For the last several years, every small election cycle in the US has brought one more city or state joining the bandwagon of marijuana legalization or decriminalization. And now some of the people who have helped to fuel America’s “green economic revolution” are taking their road show to the UK, where they hope to start building equal support for serious cannabis law reform.
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Archaeologists have been digging for clues about the origins of Stonehenge in the wrong place for 90 years
In order to try and determine the origin of the stones used to make Stonehenge, archaeologists have been digging at a site in Wales, where it was thought the rocks originated from. And they were in the general area, kinda sorta… using x-rays of the rocks, it turns out the rocks actually originated a mile from where everyone’s been swinging their picks for 90 years.
For decades, the world teetered on the brink of all-out nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union. And if that had happened, Queen Elizabeth II, like other world leaders, had a speech already planned to address her nation.
Even though William and Kate’s new little prince was born yesterday, he doesn’t have a name yet, since I guess it takes a long time to pick from one of the 10 possible names he could have. Fuck that. Britain doesn’t need any more Charleses and Williams and Harolds. Give this kid a real name. Yeah, I’m going with “Joffrey”, because I’m hoping the kid will be an insane little megalomaniac. It’s been too long since Britain has had one of those.
British army officer Adrian Carton de Wiart has the best opening paragraph of any article on Wikipedia
Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (5 May 1880 – 5 June 1963), was a British Army officer of Belgian and Irish descent. He served in the Boer War, First World War, and Second World War, was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg, hip, and ear, survived a plane crash, tunneled out of a POW camp, and bit off his own fingers when a doctor refused to amputate them. He later said, “Frankly I had enjoyed the war.
And the rest of it is seriously badass as well. If we could have cloned this man, humanity would have long since conquered the entire galaxy.