cause everyone has balls
Monday, 26 September 2022

The 1904 Olympic Marathon Was The Worst Race Ever

quote [ On a hot August afternoon in 1904, with temperatures hovering above the nineties (32 degree centigrade), thirty-two men dressed largely in white t-shirts and shorts gathered at the newly constructed Francis Olympic Field in St. Louis, Missouri. They were about to take part in an event that would go down in history as the worst marathon ever ran. ]

I'm first the worst 'cause ran a race
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Sunday, 25 September 2022

The 50 Million-Year-Old Treasures of Fossil Lake

quote [ In a forbidding Wyoming desert, scientists and fortune hunters search for the surprisingly intact remains of horses and other creatures that lived long ago ]

a glass case full of lost treasures and fossils
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Friday, 23 September 2022

Lord of the Ring Prevention

quote [ The evolution of the drink coaster, which started from not-so-modest roots to become the source of many bizarre patent filings. ]

And place the coasters underneath
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Saturday, 17 September 2022

Colonizing the Cosmos: Astor?s Electrical Future

quote [ During America?s Gilded Age, the future seemed to pulse with electrical possibility. Iwan Rhys Morus follows the interplanetary safari that is John Jacob Astor?s A Journey in Other Worlds, a high-voltage scientific romance in which visions of imperialism haunt a supposedly ?perfect? future. ]

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft

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Wednesday, 14 September 2022

The Slaves of Tromelin Island

quote [ On the night of July 31, 1761, a frigate of the French East India Company named Utile, captained by Jean de La Fargue, and carrying a contraband of African slaves ran aground on a small, flat island located about 500 km north of Runion and about 450 km east of Madagascar. ]

Comme un esclave sur l'le de Tromelin
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Tuesday, 13 September 2022

The Sucky History of the Breast Pump

quote [ Efficient, double electric pumps are only 30 years young, but contraptions for expressing breast milk have been around for millennia ]

Pump my breasts up, can you suck the fat up
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Friday, 2 September 2022

The Manchester Mummy

quote [ Hannah Beswick had a morbid fear of being buried alive, and this dread was not entirely irrational. Her young brother John almost had his coffin lid closed over him when a mourner attending John?s supposed death noticed the eyelids of the ?dead body? flickering. ]

Manchester's got they own culture
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Sunday, 28 August 2022

"What is the name of a movie where two boys find a monster in their school toilet?"

quote [ That's the problem with reading a lot of stuff. The sea creatures and the furry creatures start to get mashed up after a while. ]

2008 anecdotes on self-help pop culture forum talk. Thumb via Clawmarks
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Friday, 26 August 2022

How Australia Fought The Prickly Pear Infestation

quote [ Prickly pear is a common name that refers to a number of large cactus species of the Cactaceae family that is endemic to the Americas. The shrubby, spine-covered plant grows to over twenty feet tall, and given the chance they would quickly colonize any hot, open lands with sandy soil. ]

Here we go round the prickly pear
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Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Historical Objects: The Hereford Mappa Mundi

quote [ Here at Just History Posts I love sharing a plethora of incredible historical objects, and the Hereford Mappa Mundi is a true marvel to behold. ]

Mappa mundi!
Dance in the circle
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