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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Today in History

The Treaty of Lyon ends a short war between France and Savoy.
Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland.
Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.
Simon Bolivar, the “liberator”, proclaims Columbia a republic.
Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
At the Sand River Convention, the British recognize the independence of the Transvaal Board.
Robert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen.
The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.
The Red Army occupies Warsaw.
Soviet leader Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.
A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.

I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’

American Beauty and the Beasts

Broken staircases and spoiled food

Mar-a-Lago, Dumbass Trump’s exclusive club in Palm Beach, required emergency repairs in order to pass a November inspection by Florida health inspectors.

Iran oil tanker leaves 10-mile long flaming slick

A burning Iranian oil tanker that exploded and sank off China on Sunday has left a 10-mile long flaming oil slick, according to local media, while  an Iranian official has admitted that there was no hope of finding survivors.

Why Your Body Fat Is Where It Is

You can use liposuction to move body fat from your belly to your butt, but that won't change the way your body works. Sooner or later, it will start replenishing its fat storage in the areas it did that to begin with. That's due to your hormones -or lack of them.
Specifically, your sex hormones. Testosterone and estrogen are two of the biggest drivers of fat storage—they’re the whole reason that men and women tend to have different body shapes when it comes to chub. Biologically female bodies stash the stuff in thighs and butts, whereas male bodies tend to pack pounds onto the stomach. This is also partly why men tend to have more cardiovascular problems. Abdominal fat exacerbates metabolic issues and triggers all kinds of metabolic changes that have a negative impact on your cardiovascular system.
The way your body does this is way more complicated than just that. For example, too little testosterone has the same effect as too much testosterone! To learn the effects of hormones on body fat, scientists study the ways hormones change, specifically, at puberty and menopause, during gender reassignment therapy, and under abnormal genetic conditions. Read about the role of hormones in distributing your body fat at Popular Science.

19 Foods That Can Fight Sugar Cravings

Why the Federal Cannabis Crackdown May Be a Blessing in Disguise for Legal Weed

Walmart finally apologizes to black professor after ignoring racist incident for over a year

Walmart has issued a formal apology to a black Montana State University professor well over a year after a racist employee disparaged him when he went to get his fishing license renewed.

‘You foreign cunt, it’s my country’

‘You foreign cunt, it’s my country’: Watch racist man harass train passengers with a flood of profanities

Chick-fil-A boots out breastfeeding mom

A woman who was trying to breastfeed her infant at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota over the weekend was forced out after the franchise’s owner demanded that she cover up or leave.

Child tries to jump out window after taking Tamiflu

After a 6-year-old girl in North Texas came down with the flu, her parents made the decision to give her a flu treatment called Tamiflu. But, they claim, the psychological side effects almost cost their daughter her life.

Toronto police say hijab attack on girl never happened

An 11-year-old Toronto girl's claim that she was assaulted by a man who tried to cut off her hijab never happened, Toronto police said Monday.
The police statement gave no indication as to what motivated Kwawlah Noman's claim on Friday, which drew national attention, including from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

California police find 13 hostages captive in house after 17-year-old girl escapes

Thirteen siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were rescued by police in California from a house where some of them had been chained to beds, and their parents have been charged with torture, officials said on Monday.

North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge

A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said.

France's 'black widow' on trial

A sensational trial began in Nice, France, on Monday. The defendant: the "black widow" of the French Riviera, who allegedly schemed to seduce and poison elderly men 20-30 years older than her.
Particia Dagorn, 57, is charged in the fatal poisonings of two men—Francesco Filippone, 85, and Michele Kneffel, in his 60s. She allegedly met them through a dating agency, then seduced, poisoned and stole from them. Dagorn unsuccessfully tried to poison a third man, Robert Vaux, who is set to take the stand at her trial.

When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis

Medical cure-alls and scams are nothing new. The traveling medicine show was a popular way to advertise snake oil and other quack cures in the 19th century, and then there were radium treatments for everything in the early 20th century. Many of us recall copper bracelets, Laetrile, and other "alternative medicines." There's a long tradition of getting rich by taking advantage of the gullible. In the 1920s and '30s, these marketers took advantage of a wonderful new medium to reach consumers: radio.
In 1932, the Federal Radio Commission (later supplanted by the Federal Communications Commission), banished from the airwaves fortune-tellers, mystics, seers, and other people peddling dubious claims, but concern remained about what was fit to air and how to enforce rules about truth in advertising. A 1936 edition of Hygeia, a publication of the AMA, lamented that “no adequate and prompt measures are as yet available to curb venal radio stations from selling ‘time’ to anyone who pays the price.”
And when regulators did catch up with fraudsters, enterprising quacks got creative. By setting up towers and transmitters in small towns south of the United States/Mexico border, a phalanx of fabulists launched their own stations, beyond the reach of many regulations.
These Mexican radio stations broadcast with up to a million watts of power, reaching across the US and beyond. That's how John R. Brinkley advertised his surgery to implant goat gonads in humans, and made a fortune. Of course, the marketing of dubious quick cures continues on the internet. Read about the era of quack cures on the radio at Atlas Obscura.

Wise Quacks

A History of the Rubber Duck
If you still have any of your early childhood toys, the odds favor that it may be a yellow duck. The ubiquitous bath toy is not only classic, but fairly indestructible. And they've been around longer than you think -almost as long as rubber itself.
The ducks had their origins in the mid-1800s, when rubber manufacturing began to gain ground. Out of the many animals crafted, they were the most native to water and broke away from the pack. Families who used to make bathing a weekly event prior to Sunday church sessions would entice children to submerge themselves in the murky tubs with a duck, some of which didn’t float. They were intended as chew toys.
Anything that makes bathing a child easier is bound to be popular. The improvements in the rubber duck came because it was popular, which made it a user-driven design. Read what else happened to the classic rubber duck on its way to your bathroom at Mental Floss.

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