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Via retweet LD

From Tech Insider: “Here’s how those viral color-blind glasses really work”

I admit, there was a little dust in the air when I watched this.

Via retweet from Contended Indie.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Annnnnd NOPE.


Remember our third-party candidate, Supermassive black hole? Well, he gets a running mate and we may be cookin’!

A new model suggests that merging supermassive black holes will glow in eerie ultraviolet and X-ray light as they spiral into an inevitable crash.

Supermassive black holes are millions or billions of times the mass of the sun and reside in just about every galaxy that is at least the size of our own Milky Way, according to a NASA statement. Scientists know that galaxies commonly combine; this will happen with the Milky Way and Andromeda, for example, in about 4 billion years.

Space.com; October 4, 2018
Space dot com
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Published Oct. 4, 2018

Florida Man

There really is a reason to the madness, the Orlando Weekly tell us, but who can blame Parlu Patel owner of On The Fly convenience store for not caring what their reasons are. I’m sure his other customers appreciate him for stopping it.

According to the television station, the store is within walking distance of a LabCorp drug testing facility. For the unfamiliar, it’s not uncommon for anyone who needs to pass a drug test to use someone else’s urine, and to get away with it, it needs to be at least body temperature.

Patel has posted a sign that says, “Only for food use, do not microwave urine.”

Orlando Weekly; Oct. 5, 2018

Orlando Weekly helpfully points out for us that, “clearly none of these people have heard of the Urinator.

This clip comes from PBS’ American Experience Freedom Summer series.

“Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer’s Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires.”

American Experience
Published June 23, 2014

American Rhetoric has the full audio, and transcript, of Fannie Lou Hamer’s powerful testimony before the Credentials Committee and the Democratic National Convention delivered August 22, 1964.

Biography;  Fannie Lou Hamer – Civil Rights Activist, Activist, Philanthropist (1917–1977)

A leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi, the youngest of 20 children. Her parents were sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta area, and Hamer began working in the fields when she was only 6 years old.

Around the age of 12, Hamer dropped out of school in order to work full time and help out her family. She continued to work as a sharecropper after her 1944 marriage to Perry “Pap” Hamer. The couple toiled on a cotton plantation near Ruleville, Mississippi, eventually adopting children. Hamer was unable to have children of her own; while undergoing surgery to remove a tumor, she was given a hysterectomy without her consent.


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