Posts tagged ‘history’

April 27, 2020

My god, the parallels to COVID-19 are eerie

by allthoughtswork

Watch this documentary on the 1918 flu pandemic and you’re gonna think you’re being punked.

Everything that’s happening now has happened before–the masks, the social distancing, the run on goods, the scientists the world over desperately looking for a cure, the weird-ass folk remedies, the collapse of society in some places, mass graves.

That pandemic ended, obviously, but the solution was kind of depressing.

February 17, 2019

Ancient Earth

by duncanr

visit this website – ancient earth – enter an address or a region, and select a date ranging from zero to 750 million years ago to see how the Earth looked back then

September 23, 2018

Cheers !

by duncanr

UNSPECIFIED – CIRCA 1900: Egyptian civilization, Old Kingdom, Dynasty IV. Painted limestone statuette of a woman making beer. From Giza. (Photo By DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI/De Agostini/Getty Images)

reason for men to be thankful to women?

see –

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August 27, 2018

History of London: Paper Origami Animation

by duncanr

August 8, 2018

Glasgow’s drying green: Now twice as dry and half as green!

by allthoughtswork

Image result for glasgow drying green


The place where Duncan’s ma would hang up his kit to dry hasn’t seen a pair of his tighty-whities in decades. Which is unfortunate because, the climate being what it is, he could probably dry the entire contents of his lingerie drawer now in minutes.

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April 27, 2018

Spending a Day on Earth: Past and Future

by duncanr



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March 19, 2018

What is Beauty?

by duncanr

video examines changing definition of a beautiful women from 28000 BC – AD 2018

[accompanying audio, I found quite grating – might want to turn your volume down (or OFF) when watching video]

November 23, 2017

No Thanks Given

by duncanr

many turkeys, and americans, will be getting stuffed today

some americans, however, regard today as one of . . .

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February 5, 2016

Naziism and Western Greed

by duncanr

[thanks to ratty for drawing our attention to this vid – found

– reporting links between some rich and powerful historical figures and the Nazis

hhmmm, and was part of the reason the USA was so slow to join the war against Nazi Germany because some folk with politicians in their pocket were making a nice profit supplying weapons and equipment to both the Allies and the Nazis – or am I being too cynical ?

October 30, 2014

Living in the Past

by duncanr

8 things we used to do in the past that are illegal or frowned upon now

P.S. check out the Youtube comments following this vid – Larry Bundy Jr lists another thing you can’t do now, but could back then . . .

9. Using Irish people as candles – be shure to read all the comments on this thread 😆

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