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A Brief History On July 25, 2016, the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is set to begin, culminating in the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Nominee for President, the first major party female nominee for President in the history of the United States.  According to NBC News and The Daily Dot, this historic occasion is set to be marked by a “Fart In” protest by supporters of Bernie Sanders, the man Clinton beat for the nomination in a contentious primary and caucus process with charges leveled by Sanders that the DNC had sabotaged his run for the nomination in favor…

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A Brief History On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc. introduced its iPhone for sale, resulting in massive sales over the next 7 years of over 500 million units.  People love their cell phones, and many act as though they could not live without it.  They certainly have many beneficial uses to society and to the user.  Motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies can be promptly reported, and many drunk drivers are taken off the road after being reported by cell phone.  Here we list 10 not so good uses of cell phones, ones that can get the user or other…

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A Brief History On May 16, 218, Elagabalus was proclaimed the true emperor of Rome by his mother and grandmother. After plots, intrigues, and some battles, Elagabulus captured and executed the previous emperor, Macrinus, and had the throne to himself at age 14. Digging Deeper If you think, “hey, a 14 year old emperor of Rome, what could go wrong?” then you would be thinking along the right track. After initially making peace with the Senate by granting amnesty for those who opposed him, and promising to obey the laws of Rome, Elagabalus went right off on his own, cracked…

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A Brief History On May 4, 1970, Kent State University in Ohio became famous as the scene of a tragic anti-war protest gone wrong, with 4 students dead and 9 wounded. Do you know what Kent State sports teams are known as? Hint: it has nothing to do with this infamous incident. They are known as The Golden Flashes. Many schools have teams named for ferocious animals or some sort of warrior people, but many others have names that leave others to wonder what the heck image they are trying to project. Since the NCAA forced schools to lose derogatory…

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A Brief History On April 23, 1016, Edmund Ironside was crowned King of England, replacing his father Aethelred the Unready. Digging Deeper Names used to mean more than just something looked up in a book or passed down from your parents. People used to earn their names based on where they lived, what they looked like or what they accomplished. Of course, it is easiest for us in the United States to understand English names, but other societies have named people the same way.  Surely the kings noted above had “ironsides” and was “unready” for something, and the Indian (Native…

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