Constitution of the State of Texas, 11/10/1845.

Item From: Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789-).

The Texas Constitution was written in 1845 to establish a government of Texas as a part of the United States. This version is not the one in use in Texas today. In total Texas has had five versions of it’s constitution including the one currently used by Texas.


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I…asked what rules I had broken. ‘You are suspicious, and we are in a post-9/11 world,’ he said.
Why You Should Not Take Photos Of The 7 Ugliest Buildings In D.C. The surveillance state doesn’t like it when you look back.
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Is it just me, or does this seem a bit…overly precise to anyone? Can Mr. Harris really guarantee he isn’t selling only 6.9976 acres?

If we assume the plot is square in shape, 6.9977 acres is 552.1 feet on each side. A difference of 0.0001 acres is 4.356 square feet. Stretched over the length of one side, this makes a sliver 0.0079 feet—or 0.095 inches. Somehow I doubt Mr. Harris or his surveyor can hold a tape measure to under 1/10 of an inch across 552.1 feet.

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A drone through fireworks: FY ‘MERICA!

In case you ever wondered what a fireworks explosion looked like from the inside.

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Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York


The story of Paul Revere from the perspective of his horse. A little humor for your fourth of July from Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. 

More hidden history in this week’s show — The Long Experiment of American Democracy.

Steve Martin (through an intermediary) posted the lyrics on Banjo Hangout.

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is a Fleshlight strapped to an iPad. And if you somehow had any doubts on what it’s for, the video ad gets the point across in blunt fashion (safe for work, but only as much as any Fleshlight ad can ever be).

P.S. I am now reminded of this classic Apple switch ad parody (which is probably not quite safe for work).