FYI June 07, 2018


 
 

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On This Day

1776 – Richard Henry Lee presents the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and will lead to the United States Declaration of Independence.
Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the Lee Resolution, the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies’ independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation, and his “resolution for independency” of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Congress of the Confederation, and was a United States Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as the second President pro tempore of the upper house.

He was a member of the Lee family, a historically influential family in Virginia politics.

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Born On This Day

1831 – Amelia Edwards, English journalist and author (d. 1892)
Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards (7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892), also known as Amelia B. Edwards,[1] was an English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. Her most successful literary works included the ghost story “The Phantom Coach” (1864), the novels Barbara’s History (1864) and Lord Brackenbury (1880), and the Egyptian travelogue A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877). In 1882, she co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund. She also edited a poetry anthology [2] published in 1878. Her address in London was 19 Wharton Street, Islington.

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FYI

By Paul Maroon: Sharing a room with Stewart Lupton of Jonathan Fire*Eater
 
 
 
 
By Sam Barsanti: David Spade pays tribute to sister-in-law Kate Spade
 
 
 
 
By Alanis King: Safety Tests For F1 Helmets Include Being Hit By Air Rifles, Hammers And 155 MPH Projectiles
 
 
 
 
By Jason Torchinsky: No Biggie, I’m Just Taking A Ride In The Worst Car Ever With My Buddy Jay Leno
 
 
 
 
By Nick Martin: Gator, Tied Up And Pissed Off, Owns The Hell Out Of His Asshole Captors
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: Surprising Roadside Hotels, Unconventional 1931 Map of Chicago and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Jessica Wildfire: Take a rock star’s approach to life Harness your spunk to fight through the rough patches.
 
 
 
 
By Charles Chu: Books that changed my life
 
 
 
 
By Ashawnta Jackson: This woman shattered the gender barrier in pro baseball
 
 
 
 

By Adele Peters: Here’s yet another business benefit of hiring refugees
 
 
 
 
By Eillie Anzilotti: Indigenous people in the Amazon are using drones to save their land
 
 
 
 
By Rina Raphael: The U.S. Army calculates exact amount of coffee necessary for alertness
A recent study found a shockingly high prevalence of sleep disorders among active duty military personnel. (Huh, who’d thunk Soldiers, especially those in combat zones do not sleep deeply or have pleasant dreams~~
 
 
 
 
Same subject, different writer:
By Kate Bernot: Army-developed algorithm predicts exactly when you should consume caffeine
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
Ann Hometalker Medford, OR: Faux Wood Grain Looks So Cool On a Glass Table
 
 
 
 
By charliecadin: Wine Cork Surfboard
 
 
 
 
By darthoros: Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap
 
 
 
 
By dtrewen: WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) Stand Alone Beacon
 
 
 
 


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Recipes

By Penelopy Bulnick: Unicorn Rainbow Cookies Recipe

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