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Thursday, 2 February 2023

Mio Honda rants about US imperialism

quote [ for legal reasons this is a joke ]

Mio Honda just condensed like 10 years of reading I've done into 4 minutes. Fried Chicken!
[SFW] [history] [+3 laz0r]
[by steele@8:17pmGMT] [2 comments]

James Rumsey?s Steamboat

quote [ In 1787, American engineer James Rumsey demonstrated before a crowd of local notables a peculiar boat on the Potomac River at Shepherdstown in present-day West Virginia. The boat was propelled by a steam engine, but the power of the steam did not turn any propellers nor any paddlewheel. ]

Steamboat waiting by the waterside
[SFW] [history] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:59amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Jacques Charles And The First Hydrogen Balloon

quote [ On June 4, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers gave the first public demonstration of a hot-air balloon in southern France. The balloon, made of tightened sackcloth padded with paper, rose to nearly 2 kilometers and remained airborne for 10 minutes. ]

untill I found Balloons, balloon's time, hydrogen balloon time
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 23 January 2023

When Money Doesn?t Look Like Money

quote [ A roundup of unusual types of currency, many of which don?t properly fit into a world of dollars and cents. Would you like your change in tea bricks or stones? ]

We getting different money
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 21 January 2023

The Mystery of the World?s Oldest Billboard

quote [ No one knows what it says. ]

and then put it on the billboard
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:49amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Amateur archaeologist uncovers ice age ?writing? system

quote [ ?Lunar calendar? found in caves may predate equivalent record-keeping systems by at least 10,000 years ]

Neat. Turns out those cave paintings might have served another purpose.

[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by rylex@12:15pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 11 January 2023

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings: The Building That Changed The World?s Skyline

quote [ In 1797, an extraordinary building went up in Shropshire that would change the skylines of our cities forever. Described as ?the grandfather of skyscrapers?, the Shrewsbury flax mill was the first building in the world to use an iron frame, which later developed into the modern steel frame structure used in modern buildings today. ]

There's a new world over the skyline
[SFW] [history] [+4 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Hallmark Card Sharks

quote [ How an early embrace of national advertising put Hallmark in the pole position of holiday memories. ]

Then they remember the part in the hallmark card where they read about the dreams
[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

Project HARP: The Space Cannon

quote [ When Jules Verne sent three men to the moon in his 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon, he did so in a projectile fired from a massive gun. ]

Sent into the vacuum of space by a giant cannon
[SFW] [history] [+4 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 15 December 2022

Iowa?s Ancient Apex Predator Was the ?T. rex? of Its Day

quote [ The monstrous menace known as Whatcheeria hints that our distant ancestors may have been more like us than we thought. ]

To be the apex predator
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

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