if she's good enough to be my friend, she's good enough for my junk
Tuesday, 21 May 2024

How Viking-Age Hunters Took Down the Biggest Animal on Earth

quote [ New research suggests that medieval Icelanders were scavenging and likely even hunting blue whales long before industrial whaling technology. ]

I am a Viking of some note
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 20 May 2024

Priss Fotheringham: London?s Second Best Whore

quote [ At the corner of Whitecross Street and Old Street in East London, on the walls above Jane Roe Kitchen, you?ll see a commemorative blue plaque dedicated to a certain Miss Priss Fotheringham, who has laid claim to the rather salacious title of ?the second best whore in the city.? ]

Join the chorus of the second best (second best)
[NSFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 19 May 2024

How men evolved to care for babies ? before society got in the way

quote [ Hrdy argues that men were more involved in childcare before the invention of agriculture, and the ethnographic data from contemporary hunter-gather populations support her conclusion. Once agriculture was adopted ? bringing with it the need to protect resources such as land and livestock ? men tended to remain near their kin, whereas women moved away from their families when they married. ]

Interesting research on the history of parental roles
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:54pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 16 May 2024

Same as It Ever Was?: Eternal Recurrence in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy

quote [ While Friedrich Nietzsche popularised the notion of an ?eternal return? ? in which one?s life would occur again, forever, exactly as it did before ? the concept was itself a repetition. Claire Hall explores various shades of this idea in ancient philosophy, from Pythagorean metempsychosis to Stoic predictions about a cosmological reset. ]

Locked in an eternal recurrence, we are the wanton servants
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:47pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 9 May 2024

American Carnage

quote [ Listen to American Carnage on Spotify. A podcast about the history of political violence in the United States, launching with a five-part series on the radical abolitionist John Brown. ]

Happy John Brown Day!?
[SFW] [history] [+3 Informative]
[by steele@11:35pmGMT] [0 comments]



Tuesday, 7 May 2024

Penistone: The Worst Accident Black-spot on The British Railway Network

quote [ Approximately 40 kilometers southwest of Leeds and 50 kilometers east of Manchester, nestled in the foothills of the Pennine Hills, you'll find the unfortunately named town of Penistone. The town was originally called Peningston, which likely meant "the farmstead at the hill called Penning," in recognition of the prominent ridge to the town's south. ]

I haven't been to Penistone or Featherstone
[SFW] [history] [+1 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:08amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 3 May 2024

Professor Megalow?s Dinosaur Bones: Richard Owen and Victorian Literature

quote [ Richard Owen, the Victorian scientist who first named the ?dinosaurs?, claimed that he could identify an animal, even an extinct one, from inspecting a single bone. Richard Fallon revisits other Owen-inspired fictions ? by R. D. Blackmore, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Charles Kingsley ? and finds literature layered with scientific, religious, and political interventions, spurred by the discovery of prehistoric life. ]

All these dino bones
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:57amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Inside the Decades Long Hunt for the Mongolian Death Worm

quote [ Some say the true death worm has already been found?slithering beneath the sands of the Gobi. ]

This funky little worm will be the death of me
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 29 April 2024

How the Great Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

quote [ Sixty years ago, the largest earthquake in U.S. history shocked geologists. It?s still driving scientific discoveries today ]

Through the shake of an earthquake
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:40amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

The Swinging Cabin of SS Bessemer

quote [ English inventor Sir Henry Bessemer, renowned for his groundbreaking steel manufacturing process that still bears his name, once lamented, ?Few persons have suffered more severely than I have from sea sickness.? ]

Stormin' makin waves till I'm gettin' motion sickness
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]



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