my night action is as follows: I lament the wasted day while masturbating and eating cake. Then I cower in a corner
Tuesday, 25 February 2020

The Mysterious Sky Battle Over Nuremberg in 1561

quote [ Throughout history, many observers have reported seeing strange things in the sky. Some of these sightings were, in all probability, natural phenomenon or astronomical events, such as meteor showers and comets, or unusually shaped clouds mistaken for flying saucers. But what happened in the early morning sky over Nuremberg in Germany, in the 16th century, has baffled historians for the past four hundred years. ]

Burning skies
Battle cries
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 23 February 2020

The History of the Hard Hat

quote [ With some canvas, leather, shelac and black paint, inventor Edward Bullard helped America usher in a new era of workplace safety ]

There is one shining eye on a hard-hat
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 22 February 2020

"Theire Soe Admirable Herbe" How the English Found Cannabis

quote [ In the 17th century, English travelers, merchants, and physicians were first introduced to cannabis, particularly in the form of bhang, an intoxicating edible which had been getting Indians high for millennia. Benjamin Breen charts the course of the drug from the streets of Machilipatnam to the scientific circles of London. ]

Cannabis, Cannabis, C-C-C-Cannabis
[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 14 February 2020

So How did the Heart Become the Symbol of Love anyway?

quote [ Once upon a time, a knight was really pissed off. He had just discovered that his wife took a lover, and naturally, sought revenge in a joust to the death with his rival. But even that victory wasn?t enough to quench his rage, so he cut out the heart of his wife?s lover and gave it to his personal chef with specific instructions: cook this into a ragout for my wife. ]

Qui partage votre ragoût
[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

One of the Last Mammoths on Earth Was So Mutated, It Lost the Ability to Smell Flowers

quote [ The vast majority of woolly mammoths went extinct at the end of the last ice age, but small, isolated populations managed to hold out for a little while longer. New research uncovers the extent to which at least one of these final mammoths suffered due to its many mutations. ]

Yes, I feel like a mammoth today
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 8 February 2020

30 curse tablets found in Athenian well

quote [ Thirty lead curse tablets have been discovered at the bottom of an ancient well in Athens. The well was discovered the Kerameikos, ancient Athens? main cemetery built in potters? neighborhood ]

So ancient curse known to me
[SFW] [history] [+2 Informative]
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Monday, 3 February 2020

The Secret History of the Conversation Chair

quote [ It?s taken many names, shapes and forms over the centuries ? the conversation chair, the courting bench, a tête-à-tête, a chaperone chair, the vis-à-vis, gossip chair or the indiscret. Considered the pinnacle of sophistication and style during the Gilded and Victorian age, if you were entertaining the fashionable elite, one simply wasn?t running a home worth visiting without a conversation chair in one?s parlour. ]

Having conversations with an empty chair
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 30 January 2020

The Greatest Political Sh*tshow That Ever Was

quote [ Bribery! Impeachment! Drug smuggling! Gambling! Judges getting drunk in the chambers! The Florida Supreme Court scandals of the 1970s make today?s political circus look tame by comparison. ]

I'm (as) drunk as a judge
[SFW] [history] [+1 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:15amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Drinking the Goat's Blood: Diabolical vintage hazing props from DeMoulin Bros. & Co.

quote [ Founded by three brothers in 1892, DeMoulin Bros. & Co. put out their final ?side degree? (a term used to define other Masonic bodies or orders) catalog in 1930. The catalog offers a wide variety of sophisticated devices used to haze incoming Masonic candidates before the practice of hazing new initiations was banned some time in the 1930s. ]

I ride the goat I drink the blood Live for misery
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:08amGMT] [0 comments]

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