sometimes a cigar is just a penis
Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Nedelin Catastrophe: The Worst Space-Related Disaster

quote [ The Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan is one of the busiest and the most important spaceport on earth with over a thousand satellite launches under its belt and more than one hundred fifty launches with human crews. ]

Fly to space the Cosmodrome
[SFW] [history] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:45amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

A Brief History of the Mom & Pop Business of Public Execution

quote [ In Paris, when his father died in 1644, Louis Desmorest inherited his family?s execution business at the age of 10. His mother had been part of an established execution family that had been in business for the past 100 years. Desmorest?s mother?s clan also hatched the most notable of all the execution families, the Sansons, who dealt in death for six generations, starting with Charles Sanson, who founded their dynasty in 1688, operating before, during and after the French Revolution, spawning over 200 executioners. ]

I'll meet with you there at the public execution
[SFW] [history] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 17 September 2023

Botafumeiro: The Most Famous Thurible in The World

quote [ In the Santiago de Compostela Archcathedral Basilica in Galicia, Spain, hangs a very special thurible. It is so special that it has a name of its own? Botafumeiro, and people come from around the world to watch it operate. ]

Bring the smoke in mass like a thurible
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Chasing Black Caesar, Southern Florida's Notorious Pirate

quote [ Was the terror of Biscayne Bay a man who escaped slavery, an African chieftain, or a marketing ploy that went viral? ]

Paid the cost, be the boss, Black Caesar floss
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Dead-End Hardware

quote [ Hardware and device concepts that seemed like good ideas, but ultimately led to nothing but tears. You probably know a few of these. ]

But over here it ain't nothing but hardware
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 11 September 2023

Why Historical Markers Matter

quote [ Few realize that the approval process for these outdoor signs varies widely by state and organization, enabling unsanctioned displays to slip through ]

I sat down to read a historical marker
[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

The Little-Known Land Fraud That Changed American History

quote [ Without this now-obscure land investment scheme, the Yazoo Land Affair, Georgia might have been a "super state." ]

Way down in Yazoo,
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 1 September 2023

What Became of the Ancient Greek City they Found in Afghanistan

quote [ What was once essentially a completely Greek city in the depths of Afghanistan, was lost under the desert sands for almost 2,000 years, hidden from history until its sensational rediscovery in the 1960s. It was christened by archeologists as Ai-Khanoum, or ?Lady Moon?, after an Uzbek princess who had lived on its rocky summit. ]

I?m balling in a city not known like Greek freak
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:41amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 30 August 2023

The Early History of Counting

quote [ How ancient peoples learned to keep a tally. ]

Tally up tally up tally up
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:30amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 29 August 2023

Amelia's Song

quote [ The Language You Cry In is the award winning film that traces the connections between the Moran family and the people of Harris Neck with those of Senehun Ngola. ]

Great story, and the documentation floats around online, see extended.

[SFW] [history] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@6:07pmGMT] [0 comments]

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