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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

The Source of the Nile River: A Mystery That Spanned Three Millennia

quote [ A seemingly simple question of geography captivated explorers and rulers throughout history — and lives on to this day. ]

On the banks of the river Nile
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

This Odd Early Flying Machine Made History but Didn't Have the Right Stuff

quote [ Aerodrome No. 5 had to be launched by catapult on the Potomac River on May 6, 1896, but it flew unpiloted 3,300 feet ]

I go up, I go down, I go round and round
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 10 May 2021

How 19th-Century German Farmers Turned Caves Into Homes

quote [ Preserving an unusual slice of rural life. ]

An ancient cave is my home
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Regenerative agriculture needs a reckoning

quote [ Why avoiding uncomfortable conversations about equity, race, and access threatens to spoil a nascent movement’s environmental promise. ]

Our dreams now soaring above the surface
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Before Pantone, there was a 19th Century Colour Dictionary for Nature's Poetry

quote [ “Streak from the eye of the kingfisher” for a buff orange. “Flower of deadly nightshade” for a brownish purple red. “Decayed leaves of none-so-pretty” for cochineal red. “Beauty spot on wing of Mallard Drake” for a Prussian blue. These were the poetic descriptions inspired by nature to describe colour in a book used by Charles Darwin himself, to catalogue unknown creatures in a strange new world. ]

Life is on them Pantones
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 7 May 2021

Worked For Me

quote [ Why it seemed like Hooked on Phonics ads were everywhere in the 1990s—and why the cassette-tape program was a lot more controversial than you remember. ]

Hooked on phonics, packing a vicious vocabulary
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 6 May 2021

The Secrets of the World's Greatest Jailbreak Artist

quote [ Master criminal Rédoine Faïd loved the movies, and his greatest crimes were laced with tributes: to "Point Break," "Heat," and "Reservoir Dogs." When he landed in a maximum-security prison, cinema provided inspiration once again. ]

Gonna make a (jailbreak)
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:20pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Compliments of Chicago - Gang Business Cards from the 1970s and 1980s

quote [ In the 1970s and 1980s, gangs in Chicago advertised their presence and membership on business cards. This was criminality with a dash of style and wit. ]

Let's get our business cards certified
[SFW] [business] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:49pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Queen of the S.R.O.

quote [ In gritty 1980s New York, one West Village flophouse became a last-chance refuge for addicts, criminals, LGBTQ runaways, and anyone with nowhere left to go. And my mom was their queen. ]

Such a good place for you and me
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 3 May 2021

The girl in the Kent State photo: She was only 14. Here’s how her life turned out

quote [ In 1970, an image of a dead protester immediately became iconic. But what happened to the 14-year-old kneeling next to him? ]

And don't forget Kent State
[SFW] [people] [+5]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:14pmGMT] [4 comments]

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