In early February 1969, Betty Friedan and fifteen other feminists entered the Oak Room of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Like many other hotel bars and restaurants, the Plaza excluded women during weekday lunch hours, from noon until three, so as not distract the businessmen from their deal-making. But Friedan and the group of activists walked passed the maître-d’ and gathered around a table. They held signs that said “Wake up PLAZA! Get with it NOW!” and “The Oak Room Is Outside the Law.” The waiters refused to serve the women and silently removed their table.
WWE has announced that 2019's WrestleMania will feature a women's match as the main event for the first time ever. A previously-announced triple threat match between Rousey, Flair, and Lynch for the Raw Women's Championship will take center stage at the show, WWE confirmed on Monday.
Amazon is already more than dominant in the online shopping space, but add a shot or three of tequila and that Amazon Prime free two-day shipping looks even more appealing.
As a cocktail famous for its unusually long and exhausting preparation method, it’s a wonder that the Ramos Gin Fizz has outlasted just about every drink fad in the last century. Likened to “drinking a flower,” this silky, aromatic concoction is unlike any of its fizzy predecessors.
GREEK WOMEN HAD IT TOUGH. At any moment, their wombs could dislodge and wander through their bodies, strangling them—or so said Hippocratic doctors. Their medical texts, which emerged in the fifth century B.C. and were attributed to the physician Hippocrates and his followers, changed Greek science by suggesting that illness had natural, rather than exclusively divine, causes. While wandering womb syndrome, which has been thoroughly discredited, is largely forgotten, one Hippocratic idea is likely familiar to modern parents: that what you eat can determine the sex of your child.
The French village of Locronan looks much the way it did in the 15th century. Pedestrians wander the cobblestone streets freely, cut off from car traffic, surrounded by granite houses. Situated in France’s northwest region of Brittany, this well-preserved haven houses a bakeshop called Le Guillou. Here, five generations of pastry chefs have crafted kouign-amann, a regional specialty that features croissant dough laminated in salted butter and rolled in sugar. Some Bretons claim that this signature treat (which is pronounced “queen ah-MAHN”), made by artisans across the region, is the fattiest pastry in the world.
IN MANY CITIES AROUND THE world, feral pigeons are a dime a dozen. They roost on roofs, they coo from wires, and they peck outside bakeries, waiting for day-old handouts. Pigeons that are domesticated and bred for racing are birds of a fancier feather—and one buyer recently shelled out $1.4 million to add a little guy named Armando to their roster of winged competitors.
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Historic flooding in the Missouri River and Mississippi River basins has ravaged much of the Midwest in recent days. Nebraska and Iowa bore the brunt of the devastation, but rivers in six states at more than 40 locations have reached record levels. The swollen rivers have made short work of the levees that surround them, blasting through or over the tops of 200 miles of earthen barriers in four states. At least three people have died, and hundreds of homes and structures have been destroyed. The Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates farm and ranch losses up to $1 billion in that state alone.
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The U.S. Supreme Court signaled strongly on Wednesday that it is likely to rule for a death row inmate in Mississippi who was prosecuted six times for the same crime by a prosecutor with a history of racial bias in jury selection.
As absurd as it seems, the anti-vaccination movement isn’t just peddled in sketchy online forums and creepy Facebook groups; some politicians have also joined the fight, arguing that vaccinations for childhood diseases shouldn’t be mandatory for anyone.
Over the last several days, President Donald Trump has increased his hostile, combative, insulting, and demeaning rhetoric toward the late Senator John McCain, culminating in him telling reporters he’s “never been a fan of John McCain” and he “never will.” President Trump has indicated that he feels personally hurt and offended that McCain was the one who helped broker the handing off of Christopher Steele’s notorious dossier that held quite salacious claims about Trump and his activities in Russia. Making matters worse, when McCain died last year, President Trump was specifically not invited to attend.
Always use a handkerchief.
Sneezing into a “hanky” will help your germs collect, so they can grow strong enough to kill you and put you out of your misery.
What started as a peculiar crime quickly turned more sinister when a syringe-wielding man caught trying to steal power drills from a Home Depot in the Bronx attacked an employee with the hypodermic needle. The incident left the employee injured and could have left police stumped, but the NYPD quickly realized the suspect, who got away from the scene, had likely done this before. In another incident, a man caught shoplifting a drill had also waved around a hypodermic needle to threaten an employee at a Home Depot in Manhattan, police said.
The Staten Island lawyer best known for his demand to settle scamming allegations with an old-timey duel pleaded guilty in a separate—but no less outlandish—case on Monday, without ever stepping foot inside the battle arena.
A bill introduced this month in the New York state assembly and senate hopes to halt the practice of performing nonconsensual pelvic examinations on unconscious patients. As it stands, 45 states, New York included, allow medical students to conduct the tests on people who have been anesthetized for other procedures, who may be unaware that at some point they might be checked for anomalies in their reproductive system.
Last week old radio clips surfaced of the Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson saying some incendiary things. From 2006 to 2011, Carlson had called in regularly to a show in Florida, where he described Arianna Huffington as a “pig,” Oprah Winfrey as an “anti-man” crusader who “hate[s] the penis,” and women in general as “extremely primitive.” Iraqis are “monkeys” who should “shut the fuck up and obey.” Carlson also had positive messages. He spoke lustily of Miss Teen South Carolina, saying, “She definitely looks eighteen.” And he praised white men for “creating civilization and stuff.”
Congressman Devin Nunes of California announced that he was suing Twitter and three of its users specifically — two of which were anonymous “troll” accounts devoted to mocking him — for $250 million. Mr. Nunes claims he is entitled to a quarter of a billion dollars because Twitter, in allowing the accounts “@DevinNunesMom” and “@DevinCow” to exist without suspension, they showed a “political bias” and trampled his First Amendment rights by “shadowbanning” him. Many have questioned whether the suit has any merit, and given Nunes’ close relationship to a president who favors PR stunt lawsuits to try and silence his critics, some feel this suit will be dismissed rather quickly.
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In Thai legend, a protective mother’s subtle devices led to the creation of son-in-law eggs, or kai look keuy. Upon learning that her daughter wasn’t being treated well by her son-in-law, the concerned parent fried up two hard-boiled eggs as a warning. The deep-fried pair sent a message: Get it together, or your “pair” will be next in line for the deep fryer.
Anis de Flavigny candies start with a single, tiny anise seed. Plunged into sugar syrup over and over for a period of 15 days, the seed becomes enveloped in a white shell. The final product looks like a smooth pearl, with sweet layers in flavors such as rose and blackcurrant (courtesy of natural extracts) surrounding its licorice-y center.
Japan is a country full of amazing art. Some of it is housed within museums and galleries while others are right underneath our feet. I’m talking, of course, about Japan’s peculiar obsession with manhole covers. Just about anywhere in the country you can find stylized manhole covers, each more beautiful and intricate than the next. For the past several years photographer S. Morita has traveled around Japan photographing artistic manhole covers.
ISUMI, CHIBA PREF. - The robot dogs lined up in their dozens last Thursday in Chiba Prefecture were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being honored with their own traditional “funeral.”
French town hunts mystery serial rabbit killer after 100 pets fall victim