Before Rosa Parks: 6 Facts About Civil Rights Activist Mary Louise Smith and the Other Women Who Refuse To Be Moved

Mary Louise Smith (born in 1937)

On Oct. 21 1955, Smith boarded a Montgomery bus on her way home. The bus driver asked Smith to give up her seat to a white passenger but she refused to do so. At only 18-years-old, Smith became one of the sparks of the burgeoning civil rights movement when she was arrested for defying the unjust segregation law. Her father bailed her out of jail and they took immediate action. This event happened only 40 days before Rosa Parks was arrested. Smith did not become the face of the movement because her father was an alcoholic and the NAACP thought that would not look well.

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How champagne is made

Champagne is really hard to make. There are rules and regulations and specific grapes and soil requirements and is completely region specific and more that goes into each bottle that it’s impressive that even one bottle gets popped. In this video from the Science Channel, we get to see how Bollinger makes its champagne. It marries the old fashioned methods formed over hundreds of years of bubbly creation with impressive modern machinery. Delicious!

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Nike’s Dropping a New Cristiano Ronaldo-Inspired Trainer This Month

Cristiano Ronaldo is best known for terrorizing defenders on the soccer field, but that wouldn’t be possible without his dedication to training during off-days. With this in mind, Nike’s cooked up another Free Trainer 3.0 CR7 to give him an edge both on and off the pitch.

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Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This

Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.”

There’s no surprise that it’s a characteristic of some of the world’s most successful people. It’s also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military.

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THIS HYPERSONIC PLANE CONCEPT COULD CROSS ATLANTIC IN UNDER AN HOUR

How fast should a plane cross the Atlantic? When Charles Lindbergh did it in 1927, it took him, via the Spirit of St. Louis, 33 hours, 30 minutes, 29.8 seconds. Direct flights on large jets today last around six and a half hours. The (now defunct) supersonic Concorde could do it in three and a half hours. Now, a new concept plane, sketched out by Canadian engineer and inventor, Charles Bombardier, can theoretically cross the pond in just over 40 minutes. Presented in Canada’s The Globe and Mail, Bombardiers Skreemr is a concept hypersonic airliner.

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