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Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk deserves praise for his bravery!

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Born in Istanbul in 1952, where he grew up in a fairly wealthy and Westernized district. He studied architecture and then journalism, but at 23 years old, he decided to become a novelist. He lived with his mother and wrote full time, and seven years later, he published his first novel, Cevdet Bey and His...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
June 7, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

The Salem Witch Trials

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Salem Town, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem Witch Trials. The hysteria had begun in Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts) in January of that year; a few preteen and teenage girls, including the daughter of Samuel Parris, the village’s minister, began acting strangely and having fits, insisting that they were being poked...

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June 2, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

It’s the birthday of Walt Whitman

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It’s the birthday of Walt Whitman, born in West Hills, Long Island, New York (1819). Whitman worked as a printing press typesetter, teacher, journalist, and newspaper editor. He was working as a carpenter, his father’s trade, and living with his mother in Brooklyn, when he read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “The Poet,” which claimed the...

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May 31, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

On this day in 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated.

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The monument was first proposed in 1867, but construction didn’t begin until 1914; the cornerstone was set in 1915. Architect Henry Bacon designed it to resemble the Parthenon, believing that a defender of democracy should be memorialized in a building that pays homage to the birthplace of democracy. The monument has 36 marble columns, one...

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May 30, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Martin Luther was declared an outlaw

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It was on this day in 1521 that German priest and theologian Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and his writings were banned by the Edict of Worms. The edict made Luther more of a hero than he already was, and it’s a big reason that Protestantism caught on so quickly. Luther decided to become...

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May 27, 2017, 2:28 a.m.

Finally, hopefully, we’ll get true facts about our government.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-23/in-the-era-of-alternative-facts-steve-ballmer-finds-a-hunger-for-real-data?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=f3517b9cf0-The_Download&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-f3517b9cf0-153825025  

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May 24, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

Here’s a head ready for transplantation, and if successvile will bring historic events to the present.

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http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/diogo-alves-head-lisbon?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=273d72b811-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-273d72b811-63246513&ct=t(Newsletter_5_22_2017)&mc_cid=273d72b811&mc_eid=178a5d8a30  

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May 22, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

As a wanna be artist, writer,creator of 3-D paintings and much more, I found this interesting.

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Art, Money, Ambition: Lessons Learned From Damien Hirst’s Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable  

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May 21, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Exchangable heads

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2017/05/13/canavero-head-transplants/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News0_DSC_170518_000000_Final%20remainder&utm_content=&spMailingID=29074186&spUserID=MTE2MDc2NDE5OTI0S0&spJobID=1042494632&spReportId=MTA0MjQ5NDYzMgS2#.WR4kT2jyvct  

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May 19, 2017, 5:02 a.m.

Today is Cinco de Mayo

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Today is Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May, commemorating the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 when 8,000 well-armed French troops were routed by 4,000 ill-equipped Mexican soldiers. It wasn’t a crucial battle in the course of the war, but became a symbol of Mexican pride and a...

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May 5, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the opening ceremonies of the New York World’s Fair i

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https://www.c-span.org/video/?319178-1/president-roosevelt-opens-1939-new-york-worlds-fair&utm_campaign=TWA%20Newsletter%20for%20April%2030,%202017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&utm_content=The%20Writer%27s%20Almanac%20for%20April%2030,%202017&elqTrackId=2f66b0493aed4186a12f42c63763c212&elq=b5a748965ea341a99cc5b589050b09e9&elqaid=28257&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=24886  

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April 30, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

Pretty soon they’ll be able to attach Ted William’s head to a body and revive him< maybe.

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CNS Neurosci Ther. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/cns.12700. [Epub ahead of print] A cross-circulated bicephalic model of head transplantation. Li PW1, Zhao X1, Zhao YL1, Wang BJ1, Song Y1, Shen ZL1, Jiang HJ1, Jin H1, Canavero S2, Ren XP1,3,4. Author information Abstract AIMS: A successful cephalosomatic anastomosis (“head transplant”) requires, among others, the ability to...

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April 28, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Cancer in your life? Read this!

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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604086/immunotherapy-pioneer-james-allison-has-unfinished-business-with-cancer/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=9ffb7af71b-weekly_roundup_2017-04-27_edit&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-9ffb7af71b-153825025&goal=0_997ed6f472-9ffb7af71b-153825025&mc_cid=9ffb7af71b&mc_eid=6df695caea  

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April 27, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Is Reality Real?

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I asked my wife if she thought our world was as it seems. “What do you mean?” she asked as she flipped the eggs she was cooking for my breakfast. “I wonder if I’m deceiving myself by believing the world is mine to control, or is the incredible things I say or do imposed by...

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April 26, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

I read that men who wear kilts have a higher sperm count than those who wear pants.

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In this year, 2048, men with any sperm count at all are considered too masculine to leave the house alone. They must be accompanied by a female household member to assure they don’t waste their sperm on some undeserving woman. They aren’t permitted to drive as it would give them too much independence. *** I...

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April 26, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

I didn’t know he was so smart! It’s the birthday of naturalist John Muir

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It’s the birthday of naturalist John Muir, born in Dunbar, Scotland (1838). He grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. His father was a strict Christian, and by age 11, Muir could recite three-quarters of the Old Testament and all of the New Testament by heart. One evening, the boy was up late reading, and...

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Joe Dibuduo - Author
April 21, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

It’s the birthday of one of the founders of psychiatry,

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It’s the birthday of one of the founders of psychiatry, Philippe Pinel, born in Saint-André, France (1745). He studied mathematics, theology, and internal medicine before becoming the chief physician at a Paris insane asylum in 1792. Before Pinel arrived, conditions at the asylum were horrible: Among other things, patients were chained to the walls, and...

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April 20, 2017, 1:33 p.m.

Have a Good One! Easter

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Just a little I thought, and then a little more and now I know it has me in its grip promising me what I need there’s no letting go. blinded by claims of fame and in pain I believe what I have done is okay to even try to fill my needs my desire takes...

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April 16, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Don’t believe man is screwing up our atmosphere? A little taste from the 1930s of how easy it is.

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On this day in 1935, “Black Sunday,” the Great Plains region experienced one of the largest dust storms in American history. That morning, the weather was clear and warm, little to no breeze. But by afternoon, the sky had turned a strange purple and the wind had started to whip. A towering black plume of...

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April 14, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Today is the birthday of American jazz legend Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia (1915).

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Billie Holiday’s parents were barely teenagers when they had her, and unwed – her mother only 13 years to her father’s 15. Shortly after her birth, her father left to pursue his dreams of becoming a jazz guitarist. Her mother left young Eleanora in the care of her aunt so that she could work during...

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April 7, 2017, 4:22 p.m.