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21 Jul
During the 19th century, the Catholic Church engineered one of the worst examples of human cruelty, in history.

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For hundreds of years, in the choirs of the Vatican, the Pope and his buddies were quite fond of great singing voices.

There was just one problem with a beautifully voiced youth — they’d hit puberty and age out of it. Your balls drop, your voice drop, and poof! it’s gone.
Someone discovered that in men who were castrated at an early age, the voice tends to remain high-pitched.

But just a shrill voice alone won’t do — it has to be a trained voice, belonging to a trained singer.
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21 Jul
The Genocide of Polish unarmed civilians by Ukrainian fighters(UPA) was definitely the cruelest event in WorldWar2, but not very famous. I think it is just too brutal.

Around 100k people were killed village by village using unimaginable methods of tortue.
Comparing to that genocide the Japanese or Nazi crimes seem to be kindergarten.

Any the worst imaginable ways of killing were used & plenty new invented.
Killing quickly was not a case at all. Mass Rape was just a beginning for every woman.

The scale of pure sadism during the event is still not fully understood. Many times killing of one person took few days.
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20 Jul
Just because programming tutorials are openly available these days does, in no way, imply that learning to code is an effortless endeavor.

In fact, learning to code all by yourself by utilizing these free resources is a true test of patience and dedication.
Yes, there are thousands of interactive tutorials and courses out there on a myriad of CS topics. But trust me, this is what most of us end up doing:

Day 1: I’m so pumped! Can’t wait to start this new JavaScript course!
Day 2: Wow! I just made my browser pop up some text with the alert() function! neat!

Day 3: Errrm, asynchronous functions? This is a bit confusing for me!

Day 10: Umm, that last part was kind of hard. Maybe I should just do something else for now. Maybe start learning Python?
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20 Jul
Everyone literally knows who Hitler was & knows about the pure horrific brutality of the Nazi regime and the SS.

Yet somehow, the Japanese are often given a pass in WorldWar2 and considered less evil than Hitler.
So while the Holocaust and many atrocities of the Nazi Reich rank as the cruelest events in WW2 I think we should focus on what the Japanese did.
The rape of Nanjing.

When the Japanese army took Nanjing it subjected the civilian population to brutality and horror that would make the SS gawk in horror.
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31 Mar
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You'll be taught how to import and clean data sets, analyze and visualize data, build and evaluate machine learning models and pipelines using Python.
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31 Mar
Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado.

She is a Peruvian woman who became the youngest confirmed mother in history when she gave birth aged five years.

Based on the medical assessments of her pregnancy, she was less than five years old when she became pregnant.
On the 23rd of September, 1933, in Peru, a girl by the name of Lina Marcela Medina de Jurado would be born.

5 years later, Lina Marcela was giving birth.
Lina was only five years old when her parents noticed a swelling in her stomach, but after taking her to the doctor’s office, they were horrified by what they heard.

Their five-year-old daughter was pregnant.
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3 Oct 20
While managing HIV, you also have to be checking to see if any of its friends have come along for the party so you can deal with them appropriately.

One of HIV’s favorite party companions is the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
There are lots of different strains of HPV and they are commonly found in both men and women.

Most strains of HPV don’t cause any serious problems, but a few strains do cause disease.
A couple strains are known to be responsible for causing cervical cancer and also cancer of the anus.

A couple of different strains cause genital warts.

Genital warts look like crusty clusters that can appear on the penis, the labia, vulva or anus.
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2 Oct 20
Issei Sagawa.

A Japanese man, who escaped prosecution for murdering and eating a fellow student.

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He was a student at the Sorbonne btwn 1977 & 1981, studying literature. But unknown to Parisians, their city’s population just grew by one cannibal.

Long before he moved to France, Sagawa was already experimenting with cannibalism, as he found an interest in it from a young age.
He was even charged in Japan with attempted rape of a woman whose home he broke into, but his true intent was to eat her.

In the years leading up to his attack on fellow classmate Renee Hartevelt, Sagawa attempted to murder several other women, mostly prostitutes.
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1 Oct 20
Armin Meiwes.

Achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim in 2001, whom he had found via the Internet.

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Born in the German town of Kassel, he led a very lonely childhood. His father was a stern man who was largely disinterested in his son.

When the marriage broke up, when Meiwes was only eight, he abandoned the family, never to contact them again.
He later told the court during the murder trial that Meiwes had been a well-behaved little boy but had been obsessed with the story of Hansel and Gretel, in particular the chapter about fattening up Hansel to cook and eat him.
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29 Sep 20
Have you heard of Linda Riss and Burt Pugach?

One of the greatest stories of love obsession.

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In 1959, Burt Pugach was a successful 30-something-year-old lawyer in New York City.

He was driving with a buddy in the Bronx one day, when he saw a gorgeous young woman sitting on a bench.

He practically jumped out of the moving car to introduce himself to the beauty.
She was 21-year-old Linda Riss, a kind-hearted girl from a poor family.

Dazzled by his wealth and charm, Linda agreed to go out with Burt, much to the delight of her lower middle class family.
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29 Sep 20
Today is #WorldHeartDay, a day that's annually observed & celebrated in an effort to raise public awareness about heart diseases, prevention & global impact.

The only way to know whether you're hypertensive is if you check.

#BPChallenge #PostYourBP
If you already have a heart condition, the only way to know if lifestyle changes or your medications are working is to check your blood pressure regularly.
Keeping track of changes can help you and your health care team understand your average BP, and make better decisions on your ongoing treatment strategy, medication and dosage needed.

Kindly visit to get directed on how to get a FREE BP check.
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27 Sep 20
Your blood pressure is an important part of your overall health.

High blood pressure typically has no symptoms, but it causes progressive harm to the heart and brain.

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to check your blood pressure.

When blood pushes with too much force through the cardiovascular system, it can damage the walls of the arteries as well as the heart muscle.

Damage to the arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood can eventually contribute to a heart attack.
Similarly, damage to the arteries that supply the brain with blood can contribute to a stroke, and damage to the arteries that provide the kidneys with blood can lead to kidney disease.
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26 Sep 20
Shepherd of the Anus.

Now we all know that ancient Egypt had it rules, traditions etc

& we also know that there were all kinds of jobs linked to the Royal family, eg- magicians, doctors, priests, scribes, servants etc.

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They made some incredible advances for their time. Like we do today, ancient Egyptians had doctors for every body part of the body.

They had dentists for their teeth, optometrists for their eyes, and of course, Proctologist for their backsides.
Or, to translate the Egyptian word for “proctologists” literally, shepherds of the Anus.

So their job was, basically, everytime a pharaoh felt like he/she had stomach “problems”, the shepherd would have to come and check it out.
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24 Sep 20
In the 1700s, it was thought that suicide led to hell.

So, instead of taking their own life, suicide candidates would kill a child or some other random person, in the hope that they would receive a death penalty.
Eighteenth century Danes were more religious than modern Danes. And according to the church, killing yourself meant you would end up in hell.
On the other hand, if you repented your horrible deeds just before the execution, you received a direct ticket to heaven.
This view is based on Martin Luther’s conception of Christianity.

“Luther believed that we received redemption by conceding our own sinfulness and by sincerely repenting our sins and believing in God,”.
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21 Sep 20
Infertility does not only affect women!

Many times, it is easy for a woman to blame herself in the early stages of dealing with infertility.

The reality however, is that infertility affects men & women equally, with the combination of both partners accounting for the remainder.
Like all things in a relationship, getting pregnant is a joint effort and the cause for difficulty trying to conceive can be attributed to either partner involved.

There is never a need to place blame or feel guilt when such situations arise.
Instead, it is best to work together to come up with a plan to overcome the obstacles in place so that the goal of having a family can be accomplished.
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20 Sep 20
Between 1780 & 1850 in England, dissatisfied husbands could sell their wives at auction. It was less costly than a divorce & less risky than murder.

During this period, about 300 wives were sold to the highest bidder & this figure only counts the official transactions.

In 1733 in Birmingham, England, for example, Samuel Whitehouse sold his wife Mary to a certain Thomas Griffiths for a guinea (about one English pound). Under the terms of the contract, Griffiths was to acquire Mary Whitehouse "with all her defects".
In 1801, a woman was even sold for a penny! But this good deal quickly raised the stakes & the final price of 5 shillings & 6 pence was reached. Sometimes, if the buyer was short of money, the transaction could still be made in exchange for a few glasses or barrels of beer. 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️
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16 Sep 20
"Memento Mori"

This is the latin phrase for "Remember that you have to die".

It’s liberating concept to understand that you will die, your children will die and everyone you love will die.
You can skip this because "it doesn't feel right" but at its core this is the only truth in life that all mankind with their different religions, beliefs and opinions agree upon, we will all die.
We all "know" that some day will come where we will vanish like specs of dust, but very few full comprehend that we will die.

Death is a liberating thought, it gives meaning to life. It gives meaning to time and why wasting it hurts.
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16 Sep 20
Jim Jones.

An American cult leader; preacher; & self-proclaimed 'Messiah' who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass murder-suicide of himself and his followers.

He ultimately led his followers into a mass suicide, which left more than 900 dead.
As a young child, Jones became a regular churchgoer, and, after graduating from Butler University, he decided to enter the ministry.
In the 1950s and ’60s, he gained a reputation as a charismatic churchman, and he was a vocal proponent of racial integration, a position that ran afoul of some church elders.
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10 Sep 20
I once met a pregnant 11 year old. Actually, she was 11 and, 12 weeks away from turning 12, which means she got pregnant just about when she turned 11.

She had left for an extended stay with relatives in the 'city' soon after her birthday. 

Because, poverty. 🤦🏾‍♂️
She had just returned from the 'city' and was being driven home. She never made it home, because her increasing agitation in the car necessitated a detour to the Hospital.
Obviously, she had no prenatal care. I’m not sure if she even knew she was pregnant. But pregnant she was, and in labor.

She delivered a healthy baby. It was a vaginal delivery, and she left after three days.
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8 Sep 20
Your task, as a beginning programmer is as follows – DO NOT WRITE ANY CODE until you’re written down the steps.

If you start coding before you know the steps, how on earth are you going to get it right? 🤷‍♂️
It’s sort of like goats typing on typewriters–eventually one of them might end up writing Shakespeare, but most of them won’t.
Not that I am comparing anybody to a goat, but rather, the action of writing code without knowing what you are writing–there’s no way you’ll end up with correct code if you do that.
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8 Sep 20
When one learns their first programming language, one must also learn to program – that is, not just the syntax of this new language, but why programmers use certain constructs and how and why they combine those constructs to solve problems.
It’s quite easy to explain the art of programming (and yes, it’s an art).

Programming can be boiled down to this:

- breaking a problem down into a series of steps;
- converting each step into Python or whatever language you’re working with.
See? It’s quite easy to explain. Unfortunately, programming, like many things which are easy to explain, is quite difficult to do. 😩
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