ISRO Makes History, Launches 104 Satellites With Single Rocket

neo12 writes: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) made history by launching 104 satellites in a single launch. The lift-off of PSLVC 37 at 9.28 am from Sriharikota was a perfect one. In 28 minutes, all 104 satellites were successfully placed into the Earth’s orbit. 101 of the 104 satellites belong to six foreign countries, including 96 from the U.S. and one each from Israel, the UAE, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Kazakhstan. According to Times of India, “Russian Space Agency held a record of launching 37 satellites in one go during its mission in June 2014. India previously launched 23 satellites in a single mission in June 2015.”

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The 50 Greatest Mustachioed Swordsmen In Screen History

Though we’re long past the age of knights in shining armor, everybody still loves a sword-swinging dynamo — especially one with well-groomed facial hair. For this list half-baked mustaches were docked serious points. And chinstraps? Please.
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Clinton has the map on her side, but history working against her

Clinton has the map on her side, but history working against herHillary Clinton makes a stop at the Lincoln Square pancake house in Indianapolis on May 1. If you want to experience the full-on contempt of the leftist intelligentsia right now, go on social media and suggest, as I did this week, that Donald Trump isn’t certain to get crushed in November. The way a lot of partisan Democrats see it, Hillary Clinton — despite a loss to Bernie Sanders in Indiana Tuesday — will soon lock down her party’s nomination, and the only way she finds herself even threatened by Trump is if the media decides to legitimize him so we all have something to talk about.



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RIP Prince, A Legendary Musician With A Complicated Internet History

alphadogg writes: Reflecting on the popular musician’s uneasy relationship with the Internet and social media upon the 57-year-old surprising death. In 2010, Prince “famously shuttered his LotusFlow3r.com website,” proclaiming that “The Internet is completely over… All these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.” In 2014, The Guardian ran a story titled “Prince quits the Internet,” after the singer deleted his social media accounts. He filed a lawsuit against his fans, which was later dropped, for sharing bootlegged copies of his music online. He even banned fans from taking smartphone photos at his concerts in 2013. Prince did seem to open up to the Internet to some degree in the past couple years. Prince’s HTNRUN album was posted on Jay Z’s Tidal music site last year. Bob Brown from Networkworld writes, “News of Prince’s death Thursday briefly crashed the TMZ news site. From there, fans flocked to the Internet and social media to mourn this music star who did his darnedest to stay off the grid.” RIP Prince.

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NORAD’s Amazing 60-Year Santa Tracking History

coondoggie writes: The National Archive blog takes a look at the background of the nation’s premier defense unit’s 60 years of tracking of Santa as he travels around the globe delivering his Christmas goodies. Colonel Harry Shoup began the tradition in 1955, after receiving a phone call from a child expecting to reach Santa Claus. The misdirected call was the result of the child reversing two numbers of a Santa Line phone number printed in a Sears advertisement, according to the National Archives.

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The Mystical History Of Coffee And Human Evolution

The earliest record of coffee drinking comes from Yemen, near the end of the 15th century, when the beverage was popular among Sufi mystics. It pleases some historians to imagine that the Sufis began making coffee when they learned about tea during a visit from Chinese treasure fleets. The story has a tidy logic and it’s unverified. The origins of this beverage are a matter of fantasy and myth.
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