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D-Day hour-by-hour: Fascinating colour photographs show how Normandy landings unfolded 75

Using pictures and testimony from the Imperial War Museum archives, D-Day and Normandy: A Visual History shows how Operation Overlord unfolded on June 6, 1944. The shots, published chronologically for the first time ever, have brought to life one of the key turning points of the Second World War. Fascinating snaps show Winston Churchill visiting the battlefield in Normandy (top left), troops pouring on to the beaches after landing during the biggest military operation in history (right), and members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) packing parachutes for airborne troops (bottom left). Details about the day were cobbled together using official war photographers' notes, often hastily scribbled in the midst of battle.


The Plain Truth about Memorial Day

It all Started after the Civil War

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Here is a US Holiday that actually has AMERICAN ORIGINS and didn't come from some pagan ritual in 2000BC!  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping" by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication "To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead" (Source: Duke University's Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920).
 
While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
 

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What language DID Jesus speak?

From 2014

The Pope’s pilgrimage to the Middle East was controversial because of the holy leader’s impromptu prayer session at the West Bank’s barrier.

And a playful religious disagreement also took place between Pope Francis and Israel’s prime minister, which revolved around Jesus’ linguistic skills.

Benjamin Netanyahu and the Pope had a small, good natured squabble about the language spoken by Jesus Christ. 

Aramaic! Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and the Pope (right) had a small, humorous squabble (pictured) about the language spoken by Jesus Christ, with Israel's prime minister saying that the religious leader spoke Hebrew, while the Pope said Aramaic
 

Aramaic! Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and the Pope (right) had a small, humorous squabble (pictured) about the language spoken by Jesus Christ, with Israel's prime minister saying that the religious leader spoke Hebrew, while the Pope said Aramaic

 BIBLICAL ARAMAIC

Most Biblical scholars agree that Jesus and his disciples spoke Aramaic, which was the common language of Judea in the first century AD.

It is likely that Jesus spoke a local Galilean dialect and the towns of Nazareth was an Aramaic speaking community.

Despite the increasing importance of Greek, Aramaic was the dominant language among Jews in the Holy Land and across the Middle East until the Arab conquest in the seventh century.

Aramaic words frequently pop up in Biblical text, such as 'Abba, Father, ‘and place names including Gethsemane - the place where Jesus took his disciples to pray before his arrest - are thought to have an Aramaic root.

No-one really knows whether Jesus could write. Some experts believe he could speak Hebrew.
Opinion is divided as to whether the religious leader knew any Greek or Latin.

At a meeting in Jerusalem, Mr Netanyahu told the Pope: ’Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew,’ in a bid to discuss the strong ties between Judaism and Christianity.

To which the smiling Pope corrected: ‘Aramaic. He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.’

Most historians accept that Jesus existed, although the events of his life are far from concrete. 

Dr Sebastian Brock, emeritus reader in Aramaic at Oxford University told BBC News that both leaders are correct.

Hebrew was the language of scholars and the scriptures, while Jesus would have used the Aramaic tongue for his everyday conversations, he explained.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2641720/What-language-DID-Jesus-speak-Benjamin-Netanyahu-Popes-disagreement-opens-debate-spoke-Hebrew-Aramaic.html#ixzz336djBZru 

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Scientists strive to save dying spoken language of Jesus

image from ts2.mm.bing.netScientists from England are trying to preserve the  language spoken by Jesus and tied to Hebrew and Arabic. The language is called Aramaic. Aramaic is one of the Semitic languages, an important group of languages known almost from the beginning of human history and including also Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic, and Akkadian (ancient Babylonian and Assyrian). It is particularly closely related to Hebrew, and was written in a variety of alphabetic scripts. (What is usually called "Hebrew" script is actually an Aramaic script.)
0ur first glimpse of Aramaic comes from a small number of ancient royal inscriptions from almost three thousand years ago (900-700 B.C.E.). Dedications to the gods, international treaties, and memorial stelae reveal to us the history of the first small Aramean kingdoms, in the territories of modern Syria and Southeast Turkey, living under the shadow of the rising Assyrian empire.

­Professor of linguistics at the University of Cambridge, Geoffrey Khan, has begun a quest to record the ancient language that’s been around for three thousand years before it finally disappears.

 

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Doctor's notes reveal bizarre medical cases from 400 years ago

1Early 17th-century England, Simon Forman and Richard Napier became well known for their apparent ability to diagnose and cure medical ailments -- from delirium and depression to gonorrhea and "bloody flux" -- by studying the positions of planets and stars.

Reams of their handwritten notes on 80,000 cases survived, but filled with cryptic scribbles, mysterious astral symbols and prescriptions for curious treatments involving tobacco and horse dung, they'd be hard for most people to decipher.

That changed on Thursday. To mark a decade of the University of Cambridge's Casebook Project, aimed at digitizing one of the largest surviving sets of private medical records in history, researchers released transcriptions of their 500 favorite cases online, put into accessible English for anyone to browse.

1Richard Napier's case notes for John Wilkingson, a 28-year-old bachelor who "violated another's wife" and got gonorrhea. The transcription notes that at the time Wilkingson came to see the astrologer-doctor, "it is of Sun in Capricorn Moon separating from Mercury in Aquarius."  

Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji

There are many treasures to be found here. Joan Broadbrok, 40, has a throbbing headache and "thinks her children to be rats & mice." Edward Cleaver's worrisome ill thoughts ("kisse myne arse") may stem from the witchery of a neighbor who suckled a puppy.

The project "opens a wormhole into the grubby and enigmatic world of 17th-century medicine, magic and the occult," Professor Lauren Kassell of Cambridge's History and Philosophy of Science Department and one of the project's leads, said in a statement.

"Channeled through the astrologers' pens are fragments of the health and fertility concerns, bewitchment fears and sexual desires from thousands of lives otherwise lost to history."

Indeed, the transcribed cases, which include patients' names, ages, locations, occupations and symptoms, offer a fascinating and sometimes sordid snapshot into the afflictions of patients from infants to seniors living hundreds of years ago.

The language in the cases reflects another era (28-year-old John Wilkingson, for example, was most unfortunate to have "a rapier in his privy parts," aka venereal disease, while Ellen Mariot, 25, experienced a "swimming in her head & did swoon"). But many of the ailments are the same ones that bring patients into the offices of doctors and therapists today: colds, fevers, chest pain, headaches, miscarriages, broken bones, dog bites, insomnia, anxiety, heartbreak and unhappy marriages.

Reads the case of one Elizabeth Church, 46: "Was much troubled in her mind for one that she had loved long & ago who is now married & she meeting him of late told him that if her old husband dies that then she will marry him, but she meant it not as she told me because that his wife is living. Her husband is 80 years old & does whip her & scourge her black & blue egged on by his child."   MORE


It's Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day 2019 occurs on Sunday, May 12. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day traditionally involves presenting moms with flowers, cards and other gifts.

 


How the Chernobyl disaster unfolded minute by minute

As a major drama series, Chernobyl, sheds new light on the impact of one of the world’s worst nuclear incidents

The V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station at Chernobyl, with its four RBMK nuclear reactors, was the pride of the Soviet Union, generating electricity for 30 million homes and businesses.

It was an operating system the West had rejected because of concerns about design flaws and its safety, but the Soviets were confident it was secure. In an interview in February 1986, Vitali Sklyarov, the Minister of Power and Electrification of the Ukraine, said: ‘The odds of a meltdown are one in 10,000 years.’  MORE


Into the Wild West

Our incredible History in photos

Transcontinental Railroad's expansion into the Wild West captured in new exhibition

This spring, the Oakland Museum of California will showcase the work of Andrew J. Russell, a photographer commissioned by the Union Pacific Railroad to document its development. The shots captured a complex picture of western expansion, with majestic landscapes, the displacement of Native peoples, and technological history. Pictured: right, a temporary and permanent bridge built over the Green River with Citadel rock in the distance; top left, workers celebrating the laying of the last rail in 1869; bottom left, a Mormon family in the Great Salt Lake Valley; inset, Shoshone Indians posing for a photograph.


LBJ used FBI, CIA to spy on Goldwater - Just like Obama

President Barack Obama is not the first man accused of spying on his party’s political opponents in an election year.

Dr. Lee Edwards sat down with The Daily Caller News Foundation to detail the months he and his colleagues on Sen. Barry Goldwater’s 1964 campaign for president spent under FBI and CIA surveillance ordered by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Goldwater, who’s Senate seat would later go to Sen. John McCain, was pressured by supporters to run a campaign for president he understood was doomed by President John F. Kennedy’s assassination the year before. Knowing national grief and a politically vicious opponent meant disaster on Election Day


Did Booth Live?

John Wilkes Booth 'got away with killing Abraham Lincoln by evading capture, living under

An investigator with the Discovery Channel series Mummies Unwrapped says that modern-day face recognition technology shows that John Wilkes Booth’s (inset) face matched with that of two other men - John St. Helen and David E. George (seen right). The researchers ran the images of St. Helen, George, and Booth through a computer and found that there was a strong possibility that these three individuals were the same man. The image on the left shows Booth assassinating President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. in April 1865.


British Royal Decent from Adam

THE QUEEN'S ROYAL DESCENT
FROM KING DAVID THE PSALMIST.

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Most people do not know this, and those who do, don't believe it!  But believe it or not the Bible PREDICTS THIS!  This is The Plain Truth that there would always be a descendant of David on his throne!  GOD PROMISED HIM!

Scholars and lay people may not believe this, BUT THE QUEEN KNOWS IT!   My question is why hasn't this been taught- even as fable?  Why no fantasy movie based on this theme?  The answer is that Satan does not want you to know... Figure out why....

 

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Your favourite Bible verses that are not in the Bible

(Eternity News) A prominent American politician has been quoting a Bible verse not found in the Bible. After US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed leaders of Christian Colleges this week, Slate magazine reported on the “Scripture” that Pelosi likes to refer to.

“To minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us,” said Pelosi to the Christian leaders. Although Pelosi has quoted this “verse” about 11 times in US Congress since 2002, she admitted she has been unable to locate exactly where it’s from.


What the Young Nazi's Looked Like

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Childhood pictures of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler (top center) and his henchman have been brought together 130 years after one of the most evil men in history entered the world. Hitler was born on April 20, 1899 and as a child, is said to have enjoyed singing in his church choir in Austria, and had once held ambitions of becoming a priest. Hermann Goring was pictured as an army cadet in 1907 (top left) before becoming a prominent member of the Nazi party. Joseph Goebbels (top right) was pictured aged 12, before becoming the Minister of Propaganda. Other Nazi leaders who were pictured included Heinrich Himmler (bottom left), Joachim von Ribbentrop (bottom centre) and  Martin Bormann (bottom right).    


The Babylonian Origins of Easter (Ishtar)

The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called "Easter."

"Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.


Nimrod

In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah´s son named Ham.

Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him "Nimrod."

After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.

The Bible tells of of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."

Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.

Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.

Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found.

That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship.

Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan (ok?), she set herself up as a goddess.

Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived.

She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full.

She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.

This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar´s" egg."

Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive.

The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.


Tammuz

Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.

The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.

Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion.

The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.

She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz.

 

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A History Lesson- The Toll Of Communism to Cannibalism

Russian peasants sell human heads during 1920s famine

During the civil war that broke out after the revolution, Russia was gripped by a famine that began in spring 1921 and lasted all of 1922. The famine was caused by the policies of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, who instructed food to be seized from the poor. They believed peasants were actively trying to undermine the war effort and by taking their food away it reduced their strength. Lenin declared 'let the peasants starve', the result of which was to force them to resort to trading human flesh, including heads, on the black market (left). The effects of starvation can been seen in the emaciated bodies of these children in Samara (right). Aid workers from Europe and the United States eventually arrived and one said 'the famine is so acute' one woman 'was found eating the corpse of her daughter'.

 

Tiny First Temple find could be first proof of aide to biblical King Josiah

Once again Archeology proves the Bible's accuracy!

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Two minuscule 2,600-year-old inscriptions recently uncovered in the City of David’s Givati Parking Lot excavation are vastly enlarging the understanding of ancient Jerusalem in the late 8th century BCE.

The two inscriptions, in paleo-Hebrew writing, were found separately in a large First Temple structure within the span of a few weeks by long-term team members Ayyala Rodan and Sveta Pnik.  MORE


timelapse footage traces Central Park through the seasons in two minutes

This incredible timelapse project shows how one of the world's most iconic green spaces is a park for all seasons.  Mesmering footage of Central Park in New York City chronicles how the leafy oasis transforms over the course of a year...   But the project was no mean feat for Tyler Fairbank, who spent two whole years (eight seasons) just shooting the footage.

image from i.dailymail.co.ukWhether it be winter snow in the background, autumnal leaves on the trees, or pedestrians rowing boats in glorious summer sunshine, all can feature in a single frame of Mr Fairbank's flowing video. 

The short final clip features a series of well-known landmarks, changing flawlessly from spring into winter and back again.  Included in the video are Sheep Meadow's open playing field, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and the historic Gapstow Bridge set against the Manhattan skyline.

'The Seasons of Central Park chronicles the incredible seasonal and atmospheric changes that take place every year throughout Central Park,' said Mr Fairbank, aged 28.


The Three Mile Island nuclear accident 40 years ago

Washington (AFP) - The 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island power plant, the worst in US history, claimed no lives but provoked an outcry over the country's nuclear electricity program.

Caused by mechanical, design and human errors, the partial meltdown registered a five on the International Nuclear Event Scale that peaks at seven, the rate given to the Chernobyl (1989) and Fukushima (2011) disasters.

Here is a rundown of what happened on March 28, 1979 at one of the two reactors at the Three Mile Island Generating Station in eastern Pennsylvania.

- Early morning alert -

An alert was declared at 4:00 am after a fairly minor malfunction in the water reactor's cooling system that was linked to a filter.   MORE


FDR and Stalin, the History is conveniently overlooked!

By Bob Barney

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an ignored Winston Churchill was amazed by the love affair between FDR and Stalin. (Stock Photo)

  In her book,  "Roosevelt and Stalin", Susan Butler tells the story of how the leader of the capitalist world and the leader of the Communist world became more than allies of convenience during World War II. They shared the same outlook for the postwar world, and formed an uneasy yet deep friendship, shaping the global  stage from the war to the decades leading up to and into the new century. The book makes clear that Roosevelt worked hard to win Stalin over, by always holding out the promise that Roosevelt’s own ideas were the best hope for the future peace and security of Russia. Stalin, however, was initially unconvinced that Roosevelt’s planned world organization, even with police powers, would be strong enough to keep Germany from starting a new war. 

Wow!   You don't see to many people talking about that do you?  The democrat icon Franklin Roosevelt met with, worked with and even helped one of the biggest butchers of all time stay in power.  It could be said that because America helped to save the USSR from Germany, FDR also helped Stalin murder tens of millions of people, and keep eastern Europe in chains and slavery for 50 years!  The story gets even worse.

Another book, "Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership" describes the friendship that developed between the two men, and history shows that the friendship bothered our true ally Winston Churchill!  For one thing, Roosevelt pushed for the US to recognize the Soviet Union well before Pearl Harbor, despite the pesky matter of communists despising capitalists and vice versa. And he  supported US help for Russia when “most Americans still thought of Europe’s problems as being as far away as the moon.” The two men bonded by making fun of an annoyed Churchill, and Stalin even teases FDR by acting offended to learn he’s called “Uncle Joe” behind the scenes!  How's that for dissing your allies?

You won't hear anything about this fact of history because:

1 Our modern educational system won't allow such news to fly.  They have dumbed down American children for at least 50 years now.

2 The hate Trump media doesn't want you to know the plain truth about American history, if that history doesn't fit its narrative

3 The DEEP STATE is at war with ordinary Americans, trying to take away our liberties at every chance they can

4 Big Business, Big Politics, Big Banksters and Big Government want to enslave the American worker and force them to work for "Mexican" wages--- maybe even 'Chinese" wages, and that is the Plain Truth!

Since the end of the Cold War there has been considerable reviewing of President Roosevelt’s policies toward the Soviet Union. Most notable has been the essay of Professor Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who has argued that the 1989 counter-revolution in Central Europe vindicates President Roosevelt’s wartime diplomacy, which, he says, had been criticized for its “naiveté” about Stalin. 

Wait, did you read that?c Professor Arthur Schlesinger Jr., says FDR was “naiveté” about Stalin!   Wow, yet we are to believe that Donald Trump deserves to be impeached!

Wake up America. Your media, your government, the globalist, and your police state hates you!  


Jack the Ripper finally unmasked using DNA

A blood-covered shawl found at one of the horrific murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both a butchered victim and that of the infamous serial killer

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Scientific evidence is now said to point to Polish barber Aaron Kosminski

JACK the Ripper who stalked London more than 130 years ago was a demon barber with a taste for human flesh, according to startling new scientific evidence.

A blood-covered shawl found at one of the murder scenes is believed to contain DNA from both butchered victim Catherine Eddowes and the world's most infamous serial killer.

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Personal Secrets You Never Knew about Apollo 11

Buzz Aldrin shown standing beside the US flag (Image: SSPL via Getty Images)

This is definitely worth the read!

Neil Armstrong climbed out of the lunar module simulator at NASA HQ after a particularly harrowing practice session for the upcoming Apollo 11 moon landing, promptly lit up a cigarette and announced, "Well, that's my one cigarette for the year."

"It was the only time anyone saw him smoke anything but the occasional cigar," says author Jim Donovan, whose new book Shoot For The Moon contains the definitive account of that momentous mission.

"When the primitive Apollo Guidance Computer - with just 72kB of memory and a processing speed millions of times slower than today's average smartphone - began to blare alarms at 40,000 feet it took incredible skill on the part of the controllers not to abort the entire mission."

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St. Patrick kept the sabbath

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St. Patrick kept Saturday as the sabbath.  During the first century the Roman Empire did not extend into Scotland and Ireland.  The Roman Empire made several attempts to conquer Scotland to no avail.  The Romans eventually build a wall between Scotland and England called Adrian Wall.  Remnants of that wall are still present today.  Therefore the beliefs of the early Catholic Church did not get infiltrated into Scotland and Ireland until must later in History.  Below are 4 Historical references proving that Saturday not Sunday was kept as the day of worship in Ireland and Scotland.  Read More>>>>>>

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Mike the Headless Chicken

Yes, this is a real story- Mike the Miracle Chicken had his head cutoff- and lived ANOTHER 18 months!

1Mike the Headless Chicken (April 20, 1945 – March 17, 1947), also known as Miracle Mike, was a Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. Although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, the bird's owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to establish the facts.

On September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado, was planning to eat supper with his mother-in-law and was sent out to the yard by his wife to bring back a chicken. Olsen chose a five-and-a-half-month-old Wyandotte chicken named Mike. The axe removed the bulk of the head, but missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stem intact.

Due to Olsen's failed attempt to behead Mike, the chicken was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily. He attempted to preen, peck for food, and crow, though with limited success; his "crowing" consisted of a gurgling sound made in his throat. When Mike did not die, Olsen instead decided to care for the bird. He fed it a mixture of milk and water via an eyedropper, and gave it small grains of corn and worms.

In March 1947, at a motel in Phoenix on a stopover while traveling back from tour, Mike started choking in the middle of the night. He had managed to get a kernel of corn in his throat. The Olsens had inadvertently left their feeding and cleaning syringes at the sideshow the day before, and so were unable to save Mike. Olsen claimed that he had sold the bird off, resulting in stories of Mike still touring the country as late as 1949. Other sources say that the chicken's severed trachea could not properly take in enough air to be able to breathe, and it therefore choked to death in the motel.

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Daylight Savings Time: How it Started & Why Some States Don’t Participate

Yes it's cold, Yes I'm Tired, so don't forget to set your Clocks AHEAD 1 Hour

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Show of hands: who’s excited to “fall back” this Sunday? Some think the illusion of an extra hour of sleep is completely worth it. While others bemoan the fact that it starts getting dark at 4:30 p.m.

Thise has been a contentious 227 year old history that didn’t begin in the U.S. and has many theories as to why it exists. How many of you said it exists for the farmers or for school kids?

According to Congressional Research, daylight savings was originally put in place to give people more daylight hours to work and do other activities. Conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 at the time when he was Minister to France, Franklin felt it was only natural that when it was dark outside, more people would be sleeping and that extending daytime hours according to season would increase productivity.

William Willet proposed that daylight savings time be adopted in British Parliament because doing work and other activities in daylight hours would reduce demand on artificial light. Germany began observing daylight savings to conserve fuel during World War I.

The U.S. went through a lot of back-and-forth regarding daylight savings. The practice was adopted in 1918, abolished for unpopularity after WWI and reinstated during WWII — at this time it was called War Time and took place year round. Several states maintained daylight savings after this ended but it caused much angst to the transportation industry that pushed for uniformed timezones. After the Uniform Time Act of 1966 was passed, states could choose to participate in daylight savings, but the whole state had to adhere to the decision, but now states can split if they are also split according to time zone.