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This 100-Year-Old List of America’s Greatest Perils Is Still Extremely Relevant Today

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On February 3, 1916, The Tacoma Times published a list of 20 “perils” that threatened America’s status as one of the world’s greatest nations. The list, which was put together by 11 of the most distinguished scientists of the time, was first presented at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — “the greatest scientific body in the United States”, the Times writes. According to the article, the scientists created the list as a direct response to American businessmen, who had

This Is What It Looks Like to Fall Into A Nest Full of Angry Rattlesnakes (GoPro Video)

Credit: Michael Delaney/Youtube

Despite their fearsome reputation, rattlesnakes are actually pretty social creatures. Females, especially ones that come from the same litter, are known to form communal breeding colonies where they care for and protect each other’s young. So when YouTube user Michael Delaney went snooping into a rattlesnake den with a GoPro camera mounted on a hockey stick, he didn’t receive the warmest of welcomes from the den’s scaly inhabitants, who likely perceived the camera as a threat to their young. Check it out in the video below:

Texas Unveils A $1.3 Billion Plan to Relieve Traffic – Here’s What Your City Would Get

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The Lone Star State is known for its vast swaths of wide open space, but that doesn’t stop its cities from having some of the worst congestion in the country. According to one recent study, Texans living in the state’s five biggest cities lose an average of 52 hours and $1,200 every year because of traffic. “The major metro areas of Texas – Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio – represent more than two-thirds of the state’s population and 97 percent of

This Guy Owned “Google.com” for 1 Minute. Here’s How Much They Paid Him For It

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Last September, Sanmay Ved was scrolling through a list of available website domains when he saw one that made him stop and do a double-take: google.com. Ved — an MBA student who actually used to work for Google — was sure that it was some kind of mistake. Still, at a price of just $12, he figured it was worth a shot. To his great surprise, the transaction went through. Ved immediately started receiving messages meant for Google admins and even got a few emails containing internal data.

Origins of the Oregon Takeover — Part 5: The Conclusion (Audio Series)

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On Jan. 2, 2016, a group of armed men took over a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. They claim that the occupation is about protecting farmers and ranchers from the tyranny of the federal government, but some people accuse them of being radicals or even terrorists. This series is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the situation by looking at some of the factors that led up to it. –PREVIOUS CHAPTERS– Part 1: The Bundy Ranch Standoff Part

Origins of the Oregon Takeover — Part 4: The Modern Antigovernment Militia Movement (Audio Series)

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On Jan. 2, 2016, a group of armed men took over a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. They claim that the occupation is about protecting farmers and ranchers from the tyranny of the federal government, but some people accuse them of being radicals or even terrorists. This series is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the situation by looking at some of the factors that led up to it. Editor’s Note: Ammon Bundy and four of his followers

BREAKING: Bundys Arrested, 1 Dead After Highway Confrontation With FBI

Photograph: Dave Killen/AP

After three and a half weeks, the armed occupation in Burns, Oregon came to an abrupt and violent end Tuesday night. Two vehicles carrying Ammon Bundy (the leader of the occupation) and five of his followers were pulled over by FBI agents and Oregon State troopers as the occupiers headed up US Highway 395 en route to a community meeting. The traffic stop was followed by a brief confrontation that left one of the occupiers dead, though it is unclear who fired first. The incident ended with the arrests

Origins of the Oregon Takeover — Part 3: The Myth of the West (Audio Series)

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On Jan. 2, 2016, a group of armed men took over a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. They claim that the occupation is about protecting farmers and ranchers from the tyranny of the federal government, but some people accuse them of being radicals or even terrorists. This series is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the situation by looking at some of the factors that led up to it. –PREVIOUS CHAPTERS– Part 1: The Bundy Ranch Standoff Part

Origins of the Oregon Takeover — Part 2: Ammon and the Strange Case of the Hammonds (Audio Series)

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On Jan. 2, 2016, a group of armed men took over a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. They claim that the occupation is about protecting farmers and ranchers from the tyranny of the federal government, but some people accuse them of being radicals or even terrorists. This series is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the situation by looking at some of the factors that led up to it. Part 2: AMMON AND THE STRANGE CASE OF THE HAMMONDS

Origins of the Oregon Takeover — Part 1: The Bundy Ranch Standoff (Audio Series)

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On Jan. 2, 2016, a group of armed men took over a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. They claim that the occupation is about protecting farmers and ranchers from the tyranny of the federal government, but some people accuse them of being radicals or even terrorists. This series is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the situation by looking at some of the factors that led up to it. Part 1: THE BUNDY RANCH STANDOFF You can listen

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