Archive for ‘history’

September 17, 2018

Night wagons, meet “night soil”

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T. H. Buckley inside one of his lunch wagons.

At the turn of the century, “Night Lunch” food carts used to serve coffee and vittles while other wagons were busy carting off the city’s, uh, biologically recycled menu items. Too bad these guys didn’t team up, they’d have made a fortune both coming and going.

Just don’t mix up the carts.

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September 17, 2018

Wrong number

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Hell, I’m surprised kids even know what the coins look like that used to go into these things. When’s the last time you bought something and paid with coins?

September 10, 2018

Don’t throw away those business cards just yet….

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nazi

September 8, 2018

Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth were born in the same year

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Marilyn Monroe And Queen Elizabeth Were Born In The Same Year. Here They (Both 30 At The Time) Meet At A Movie Premier In London In October 1956

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Here they are in 1956, both 30, meeting in London at the movie premier of The Battle of the River Plate. Yeah, I never heard of it, either.

September 8, 2018

Also represents direction texting sends communication skills

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Modern times

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August 30, 2018

Custer was going down while the Brooklyn Bridge was going up

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The Brooklyn Bridge Was Being Built During The Battle Of Little Bighorn (1876)

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“‘Custer’s Last Stand’ at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 took place at the same time that the world’s first steel wire suspension bridge, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, was under construction.” Mind blown.

August 28, 2018

Restaurant made from dining room of Titanic’s sister ship

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It’s just like sitting on the Titanic moments before she sank. Aim a fire hose straight at the windows and watch the guests shit themselves.

August 27, 2018

History of London: Paper Origami Animation

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August 25, 2018

Can you identify “extinct tech”?

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Congratulations, you aren’t a millennial.

August 15, 2018

Better put some ice on that burn

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Burn

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