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Jun 16, 2022 14 tweets 3 min read
The Mitochondrial #Eve is the most recent woman from whom all living humans descend. 🧵🔽 Painting of Eve, the first ... The mitochondrial haplogroup mt-MRCA was split at around 155,000 years ago, which is later than the speciation of Homo sapiens.
Jun 15, 2022 17 tweets 3 min read
The pronunciation of GIF has been disputed since the 1990s. Steve Wilhite argues that the soft g pronunciation is correct, while others point to the term's origin from the word graphics. 🧵⬇️ Image The pronunciation of the acronym varies by region, and linguistic analyses show no clear advantage for either pronunciation.
Jun 14, 2022 16 tweets 3 min read
🧵On #Hitchhiking

(As seen on Wikipedia)… Hitchhikers use physical gestures or displays to indicate they need a ride. In some countries, the hitchhiker's hand is held with the palm facing upwards ✋, while in others, the index finger is used ☝️.
Jun 2, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
🧵 on #Pride

(As seen on wikipedia)… Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group.
Jun 2, 2022 7 tweets 1 min read
🧵 On Terminology origins of #Pride

(As seen on Wikipedia)… The term "Gay Pride" was crafted by Thom Higgins, a gay rights activist in Minnesota (1969+).
Jun 2, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
🧵 on #Pride's historical background

(As seen on Wikipedia)… 📁 Annual Reminders

The 1950s and 1960s in the United States was an extremely repressive legal and social period for LGBT people.
Jun 2, 2022 22 tweets 4 min read
🧵 On Christopher Street Liberation Day

(As seen on #Wikipedia)… Early on the morning of Saturday, June 28, 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons rioted following a police raid on the #Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City.
Jun 2, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
🧵 On the spread of #Pride

(As seen on Wikipedia)… On Saturday, June 27, 1970, Chicago Gay Liberation organized a march from Washington Square Park ("Bughouse Square") to the Water Tower at the intersection of Michigan and Chicago avenues, which was the route originally planned.
Jun 2, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
🧵 On #Pride in the 1980s and 1990s

(As seen on Wikipedia)… In the 1980s there was a major cultural shift in the #Stonewall Riot commemorations.

The previous more loosely organized, grassroots marches and parades were taken over by more organized and less radical elements of the gay community.
Jun 2, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
🧵 On LGBT #PrideMonth

(As seen on Wikipedia)… LGBT Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the #Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
Jun 1, 2022 13 tweets 2 min read
🧵 A thread on research limitation arround gun violence in the United States.

(As seen on Wikipedia)… In the United States, research into firearms and violent crime is fraught with difficulties, associated with limited data on gun ownership and use, firearms markets, and aggregation of crime data.
Jun 1, 2022 12 tweets 2 min read
🧵 A thread on reporting crimes related to gun violence in the United States

(As seen on Wikipedia)… The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is used by law enforcement agencies in the United States for collecting and reporting data on crimes.

The NIBRS is one of four subsets of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program: 👇
Jun 1, 2022 33 tweets 4 min read
🧵 A thread on intervention programs for gun violence in the United States

(As seen on Wikipedia)… Sociologist James D. Wright suggests that to convince inner-city youths not to carry guns: 👇
Jun 1, 2022 34 tweets 5 min read
🧵 A Thread on Gun Violence Prevention Programs as seen on Wikipedia's entry on Gun violence in the United States:… Violence prevention and educational programs have been established in many schools and communities across the United States.
Jun 1, 2022 274 tweets >60 min read
🧵 Gun violence in the United States

(A thread from Wikipedia's entry on the topic)… Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually.

Guns were the leading cause of death for children in 2020. Graphs of gun-related assault (homicide) and suicide deaths