FYI August 16, 2020

On This Day

1792 – Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.
The Revolutionary Tribunal (French: Tribunal révolutionnaire; unofficially Popular Tribunal)[1] was a court instituted by the National Convention during the French Revolution for the trial of political offenders. It eventually became one of the most powerful engines of the Reign of Terror.[2]

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Born On This Day

1864 – Elsie Inglis, Scottish surgeon and suffragette (d. 1917)[7]
Elsie Maud Inglis (16 August 1864 – 26 November 1917) was an innovative Scottish doctor, pioneering surgeon, inspiring teacher,[1] suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals,[2] and the first woman to hold the Serbian Order of the White Eagle.[3]

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FYI

Vector’s World: Sao Paulo, Brazil; Power lift; In the news and more ->
 
 
 
 
CBS News: Oldest living American celebrates birthday
 
 
 
 
By Jon Schuppe, NBC News: ‘A national disgrace’: Holes in DNA databases leave crimes unsolved for decades “If I had to put the blame on something, I would put blame on the system,” a murder victim’s mother said.
 
 
 
 
By Alex Wade, Byline Times: The Year of Living Distantly Paranoia in Cornwall
 
 
 
 
By Jon Schuppe, NBC News: ‘A national disgrace’: Holes in DNA databases leave crimes unsolved for decades “If I had to put the blame on something, I would put blame on the system,” a murder victim’s mother said.
 
 
 
 
The Awesomer: Nintendo Music on Steel Drums; iking up Stairs and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Zachary Crockett, The Hustle: The man who has created 100+ pointless inventions What happened when one entrepreneur decided to share all of his crazy, rejected product ideas with the world.
 
 
 
 
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Creativity in the time of COVID: Zadie Smith on writing, love, and the habit-stripped self; the ancient art of walking mediation; psychedelic fish.
 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura: Feast your eyes on these mesmerizing geometric cakes; Now Online: 5,000 Historic Cookbooks; A Legendary Haunt, Haunted By Legends and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Ideas

By DIY for Homeowners: DIY Metal Pipe Floor Lamp With Charging Station
 
 
By Randomona: Sugar and Glue Crystals / Geodes

Recipes

By Betty Crocker Kitchens: 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Dinners You Can Set & Forget
 
 
By FOOD by Lyds: How to Make Lemon Meringue Pie
 
 
Food Network: No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares and more ->