Larry Flynt suffered from a variety of health problems since a assassination attempt that left him a paraplegic. Flynt loved to aggravate his critics with stunts such as wearing a diaper made from an American flag to court and was involved in a number of legal battles. In the most famous, the U. Supreme Court made an important First Amendment ruling in favor of Flynt in a libel battle with evangelist Jerry Falwell. Flynt had published a fake ad in Hustler which depicted Falwell saying his first sexual encounter had been with his mother in an outhouse. In his heyday, Flynt lived a life that could have made Caligula blush.
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Hustler founder Larry Flynt dead at 78
Hustler is a monthly pornographic magazine published by Larry Flynt in the United States. Introduced in , it was a step forward from the Hustler Newsletter , originally conceived as cheap advertising for his strip club businesses at the time. The magazine grew from a shaky start to a peak circulation of around 3 million in the early s; it has since dropped to approximately , It shows explicit views of the female genitalia, becoming one of the first major US-based magazines to do so, in contrast with relatively modest publications like Playboy. Today, Hustler is still considered more explicit and more self-consciously lowbrow than such well-known competitors as Playboy and Penthouse.
Hustler founder and free-speech champion Larry Flynt dies
Galileo was an Italian physicist and astronomer. In , as he was studying medicine at the University of Pisa, he discovered he had a talent for mathematics. In , he heard about the invention of the spyglass, a device that made distant objects appear closer. Galileo used his mathematics knowledge to improve upon the spyglass and built a telescope.