Archive for ‘history’

November 19, 2018

Oldest living tree was already 1000 years old when last woolly mammoth died

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Today's Oldest Living Tree (A Bristlecone Pine) Was Already 1,000 Years Old When The Last Wooly Mammoth Died

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Great Basin bristlecone pine located in White Mountains, California, is dated at 5067 years old. Isolated populations of woolly mammoths on Wrangel Island didn’t finally go extinct until 4,000 years ago. The small island in the Arctic Ocean served as a sanctuary for the great beasts who were forced from the mainland by humans and climate change long before.

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November 17, 2018

If you say so

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Sausage Queen, 1955

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November 11, 2018

Men cause 100% of unwanted pregnancies

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This is soooo true, particularly the part about men being historically okay with women’s suffering as long as it doesn’t affect men.

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November 8, 2018

Trump is doomed

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American women finally got the right to vote in 1920.

In 2020, a massive 100th anniversary celebration of this 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States will occur a few months before the next presidential election.

He’s doomed.

November 7, 2018

This may explain tomorrow’s election results

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November 3, 2018

Starting watching at 51:35 and VOTE, damnit!

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November 1, 2018

Snort!

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October 26, 2018

What words first appeared the year you were born?

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Merriam-Webster has a Time Traveler page to take you back to that time your parents had sex. Enjoy.

Apparently, I was born in the year of ATVs, plate tectonics, and mood disorders. Sounds about right.

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October 25, 2018

Orville Wright was alive to see Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombed by the B-29 Superfortress ‘Enola Gay’

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Orville Wright Was Still Alive When Hiroshima And Nagasaki Were Bombed (1945)

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Orville died three years later in 1948. He said in an interview:

“We dared to hope we had invented something that would bring lasting peace to the earth. But we were wrong … No, I don’t have any regrets about my part in the invention of the airplane, though no one could deplore more than I do the destruction it has caused. I feel about the airplane much the same as I do in regard to fire. That is, I regret all the terrible damage caused by fire, but I think it is good for the human race that someone discovered how to start fires and that we have learned how to put fire to thousands of important uses.”

October 24, 2018

Who did it creepier, Highgate, London, or Leadville, Colorado?

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I’ve been to the old Leadville cemetery and this video doesn’t do it justice. It goes on forever into the woods with no point of reference, you’re constantly tripping into the sunken furrows of unmarked graves, worn marble headstones jut out of the ground everywhere to stare at you like faceless ghosts, and it’s silent out there. Ain’t nobody to hear to scream.

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