Category Archives: history

NASA’s Floats in Presidential Inaugural Parade

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Obama: ‘I’m not going to see this again’

I WANT TO TAKE A LOOK ONE MORE TIME. I’M NOT GOING TO SEE THIS AGAIN. YEAH. How beautifully human… and I like that bit of mindfulness…

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Astronauts falling on the moon

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Paris Underwater (1910)

photo provided by postaletrice@flickr

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ancient colors…

Not everyone knows this, I suppose, but plenty of small traces of paint on ancient Greek and Roman statues tell us that they were originally painted, not displayed in the pristine marble state we usually think of. Not only that, … Continue reading

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from the second tower go

A moment of silence at 9:03AM Eastern Time, to mark 11 years since the second tower was struck. And an incredible journey of a paper note from that second tower over the last ten years is described here “84th floor … Continue reading

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paulette huntinova

Paul Hunt’s comedy routine, performed in Los Angeles’ 1988 Olympics… I’d almost forgotten about this one!

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1895 films

[Audio: none needed] It’s a bit odd to think that even the babies of those pregnant women leaving the factory are likely dead of old age now. Great stuff here, though!

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the dark side of the moon landing

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: below] I can’t really make out what he’s saying — pretty much sounds like he’s relaying to ground control, or those in the moon capsule exactly what he’s trying to do to get back up, … Continue reading

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driving in LA, 1940s

[Audio: none] This is so cool! For an analysis of the route and where things are today: https://onbunkerhill.org/adrivethroughbunkerhill

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London in 1904

[Audio: none] I find these so fascinating…

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women of pearl harbor

I didn’t spot this in time for the anniversary earlier this month, but the photo is fascinating: credits: Three Lions/Getty images For more on this, check this article. More information was ferretted out about the picture (courtesy the comment section): … Continue reading

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a peek into the past

[Audio: none] Seems like just as much traffic back then as now! Much slower of course (look at all the people darting in between the horses and carriages and occasional trolley — no wonder we have an obesity epidemic nowadays), … Continue reading

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happy birthday

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government … Continue reading

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they only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humour

[Audio: English; Transcription: below] Actually the full quote is When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you: pull your beard, flick your face to make you fight. … Continue reading

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