Archive for ‘history’

February 16, 2018

Let’s take a ride back to when the world made sense

by allthoughtswork

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February 11, 2018

Balls of Courage

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Nope, not that kind of ball–and not that kind of courage, either. This gives a whole new meaning to the term “poop chute.”

February 6, 2018

the Emancipation of Women

by duncanr

This year marks the centenary of some women getting the vote in parliamentary elections in England and 90 years since women got to vote on equal terms to men. The National Archives has a world-renowned collection of documents relating to the 20th century women’s suffrage movement and their 100 web portal has officially gone livehttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

February 6, 2018

Historical Status Updates

by duncanr


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January 31, 2018

They moved the gravestones, but they didn’t move the bodies

by allthoughtswork

An 1876 map showing Laurel Cemetery.

It was an historic Baltimore, Maryland, cemetery, dating back to 1852, full of famous names and firsts. Businessmen decided on a mini-mall, instead, and moved in for a real estate kill. They promised to relocate all remains. They didn’t.

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January 23, 2018

Climate change creates monsters

by allthoughtswork

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It all started when writers Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, and John William Polidori were vacationing at a villa overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland during that gawdawful time in history called The Year Without Summer.

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January 23, 2018

Mold-a-Rama

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No, it’s not one of Portland, Oregon’s, pet names, it’s that weird machine you used to see at zoos and fairs.

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January 22, 2018

Thank Tippi for your French tips

by allthoughtswork

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40 years ago, Tippi Hedron flew in her personal manicurist to teach the trade to Vietnamese women in refugee camps during the Vietnam War. 

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January 22, 2018

All dumb blondes are British

by allthoughtswork

Well, it started that way but the Kardashians kinda ran with it. 

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January 20, 2018

England’s 16th-century Trump

by allthoughtswork

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He was a bloated, pompous pile prone to overweening boasting and excess, an arrogant dick who treated his wives abysmally, proud to the end of his hideous red hair, and, yes, that was his actual helmet

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