never breaks - nor does it bend.
Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Art of Dignity: Making Beauty Amid the Ugliness of WWII Japanese American Camps

quote [ On December 7, 1941, Imperial Japanese war planes bombed an unsuspecting American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawai?i, killing 2,403 Americans and destroying 188 aircraft. The next day, the U.S. Congress declared war on Japan, bringing the United States into World War II, which had been raging since 1939. ]

Japanese Americans locked in concentration camps
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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Why Dino Fossils Throw Their Necks Back in a 'Death Pose'

quote [ But the next time you see a fossil's neck bent at an awkward angle, there's no need to worry ? it's likely that the animal wasn't alive to feel it happen. ]

No reason to be overly dramatic.
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Friday, 29 November 2019

A Parade Of Ragamuffins

quote [ Before the Macy?s Thanksgiving Day Parade became a New York City icon, another holiday event once took place at the same time. The department store won. ]

Come, laugh and listen as the ragamuffin children play.

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[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Rare Photos of Hachiko, the World's Most Loyal Dog

quote [ Hachiko, a golden brown Akita, was born on November 10, 1923 at a farm located in ?date, Akita Prefecture, Japan. In 1924, Hidesabur? Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the Tokyo Imperial University, took Hachik? as a pet and brought him to live in Shibuya, Tokyo ]

Aquí estaré como Hachiko esperando su dueño
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Sunday, 24 November 2019

Paper That You Bake

quote [ What the heck is parchment paper, where did it come from, and why is it such a prominent baking aid these days? So many questions?here?s my attempt to answer. ]

Place the parchment paper in position
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[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 14 November 2019

The Last Victim of Smallpox

quote [ In the summer of 1978, the World Health Organization stood on the brink of a remarkable achievement?smallpox, the disease that terrorized people for three thousand years and killed millions, had been eradicated through a rigorous mass vaccination program lasting 10 years. ]

It's just like smallpox quarantine!
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[by ScoobySnacks@10:03amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Just The Fax, Ma?am

quote [ Newspapers once saw fax machines as an opportunity to distribute breaking news to the masses?then they saw it as a way to reach the niches. Neither worked out. ]

Turn your fax on
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Friday, 8 November 2019

The Deletion of Yahoo! Groups and Archive Team's Rescue Effort – Waxy.org

quote [ On December 14, everything ever posted to Yahoo! Groups in its 20-year history will be permanently deleted from the web. Groups will continue running as email-only mailing lists, but all public content and archives ? messages, attachments, photos, and more ? will be deleted. ]

The only mailing list I still expected to be on Yahoo had already transitioned to riseup.net.

Some of these preservation efforts make me wonder if it's more of a sentimental thing. Or if there really is a use in keeping 20 year old web communication public.
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[by Paracetamol@8:27amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Nov. 7, 1985: Court Ruling in Wrongful Case Against Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

quote [ On November 7, 1985, U.S. District Court Judge H. Lee Sarokin handed down his decision to free Carter, stating that ?The extensive record clearly demonstrates that [the] petitioners? convictions were predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.? ]

When I was a little kid, and my Uncle explained the story behind Hurricane after Bob Dylan's song came on, I remember thinking how glad I was that America had moved past racism. #Cringe

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Soda Locomotives

quote [ An interesting type of locomotive engine that found very brief and limited use in Europe, as well as in America, was the soda locomotive. ]

Lil' water, lil' soda
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