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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby warmonger1981 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:25 pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731



Unit 731 (Japanese: 731部隊 Hepburn: Nana-san-ichi Butai) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) of World War II. It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Imperial Japan. Unit 731 was based at the Pingfang district of Harbin, the largest city in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo (now Northeast China).


Instead of being tried for war crimes after the war, the researchers involved in Unit 731 were secretly given immunity by the U.S. in exchange for the data they gathered through human experimentation.[5] Other researchers that the Soviet forces managed to arrest first were tried at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials in 1949. Americans did not try the researchers so that the information and experience gained in bio-weapons could be co-opted into the U.S. biological warfare program, as had happened with Nazi researchers in Operation Paperclip.[6] On 6 May 1947, Douglas MacArthur, as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, wrote to Washington that "additional data, possibly some statements from Ishii probably can be obtained by informing Japanese involved that information will be retained in intelligence channels and will not be employed as 'War Crimes' evidence."[5] Victim accounts were then largely ignored or dismissed in the West as communist propaganda
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:11 pm

Lionel de Jersey Harvard (1893–1918) was a young Englishman who, discovered to be collaterally descended from Harvard College founder John Harvard, was consequently offered the opportunity to attend that university, from which he graduated in 1915. The first Harvard to attend Harvard, he died in the First World War less than three years later, leaving a wife and infant son.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel_de_Jersey_Harvard



The attack on the United States embassy in Addis Ababa was an assault against the chancery of the embassy of the United States to the Ethiopian Empire by shiftas. It occurred in early May 1936 following the collapse of the Ethiopian government and the departure of Emperor Haile Selassie from the city prior to the Italian conquest of Addis Ababa. The attack forced the temporary abandonment of the compound and the evacuation of its staff to the British legation.

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At 8:30 a.m. on May 4, three open-topped trucks and a British Army escort from the UK's embassy arrived at the American compound, whereupon the spouses and children of diplomatic staff, and sheltering civilians - including one reporter's pet cheetah - were driven the to the British legation a few miles away.

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Some newspapers in the United States commented on the fact it was necessary for the United States embassy to appeal for aid to the United Kingdom and condemned the Roosevelt administration for not providing for a better defense of the American legation.

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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby DoomYoshi on Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:25 am

saxitoxin wrote: The first Harvard to attend Harvard, he died in the First World War less than three years later, leaving a wife and infant son.



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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:51 pm

On June 10, 1835, Port Cresson was attacked by the forces of King Joe. As the settlers were pacifist Quakers, they lacked arms or any other means with which to defend themselves. Roughly twenty of the Port Cresson settlers were killed outright by King Joe's men, with the remainder managing to flee the bloodshed and escape to the armed settlement of Monrovia, where Hankinson appealed for aid. Meanwhile, King Joe continued on to attack nearby Edina, however, a second indigenous leader - King Bob - intervened to defend the Edina settlement and Joe was forced to withdraw.

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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby Thorthoth on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:17 am

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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby mrswdk on Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:49 am

Custer's Revenge (also known as Westward Ho) is an adult video game produced by Mystique for the Atari 2600. First released on September 23, 1982.[1]

In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots and a bandana, sporting a visible erection. Custer has to overcome arrow attacks to reach the other side of the screen. His goal is to have sex with a naked Native American woman tied to a pole.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer%27s_Revenge
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby mrswdk on Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:28 pm

saxitoxin wrote:
mrswdk wrote:
Custer's Revenge (also known as Westward Ho) is an adult video game produced by Mystique for the Atari 2600. First released on September 23, 1982.[1]

In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots and a bandana, sporting a visible erection. Custer has to overcome arrow attacks to reach the other side of the screen. His goal is to have sex with a naked Native American woman tied to a pole.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer%27s_Revenge


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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby Thorthoth on Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:36 pm

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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby riskllama on Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 pm

mrswdk wrote:
saxitoxin wrote:
mrswdk wrote:
Custer's Revenge (also known as Westward Ho) is an adult video game produced by Mystique for the Atari 2600. First released on September 23, 1982.[1]

In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots and a bandana, sporting a visible erection. Custer has to overcome arrow attacks to reach the other side of the screen. His goal is to have sex with a naked Native American woman tied to a pole.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer%27s_Revenge


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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:38 pm



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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:57 pm

The Texas dip is a form of elaborate curtsey and prostration performed in Texas during debutante balls. It involves the woman extending her arms completely to either side and lowering herself fully so that one knee touches the floor while simultaneously bowing her head to the side so that her left ear touches her lap.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_dip



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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:00 pm

I didn't know they had yoga in Texas.
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 pm

United Nations Command-Rear (also known as UN Command-Rear or UNC-Rear) is a rump military command headquartered in Japan, and a subordinate element of the United Nations Command. UN Command-Rear was established in 1957 as a result of the relocation of UN Command from Japan to Korea. It is - on paper - in control of the rear elements of what the United States and Republic of Korea contend are United Nations military forces in northeast Asia.

UN Command-Rear has a total strength of four personnel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Na ... mmand-Rear
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby notyou2 on Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:04 pm

Saxi, YOUR rules state one post a week. Ban yourself.
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby DoomYoshi on Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:30 pm

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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby 2dimes on Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:35 pm

I should make up for ruining warmonger's last entry. Though it made a decent stand alone thread too....

I present.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Robinson

I should have posted that April 25.
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:24 am

"We Don't Give a Damn" is a song associated with the Ohio State University. Its simple lyrics, written in the first person plural, repeatedly express the indifference of its performers to the entirety of the American state of Michigan and declares their place of origin to be Ohio. It is believed to have been composed in Columbus, Ohio in the 1920s by a man in a drunken haze.

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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu May 03, 2018 2:09 pm

Historical documents, including "physician notes, cathedral sermons, local and regional chronicles, and even notes issued by the Strasbourg city council" are clear that the victims danced. It is not known why these people danced, some even to their deaths.


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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Sun May 13, 2018 12:40 am

United States versus 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls

United States versus 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls, 413 F. Supp. 1281 (D. Wisc. 1976), is a 1976 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin decision regarding a requested order from the United States government to seize and destroy a shipment of approximately 50,000 clacker balls under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because children could hit themselves with the balls.

The form of the styling of this case — the defendant being an object, rather than a legal person — is because this is a jurisdiction in rem (power over objects) case, rather than the more familiar in personam (over persons) case.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... cker_Balls
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby saxitoxin on Sun May 13, 2018 12:42 am

Euthanasia Coaster

The Euthanasia Coaster is an art concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia_Coaster
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby 2dimes on Sun May 13, 2018 8:41 am

saxitoxin wrote:
Euthanasia Coaster

The Euthanasia Coaster is an art concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthanasia_Coaster


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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby notyou2 on Tue May 15, 2018 5:34 pm

saxitoxin wrote:
United States versus 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls

United States versus 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls, 413 F. Supp. 1281 (D. Wisc. 1976), is a 1976 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin decision regarding a requested order from the United States government to seize and destroy a shipment of approximately 50,000 clacker balls under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because children could hit themselves with the balls.

The form of the styling of this case — the defendant being an object, rather than a legal person — is because this is a jurisdiction in rem (power over objects) case, rather than the more familiar in personam (over persons) case.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... cker_Balls


I remember them as a kid. Some would shatter, sending acrylic plastic in every direction. They were also common to see on power lines and telephone cables.
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Re: Wikipedia Article-of-the-Day

Postby warmonger1981 on Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 pm

notyou2 wrote:
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United States versus 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls

United States versus 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls, 413 F. Supp. 1281 (D. Wisc. 1976), is a 1976 United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin decision regarding a requested order from the United States government to seize and destroy a shipment of approximately 50,000 clacker balls under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act because children could hit themselves with the balls.

The form of the styling of this case — the defendant being an object, rather than a legal person — is because this is a jurisdiction in rem (power over objects) case, rather than the more familiar in personam (over persons) case.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... cker_Balls


I remember them as a kid. Some would shatter, sending acrylic plastic in every direction. They were also common to see on power lines and telephone cables.



The only thing I've ever seen in my neighborhood on telephone lines or cables were pairs of shoes.
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