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Saturday, 24 June 2017

The 1920s Soviet Experiments That Showed Dogs Can Receive Telepathic Orders

quote [ In the 1920s, USSR scientists investigated ?biological radio communications,? more popularly known as telepathy. ]
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 22 June 2017

In Case Of Emergency

quote [ The nationwide roll-out of the 911 system was a difficult endeavor, and one that only made it past the finish line thanks to a charitable foundation. ]
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:11amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Operation Tracer: The Secret Plan To Bury Soldiers Alive Inside The Rock Of Gibraltar

quote [ The great limestone monolith called the Rock of Gibraltar, towering over the small British overseas territory near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, has long been Gibraltar?s natural defense. During the American Revolutionary War of the 18th century, and later, during the Second World War, the British Army dug a dizzying maze of tunnels at the base of the rock to defend this strategically important military hold against enemy attacks. ]
[SFW] [history] [+2 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:07amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Decoding the Morse: The History of 16th-Century Narcoleptic Walruses

quote [ Amongst the assorted curiosities described in Olaus Magnus' 1555 tome on Nordic life was the morse ? a hirsuite, fearsome, walrus-like beast, that was said to snooze upon cliffs while hanging by its teeth. Natalie Lawrence explores the career of this chimerical wonder, shaped both by scholarly images of a fabulous north and the grisly corporeality of the trade in walrus skins, teeth, and bone. ]
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:21amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 16 June 2017

War Games: A 15th-century guide to violent combat

quote [ Del Liberi was an itinerant knight of the late 14th and early 15th-centuries, a man of action, an occasional diplomat, and a highly respected fencing master. He traveled across Italy, France and Germany training young condottieri in the art of swordsmanship and dueling. ]
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:39amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

This Christian utopian society created hundreds of photos of the Holy Land before Israel

quote [ The American Colony in Jerusalem was a fascinating experiment ]
[SFW] [history] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:16amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

11 #LovingDay tweets to celebrate 50 years of legal interracial marriage

quote [ Interracial marriage was legalized 50 years ago Monday in the Loving v. Virginia case ? and people on Twitter are celebrating the landmark decision in perhaps the most adorable way.

With the hashtag #LovingDay, people are sharing family pictures and Pinterest-worthy wedding shots. Let's take a look of some of the heartwarming stories. ]
[SFW] [history] [+9 Good]
[by foobar@5:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 12 June 2017

(Very) Late breaking news...Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid didn't die in a Bolivian gunfight

quote [ According to Lula Betenson, Cassidy?s youngest sister, Cassidy and the Sundance Kid didn?t die in Bolivia. Betenson is the author of "Butch Cassidy, My Brother." She wrote the book in 1975. ]

It's kind of blown my mind that I saw the film in the cinema in '69 and his sister was still alive at the time.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@9:53pmGMT] [4 comments]

British spies used semen as invisible ink during WWI

quote [ British spies were experimenting with all kinds of invisible inks during the first World War. In 1915, one spy was quite excited to discover a rather handy way to create one. His secret ingredient? Semen. ]

That Captain Cumming was a crafty gentleman.
[NSFW] [history]
[by slaytanik@5:13amGMT] [7 comments]

Museum of Failure opens in Helsingborg, Sweden

quote [ Curator Samuel West opens Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden, where ?learning is the only way to turn failure into success.? ]
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@2:24amGMT] [4 comments]

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