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Today in History

1531 The Catholics defeat the Protestants at Kappel during Switzerland’s second civil war.
1540 Charles V of Milan puts his son Philip in control.
1727 George II of England is crowned.
1795 In gratitude for putting down a rebellion in the streets of Paris, France’s National Convention appoints Napoleon Bonaparte second-in-command of the Army of the Interior.
1862 The Confederate Congress in Richmond passes a draft law allowing anyone owning 20 or more slaves to be exempt from military service. This law confirms many southerners opinion that they are in a ‘rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.’
1877 Outlaw Wild Bill Longley, who killed at least a dozen men, is hanged, but it takes two tries; on the first try, the rope slips and his knees touch the ground.
In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts. The Second Boer War finds Britain overconfident and underprepared, and the conflict will not end until May 31, 1902. 
1906 The San Francisco school board orders the segregation of Oriental schoolchildren, inciting Japanese outrage.
1942 In the Battle of Cape Esperance, near the Solomon Islands, U.S. cruisers and destroyers decisively defeat a Japanese task force in a night surface encounter.
1945 Negotiations between Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and Communist leader Mao Tse-tung break down. Nationalist and Communist troops are soon engaged in a civil war.
1950 The Federal Communications Commission authorizes the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to begin commercial color TV broadcasts.
1962 Pope John XXIII opens the 21st Ecumenical Council (Vatican II) with a call for Christian unity. This is the largest gathering of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in history; among delegate-observers are representatives of major Protestant denominations, in itself a sign of sweeping change.
1968 Apollo 7, with three men aboard, is successfully launched from Cape Kennedy.
1972 A French mission in Vietnam is destroyed by a U.S. bombing raid.
A race riot breaks out on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker. Kitty Hawk will eventually be forced to retire to San Diego and will be removed from the Vietnam War.
1975 Saturday Night Live, a comedy-variety show, premiers on NBC, with guest host comedian George Carlin and special guests Janis Ian, Andy Kaufman and Billy Preston; at this writing (2016) the show is still running.
1976 The so-called “Gang of Four,” Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s widow and three associates, are arrested in Peking, setting in motion an extended period of turmoil in the Chinese Communist Party.
1984 Astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan, part of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, becomes the first American woman to walk in space.
1987 Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force begins in Sri Lanka; thousands of Tamil citizens, along with hundreds of Tamil Tigers militants and Indian Army soldiers will die in the operation.
1991 Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas begin.
2000 NASA launches its 100th Space Shuttle mission.
2001 The Polaroid Corporation, which had provided shutterbugs with photo prints in minutes with its “instant cameras” since 1947, files for bankruptcy.

Pumpkin Prank Perpetrator Puzzle Persists 20 Years Later

On October 8, 1997, Cornell University students noticed a pumpkin impaled on top of the McGraw Tower spire. That's 173 feet up! How did it get up there? They couldn't get it down, so the pumpkin stayed there for 158 days. The stunt made national news, and its continued existence was watched by everyone on campus.
The campus went playfully out of its gourd. The Cornell Chorus and the Cornell Glee Club created pumpkin lyrics for the alma mater. A webcam provided 24-hour live images – a novelty at the time – from Olin Library.
In January 1998, the university built scaffolding around McGraw Tower to repoint century-old mortar. The somewhat decayed pumpkin held fast.
A class sent a remote-control balloon up to study the pumpkin. The next spring, a crane was used to finally remove it. But no one ever found out who put it up there or how. Read the story of the great pumpkin caper at the Cornell Chronicle.

Having fun with Polyethylene Glycol

The host of The Action Lab makes entertainment out of the properties of Polyethylene glycol. It's a substance made of long stringy molecules that cohere so well that they defy gravity. A good basic video of this property is at Geeks Are Sexy. In this later video, he tests those properties in Robert Boyle's self flowing flask. Can he make a perpetual motion machine out of the goop and the flask?
Well, perpetual motion devices have enemies: inertia, gravity, air, friction, and some other laws that creep in if you ever defeat the big four. Polyethylene glycol is no miracle substance, unless you're severely constipated. But it can be fun to play with.

Existential Horror Created by the First X-Ray Images

This was the very first x-ray ever taken, in 1895. It shows the hand of Bertha Roentgen, the wife of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, inventor of the x-ray. The image helped him win a Nobel Prize in 1901. It had to have been very weird to see the inside of her hand, the long, thin, bones, the skin barely visible, and her wedding ring. The x-ray was a side effect of research Roentgen had been doing with Crookes tubes, which later evolved into cathode ray tubes. He had tried diverting the electrons with aluminim foil.
In early November, he repeated the experiment in the dark in his lab at the University of Würzburg in Germany. But then he noticed something happening far away from the Crookes tube. A screen coated in barium platinocyanide, the fluorescent material that was used on photographic plates, was sitting on a chair near the experiment, and every time Wilhelm turned on the electricity, the screen glowed. Not quite believing what he was seeing, he dedicated his time to rigorously testing and documenting the strange rays, which he called “X.” He put objects made from different materials on photographic plates and exposed them to X-rays, and found that the mysterious rays passed through some but not others. Eventually, a few days before Christmas, he asked his wife to help him in the lab. Anna held her left hand on a photographic plate for 15 minutes while Wilhelm beamed X-rays at it. According to legend, she said, “I have seen my death!” and never set foot in his lab again.
Read more about the development of x-rays and how it became quite the rage at Atlas Obscura.

Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house

Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house
For the first time, researchers have evidence of exactly what dads are doing while moms are taking care of housework or tending to their...

Indigenous people were the real inventors of the so-called 'American Dream'

Michigan to charge top medical official with involuntary manslaughter over Flint water deaths

Michigan’s top medical official will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the city of Flint’s water crisis, which was linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that caused at least 12 deaths, state prosecutors said on Monday.
Dr. Eden Wells, who already faced lesser charges, would become the sixth current or former official to face involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the crisis.

Dolphins coach snorting drugs

Ex-girlfriend leaks video of Dolphins coach snorting drugs after owner backs Dumbass Trump’s anthem tantrum

The Nazis were not lefty socialists you thick fucking cunts

by Malcolm Tucker
Malcolm Tucker posted this to his blog "Tuckered' on October 5, 2017. As you might guess from the post title his language is a bit course but his point is spot on.
“Listen you backwards Trump rimming Farage sucking cunt sacks, I’m going to èxplain a few things…”
Did the alt right have a fucking alt education? It appears that being racist not only means that you have atrocious spelling and shit grammar, but that you also failed fucking GCSE history, and yes, I’m ultra aware that I’m treading on very thin ice with this post, and that some clever cunt will no doubt list all of my typos and fuck ups immediately in the comments. It’s a a gamble I’m willing to take.
OK. Listen you backwards Trump rimming Farage sucking cunt sacks, I’m going to èxplain a few things. Without sounding too much like Uncle Albert, during the war, the left and the right were a little more extreme than they are now. Almost.
In fact, they were all massive cunts murdering millions of their own. By the end, the only thing that differed was a smart uniform. OK, it was a little worse for the people on the left as they were more hungry than fucking Eric Pickles at breakfast time, and therefore resorted to eating each other.
To be fair, if you weren’t black, Jewish, gay or a bit miffed with that Hitler fella, you generally had an alright standard of living at the height of the Reich, until they got bombed to fuck, raped, divided and bankrupted that is. Are you learning anything yet? Extreme = Bad.
Yes, the Nazis were called The National Socialist German Workers Party. That doesn’t mean they were socialists. Sometimes it doesn’t do what it says on the fucking tin.
The Nazis were incredibly clever in the early days, before they got higher than Whitney Houston in a bath. They were masters of propaganda and imagery. It’s no accident their uniforms were designed by Hugo Boss, and so their name was picked to appeal to both nationalists (people who don’t kneel for an anthem) and socialists (people who think you should check in on your 90 year old neighbor and not to rob her gold).
The Nazis were hard line far right Fascists who despised anything or anyone that stood in the way of their perfect Aryan vision for Germany.
This isn’t fucking news. What I don’t understand is why cunts who sieg heil, in democratic countries, in fucking 2017, always come back with “But the Nazis were socialists!” As their only comeback when you call them out on it.
Listen you daft twats. You want to be a Nazi but you believe the Nazis were the lefties who you despise? Yeah. Great argument. It makes about as much sense covfefe.

KKK threatens ‘black apes’ who ‘make eyes’ at white women in recruiting fliers found in Florida

Multiple neighborhoods in Jacksonville, Florida were littered with KKK recruiting fliers that make specific threats against black men who they catch “‘making eyes’ at a white girl.”

Las Vegas Mass Killer Acted Out Violent Rape Fantasies, According to Sex Worker

Georgia woman checks car damage before fleeing wounded teen in hit-and-run

A woman in Snellville, Georgia hit a 15-year-old on a bike on Friday– but didn’t seem to care whether or not he was injured.

Texas dad sends toddler to coyote-infested alley as punishment -- now she is missing

A 3-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by telling her to stand outside by herself at night near an alley behind her home.

Texas teen expelled from school for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

A federal lawsuit has said the constitutional rights of a 17-year-old student from Houston, Texas, were violated when she was expelled last week for refusing to stand for the daily Pledge of Allegiance

Black NHL player gets death threats for raising his fist during the national anthem

J.T. Brown, a forward for the Tampa Bay Lightning professional hockey team, has been getting death threats after he raised his fist during the national anthem at a game this past weekend.

Virginia police issue warrant for black man brutally assaulted by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia Monday issued a warrant for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris, a black man who was beaten at a white nationalist rally in August.
When Deandre Harris was beaten by a mix of white supremacist Dumbass Trump sycophants, Nazi Dumbass Trump sycophants, racist Dumbass Trump sycophants, and Dumbass Trump sycophants who...

Best Places to See Marine Life on Vacation This Winter

Winter is a great time to see marine animals and if you're willing to go somewhere a bit cool this season, there are a lot of places you might want to visit. In fact, with these kind of animals, it might be a good idea to plan a vacation around specific species. For example, if you want to see narwhals, Nanavut, Canada is a great place to go. On the other hand, if you want to see reindeer, you should head to Tromso, Norway. And not all of the places are chilly -the best place to visit humpback whales is in Hawaii.
Read about other great places to travel and see animals over on Travel and Leisure.

How To Bark Down A Dog To Get It To Stop Chasing You

Being chased by a roaming dog looking for trouble can be humiliating, terrifying and frustrating since those curs don't know when to mind their manners, and people often make matters worse by running away.Brendan Leonard from the Adventure Journal says running is a bad idea because dogs instinctively chase anyone who runs from them, so it's better to stop, turn around then flip the f$%k out on the dog.
According to Brendan staying calm and barking back at a dog trying to chase you down may confuse the dog and diffuse the situation:
What the dog has not seen is a human being going FREAKING CRAZY on it. Which is what you're going to do. For one second. When the dog realizes you have completely lost your shit, it will be shocked. You are unstable, possibly dangerous. And, ideally, the dog will stop chasing you.
I've seen the power of standing still diffuse a situation with an aggressive dog that was chasing my friend and I, but I certainly wasn't thinking about barking at the vicious Rottweiler as it sniffed my butt and tried to figure out why I didn't run away. Longest three minutes of my life...

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