stupid and ill-conceived. Plus, no backhand.
Wednesday, 7 June 2023

How the U.S. Almost Became a Nation of Hippo Ranchers

quote [ In 1910, a failed House bill sought to increase the availability of low-cost meat by importing hippopotamuses that would be killed to make "lake cow bacon" ]

I?m on my grind eating I?m the hungry hungry hippo
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 29 May 2023

The Hunt for the Atlantic?s Most Infamous Slave Shipwreck

quote [ Nearly 200 years ago, the slave ship Guerrero sunk, killing forty-one Africans. The wreck vanished. Until now. A group of divers led by Ken Stewart, a Black man in his seventies, believe they found it in the Florida Keys. But in a state that banned critical race theory, telling this story is suddenly complicated. ]

I remember on the slave ship
[SFW] [history] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 25 May 2023

1764 Woldegk Tornado: The Strongest in History

quote [ On June 29, 1764, almost the entire town of Woldegk was in church attending a day of repentance and prayer. Also known as Bu- und Bettag, it is a public holiday celebrated in Saxony where German people go to the church to pray and show remorse for their sins and reflect on their faith in God. ]

Yeah, there's a tornado
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:35amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Consider the Jackalope

quote [ What is a jackalope, and what?s its origin story? You might be surprised to learn this cryptid helped us solve a form of cancer. ]

In a jackalope space, on a jackalope high
[SFW] [history] [+3 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

The Mysterious Dodecahedrons of the Roman Empire

quote [ The first of many of these puzzling objects was unearthed almost three centuries ago, and we still don't know what they were for. ]

Life inside the biosphere, dodecahedron fever
[SFW] [history] [+2 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 22 May 2023

Nub City: aka Vernon, FL

quote [ What comes to mind when I say ?Nub City?? No, it is not a city of squids. In fact, it is a nickname give to the small town of Vernon, Florida, for a very literal reason.

You see, a disturbingly large proportion of Vernon?s residents used to have actual nubs in place of where they once had normal limbs. But why, you ask? Good question. As Davis says, ?$$ talks bro.? These amputations were in fact self-inflicted so that the folks could receive big-time payouts from their insurance companies. ]

Florida has been Florida a long time... First articles about this I could find on google were dated from the early 70s

[SFW] [history] [+3 Informative]
[by rylex@3:40pmGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Why Phyllis Rode Aristotle Around Like a Horse

quote [ In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, there is a bronze aquamanile, or water jug, dating from the late 14th or early 15th century. The aquamanile depicts a woman riding an older man, with the old man on all his fours and the woman sitting on his back. ]

Pull the Aristotle throttle
[NSFW] [history] [+2 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

It's That Special Day! Again.

quote [ Hearty, mouthwatering pastrami, corned beef, and brisket sandwiches paired with knishes, black and white cookies, New York cheesecake, and more! ]

Come on down to Mookie's New York Deli in beautiful downtown Cary, North Carolina to eponymously celebrate the biological expulsion of one of our very own!

[SFW] [history] [+3 Original]
[by midden@12:24pmGMT] [26 comments]

Monday, 15 May 2023

A Brief Cultural History of Sun Tanning

quote [ When a lithe ?It-Girl? Coco Chanel stepped off a yacht in Cannes with an accidental suntan in 1923, many would argue it was the moment that sunbathing became a cultural phenomenon. ]

Way to lit, like we just went tanning
[NSFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 12 May 2023

Girolamo Segato?s Mysterious Petrified Mummies

quote [ For thousands of years, different cultures across continents have successfully preserved bodies of their ancestors. For the Egyptians, mummification was an integral part of the rituals for the dead and an important requirement to living well in the afterlife. In Christian tradition, bodies of saints were preserved and venerated. ]

And the mummies electric slide
[NSFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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