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Blue jeans have a 6,000 year-old Peruvian ancestor

Indigo dye for clothing is a lot older than the invention of blue jeans — almost 6,000 years older, to be exact.

Scientists have found Andean cotton fabric from Peru with traces of the popular dye, according to new research in the journal Science Advances. The team behind the discovery say this blue scrap of fabric may rewrite the history of clothing.
"Donald Trump was in a tuxedo, standing next to his award: a statue of a palm tree, as tall as a toddler. It was 2010, and Trump was being honored by a charity — the Palm Beach Police Foundation — for his “selfless support” of its cause. His support did not include any of his own money. Instead, Trump had found a way to give away somebody else’s money and claim the credit for himself."

Full WaPo article here.

Here's the thing...

Warmonger on the rise

We've talked about this before. The idea that Hillary could go trigger-happy in world affairs just because some prominent neocons have endorsed her, was dismissed as outlandish. But the voices making the same point keep on mounting. Here's one:



Here's the deal...

Teamwork!

Yeah. Pretty much.

Asked to name a smell they might associate with this election, participants in a focus group conducted by Peter Hart in Wisconsin last week gave the following responses: “sulfur,” “rotten eggs,” "garbage,” “manure” and a “skunk’s fart.”

ISIS protest exclusion from Olympics

(From the UnNews section of the Uncyclopedia):

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The greatest flip-flop is yet to come

Trump now says he plans to legalize some undocumented immigrants

"Trump plans to announce a major shift on immigration policy next week. The Republican candidate met Saturday with Hispanic leaders who said he told them he regrets prior comments about Mexicans."

This man is the biggest con man of all time...
First there was the Russian hacking into the DNC's emails, and Trump's call for the Russians to hack into his opponent's communications; then there were the allegations of deep Russian connections amidst Trump's highest-ranking aides... And now, somewhat logically, comes this.

Secret Ledger in Ukraine Lists Cash for Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief

Another day, another piece of drama coming from Putin's general direction...

What's next, blood-letting?

Another pseudo-scientific fad, or a revolutionary old-new re-discovered invention?

The bodies of a number of Rio Olympic athletes have been covered with red circles from cupping.
The easier (lazier?) answer could be that there simply hasn't been a single female presidential candidate offered by either of the two main parties. Two women have, however, won nominations for VP candidates: Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin. In other words, few if any qualified women have campaigned for the job.

On the other hand...

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