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A Gay Soldier Is Being Singled Out And Prosecuted, But That's Not Even The Craziest Part

In 2010, Lt. Dan Choi was one of many people who chained themselves to the gate in front of the White House to protest the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. He was then arrested and charged $2,500 for not fulfilling his military contract which he was dismissed from earlier that year. In September 2011, Barack Obama officially ended the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, so Lt. Choi was free to go, right? Wrong. He is still being charged and his ongoing trial resumed March 28, 2013. Watch the video and then click on the link at the bottom to see how you can help Lt. Choi tell his story.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16


92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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