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Jenn Siegel
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This is the story of how the Polish town of Rozwadów was saved from the Nazis by a pair of doctors. Taking advantage of a flaw they discovered in the Weil-Felix test, then the standard test for typhus, they manufactured an imaginary epidemic.

At first, the epidemic only affected non-Jews, who would be excluded from the concentration camps for having typhus. (Jews with typhus were simply shot) But as the carefully crafted epidemic continued to spread, waxing and waning with the seasons, Rozwadów earned a reputation as a place Germans tried to keep out of as much as possible – earning the town a respite from many of the worst atrocities.

Thanks to +Kitty Stryker and +A.V. Flox for this amazing find.
During World War II, a man went to the doctor in Rozwadów, Poland with a unique complaint. He was one of thousands of Poles forced by the Nazi occupiers to...
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On this second night of Hanukkah, in a year when the dark clouds of fascism have become a fixture of the horizon, in a year when our cousins and our countrymen have found themselves in danger from the mob and hearing the calls for their blood openly chanted in the streets, we light the candles to remind ourselves that we must never stand idly by. We will not be frightened off, we will not be defeated, and we will not let our neighbors be the victims of our own inaction.
With the Menorah glowing brightly in her window, Rabbi’s wife snapped a photo of the Menorah and captured the Nazi building and flag in the background.
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So this happened last night. Today it looks more like skater teen boy from 1993, but I still love it! 
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+Karin Karg  - Hah! Oh God, if my hair could do the Kid N Play, I'd so be there! Hahhaha! :)
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The South Taurid meteor peaks every year around this time, and are generally fairly tepid—but this year, astronomers say, it could bring a rare burst of super-bright meteors known as "fireballs." Find out how to spot them.
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The Witch Head Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Signorelli
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151030.html

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble .... maybe Macbeth should have consulted the Witch Head Nebula. A suggestively shaped reflection nebula, this cosmic crone is about 800 light-years away though. Its frightening visage seems to glare toward nearby bright star Rigel in Orion, just off the right edge of this frame. More formally known as IC 2118, the interstellar cloud of dust and gas is nearly 70 light-years across, its dust grains reflecting Rigel's starlight. In this composite portrait, the nebula's color is caused not only by the star's intense bluish light but because the dust grains scatter blue light more efficiently than red. The same physical process causes Earth's daytime sky to appear blue, although the scatterers in planet Earth's atmosphere are molecules of nitrogen and oxygen.
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#BAMF for #BlackHistoryMonth  Now THIS is a cat I'd love to see a biopic about!

From Wikipedia: As a politician, Smalls authored state legislation providing for South Carolina to have the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States, and founded the Republican Party of South Carolina.
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Prometheus and the F Ring
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160108.html

In Greek myth Prometheus was a Titan, known for bringing fire from Mount Olympus. But in modern times the name is given to is a small moon of Saturn, orbiting just inside Saturn's F ring. In a complex interaction, the tiny potato-shaped moon interacts with the icy ring particles creating structures along the F ring still not fully understood. One of the highest resolution views of Prometheus, this image of its pocked surface posing with the thin F ring in the background was taken during the Cassini spacecraft's close approach on December 6, 2015. Prometheus is about 86 kilometers (50 miles) across.
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The Horsehead Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: José Jiménez Priego
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151216.html

The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most famous nebulae on the sky. It is visible as the dark indentation to the red emission nebula in the center of the above photograph. The horse-head feature is dark because it is really an opaque dust cloud that lies in front of the bright red emission nebula. Like clouds in Earth's atmosphere, this cosmic cloud has assumed a recognizable shape by chance. After many thousands of years, the internal motions of the cloud will surely alter its appearance. The emission nebula's red color is caused by electrons recombining with protons to form hydrogen atoms. On the image left is the Flame Nebula, an orange-tinged nebula that also contains filaments of dark dust. Just to the lower left of the Horsehead nebula featured picture is a blueish reflection nebulae that preferentially reflects the blue light from nearby stars.
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A blog wherein I am either a bad parent, or an awesome parent. Depending on your perspective.
A blog wherein I expose my child to a creature with a nightmare smile.... for charity.
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Last minute costume for having out candy. Hopefully no one will notice those are riding breeches and my socks have ice skates on them!

Also, I rode in these breeches on Thursday so I smell a little horsey...
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    Resource Sharing Coordinator, 2008 - present
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    Psychology/History, 1994 - 1998
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NGF is a great place - I love how friendly everyone is. Whether you're a once a week up-and-downer, a leaser, an IEA rider, or a boarder, you're treated the same way - with care and respect. The school horses and ponies are well taken care of and happy, and there's a great selection of sizes and abilities.
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