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Today in History

Hadrian, Rome’s new emperor, makes his entry into the city.
Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, becomes Emperor of the West.
Maurice of Saxony is mortally wounded at Sievershausen, Germany, while defeating Albert of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.
Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of worship.
General Edward Braddock is killed by French and Indian troops.
In Versailles, the French National Assembly declares itself the Constituent Assembly and begins to prepare a French constitution.
The Swedish navy captures one third of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.
U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies in office at the age of 65. He is succeeded by Millard Fillmore.
Confederate cavalry led by John Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.
Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
American and British forces make an amphibious landing on Sicily.
The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.

12 Secrets of Hotel Maids

The women -and they are almost always women- who clean hotel rooms before and after you stay there have a hard job. They clean up after guests no matter what kind of mess they leave behind, they are allowed little time do it, and they don't make much money. And if they don't have to use their real names, they will tell you some things you might not know about their jobs.

Although you’ve probably heard warnings about the bacteria teeming on your hotel room’s remote control, hotel maids reveal that there’s another item in your room that's rarely cleaned as well as it should be. “Not using the cups is my number one rule that I tell everyone,” Booboo_the_bear says. “I’ve definitely seen [other maids] polishing glasses with the same cloth they just used to dust the room. I’ve never seen the toilet brush used but knowing some of the people I work with, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest.”
Author and hotel worker Jacob Tomsky adds that the minibar glasses need to be spotless, but maids don’t have dish soap in their housekeeping carts. “So some housekeepers will wash the glasses in the sink with hot water and shampoo. But many of them use furniture polish because it leaves the glasses spot-free,” he tells USA Today.
That's just one of 12 secrets hotel maids share with us at Mental Floss.

Hand Building A Plane

Prey Veng Province, Cambodia - In March, after a year of hard work, Paen Long's creation, an eye-catching machine that he built from scratch, stood facing down a long straight dirt road, wider than most in rural Cambodia. 

Shep Smith Corrects Fox 'News' HCK: 'This Is Not A Riot'

Massive Protests Prevent Melania Trump from Participating in Events with G20 Spouses

3 injured after passenger tries to break into the cockpit on Delta Airlines flight

A Delta Air Lines flight had to make an emergency turn around soon after taking off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for its destination in Beijing on Thursday after a passenger attempted to breach the cockpit.

Why Russia still loves Josef Stalin

30 People Arrested Over China's Straddle Bus

When we first saw the video of a bus in China that would actually drive over top of other traffic over a year ago, we all thought, "What a terrible idea!" But since what we saw of the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) was a miniature concept illustration, we just assumed it would never actually go into service. Strangely, a bus was built and tested, but was abandoned on its tracks in the city of Qinhuangdao. It sat there for months, snarling traffic around it. Now it turns out that the whole thing appears to be a scheme to fleece money from investors.
On Sunday, Beijing's Dongcheng district police bureau announced on Weibo that it had started an investigation into the company behind the TEB project—Huaying Kailai, an online investing platform not unlike Crowdcube. The police say they are holding more than 30 people, including Bai Zhiming who runs both Huaying Kailai and the TEB project.

Nooses Everywhere

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia has placed one of its employees on leave after they placed a noose on the chair of a black co-worker.

American man beaten to death by crowd on Greek island

A 22-year-old University of Arizona student from Texas was beaten to death outside a bar on the Greek island of Zakynthos in the early hours of Friday.

‘I don’t do Narcan’

‘I don’t do Narcan — that’s my stance’: Ohio sheriff won’t allow deputies to carry life-saving overdose drug

‘I was offered a .22 bullet’

“I was offered a .22 bullet, although I’m still not sure whom he meant it for, me or my child,” Chandra said. Lunatic fringe commenters began spreading rumors that Chandra was “a foreigner or, worse, a terrorist.”

Man trolls racist neighbor

Despite not being Mexican, a man who lived in a gated community was often “accused” of the ethnicity — despite living there for more than 11 years. So when he figured out which of his neighbors kept calling security on him, he decided to do something about it.

Fox Hack Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Dumbass Trump Surrogate

Fox Host Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Trump Surrogate
Charles Payne and Scottie Nell Hughes had an affair, and then it turned ugly.

Scientists create orange bananas full of vitamin A

Scientists in Australia have created golden-orange-fleshed bananas rich in pro-vitamin A that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who die from a deficiency of this vitamin every year.

The surface of Mars is probably too toxic for bacteria to survive

Mars is not a very welcoming place. It’s cold, there’s hardly any atmosphere, and its bombarded with deep space radiation. Even the soil wants to kill you; as the Phoenix lander confirmed in 2009, the Martian regolith is laced with perchlorates—chlorine-based compounds that, when heated up, can rip apart organic materials, like cells and their building blocks.

Running Into an Old Patient

Dr. Shannon Moore of Hocking Hills Animal Clinic in Logan, Ohio, tells how she ran into a former patient while hiking in the woods. Since she's a veterinarian, there wasn't much conversation, but she did stop to examine how her work was holding up, and take a couple pictures.
Several years ago, a client brought me a box turtle that had been hit by a car. I used fiberglass to repair his broken shell and then released him in my woods. Recently, while walking on my hillside, I spotted an odd pattern in the leaves. To my amazement, there was my old patient with the fiberglass still on... years later! Sometimes, being a vet is the best thing there is.
I can imagine that the turtle has spent his time explaining to his buddies that mesh-and-Bondo is a turtle's best friend. And the vet, too, of course.

5 animals on the brink of extinction today

Many animal species are endangered or threatened, but some are in a more dire situation than others. There are animals whose populations are so diminished that they could fit into a space the size of a small house.
5 animals on the brink of extinction today

Animal Pictures