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Today in History

The fortress at Osaka, Japan, falls to Shogun Leyasu after a six-month siege.
Parliamentary forces capture King Charles I and hold him prisoner.
The Freemasons are founded in London.
Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.
British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Tripoli is forced to conclude peace with the United States after a conflict over tribute.
The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army.
Confederates under General Joseph Johnston retreat to the mountains in Georgia.
Gold is discovered in Alaska’s Indian Creek.
French and American troops halt Germany’s offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.
The U.S. Senate passes the Women’s Suffrage bill.
The British complete the evacuation of 300,000 troops at Dunkirk.
In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.
The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.
Allied troops liberate Rome.
Juan Peron is installed as Argentina’s president.
North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.
The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.
Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.

Hubble Space Telescope spots ‘Vermin Galaxy’

From the treasure trove of images captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the space agency released an image Friday that shows a distant galaxy as it begins it transit behind a star that lies much closer to Earth. The transit is of significance because it allows scientists to study the star HD 107146, which is very similar to the sun.HD 107146 is about 90 light-years away from Earth, and its physical properties are very similar to the sun. It has a mass of about 1.09 suns, and its size is about 99 percent that of the sun. But compared to the 4.6 billion years the sun has been around, this star is a youngster whose age is between 80 and 200 million years only. It also has a circumstellar disk of orbiting debris that appears as the numerous jagged spikes in the Hubble image. Given the star’s similarities to the sun, this disk — visible to us face-on — could be similar to the asteroids and the Kuiper belt in our solar system.
The “Vermin Galaxy” — which NASA said was a nickname coined by some astronomers to display their annoyance at its presence — is much farther away in space, compared to HD 107146. The pairing of the star and the galaxy was first observed by Hubble in 2004, and then again in 2011, and the latter image is the one NASA released Friday. A 2009 paper, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, suggested the presence of a planet at an orbital distance of 45-75 times the distance between Earth and the sun.
Hubble Space Telescope spots ‘Vermin Galaxy’

Drunk AND Stoned at the Same Time

Nationwide Education Fund Shortfall

Actual Bitcoin Worth

Investors are drunk on bitcoin. As I write this, the Bitcoin Investment Trust (NASDAQOTH:GBTC) is trading at more than 125% more than its underlying bitcoin are worth.  Shares currently trade at $505 per share, valuing the underlying bitcoin at 125% more than they can be purchased for at a popular online exchange. Each share represents ownership of approximately 0.093 bitcoin.

Mexico has its first indigenous woman candidate for president

For the first time in Mexican history, an indigenous woman is running for president. The country hasn’t had an indigenous president for 145 years, and a woman has never held the highest office. But gender and heritage aren’t the only aspects that set María de Jesús Patricio apart from her contenders.
“Marichuy,” as she’s known, is a 57-year-old traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco. She isn’t backed by a political party, but rather by the Indigenous National Congress, which groups together representatives of dozens of nationalities and tribes from across Mexico. And she says that winning the presidency — or even getting votes at all — isn’t the aim of their venture into the electoral arena.
“Our participation is for life; it’s to bring together our communities that have been hit hard for years and years and that, I think, right now need to look for a way to keep on existing,”

Great Again? US Takes Dramatic Hit In Global Peace Rankings

Great Again? US Takes Dramatic Hit In Global Peace Rankings

Wearing shoes indoors can make you sick

Wearing shoes indoors is fairly common, but it turns out you’re trekking more than just dirt onto the carpet. Researchers from the University of Houston said that shoes are full of harmful bacteria that could make you sick, reports the Daily Mail. As the paper explains, bacteria can multiply and spread throughout the house, leaving you susceptible to stomach problems like diarrhea.

American men make up the bulk of suicides in US

Did you know that suicide is the tenth highest cause of death in the United States? And men die by suicide 3.5 times more than women. 
According to 2015 official data by American Association of Suicidology, 121 people died by suicide every day out of which 93 were men. The recent death of 52-year-old Seattle grunge rock icon, Chris Cornell, who killed himself after a concert in Detroit came as a shocker to many but its a reflection of scores of middle-aged American men who attempt or die by suicide each day.

This Hobby Can Make You Last Longer In Bed

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This Hobby Can Make You Last Longer In Bed
​Unfortunately, it also may lower your sex drive

Sexual assault in college campuses on the rise

College sexual harassment or assault cases have seen a sharp increase since 2014. During President Barack Obama's administration, the Department of Education had issued guidelines warning colleges and universities that their failure to respond appropriately and effectively to sexual harassment or violence in campuses could be considered a violation of the Title IX law.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The law also offers protection for transgender students, pregnant or parenting students, and students who have faced of sexual or gender-based harassment or been a victim of violence on their campuses. However, several advocates of this law have been concerned about its implementation and future during Dumbass Trump’s junta.

The House voted to send teens who sext to prison for 15 years

I lost my virginity before I turned 18. This is not unusual for millions of young Americans. It was the early 1990s, so I didn’t have a smartphone at the time, but if I had, there’s a good chance that at 15 or 16 or 17 years old I might have sent or received a sexually explicit photo. I could definitely see myself asking my then girlfriend for such photos – who was a year older than me but still a minor – and could also see many other teenage boys doing the same in any era. But now, in the name of fighting child pornography – obviously a laudable goal – the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to mandate a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for anyone who shares sexually explicit photos of minors, including minors.
The House voted to send teens who sext to prison for 15 years – seriously – and only two wingnuts opposed it

Tulsa woman get 16 years for mutilating corpse

In a bizarre criminal case that captured attention across Oklahoma and beyond, a Tulsa woman was sentenced to 16 years in prison for corpse mutilation.
District Judge Kelly Greenough upheld a jury’s conviction of Shaynna Sims for unlawfully removing a body part from a deceased person, unauthorized dissection, first-degree burglary and concealing stolen property
Tulsa woman get 16 years for mutilating corpse of estranged husband’s girlfriend during funeral

Woman Admits She Led 30 Members of a North Carolina Cult In Beating a Gay Man to 'Expel His Demons'

Fenner states that the cult members blocked him from leaving the cult, instead holding him against his will as he was berated, slapped and choked by fellow parishioners.

Beef Ban, Economic Damage and Hate

Eat These Foods When You Need to Assert Your Dominance

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Eat These Foods When You Need to Assert Your Dominance
Simply thinking about them works, too

Eating Insect Secretions

Please don’t put ground-up wasp nests in your vagina

This should go without saying, but because it apparently doesn’t, here goes: don’t stick random items into your vagina. Tampons, certified body-safe sex toys, physician-approved devices, and certain bodily appendages should really be the only things that go in there.
Please don’t put ground-up wasp nests in your vagina

Animal Pictures