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Monday, June 19, 2017

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Today in History

240 BC
Eratosthenes estimates the circumference of Earth using two sticks.
General George Washington‘s troops finally leave Valley Forge after a winter of training.
The Ottomans defeat the Greeks at the Battle of Dragasani.
The New York Knickerbocker Club plays the New York Club in the first baseball game at Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Virginians, in what will soon be West Virginia, elect Francis Pierpont as their provisional governor.
Lincoln outlines his Emancipation Proclamation. News of the document reaches the South.
The USS Kearsarge sinks the CSS Alabama off of Cherbourg, France.
Mexican Emperor Maximilian is executed.
The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City from France.
The young school teacher, Benito Mussolini, is placed under investigation by police in Bern, Switzerland.
Mustafa Kemal founds the Turkish National Congress at Ankara and denounces the Treaty of Versailles.
France grants Leon Trotsky political asylum.
The National Archives and Records Administration is established.
The town of Bilbao, Spain, falls to the Nationalist forces.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington D.C. to discuss the invasion of North Africa with President Franklin Roosevelt.
U.S. Navy carrier-based planes shatter the remaining Japanese carrier forces in the Battle of the Marianas.
President Harry S. Truman signs the Universal Military Training and Service Act, which extends Selective Service until July 1, 1955 and lowers the draft age to 18.
Nine entertainers refuse to answer a congressional committee’s questions on communism.
Kuwait regains complete independence from Britain.
Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, becomes the first woman in space.
Air Marshall Nguyen Cao Ky becomes South Vietnam’s youngest premier at age 34.
Over 50,000 people march on Washington, D.C. to support the Poor People’s Campaign.
The Case-Church Amendment prevents further U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia.
The U.S. Supreme Court voids the Louisiana law requiring schools to teach creationism.
The Richmond Virginia Planning Commission approves plans to place a memorial statue of tennis professional Arthur Ashe.

Marais Poitevin

France’s Green Venice
Wetlands can be dismal swamps, or they can be beautiful vacation destinations like Venice. But you don't have to go to Italy to experience a wetland that's lovely enough to inspire utter tranquility. France has several lowlands, including the huge Marais Poitevin that encompasses 370 square miles -enough to draw tourists without being crowded. They call it la Venise Verte, or the Green Venice.
A maze of islets intersected by strikingly attractive canals covers a third of the marais, known as the wet marsh. Duckweed often covers the surface of the water which is how the place got its sobriquet. The place oozes peace. If you want tranquility, here you have it. Yet it was not always so.
Many paths were cleared across the land during the Roman period and it was settled by the Picton tribe who also gave their name to the nearby city of Poitiers. Later centuries would see raids by the Vikings, which forced the local population deeper in to the wildest areas of the marsh where they subsisted, living the life of hunter-gatherers in to medieval times. Yet almost each year their huts would be flooded by rising waters.
Marais Poitevin was engineered to be more stable and habitable in the 11th century, and is picture-perfect today. See lots of those pictures at Kuriositas. 

The Physique Women Prefer Men To Have

Seth Rogen attends the premiere of 'Neighbors' at Regency Village Theatre on April 28, 2014 in Westwood, California.
This Is The Physique Women Prefer Men To Have
You might change up your workout routine after reading this.
Turns out ladies still love a dad bod.
A new survey reveals that the body type, which favors a softer physique over rock hard abs, is more popular than ever. An online study of 2,006 American men and women and they found that 7 out of 10 women were attracted to men with up to 20 extra pounds on their frame.

'I Right Swiped All The Guys I Would Normally Left Swipe'

Bianca Mendez
'I Right Swiped All The Guys I Would Normally Left Swipe—Here's What Happened'
The end result of this experiment was pretty surprising.

How Can You Prevent Credit Card Fraud?

The first thing to remember about credit cards, and the most important thing, is to not spend more than you can afford. Once you refine that habit, credit cards make everything easier. You don't have to carry cash, you get receipts and a monthly statement so you know where your money went, you can build a good credit history, and you have a backup for emergencies. And you might even get reward points! The second most important thing about credit cards is protecting them from theft. There are so many ways that other can access your account, but there are also safeguards. For example,  
Never Use the Same Password on Different Accounts

Upon waking up a few weeks ago to see that someone decided to take it upon themselves to break into my PayPal account and transfer $3000 from my bank account to PayPal, I was furious. Thankfully, they didn’t realize there is a processing period and I was able to fix the issue before the funds were deposited and anyone was able to steal them. But I had to change all my passwords to just about everything, because I always used the same password for all accounts (oh, don’t judge me. I have four kids. I need easy to remember stuff). My husband was horrified when I told him my passwords were all the same, and I’m pretty sure he momentarily wondered why he married such an idiot.
That's just the beginning of the list of tips for safeguarding your credit card accounts you'll find at SheBudgets.

Millennials Are Saving the Planet

The 50 Best Drive-In Restaurants in the U.S.

What makes a drive-in restaurant great? The food must be good, of course, but there's also the authenticity and nostalgia factor. It helps if business is good, so drive-ins that have a long tradition in the community will do well on this list. Sure, it's subjective, but aren't all such rankings? The thing I noticed is that most of the 50 best drive-ins aren't in urban areas, in fact, the overwhelming majority are in small towns, where people rely on their vehicles and support local businesses for decades. And the ones in cities often have their own specialized clientele, like the Varsity in Atlanta.
If you’re looking for a chili dog in the ATL, the call of Varsity’s signature "What’ll ya have?" is too hard to resist. When it opened in 1928, Varsity was a small hot dog stand located near Georgia Tech University, perfect for college kids to pop in for a cheap bite. Today, it’s a sprawling restaurant that can accommodate 800 people inside and 600 cars, and the carhops still don paper caps while delivering Frosted Orange milkshakes and slaw dogs to the masses.
Check out the list of the 50 best drive-in restaurants at Mental Floss and let us know your opinion on any you've patronized.  

​An Unbelievable Number of Americans Still Believe This Chocolate Milk Myth

chocolate milk myth
​An Unbelievable Number of Americans Still Believe This Chocolate Milk Myth
​Somehow, a grade school myth has become a long-held belief for many adults

Ex-Teachers Reveal What Made Them Quit Teaching

Teaching isn't always easy and while it can be emotionally rewarding, it certainly isn't financially so -and sometimes, it's not even emotionally rewarding. Over on Reddit, ex-teachers recently discussed what it was that made them stop teaching and the answers are equal parts revealing and depressing.One of the worst examples:
I was in one of the worst schools in the nation... one day a little 6 year old girl told me that she and her sisters were being sold to men every night for as long as they could remember. I think something broke inside me that day. When I went to the principal to discuss a course of action (calling police, DFACS, etc.) she said she wanted me to keep my mouth shut. She was tired of her school "looking bad".
Edit: because so many people are asking, I immediately called the police and DFACS. The principal was later arrested on drug charges. But I had already quit at that point.
Another heartbreaking story:
I had a 6-year old pull a knife on me while screaming "I will kill you". This was the culmination of a lot of various incidents with the same kid. What was most infuriating was the parents claiming they had the sweetest little boy and that we (the school) must be liars for saying otherwise. Eventually he was transferred to a special school after we filed a report on the various incidents.
You can read all the rest of the stories here.

‘Something I shouldn’t have done’

William Spingler previously served as commissioner of Radnor Township in the state’s Delaware County.

The Wingnuts Will Free You from Having Health Care

Police Shooting Innocent People Is One of the Most Common Forms of Gun Violence

Wingnuts Keep Missing the Point About Gun Control

Fun Science Projects You Can Do With Your Kids This Summer

If you have school-aged kids, then they're almost certainly out for summer. While some parents let their kiddos do whatever they want during summer break, those looking to keep the youngster's minds stimulated might want to head over to Instructables and check out these six summer science projects that are interesting, educational and fun. They can learn about magnetic slime, flower dissections, robotics and more!
So if you have kids sitting around bored and forgetting everything they learned last year in school, don't miss this great list.

Seeing the Invisible

What if you could see the way the wind blows? Or even the small changes in air movement or temperature in the room you're in? Derek Muller of Veritasium explains the process called Schlieren photography, which shows us those things that we can't normally see.
It boils down to concentrating an image of those invisible movements into a form that becomes visible to the eye. No, I don't totally understand it, but it certainly is cool to watch!

Pond Scum Can Help Your Heart Heal

pondscum good for heart
​How Shots Of Pond Scum Can Help Your Heart Heal
​This will take you right back to middle-school science

Climate Change Alert!

Climate Change Alert! A Texas-size Chunk Of Antarctica Partially Melted Last Year
If only we had a national government concerned with climate change.

Cute Baby Elephant Throws A Tantrum Because He Can't Keep Up With Herding Dog

You know why the baby elephant parade business went belly up? It's not because of PETA or the death of the circus, it's because those little buggers really like to throw a fit. And trust me- you don't want to be on the wrong end of a little pissed off elephant's tantrum, because they will trunk you down!The little guy in this video flailed around in frustration because he couldn't keep up with the speedy herding dog he was trying to play with, so he wagged his trunk and went waaah.
But the two interspecies pals who met at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand probably would have gotten along with one another if only they'd taken turns giving each other piggy back rides.

Animal Pictures