The Daily Populous

Saturday March 23rd, 2019 day edition

image for TIL Thailand used to have a prison called "Khuk Khi Kai," or "Chicken poop prison." The first floor of the prison contained prisoners, and the second floor was a large chicken coop. The grated floor ensured that prisoners were constantly subjected to chicken poop.

Built in the late 1800s and literally translating to ‘bird-drop prison’, Khuk Khi Kai has a rather notorious history.

Measuring roughly five metres on each side this square building is about seven metres in height.

The prison held Thai rebels of Chanthaburi who rebelled against the French occupation.

The walls of the prison have holes for ventilation, but no windows or other ways of communicating with the outside world.

It is made of bricks and has the look of a truly hard prison.

The ‘bird-drop’ was caused by the fact that the roof was used as a chicken coop; so the bird droppings were collected inside the prison.

This was used as a torturing method on the prisoners who had no way of escaping the smell and slime of the bird droppings. »

MUELLER PROBE ENDS: Special counsel submits Russia report to Attorney General William Barr

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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr on Russia's election interference and possible collusion with Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

The handoff marks the long-anticipated end of the high-profile and highly guarded Russia probe nearly two years after it began.

Barr wrote that he intends to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller "to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law.". »

How Many Senses Does a Human Being Have?

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To track down all of the different senses a person has, the easiest thing to do is to catalog all of the different sensors.

In your skin, there are at least five different types of nerve endings: heat-, cold-, pain-, itch- and pressure-sensitive.

Depending on how you want to count it, there are between 14 and 20 different senses listed here. »

City Council Votes No to Chick-Fil-A Restaurant at San Antonio Airport

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It was revealed the company donated millions of dollars to political groups seen as hostile to LGBTQ rights.

The motion before the City Council was amended to exclude Chick-Fil-A and was passed after a lengthy discussion.

“San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we don’t have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”. »

Wisconsin Dem governor removes 82 Scott Walker appointees added during lame-duck session

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) on Friday removed 82 appointments made by his predecessor, Gov. Scott Walker (R), during last year's lame-duck legislative session.

Niess said Thursday that he was voiding all appointments and legislation passed during the December session, stating that lawmakers convened the session in a way that violated the state's constitution, according to the news outlet.

Evers announced Thursday that Wisconsin would no longer be a part of a multistate lawsuit seeking the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. »