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Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday links

It's V.E. Day: 70 years ago today, World War 2 ended in Europe.

What Did The Romans Eat? Food And Drink In Ancient Times.

Roundup of Mother's Day links: good and bad animal and human moms, top sci-fi moms, history, videos and science, how grandmothers gave humans longer lifespans, gifts for your wino mom or wife, lots more.

An Illustrated Guide To Cat Physics

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include why superheroes don't kill, an excellent set of botanical mazes, and a 5 year old boy who perfectly recreates Bruce Lee's famous nunchaku scene.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

95-Year-Old World War II vet used his cane to fight off would-be thief

It's probably hard to intimidate someone who lived through the invasion of Okinawa. Too bad he didn't have one of those self-defense canes with a built-in stun gun.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – Arthur Kemberis may be 95 years old and walks with a cane but this WWII veteran had the strength to fight off a would be robber who tried to steal his wallet.

“I am not a fighter. I am too old to do that but I did lift up my cane and struck him on the shoulder,” Kemberis said.

Arthur says the unexpected confrontation unfolded Saturday morning when he went to pick up his wife’s prescription at Walgreens in Manchester. Police say that’s when a suspect began following Arthur inside the store.

“I took the money out and he saw me after I took out the amount and I pushed everything back in my wallet,” Kemberis said.

Moments later outside in the parking lot the man approached Arthur and tried to grab his wallet several times but Arthur even at the age of 95 wouldn’t stand for it.

“He saw me coming up to strike him on the shoulders. I hit him three or four times,” Kemberis said.

Kamberis wasn’t hurt.

“He wasn’t very aggressive, but I was,” Kemberis said.

via The Blaze.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday links

Happy Cinco de Mayo - some history, art and a brief video. And here's an illustrated history of Tex-Mex food.

Seven Of The Most Beautiful Botanical Mazes On Earth.

Man on trial for attacking lawyer attacks new lawyer in court.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include the NSA banning of the Furby, what happens to someone when they get tarred and feathered, lots of chicken related links for International Respect for Chickens Day, and a map of what each state has more of than any other.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Watch this 5 year old boy perfectly recreate Bruce Lee's famous nunchaku scene

Bruce Lee fans, you'll love this kid :

Like even cheesier martial arts movies? Check out the evil ninja vagina bubbles from hell:

Monday links

May 4th is International Respect for Chickens Day: here are lots of chicken-related links to help you celebrate.

Not as interesting as chickens, of course, but May the Fourth (be with you) is also Star Wars Day. Related: a nice collection of Star Wars propaganda posters.

That time the NSA banned the Furby.

Map: What Does Each State Have More Of (Per Capita) Than Any Other?

What happens to someone when they get tarred and feathered?

Inside The Fed's Cold War "Doomsday" Bunker.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include Willie Nelson's personal brand of marijuana, a 19th century seal fur g-string, and a 102-year-old dancer watching, for the first time, film of herself performing.

Map: What Does Each State Have More Of (Per Capita) Than Any Other?

Not surprisingly, here in Virginia we have more private sector jobs dependent on federal contracts than anywhere else - we benefit from DC's increasing sucking of all the resources out of the provinces. 

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via Daily of the Day