Pancho Villa Attacks Columbus, New Mexico
In the early morning of March 9, 1916, General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and between 500-1,000 of his cavalry troops invaded the United States, attacking a military camp in the small town of Columbus, New Mexico.
In retaliation, on March 14, 1916, the United States Army launched The Pancho Villa Expedition with the mission to kill or capture General Villa.
US troops remained on Mexican soil until February 7, 1917. They were never able to kill or capture Villa.
The site in Columbus, New Mexico where General Villa and his troops invaded the United States is now Pancho Villa State Park.
It’s no secret that the Geyser of Awesome loves a good sweater, particularly when they’re impressively ugly and/or being worn by cute animals. We’ve seen sweaters on Shetland ponies, cats, pugs, turtles, mini pigs, lambs and even snakes. There was also that unforgettably upsetting clown sweater worn by wilwheaton, but let’s try to stay on track.
Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.
And you can help them.
If you’re a knitter you can download the penguin sweater pattern here and send in sweaters. But wait, if you aren’t a knitter but still want to help, you can support the foundation by clicking here to donate or adopt a penguin. Put a penguin in a sweater and you’ve not only made the world a cuter place, you’ve also helped save a penguin.
Click here to learn more about the Penguin Foundation and their awesomely good work.
[via Fashionably Geek]
wrapped up in a mountain of blankets, drunk, watching The Venture Bros. a snapchat battle ensues. Amber just got a picture of my ass. I’m half worried for she is going to go out of her way to send something horrible back to me. Which will entail my attempting to one up her.
This is going to get bad really quick, I’m quite excited!
A California lawmaker will introduce a bill on Friday that would make orca shows illegal — one that is specifically meant to affect the 10 captive orcas at SeaWorld San Diego, the only California facility that has whales.
I just now realized I really need a Twin Peaks poster.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
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