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In 1887 a group of men added Susanna M. Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a prank to discourage women from running for office. She then won by a 2/3 majority and became America’s first female mayor.

She served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, becoming the first woman elected as mayor and one of the first women elected to any political office in the United States.[1] Lewis and Susanna Salter had a total of nine children, one of whom was born during her tenure as mayor and died in infancy. Susanna Salter …

In 1887 a group of men added Susanna M. Salter to the mayoral ballot of Argonia, Kansas, as a prank to discourage women from running for office. She then won by a 2/3 majority and became America’s first female mayor. Read More »

Two Canadian universities recalled condoms provided to students to promote safe sex after stapling a note about consent on them, thus putting staple holes in the condoms

Picture this, you’ve just moved in as a freshman, and the university has given out condoms so you can safely get it in during “frosh” week, which, by the way, is a terrible name for orientation week. Things are going well, and you even met a girl to bend over a barrel and show the …

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Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere.

Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本 茂 Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, pronounced [mijamoto ɕiɡeɾɯ]; born November 16, 1952)[4] is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors. He is best known as the creator of some of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling video games …

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere. Read More »

California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that “the children of California shall be our children”.

Leland Stanford Jr. Stanford University[edit] [edit] Leland Stanford Jr. at Find a Grave Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford_Jr. Leland Stanford Jr. Leland Stanford’s death mask on display at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts Leland Stanford Jr. (May 14, 1868 – March 13, 1884), known as Leland DeWitt Stanford until age nine,[1] is the …

California Governor Leland Stanford Sr. lost his only child to Typhoid. Because of this Stanford Sr. decided to honour his dead son by spending his fortune to build Stanford University, telling his wife that “the children of California shall be our children”. Read More »