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  • QuickiesPhoto of Quickies: Protests in Puerto Rico, Deadly Anti-vaxxer, Border Patrol agent opens up…

    Quickies: Protests in Puerto Rico, Deadly Anti-vaxxer, Border Patrol agent opens up…

    It’s Friday and I’m jetting off to yet another conference today (gotta hustle for that tenure) but I’m stopping in quickly to share a few stories that have been of interest this past week. Thanks to the folks joining us over at Discord for helping, especially on weeks like this when I’m not paying the best attention to the world!…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Skepchick Quickies 7.23

    Skepchick Quickies 7.23

    Today in history: “On July 23, 1904, according to some accounts, Charles E. Menches conceived the idea of filling a pastry cone with two scoops of ice-cream and thereby invented the ice-cream cone.” But he was only one of a few other vendors at the St. Louis World’s Fair to claim the invention. Enjoy an ice cream cone today in…

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  • QuickiesPhoto of Skepchick Quickies 7.16

    Skepchick Quickies 7.16

    Today is July 16th and I have a few interesting anniversaries to share with you all: Apollo 11 was launched (1969), Comet Shoemaker 9-Levy began to collide with Jupiter (1994), the first nuclear bomb was detonated in the Manhattan Project (1945), AND the world’s first parking meter was placed in Oklahoma City (1935). Thanks, Wikipedia! Today is also National Hot…

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