Category: Politics/News

From National Geographic: On October 31, 1517, a rebellious German monk named Martin Luther is said to have nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Castle Church. This simple act of protest sparked a religious revolution that would split Western Christianity and shake the foundations of Europe’s cultural identity.

CollegeHumor‘s “Adam Ruins Everything” takes on suburbs and why they’re so… well, white.

The Blue Angels performing over San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street in 2016 by photographer Mike Oria.

Pic of the Day – 9/17/17

A protester in a Guy Fawkes mask by Reuters.

Manhattan’s skyscrapers were raised in part by Mohawk Indians, who were renowned for their strength and fearlessness in the face of dizzying heights, in an era before OSHA.

Worlds Apart

Heineken presents ‘Worlds Apart’ An Experiment. Can two strangers with opposing views prove that there’s more that unites than divides us? #OpenYourWorld

Hiroo Onoda is a Japanese citizen that originally worked at a Chinese trading company. When he was 20 years old, he was called to join the Japanese army. He promptly quit his job and headed off to training in Japan. At a certain point in his training, he was chosen to be trained at Nakano School as an Imperial Army Intelligence Officer. In this specialized military intelligence training, he was specifically taught methods of gathering intelligence and how to conduct guerrilla warfare. He was being groomed to go in behind enemy lines and be left with small pockets of soldiers to make life miserable for Japan’s enemies and gather intelligence in the process.

In this new video from The British Museum’s “Curator’s Corner” series, curator Tom Hockenhull digs into the history of the British suffragette movement and the tactic of defacing coins in protest. He even demonstrates the process in action.

Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

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