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Glove prints

Glove prints, also sometimes described as gloveprints or glove marks, are latent, fingerprint-like impressions that are transferred to a surface or object by an individual who is wearing gloves.

Many criminals often wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, which makes the crime investigation more difficult. Although the gloves act as a protective covering for the wearer's prints, the gloves themselves can leave prints that are just as unique as human fingerprints, thus betraying the wearer. After collecting glove prints, law enforcement can then match them to gloves that they have collected as evidence as well as glove prints retrieved from other crime scenes.[1]

History

Since the advent of fingerprint detection, many criminals have resorted to the wearing of gloves during the commission of their crimes in order to avoid leaving their fingerprints as evidence. In the era prior to contemporary advances in forensic science, the simple act of covering the hands often assured criminal assailants their anonymity if no witnesses were present during their offenses; thus a pair of gloves became the most essential and crucial tool for any successful perpetrator.[2]

In earlier decades, investigators would dust for fingerprints only to find smears and smudges caused by gloves. Often in earlier decades these smudges were ignored because very little of their detail was retrievable. With the advent of latent fingerprint detection in the late 20th century, investigators started to collect, analyze, and record prints left at crime scenes that were created by the wearing of gloves. Glove prints can be as simple as marks caused by seams or folds in fabric of a glove, or they can be as complex as marks left behind by the grain or texture of the fabric of a glove. When gloves are collected as evidence their prints can be taken and compared to glove prints that were taken at crime scenes or from evidence.[3]

Offenders who wear gloves tend to use their hands and fingers very freely, and thus, because their gloves give them a false sense of protection, leave easily distinguishable glove prints on the surfaces they handle. If when either a fingerprint is able to pass through a glove, or when, because of holes in a glove, finger and glove prints appear together, investigators are now able to better distinguish between prints made by friction ridges and prints made by gloves. Many times this also happens because criminals also opt to wear gloves that are both tight-fitting and relatively short, which makes the occurrence of prints being made by the butt of the palm and the wrist (palm prints) more common as the gloves may slip, thus exposing areas of the skin that may leave prints.[4] Also, many times criminals would discard their gloves at crime scenes or hide them nearby. Today, latent fingerprints (first discovered on the surfaces of fabrics by investigators in the 1930s),[5] as well as DNA and incriminating bacteria can also be recovered from the inside of these discarded gloves.[6] [7] [8]

In many jurisdictions the act of wearing gloves itself while committing a crime can be prosecuted as an inchoate offense.[9]

By the 1950s, after over a half century of frustration due to the wearing of gloves by assailants, fingerprint experts began studies to determine how it may be feasible to detect and compare glove prints found at crime scenes.[10]

In 1971, the Metropolitan Police Service of London, England claims the first (or one of the very first) convictions based on glove print-evidence. Glove-prints were found on a broken window and were later matched to the gloves of a suspect.[11]

Starting in early 2009, law enforcement in Derbyshire, East Midlands, England began uploading hundreds of files of collected glove prints into their criminal database.[12] The Glove Mark Working Group in Derbyshire includes the Derbyshire Police Department, the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, and Nottingham Trent University.[13]

With the belief that individual offenders possess preferences for specific types of gloves (style and fabric/material), forensic scientists have also used glove print databases to create complex computations and charts that isolate, geographically, "hot spots" where prints taken from specific types of gloves are matched against similar types of crimes.[14] Forensic scientists have even had success matching partial glove prints by using these databases and related software.[15] Offenders may prefer a specific type of glove depending on its perceived inherent benefits. Latex, nitrile, plastic, rubber, or vinyl gloves are worn because they are thin and cling to the wearer's skin which in turn provides a level of dexterity to the wearer.[16] Leather gloves possess pores that provides the wearer with an enhanced gripping ability. Leather gloves that are thin and tight-fitting provide both enhanced gripping and dexterity to the wearer.[17]

Prints from different glove types
Assailants may prefer thin latex gloves because their snug fit helps to maintain dexterity. This same thin and snugness may allow the wearer's fingerprints to pass through the material. When discovered by authorities, latent fingerprints may also be recovered from the inside of these gloves.
  • Thin, latex, rubber, plastic, vinyl or nitrile gloves: These gloves are worn by criminals because of their tight, thin fit that allows the hands to remain dexterous. Because of the thinness of these gloves, fingerprints may pass through the material, thus transferring the wearer's prints onto whatever surface is touched or handled.[18] [19]
Lined leather gloves may leave a print that is as unique as a human fingerprint. When discovered by authorities, latent fingerprints may also be recovered from the inside of these gloves.
  • Leather gloves: These gloves are worn by criminals because the tactile properties of the leather allow for good grip and dexterity. These properties are the result of the grain present on the surface of the glove. The grain makes the surface of the leather unique to each glove. Over time, the pores and grain of leather gloves will pick up dirt and grease from surfaces that they have touched or handled. The dirt and grease can in return help to create prints on surfaces. Also, unlined gloves provide the most dexterity but can over time become saturated with the oils and sweat of the wearer's hands. This helps to increase the gripping properties of the gloves[20] but causes the gloves to leave prints.[21] A print that contains the glove wearer's sweat and oils will contain their DNA, which can incriminate them.[22] Investigators are able to dust for the marks left behind from leather the same way they dust for fingerprints.[19] [23]
  • Woolen, cotton, or other fabric gloves: These gloves are worn by criminals because they are typically inexpensive and readily available as well. Weave patterns of fabric gloves may also be unique to that glove and when collected at a crime scene, can be compared to gloves that are taken in as evidence. Like leather gloves, these gloves will over time pick up dirt and grease as well.[24]
Notable instances
Batting gloves usually include an unlined leather palm and a nylon or cotton back. For the same reason baseball players wear these gloves, to improve their grip while maintaining dexterity while batting, assailants wear these gloves as to maintain dexterity and be able to grip easily during their offenses.
  • In 1993, Rochester, New York law enforcement was responding to a reported burglary when they arrested a suspect who was fleeing the burglarized home. On his person, investigators found a yellow rubber glove that was later found to match glove prints that were found on property that was known to have been stolen from the home.[25]
  • In 2001, Cobb County, Georgia, US, law enforcement responded to a break-in and burglary of an under-construction condominium development and found glove marks on a window that had been pushed open by the perpetrator. Law enforcement later found the perpetrator hiding in the complex and collected items that the perpetrator was hiding with him. Investigators were able to match the texture and weave pattern of the palms of the pair of construction/work-type gloves that the perpetrator had to the glove prints found on the window.[26]
  • In 2002, Grand Rapids, Michigan law enforcement was investigating a string of burglaries in the area. No fingerprints were found but latent glove prints were found with the use of fingerprint powder. A particularly detailed hand print of a leather glove became visible at the break-in point of one burglary. After a group of suspected burglars were brought in, the investigators received a warrant to search a vehicle that was linked the suspects. A brown leather batting glove was recovered that seemed to match the stitch detail on the glove prints taken from the break-in point. After scanning both the palm of the leather glove and the recovered glove print into a computer, the investigators used Adobe Photoshop software to compare the grain detail of the glove with the grain detail of the glove print. The investigators were thus able to match the stitching and grain detail of both, thus incriminating the suspects.[27]
  • In 2009, a teenager was arrested in Royal Oak, Michigan for obstructing police near the location of a recently reported burglary. While in custody investigators compared the gloves that the suspect had in his possession to glove prints that were found at several break-in locations. Investigators were able to link marks left on a window to his gloves.[28]
  • In 2011, the Maricopa County, Arizona Sherriff's Office began investigating a string of robberies, dating to at least 1993, of high-end homes in the vicinity of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Investigators noted that the assailant (or assailants) wore fabric/cloth gardening gloves with rubber grips that had left unique prints on many surfaces in the burglarized locations. Upon arresting a 58-year-old suspect near a home that was under surveillance by the sheriff's office, authorities found amongst burglary tools in his possession, gardening gloves that matched the unique prints found at the burglarized locations.[29]
  • In 2012, law enforcement in Newton County, Indiana found unique glove prints at a home that was recently burglarized. The impressions left by the gloves seemed to possess indentations made by letters "M", "e", and "c" which would have been present on the surface of the gloves. Authorities were later able to match these unique impressions to Mechanix-brand gloves that were found at the residence of a suspect.[30]
  • On December 7, 2013 the Toronto Sun reported that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police seized hundreds of firearms that they found while searching homes in High River, Alberta that were temporarily deserted due to the 2013 Alberta floods. Residents who had their firearms seized also found glove marks on conspicuous places such as bedroom furniture, where guns were thought to be stored.[31]
Further reading
References
  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/3740688/Police-use-glove-prints-to-catch-criminals.html Police use glove prints to catch criminals
  2. Horace Cox, ed. (1905). The Law Times: The Journal and Record: The Law and The Lawyers. vol. CXIX. London: The Law Times. p. 563.
  3. http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/gloves-Liane-s-unique-technique-helps-finger-thieves/story-11638324-detail/story.html The gloves are off as Liane's unique technique helps to finger more thieves
  4. Fisher, Barry A.J. Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation. Boca Raton, CRC Press. 2004. ISBN 0-8493-1691-X
  5. "O'Dougherty Urges All Be Fingerprinted: U.S. Attorney Describes Sciences of Crime Detection to Democrats". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. March 8, 1938. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  6. http://www.csigizmos.com/products/latentdevelopment/gloves.html Visualization of latent fingerprints on used vinyl and latex gloves using Gellifters
  7. http://www.glovenation.com/nitrile-gloves/nitrile-gloves-fingerprints.htm Nitrile Gloves and the New Fingerprint
  8. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/07/news/la-bx-science-bacteria7-2010apr07 A hand in crime investigation: Bacteria that live on the hand could one day accurately identify individuals
  9. James W.H. McCord and Sandra L. McCord, Criminal Law and Procedure for the paralegal: a systems approach, supra, p. 127.
  10. Svensson, Arne, and Otto Wendel. Crime Detection: Modern Methods of Criminal Investigation. Amsterdam, Elsevier Publishing Company. 1955. ASIN: B000J0034O
  11. Buckley, William Frank. National Review Bulletin:=, Volume 23: Page B-87. New York, 1971
  12. http://www.digitalid.co.uk/industryNews/p_465/Glove-Print-Database-to-help-Police-in-their-fight-against-crime/ Glove Print Database to help Police in their fight against crime
  13. http://www3.ntu.ac.uk/apps/staff_profiles/staff_directory/125555-2/26/Emma_Rixon.aspx Emma Rixon: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
  14. http://lpr.oxfordjournals.org/content/2/1/47.full.pdf Forensic intelligence and crime analysis - Law, Probability and Risk
  15. http://www.forensicmag.com/product-releases/2013/04/software-module-evaluation-traces#.Ux0f8M6V7Sg Software Module for Evaluation of Traces
  16. http://www.glovemanufacturer.com/products/rubber-gloves Rubber Gloves
  17. http://www.makingrebeccalynne.com/2011/10/serial-killer-sewing-fmq-friday.html Serial Killer Sewing: FMQ Friday
  18. http://www.chacha.com/question/do-latex-gloves-conceal-fingerprints%3F-if-so%2C-why Do latex gloves conceal fingerprints? If so, Why?
  19. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2012-12-14. Personal Identification: Fingerprints
  20. http://tombguard.org/society/faq/ SOCIETY OF THE HONOR GUARD: Frequently Asked Questions
  21. http://gripswell.com/faq.php Frequently Asked Questions
  22. http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2426114/Eleni-Pachou-murder-trial.html?print=yes Blood is ‘linked’ to Eleni accused
  23. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-05-22. Crime Labs
  24. http://onin.com/fp/lpcollection.html Latent Print Evidence Collection Guidance...
  25. http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?page=2&xmldoc=1993387187AD2d200_1355.xml&docbase=CSLWAR2-1986-2006&SizeDisp=7 PEOPLE v. QUARLES: 187 A.D.2d 200 (1993): Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fourth Department: February 5, 1993
  26. In the Court of Appeals of Georgia: A13A2296. MASON v. THE STATE
  27. http://www.clpex.com/Articles/TheDetail/1-99/TheDetail52.htm Glove Analysis Using ACE-V and Adobe Photoshop
  28. http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2009/11/22/news/doc4b08a94a9ddfc063624770.txt?viewmode=default Madison Heights teenager charged in home break-ins
  29. http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/articles/2011/05/27/20110527rock-burglar-arrest-arizona.html Sheriff's Office: Suspected 'rock burglar' arrested in Phoenix
  30. http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/05211402nhv.pdf Jacob Herron v. State of Indiana - IN.gov
  31. http://www.torontosun.com/2013/12/06/high-river-gun-grab-a-massive-breach-of-civil-rights High River Gun Grab a massive breach of civil rights
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Glove prints , also sometimes described as gloveprints or glove marks , are latent, fingerprint-like impressions that are transferred to a surface or object by an individual who is wearing gloves . Many criminals often wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints , which makes the crime investigation more difficult. Although the gloves act as a protective covering for the wearer's prints, the gloves themselves can leave prints that are just as unique as human fingerprints, thus betraying the wearer. After collecting glove prints, law enforcement can then match them to gloves that they have collected as evidence as well as glove prints retrieved from other crime scenes. History Since the advent of fingerprint detection, many criminals have resorted to the wearing of gloves during the commission of their crimes in order to avoid leaving their fingerprints as evidence. In the era prior to contemporary advances in forensic science , the simple act of covering the hands often assured criminal assailants their anonymi ...more...



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Palm print

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A palm print refers to an image acquired of the palm region of the hand . It can be either an online image (i.e. taken by a scanner or CCD ) or offline image where the image is taken with ink and paper . The palm itself consists of principal lines, wrinkles (secondary lines), and epidermal ridges . It differs to a fingerprint in that it also contains other information such as texture, indents and marks which can be used when comparing one palm to another. Palm prints can be used for criminal, forensic, or commercial applications. Palm prints, typically from the butt of the palm, are often found at crime scenes as the result of the offender's gloves slipping during the commission of the crime, and thus exposing part of the unprotected hand. References Media related to Palm prints at Wikimedia Commons Zhang, D. (2004). Palmprint Authentication, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Fisher, Barry A.J. Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation. Boca Raton, CRC Press. 2004. ISBN   0-8493-1691-X "FBI — Forensic Spotlight: A Ne ...more...



Kit (association football)

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In association football , kit (also referred to as strip or soccer uniform ) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. The sport's Laws of the Game specify the minimum kit which a player must use, and also prohibit the use of anything that is dangerous to either the player or another participant. Individual competitions may stipulate further restrictions, such as regulating the size of logos displayed on shirts and stating that, in the event of a match between teams with identical or similar colours, the away team must change to different coloured attire . Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players' surnames or nicknames on their shirts, abov ...more...



Photographic print toning

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A sepia-toned photograph taken in England in 1895 Aerial view of downtown Houston 1977 A digitally sepia-toned image taken in 2007 A digitally sepia-toned image taken in 2011 of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid In photography , toning is a method of changing the color of black-and-white photographs. In analog photography , it is a chemical process carried out on silver-based photographic prints . This darkroom process cannot be performed with a color photograph. The effects of this process can be emulated with software in digital photography . There is debate whether a toned black-and-white photograph should be considered to still be black-and-white, as simply being monochromatic is not a sufficient condition for an image to count as black-and-white. Chemical toning Most toners work by replacing the metallic silver in the emulsion with a silver compound, such as silver sulfide (AgS) in the case of sepia toning. The compound may be more stable than metallic silver and may also have a different color or tone. D ...more...



3D printing

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A MakerBot three-dimensional printer. 3D printing , also known as additive manufacturing ( AM ), refers to processes used to create a three-dimensional object in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create an object, with material being added together (such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together). Objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and typically are produced using digital model data from a 3D model or another electronic data source such as an Additive Manufacturing File (AMF) file (usually in sequential layers). Stereolithography (STL) is one of the most common file types that is used for 3D Printing. Thus, unlike material removed from a stock in the conventional machining process, 3D printing or AM builds a three-dimensional object from computer-aided design (CAD) model or AMF file, usually by successively adding material layer by layer. The term "3D printing" originally referred to a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with in ...more...



Personally identifiable information

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Personally identifiable information ( PII ), or sensitive personal information ( SPI ), as used in information security and privacy laws, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. The abbreviation PII is widely accepted in the U.S. context, but the phrase it abbreviates has four common variants based on personal / personally, and identifiable / identifying. Not all are equivalent, and for legal purposes the effective definitions vary depending on the jurisdiction and the purposes for which the term is being used. (In other countries with privacy protection laws derived from the OECD privacy principles, the term used is more often "personal information", which may be somewhat broader: in Australia's Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) "personal information" also includes information from which the person's identity is "reasonably ascertainable", potentially covering some information not covered by PII.) I ...more...



Eightball (comics)

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Eightball is a comic book by Daniel Clowes and published by Fantagraphics Books . It ran from 1989 to 2004. The first issue appeared soon after the end of Clowes's previous comic book, Lloyd Llewellyn . Eightball has been among the best-selling series in alternative comics . Early issues of Eightball feature a mixture of very short, often crudely humorous comics ("Zubrick and Pogeybait", " The Sensual Santa "), topical rants and satires (" Art School Confidential ", "On Sports"), longer, more reflective self-contained stories ("Caricature", "Immortal Invisible"), and serialized works. The first extended story serialized in Eightball was Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron , which ran in issues #1–10. Glove was followed by Ghost World (issues #11–18). Beginning with #19 each issue of Eightball has been devoted to a single storyline, as opposed to the more eclectic format of the earlier issues. Issues #19–21 serialized the graphic novel David Boring , while issues #22 and 23 each consisted of a collection of short ...more...



Johnstown (city), New York

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Johnstown is a city and the county seat of Fulton County in the U.S. state of New York . As of the 2010 Census , the city had population of 8,743. The city was named after its founder, Sir William Johnson . The city of Johnstown is mostly surrounded by the town of Johnstown , of which it was once a part when it was a village . Also adjacent to the city is the city of Gloversville . The two cities are together known as the "Glove Cities". They are known for their history of specialty manufacturing. Johnstown is located approximately 45 miles (72 km) west of Albany , about one-third of the way between Albany and the Finger Lakes region to the west. History Early colonial history Johnstown, originally "John's Town", was founded in 1762 by Sir William Johnson , a Baronet who named it after his son John Johnson. William Johnson came to the British colony of New York from Ireland in 1732. He was a trader who learned American Indian languages and culture, forming close relationships with many Native American lead ...more...



The Glover Park Group

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The Glover Park Group is an American communications consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 2001 by former White House and Democratic campaign officials Carter Eskew , Michael Feldman , Joe Lockhart and Chip Smith . The firm is known for its public relations , advertising , opinion research, and lobbying services. Operations The firm's services include public relations, advertising, marketing, government relations and policy counsel, crisis management and opinion research. The firm provides integrated strategic communications and advocacy services to corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations, governments and issue and industry coalitions. Notable clients have included the National Football League , Pfizer , the United States Telecom Association , Visa , the Alliance for Climate Protection , Microsoft and Verizon Wireless . The firm's leadership includes founding partners Carter Eskew, Michael Feldman, Joe Lockhart , Chip Smith , and former White Hous ...more...



Resort wear

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Resort wear is a clothing style, as well as a year-round fashion "season". Sometimes known as "cruise wear", it was collections only to very affluent customers who were expected to spend the post-Christmas/New Year's weeks in warm-weather climates. More recently, designers, store buyers, and the media are viewing "resort wear" as a specialized year-round clothing style and fashion season. There are some important reasons for this. Areas such as Las Vegas , Marbella , Bahamas , Palm Beach , San Juan , and the San Barth and the Mustique Islands were holiday destinations, but they are now places of year-round living for more affluent customers. From the spectacular resort destinations of Dubai , South Africa and Thailand, to the Spanish Coast, Costa Rica and the Greek Islands, resort wear popularity is growing and it is not surprising to see Hawaiian shirts being worn on the Mexican Riviera. It has become a cross-cultural style that signifies relaxation, affluence, and appreciation of nature which displays a sen ...more...



Fencing

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Fencing is a sport in which two competitors fight using ' rapier -style' swords , called the foil , the épée , and the sabre ; winning points are made through the contact with an opponent. Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship , the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing , and the French school later refining the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each uses a different kind of weapon and has different rules, this way the sport itself is divided into three competitive scenes: foil, épée, and sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialize in one weapon only. Competitive fencing is one of the five activities which have been featured in every modern Olympic Games , the other four being athletics , cycling , swimming , and gymnastics . Competitive fencing Governing body Fencing is governed by Fédération ...more...



The Golden Glove (folk song)

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The Golden Glove ( Roud 141, Laws N20) is an English folk song also popular in Scotland, Ireland and North America. It tells the tale of a young woman who falls in love with a farmer and devises a somewhat far-fetched ruse to win his love. This song is also known as Dog and Gun and The Squire of Tamworth Synopsis A squire is engaged to be married to a nobleman's daughter. A farmer is chosen to "give her away" but when she meets him she falls in love with him. She calls off the wedding, Putting on a man's coat, waistcoat and breeches she goes out hunting with "dog and gun" instead. She ofttimes fired but nothing she killed, Until the young farmer came into the field She asks him why he isn't at the wedding to give the bride away, but he confesses he loves the bride himself. Sometimes at this point the farmer says he would be willing to fight for his love: "I thought you had been at the wedding" she cried, "To wait on the Squi-er and give him his bride." "Oh no," said the farmer, "I'll take sword in hand And by ...more...



Howie Mandel

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Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host. He is known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal , as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. In 1987, Mandel starred alongside Amy Steel in the comedy film Walk Like a Man . Before his career as a game show host, Mandel was best known for his role as rowdy ER intern Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere . He is also well known for being the creator and star of the children's cartoon Bobby's World , as well as a judge on NBC 's America's Got Talent . Early life Mandel was born and lived in the Willowdale area of Toronto , Ontario. Mandel is Jewish (his ancestors emigrated from Romania and Poland) and a distant cousin to violinist Itzhak Perlman . His father was a lighting manufacturer and a real estate agent. After getting expelled from his high school ( William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute ) for impersonating a member of the school board and signing a cons ...more...



Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion

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The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion was a television signal hijacking that occurred in Chicago , Illinois , United States, on the evening of November 22, 1987, involving at least two unknown individuals. It is an example of what is known in the television business as broadcast signal intrusion . Two Chicago television stations had their broadcast signals hijacked by an unknown person wearing a Max Headroom mask and sunglasses. A homemade Max Headroom background rocked back and forth in the background. The intruder was successful in interrupting two broadcast television stations within the course of three hours. The first incident took place for 25 seconds during the sportscast on the 9 O'Clock news on WGN-TV Channel 9, and the second, two hours later, after 11 o'clock on PBS affiliate WTTW Channel 11 for about 90 seconds during a broadcast of the Doctor Who episode " Horror of Fang Rock ". The second pirate broadcast, which lasted 90 seconds and was pre-recorded on videotape, featured the individual p ...more...



Kalamkari

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Kalamkari or qalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile , produced in Iran and India. Its name originates in the Persian , قلمکار which is derived from the words qalam ( pen ) and kari ( craftmanship ), meaning drawing with a pen. Only natural dyes are used in kalamkari and it involves seventeen steps.They are beautiful sarees. Started originally in the Sasani era in Iran (almost 2500 years ago), there are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - the Srikalahasti style and the Machilipatnam style. The Srikalahasti style of kalamkari(Kalankari), wherein the "kalam" or pen is used for freehand drawing of the subject and filling in the colors, is entirely hand worked. This style flowered around temples and their patronage and so had an almost religious identity - scrolls, temple hangings, chariot banners and the like, depicted deities and scenes taken from the Hindu epics - Ramayana , Mahabharata , Puranas and the mythological classics. This style owes its present status to Kam ...more...



Ready Player One

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Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline . The story, set in a dystopian 2044, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit a fortune in a world wrecked by an energy crisis . Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June 2010, in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House ). The book was published on August 16, 2011. An audiobook was released the same day; it was narrated by Wil Wheaton , who was mentioned briefly in one of the chapters. In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association and won the 2012 Prometheus Award . A film adaptation , directed by Steven Spielberg , is currently in production, and slated to premiere on March 30, 2018. Setting In the year 2044, the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of f ...more...



Louis Joseph, Dauphin of France

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Louis Joseph de France (Louis Joseph Xavier François; 22 October 1781 – 4 June 1789) was the second child and elder son of King Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette . As son of a king of France, he was a fils de France ("Son of France"), and as the eldest son and heir apparent, he was Dauphin of France , (the twenty-sixth " crown prince " of the Capetian and Bourbon monarchies). Louis Joseph died at age seven of tuberculosis and was succeeded as Dauphin de France by his four-year-old brother Louis-Charles . Biography Louis Joseph Xavier François de France was born at the Palace of Versailles on 22 October 1781. He was named after his maternal uncle, Joseph II . The new-born was the long-awaited Dauphin, successor to his father to the throne of France, as the Salic Law , excluding women from acceding the throne, applied to his elder sister, Marie Thérèse Charlotte , Madame Royale . The birth of Louis Joseph ruined the hopes of his uncle, the comte de Provence , of succeeding his brother Louis XVI. His priv ...more...



Fingerprint powder

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Fingerprint powders are fine powders used in dusting for fingerprints by crime scene investigators and others in law enforcement. The process of dusting for fingerprints involves various methods intended to get the particles of the powder to adhere to residue left by friction ridge skin on the fingers, palms, or feet. Physical development of fingerprints using powders is just one of a selection of methods used to develop fingerprints. Fingerprints often leave residues of oils in the shape of the friction ridges, but the friction ridge skin itself does not secrete oils, and so some fingerprints will only leave a residue of amino acids and other compounds which the powder does not adhere to well. For this reason, 'dusting' is used as part of an array of techniques to develop fingerprints, but is often used on larger areas in a crime scene which cannot be removed for analysis, or cannot be subject to more rigorous analysis for other reasons. Fingerprint powders have various formulations, and the appropriate powd ...more...



List of Grauman's Chinese Theatre handprint ceremonies

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Cocktail dress

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American Cocktail Dress 1950s After World War I , the idea of the “working woman” became popular. Since 1929, it was more common to see women in a social atmosphere. With the help of liberation organizations, the idea of a "modern woman" began to rise, and soon the "drinking woman" could be seen in business settings. Companies increasingly hosted cocktail parties to have an entertaining environment for employees and customers to mingle. These parties usually began after 5:00 P.M. Since guests are expected to walk around and meet people, clothes made for these occasions are often functional and comfortable. A cocktail dress could be worn to any event in the late afternoon as long as the accessories matched the time of day. This practical and fashionable garment became a popular uniform for progressive elite women in the 1920s. History During the 1920s, French couture's clientele consisted mainly of American department stores that reproduced French designs and promoted French designers. This caused French des ...more...



Childish Gambino discography

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The discography of hip hop recording artist Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) comprises three studio albums , seven mixtapes , and two EPs . After releasing his first five mixtapes and EP independently, he signed to Glassnote Records and released Camp (2011), his first album on a major record label . Albums Studio albums Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications US US R&B /HH US Rap AUS BEL (FL) CAN NL NZ UK Camp Released: November 15, 2011 Label: Glassnote , Universal Formats: CD , LP , digital download 11 2 2 99 — 22 — — — US: 242,000 Because the Internet Released: December 10, 2013 Label: Glassnote, Island , Universal Formats: CD, LP, digital download 7 3 1 37 — 12 — — 107 US: 525,000 RIAA : Gold BPI : Silver "Awaken, My Love!" Released: December 2, 2016 Label: Glassnote, Island, Universal Formats: CD, LP, digital download 5 2 — 9 76 7 33 21 34 US: 100,000 RIAA: Gold MC : Gold Mixtapes Title Mixtape details Sick Boi Released: June 5, 2008 Self-released Format: Digital download Poin ...more...



Space suit

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Orlan space suit , worn by astronaut Michael Fincke outside the International Space Station Apollo A7L space suit worn by astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Apollo 11 A space suit is a garment worn to keep a human alive in the harsh environment of outer space , vacuum and temperature extremes. Space suits are often worn inside spacecraft as a safety precaution in case of loss of cabin pressure , and are necessary for extravehicular activity (EVA), work done outside spacecraft. Space suits have been worn for such work in Earth orbit, on the surface of the Moon , and en route back to Earth from the Moon. Modern space suits augment the basic pressure garment with a complex system of equipment and environmental systems designed to keep the wearer comfortable, and to minimize the effort required to bend the limbs, resisting a soft pressure garment's natural tendency to stiffen against the vacuum. A self-contained oxygen supply and environmental control system is frequently employed to allow complete freedom of movement, ind ...more...



Catsuit

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Promotional models in sleeveless catsuits A catsuit is a one-piece form-fitting garment that covers the torso and the legs, and frequently the arms. They are usually made from stretchable material, such as lycra , chiffon , spandex (after 1959), latex , or velour , but may use less elastic materials, such as leather or PVC . Catsuits frequently close using a zipper at the front or back, or are pulled on over the neck opening. Catsuits are most commonly worn by women, but are also worn by men. A catsuit is regarded as outerwear , but not normally street wear . History and usage Catsuits first made an appearance around the 1940s, and were occasionally worn as a fashion item at various times from the 1960s to the 1990s. During the 1970s and 1980s, they were worn for aerobics and disco dancing . Around 1980, disco dance catsuits briefly became a street fashion item in the United Kingdom . Athletes in sports such as speed skating , bobsled , winter triathlon , ski-racing , cycling and gymnastics wear garments sim ...more...



Glover, Vermont

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Glover is a town in Orleans County , Vermont , in the United States . As of the 2000 census the town's population was 966. It contains two unincorporated villages, Glover and West Glover. The town is named for Brigadier General John Glover , who served in the American Revolutionary War . He was the prime proprietor of the town. Glover is home of the Bread & Puppet Museum . Geography According to the United States Census Bureau , the town has a total area of 38.6 square miles (100.0 km ), of which 37.9 square miles (98.1 km ) is land and 0.7 square mile (1.9 km ) (1.92%) is water. The surface of the town is uneven, with hills and valleys. The highest elevation is Black Hills, at 2,258 feet (688 m), in the south part of town. The town drains northward via the northern branches of the Barton River , and southward via branches of the Passumpsic, Lamoille, and Black Rivers, which have their sources here. Four ponds of considerable size also are found here, Parker Pond , in the north, Stone's and Clark's pon ...more...



History of printing

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The history of printing goes back to the duplication of images by means of stamps in very early times. The use of round seals for rolling an impression into clay tablets goes back to early Mesopotamian civilization before 3000 BCE, they feature complex and beautiful images. In both China and Egypt, the use of small stamps for seals preceded the use of larger blocks. In China, India and Europe, printing on cloth certainly preceded printing on paper or papyrus. The process is essentially the same: in Europe special presentation impressions of prints were often printed on silk until the 17th century. The development of printing has made it possible for books, newspapers, magazines, and other reading materials to be produced in great numbers, and it plays an important role in promoting literacy. Stencil Hands at the Cuevas de las Manos upon Río Pinturas, near the town of Perito Moreno in Santa Cruz Province , Argentina . Hand stencils , made by blowing pigment over a hand held against a wall, have been found in A ...more...



Spencer Hastings

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Spencer Hastings is a fictional character , one of the five main characters who appeared in the Pretty Little Liars novels and its television adaptation . Created in 2006 by American writer Sara Shepard , she is member of the group known as the Liars , and is best friend to the four other members, who are also protagonists . The character was developed for television by the series' showrunner I. Marlene King , and appeared in each of the show’s 160 episodes during its seven-years-long run, from its premiere on June 8, 2010 to its finale on June 27, 2017. Spencer is known in the fictional town of Rosewood for her sophisticated charm and dedication to life goals. She is part of the extremely rich, powerful, old family Hastings; Spencer's parents, Veronica and Peter, are both linked to politics and her sister, Melissa , is likewise intelligent and uses her sarcasm and success to affect Spencer psychologically whenever possible. Spencer's characteristics and story have the same methodology in both books and telev ...more...



Steve Backshall

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Stephen James "Steve" Backshall (born 21 April 1973) is a BAFTA -winning English naturalist , writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV 's Deadly 60 . His other BBC work includes being part of the expedition teams in Lost Land of the Tiger , Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar . He has worked for the National Geographic Channel and the Discovery Channel . He has published three novels for children and several non-fiction works. Early life Backshall's parents worked for British Airways , and he was brought up on a smallholding in Bagshot surrounded by rescue animals. Backshall attended Collingwood College in Camberley and he also attended Salesian College, Farnborough for his 6th form life. He backpacked solo around Asia, India and Africa. After this he studied English and Theatre Studies at the University of Exeter , followed by biology at the Open University . He studied martial arts in Japan for a year, gaining a black belt in judo and a brown belt in karate . He is also fluent ...more...



Booboo Stewart

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Nils Allen "Booboo" Stewart Jr. (born January 21, 1994) is an American actor. He is known for playing Seth Clearwater , a shapeshifter in The Twilight Saga , Warpath in X-Men: Days of Future Past , and Jay in the Disney television films Descendants and Descendants 2 . Early life Nils Allen Stewart Jr. was born in Beverly Hills , California . His father, Nils Allen Stewart, is a professional stuntman. He has Japanese , Chinese , and Korean ancestry on his mother's side and Russian , Scottish , and Blackfoot ancestry on his father's side. Stewart was in a band named "Echoes of Angels" and toured with his mother and grandmother, who were known as "TSC" (The Stewart Clan). Career Early career During 2006–2010 Stewart appeared or starred in several independent , direct-to-video , or TV films . He also hosted six episodes of the children's show Blue Dolphin Kids in Hawaii, and did stunt work on several films including the 2006 film Zoom and the 2007 film Beowulf . He had roles on episodes of Steve Harvey's Big Ti ...more...



Auction

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An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An American auctioneer at a livestock auction, November 2010 An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid , taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. The open ascending price auction is arguably the most common form of auction in use today. Participants bid openly against one another, with each subsequent bid required to be higher than the previous bid. An auctioneer may announce prices, bidders may call out their bids themselves (or have a proxy call out a bid on their behalf), or bids may be submitted electronically with the highest current bid publicly displayed. In a Dutch auction , the auctioneer begins with a high asking price for some quantity of like items; the price is lowered until a participant is willing to accept the auctioneer's price for some quantity of the goods in the lot or until the seller's reserve price is met. While auctions are most associated in the public ...more...



Polyvinyl chloride

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Polyvinyl chloride ( ), also known as polyvinyl or vinyl , commonly abbreviated PVC , is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer , after polyethylene and polypropylene . PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid (sometimes abbreviated as RPVC) and flexible. The rigid form of PVC is used in construction for pipe and in profile applications such as doors and windows. It is also used for bottles, other non-food packaging, and cards (such as bank or membership cards). It can be made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers , the most widely used being phthalates . In this form, it is also used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, imitation leather, signage, phonograph records, inflatable products, and many applications where it replaces rubber. Pure polyvinyl chloride is a white, brittle solid. It is insoluble in alcohol but slightly soluble in tetrahydrofuran . Discovery PVC was accidentally synthesized in 1872 by German chemist Eugen Baumann . The polymer appeared as ...more...



The Hand in the Glove

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The Hand in the Glove (British title Crime on Her Hands) is a Dol Bonner mystery novel by Rex Stout . It was first published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., in 1937 , and later in paperback by Dell as mapback #177 and, later, by other publishers. Collins Crime Club published the novel in the UK in November 1939 as Crime on Her Hands. Plot summary Theodolinda "Dol" Bonner is half of the Bonner and Raffray Detective Agency. She claims to have been "inoculated against" men and has no use for them, even her perennial suitor, newspaperman Len Chisholm. Her business partner, Sylvia Raffray, doesn't know much about detection but is the firm's financial backer. As the story begins, Len has just been fired from his job at the instigation of Sylvia's guardian, financier P.L. Storrs, who also controls Sylvia's money for the next six months and thus insists that she withdraw her financial support of the detective agency. Strangely, Storrs asks Dol Bonner to join a house party at his place in the country. Other family me ...more...



Conan II, Duke of Brittany

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Conan II of Rennes (c. 1033 – 11 December 1066) was Duke of Brittany , from 1040 to his death. Conan was the eldest child and heir of Alan III, Duke of Brittany by his wife Bertha of Blois , and member of the House of Rennes . He was the elder brother of Hawise , who succeeded him as suo jure duchess. Duke of Brittany Conan II faced a daunting series of challenges to assert his rule as Duke of Brittany. His father Duke Alan III had died when Conan was still a minor, his grandfather Duke Geoffrey I's attempts at an alliance with Normandy had been reduced to border skirmishes, his uncle Odo challenged his right to rule and he faced a rebellion from Breton nobles, notably Rivallon I of Dol . Conan's inheritance was usurped by his uncle, Odo , who initially ruled Brittany as regent during Conan's minority. However, by the time Conan reached his majority his uncle Odo refused to give up his authority. By 1057 Conan captured his uncle, whom he then had chained and imprisoned. The Bayeaux Tapestry 's Battle of Din ...more...



Paula Scher

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Paula Scher (born October 6, 1948, Washington D.C) is an American graphic designer, painter and art educator in design, and the first female principal at Pentagram , which she joined in 1991. Education Scher studied at the Tyler School of Art , in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1970. Life and career Scher moved to New York City and took her first job as a layout artist for Random House's children's book division. CBS Records In 1972, she was hired by CBS Records to the advertising and promotions department. After two years, she left CBS Records to pursue a more creative endeavor at a competing label, Atlantic Records , where she became the art director, designing her first album covers. A year later Scher returned to CBS as an art director for the cover department. During her eight years at CBS Records, she is credited with designing as many as 150 album covers a year. Some of those iconic album cover designs are Boston (Boston), Eric Gale (Ginseng Woman), Leonard Bernstein ( ...more...




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