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    [–] TIL when world champion boxer Joe Louis voluntarily joined the U.S. Army in 1942 he was asked about his decision to enter the (then) racially segregated organisation, he replied: "Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them." Sumit316 2041 points ago in todayilearned

    Member of the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes described Louis's effect in these terms:

    Each time Joe Louis won a fight in those depression years, even before he became champion, thousands of black Americans on relief or W.P.A., and poor, would throng out into the streets all across the land to march and cheer and yell and cry because of Joe's one-man triumphs. No one else in the United States has ever had such an effect on Negro emotions—or on mine. I marched and cheered and yelled and cried, too.

    A true champion.

    [–] Slenderman (2018) Poster Sumit316 1 points ago in movies

    From wiki -

    "The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a fictional supernatural character that originated as a creepypasta Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (also known as "Victor Surge") in 2009.It is depicted as a thin, unnaturally tall humanoid with a featureless head and face and wearing a black suit.

    Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children.The Slender Man is not confined to a single narrative but appears in many disparate works of fiction, typically composed online."

    About the movie -

    Terror strikes when four teenage girls in a small town perform a ritual to debunk the lore of a tall, thin, horrifying figure known as the Slender Man. They soon fear that the legend is true when one of them suddenly goes missing.

    Looks promising. I hope it delivers.

    [–] TIL men receive sentences that are 63 percent higher, on average, than their female counterparts for the same crime. Sumit316 790 points ago in todayilearned

    Starr also found that females arrested for a crime are also significantly more likely to avoid charges and convictions entirely, and twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted.

    What the fuck.

    [–] And now he graduated! Sumit316 914 points ago in pics

    His name is Tap Van Kieu.

    Kieu's daughter, Mary Kieu, told The Huffington Post that Kieu fled Vietnam in 1975 during the fall of Saigon, with his wife, Kim, and their three young children.

    Once in the U.S., he attended community college in his 30s and worked many jobs, from being a mail carrier, a bus driver and small business owner. But after retiring at 65, he found himself looking for another challenge.

    "He's never been the kind of guy who could be idle for more than an afternoon," Mary Kieu told The Huffington Post in an email. "So he decides he wants to pursue his dream to finish college."

    It's been his dream, Mary says, to teach choral singing to children -- and it was also important for him to have his 5-year-old grandson, Oliver, watch him graduate.

    "I would describe dad's story as one of so many other immigrants who are lucky enough to call this wonderful country home," Mary said.

    What a wonderful story.

    [–] Disney would control 40% of the US box office if it buys Fox Sumit316 6430 points ago in movies

    He said the merger could make Disney the "Walmart of Hollywood."

    I definitely don't want this.

    [–] [Serious] What are some life saving tips you think people need to know and in what situation would they be used? Sumit316 1598 points ago in AskReddit

    Also, one of the ways to identify a rip current is to look out for gaps between the waves. The calmer gap between waves may look safer for you to play without worry about waves washing over your head or overtaking little Timmy, but a small patch of calm water in an otherwise choppy sea is often a rip current.

    Death from a rip current is completely avoidable.

    [–] Jeremiah Denton blinked T-O-R-T-U-R-E in morse code while filming propaganda as a prisoner of war - May 17, 1966. Sumit316 6916 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    "In the book, he described an ordeal under torture. “A special rig was devised for me in my cell,” he recalled. “I was placed in a sitting position on a pallet, with my hands tightly cuffed behind my back and my feet flat against the wall. Shackles were put on my ankles, with open ends down, and an iron bar was pushed through the eyelets of the shackles.

    “The iron bar was tied to the pallet and the shackles in such a way that when the rope was drawn over a pulley arrangement, the bar would cut into the backs of my legs, gradually turning them into a swollen, bloody mess. The pulley was used daily to increase the pressure, and the iron bar began to eat through the Achilles tendons on the backs of my ankles. For five more days and nights I remained in the rig.”"

    That is brutal and that is what he survived.

    [–] Jeremiah Denton blinked T-O-R-T-U-R-E in morse code while filming propaganda as a prisoner of war - May 17, 1966. Sumit316 265 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    "In 1957, he was credited with revolutionizing naval strategy and tactics for nuclear war as architect of the "Haystack Concept." This strategy called for concealing aircraft carriers from radar by intermingling with commercial shipping and avoiding formations suggestive of a naval fleet. The strategy was simulated in maneuvers and demonstrated effectiveness, allowing two aircraft carrier fleets thirty-five simulated atomic launches before aggressor aircraft and submarines could repel them"

    That is amazing.

    [–] Former and current Chuck E. Cheese workers, what are some of the worst things to happen to you while working? Sumit316 467 points ago in AskReddit

    i stopped trying to handle coins after doing gig and realizing how dirty most money is, especially stuff handled by those little walking waste dump children.

    That sounds.. hilarious