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Video Of The Day: Why This Woman Dances Covered With 15,000 Live Bees

Oregon-based artist and energy therapist Sara Mapelli has brought an entire new meaning to the term “queen bee.”

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Video Of The Day: The Sad Outcome Of America’s War On Poverty, 52 Years Later

Americans love to declare war on abstract ideas. The War on Christmas, the War on Drugs and, declared on Jan. 8, 1964, the War on Poverty. Much like these other “wars,” President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty was, by and large, a failure.

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Photo Of The Day: An Incredible Look At The Original Harlem Globetrotters

Original Harlem Globetrotters Team

The original members of the Harlem Globetrotters (then the Savoy Big Five) with the team’s founder and coach Abe Saperstein. Image Source: Daily News

On January 7th, 1927, the original Harlem Globetrotters played their very first game, in Hinckley, Illinois, 48 miles west of the team’s hometown, Chicago (choosing Harlem as their adopted home was a strategic decision made after the team’s founding–more on that below). A year prior, a 24-year-old businessman named Abe Saperstein created the team, known as the Savoy Big Five, named after a Chicago district.

During this time, only whites were allowed to play professional basketball, but the young businessman found a way to capitalize off of his new team of primarily black men. Saperstein designed the original Harlem Globetrotters’ first uniform with America’s red, white, and blue, and stitched “New York” across the players’ jerseys. He believed that associating the team with Harlem would trick audiences into believing the team was comprised of world-class athletes from what was, at the time, the most widely-known center of African-American culture in the U.S.

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Video Of The Day: A German Carpenter Has Invented An On/Off Switch For Your Testicles

The flow of sperm in humans can now be flipped on and off with the simple flip of a switch. A German carpenter named Clemens Bimek claims that he has invented a revolutionary form of contraception: an on and off valve to control the flow of sperm from the testicles.

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