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Prosecutors drop murder charges after 5 ex-Chicago cops plan to take the 5th

Cook County prosecutors moved swiftly Wednesday to drop charges against a convicted murderer after five former Chicago cops all indicated they would take the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions in court.Hours later, Jose Maysonet, 49, walked out of Cook County Jail a free man after 27 years in custody for a double murder.The surprise announcement came despite prosecutors’ continued belief in Maysonet’s guilt, but State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s top assistant said the office could not...

Wine glasses are seven times bigger than they once were

Cersei Lannister must have missed the memo that her wine goblet should've been much smaller. Wine glasses have expanded in size nearly seven-fold over the past 300 years, scientists at the University of Cambridge found, with their growth spurt surging most sharply over the last 20 years — in line with consumption rates. The average wine glass held 66 milliliters in the 1700s and glasses today hold 449 ml, according to the study published in the journal The BMJ. They noticed that there was...

Wine glasses have gotten 7 times bigger since the 1700s, new study concludes

This likely means that people are drinking more alcohol than before — much more.Since time immemorial, wine has been a companion both in moments of happiness and moments of sadness. But as time passed, it seems we’ve grown closer and closer to this companion beverage. Modern agriculture and technology have allowed us to produce and consume more wine than ever before in history, and that’s clearly visible in our glasses. Since 1700, the average glass wine has grown from 66 milliliters to...