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420 Meaning: The True Story Of How April 20 Became ‘Weed Day’

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This piece was first published last year on April 20. Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, now touring as The Dead. He’s just finished a Dead show in Washington, D.C. and gets a pop quiz from the Huffington Post. Where does 420 come from? He pauses and thinks, hands on his side. “I don’t know the real origin. I know myths and rumors,” he says. “I’m really confused about the first time I heard it. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. What’s the...

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THE SCREAM OF A THOUSAND CORPSES

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HORRIFYING SOUNDS OF THE AZTEC DEATH WHISTLE  The Aztec death whistle, sometimes described as “the scream of thousand corpses” is a frightening sound indeed. The skull-shaped whistles, discovered only 20 years ago by archaeologists, were dismissed as toys or burial trinkets. THAT IS, until someone decided to blow into one and… oh my god that horrifying sound came out.   Archaeologists and historians still aren’t exactly sure what the Aztec whistles were specifically used for. Some suggest the terrifying sound the whistles make were used as a weapon of psychological warfare to scare the shit out of their enemies. Imagine hundreds...

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2017 Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational

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Day 1 DEEP BARRELS AND HIGH AERIALS ON DISPLAY AT DAY 1 OF MIKE STEWART PIPELINE INVITATIONAL   Pipe Invitational Day 1 - Danny Black View Gallery 88 Photos Pipe Invitational Day 1 - Danny Sepkowski All Images Danny Sepkowski View Gallery 12 Photos Pipe Invitational Day 1 Images Danny Black, Jordan Stallard & Danny Sepkowski... View Gallery 11 Photos Pipe Invitational Day 1 - gOnzo   View Gallery 8 Photos North Shore, Oahu, HAWAII – (February 25, 2017) – The highly anticipated 2017 Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational kicked off today at Pipeline, the North Shore’s ultimate proving grounds, in 6-10+ foot...

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ANAHEIM AMID PROTESTS AGAINST OFF-DUTY OFFICER CONFRONTATION

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities arrested 24 people after hundreds took to the streets of Anaheim to protest an off-duty officer's confrontation with a teen that was captured on video the day before.The confrontation between an off-duty Los Angeles officer and a 13-year-old boy took place Tuesday. In a few videos captured at the scene, it shows the officer fire his weapon outside of his home as he tried to detain the teen. No one was injured.Protesters took to the area of Euclid Street and Palais Road, where the incident took place, and clogged intersections Wednesday night.At some point, a...

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THE LEGEND OF ST. VALENTINE

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The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Did You Know? Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of...

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