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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Why I Hate My Uncle’ And Want To Send Him To Hell, Says William Hitler

quote [ William Patrick Hitler was born in Liverpool in the UK in 1911. His father was Adolf Hitler’s brother Alois Hitler. William moved to Germany in 1933 in an attempt to benefit from his uncle’s position of power. It appears William, who was familiar with Adolf’s family background, was an embarrassing thorn in Adolf’s side during the 1930s. Moving to the United States in 1939, William served in the US Navy in World War II. After the war, William Hitler changed his last name to Stuart-Houston. ]
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:23amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 28 April 2017

Midwinter Minsk: Socialist Modernism in the ‘Soviet Florida’

quote [ From Brutalism to Socialist Modernism – getting lost in the Soviet architecture of a Belarusian Winter Wonderland. ]
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:31amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Secret History of How Muslims Made Spain What It Is Today

quote [ The 800-year Muslim rule of Spain and Portugal shows that Europe is no stranger to Islam. ]
[SFW] [history] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [12 comments]

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

quote [ From "Rachel Getting Married" to "Philadelphia" and more, Demme left his mark on the industry with one of the most varied directing careers imaginable. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:58pmGMT] [3 comments]

There used to be salmon as big as golden retrievers in the Columbia River, but dams killed them off

quote [ The ‘June hogs’ often weighed more than 100 pounds ]
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Diamonds Aren’t Forever

quote [ In the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal mining is a remnant of the once-booming gem industry. ]
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 24 April 2017

W. B. O’Shaughnessy and the Introduction of Cannabis to Modern Western Medicine

quote [ Cataleptic trances, enormous appetites, and giggling fits aside, W. B. O'Shaughnessy's investigations at a Calcutta hospital into the potential of medical marijuana — the first such trials in modern medicine — were largely positive. Sujaan Mukherjee explores the intricacies of this pioneering research and what it can tell us more generally about the production of knowledge in colonial science. ]
[SFW] [health]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 23 April 2017

R.I.P. Erin Moran, from Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi

quote [ Variety reports that Erin Moran, the former child actor who starred for nine years on Happy Days and its short-lived spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi, has died. Moran was 56. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:56amGMT] [6 comments]

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Operating In Obscurity

quote [ It ain’t just about Windows, macOS, or Linux. Also-ran or fairly obscure operating systems, like OS/2, are everywhere—in some cases, hiding under your nose. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:49amGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Secret History of Black Baseball Players in Canada’s Great White North

quote [ When Jackie Robinson broke the Major League color barrier seventy years ago, it was a triumphant step forward. It also meant the inevitable end of the proud Negro Leagues, sending hundreds of African American players looking for new opportunities across the border. ]
[SFW] [sports]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:37amGMT] [0 comments]

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