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Saturday, 17 February 2024

Eight Decades Ago, a Ship Vanished Into the Depths of Lake Superior. Why Did the Captain Remain Aboard?

quote [ The wreck of the S.S. Arlington has finally been found?but it provides no answers about Captain Frederick Burke's final moments ]

on the rocky banks of Lake Superior
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 16 February 2024

The Ransom Room

quote [ In the northern highlands of Peru lies the historic city of Cajamarca, where the great Inca empire met its demise. It was on this soil that Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro orchestrated the downfall of Inca ruler Atahualpa, capturing him and confining him to a modest chamber adjacent to the grand plaza. In a desperate bid for freedom, Atahualpa promised to fill the chamber once with gold and twice with silver, stacked as high as his outstretched hand could reach. ]

Walk in the room
Holdin the ransom
[SFW] [history] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 11 February 2024

Civilization Without Horses: The Epizootic of 1872

quote [ We?re all now too familiar with the words ?pandemic? and ?epidemic,? but how about ?epizootic?? ]

They are stained with epizootic blood
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 8 February 2024

How the codpiece flopped

quote [ Some time around 1536, Hans Holbein the Younger was finessing Henry VIII's crotch. With a fine brush in his hand and a palette of watercolour paints beside him, the master artist took pains to give his client's ornately decorated bulge its due prominence. ]

"Now, let's get to the studded codpiece. Do you have a sense
[NSFW] [history] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:27pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 4 February 2024

Bedford Level Experiment: The 19th Century Experiment That Laid The Foundation of The Flat Earth Society

quote [ In 1838, English writer and socialist, Samuel Rowbotham, set out to disprove what the ancient Greeks as well as modern scientists had long established?that the earth was round. ]

The Flat Earth Society is meeting
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:20amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

Locked Up In Regions

quote [ The history of region-locking, a once-unintentional process of keeping devices built for one region from being used in another. (Now Apple?s doing it.) ]

Locked in regions far behind
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 30 January 2024

A Civil War Veteran Created The Esoteric Fraternity and the Sex Cult of Solar Biology in 1890s California

quote [ Hiram Erastus Butler and 12 followers (natch.) left Boston to create a utopia near Sacramento ]

boils down to some wacky sex cult
[NSFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 26 January 2024

The L'Aigle Meteorite Shower And The Birth of Meteoritics

quote [ Prior to the 1800s, scientists were skeptical about the existence of meteorites. Despite historical reports of meteorite sightings dating back to Roman times, the idea of rocks falling from the heavens seemed implausible to scientists of that era. ]

What we have is astronomical
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

The Frenzy About the Weirdest Continent That Never Existed

quote [ Forget Atlantis, the lost land of lemurs had people in a tizzy. ]

He shows that the dream of Lemuria is true
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 22 January 2024

'Utterly bereft' ? the devastating repercussions of the British Library cyber attack

quote [ One of the UK's most vital cultural institutions has been paralysed by a ransomware hack, but what does it mean for the Londoners who rely on it ? and are more government organisations at risk? ]

Tagged "history" due to impacting a lot of researchers, it seems. Here's an earlier opinion on the whole notion of how institutional security should work.
[SFW] [history] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@7:06pmGMT] [0 comments]

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