Moscow, the first American president to do so in 14 years.

The Failures of 'Conscious Capitalism'

The Belgian royal family is very upset with Burger King

The Belgian royal family rapped Burger King over an online advertising campaign suggesting a new “king” for the European nation.
The Belgian royal family was not amused.

How Fast Food Chain Failures In America Led To Success Overseas

It's hard for new fast food chains to compete with the big names who have cemented their control of cities across America, and even Kenny Rogers couldn't compete with the big chicken chains- his chain of Kenny Roger's Roasters officially closed for business in 2011.
But many failed fast food chains have found success overseas, because these American exports are popular around the world and the market isn't saturated in Asia or Europe like it is here in the U.S.
Kenny Roger's Roasters was sold to a Malaysian firm in 2008 and has since become so big they now have 400 locations worldwide (more than they ever had in the U.S.), and they just opened their first restaurant in India.

When you die, how long until you're actually brain dead?

Patients with this type of cancer are most likely to commit suicide

Depression is common among those facing chronic life-threatening diseases, such as cancer, but according to a new study, one form of cancer is significantly associated with suicide risk. The report found that lung cancer patients are 420 times more likely to attempt suicide than a member of the general public

Psychotic City Living

The claim:
Living in a city makes people develop schizophrenia.
Tell me more:
The claim is not quite that stark, but it's close. For a study published last week, researchers interviewed 2,063 British twins (some identical, some not) at age 18 about "psychotic experiences" they'd had since age 12 - such as feeling paranoid, hearing voices, worrying their food might be poisoned, and having "unusual or frightening" thoughts. Among those who lived in the most densely populated large cities, 34 percent reported such experiences; 24 percent of adolescents in rural areas did.

The Most Dangerous City in Each State

US crime rates are near historic lows, but violent crimes are still scary even if they are rare. If you want to stay safe, it might pay off to avoid the most dangerous areas in any given state. To find out what the most dangerous city in each state is and to find out more specific information about how they happen to be dangerous, be sure to check out this great article on 24/7 Wall Street.

'I Spent 13 Years Killing People'

California man screaming racial slurs hospitalizes black man in machete rampage

According to the Lake County News, a local newspaper in the central-northwest region of California, a white man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a black man.

The Police Murder of Alton Sterling

Spencer Got The Boot

NASA to reveal details on mission to visit the Sun

NASA is set to make a big announcement about its mission to “touch the sun”—its first attempt at flying directly into the sun’s atmosphere, where the spacecraft will face unprecedented radiation levels and temperatures of up to 1,400 degrees Celsius.
NASA to reveal details on mission to visit the Sun

Great Barrier Reef bleaching for second consecutive year

The Great Barrier Reef, a 1,400-mile World Heritage Site along Australia’s east coast, is in trouble, and that trouble is growing to proportions that might soon become impossible to alleviate. The colorful corals that make the site an attractive destination are undergoing a second consecutive year of bleaching and the effects of the bleaching in 2016 are significantly worse than previously estimated.
In an announcement Monday, the Australian government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said an estimated 29 percent of shallow water corals died due to bleaching — caused by rising ocean temperatures — during 2016. The number was revised upward from 22 percent, which was the estimate given in mid-2016.

Octopus Steals Crabs From Fisherman

A giant Pacific octopus has learned where to get an easy crab meal -from a crab fisherman's trap! An octopus is about the smartest creature living underwater, so a trap designed for dumb crabs is easy to break into -and then break out of.
In this video from BBC Earth, we see how the octopus takes advantage of the trapped seafood feast presented to him. Not only does he figure out the trap, but his ability to fit through the smallest of holes serves him well.

Great White Shark Jumps Into Fisherman's Boat

Fisherman telling about a great day of fishing sometimes refer to "fish jumping in the boat." This time it happened for real -and it was a great white shark! Seventy-three-year-old Terry Selwood was out fishing off the shore of New South Wales, Australia, when an almost nine-foot shark weighing over 400 pounds leapt into his boat!
"There I was on all fours and he's looking at me and I'm looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn't get out quick enough onto the gunnel," Mr Selwood said.
"I was losing a fair amount of blood, I was stunned, I couldn't register what happened and then I thought oh my God, I've got to get out of here."
Mr Selwood reached for his radio and called the local marine rescue volunteers at Evans Head.
Marine Rescue Unit commander Karen Brown said a crew was sent out to rescue Mr Selwood and then went back out a second time to retrieve the fisherman's boat and the shark.
Selwood was not bitten, but the shark fin hit him so hard that he was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injured arm. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) used a forklift to remove the shark from the boat. It was taken away for a necropsy. Selwood says the incident will not stop him from fishing.

Zookeeper killed by tiger in 'freak accident'

A tiger in a U.K. zoo has killed a keeper in what the park has described as a “freak accident.”
The zookeeper killed was 33-year-old Rosa King, who died on the scene on Monday after the tiger entered the enclosure. The incident happened in Hamerton Zoo Park, in Cambridgeshire, central England, at around 11.15 a.m. local time police said.

Killing coyotes doesn't make livestock safer

Few Americans probably know that their tax dollars paid to kill 76,859 coyotes in 2016. The responsible agency was Wildlife Services (WS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Its mission is to “resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.” This broad mandate includes everything from reducing bird strikes at airports to curbing the spread of rabies.
Controlling predators that attack livestock is one of the agency’s more controversial tasks.

Animal Pictures