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Mrs May’s deal with the DUP threatens 20 years hard work in Ireland
Interesting opinion piece on how the Tory-DUP coalition could break things in Northern Ireland
politics  comment  Northern-Ireland  Conservatives  Westminster  history 
10 weeks ago by FearMeForIAmPink
RIP, Time Cube
But there's still a guy called Alex selling immortality rings.
history  Internet  weird  WTF  time  physics 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Border crossings no more
Photos of the closed border checkpoints of Schengen-ised Europe
Interesting  Europe  EU  border-checks  geography  photos  photography  architecture  history 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Roman "Swiss army knife"
Looks like my leatherman is now IC usable at Odyssey!
amusing  technology  history  Romans 
june 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Edinburgh trams ‘worth 400 year wait’
'Original plans for the Edinburgh tram system were drawn up shortly after King James VI united Scotland and England into the Union of the Crowns in 1603'
amusing  transport  silly  history  Scotland  Edinburgh  The-Daily-Mash  parody 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The great 1980s Dungeons & Dragons panic
They tried to cast Magic Missile against the darknes... in our hearts
amusing  history  culture  Gaming  RPG  tabletop-RPGs  D&D  moral-panic 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Tube map of London’s ghost stations
Suddenly I want to make or meet a bunch of NPCs named after these stations. "Ms Langley, Mr Waddesdon and Mark Lane are here to see you..."
amusing  Interesting  London  tube  transport  history  TFL 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Medieval Jokes
Various, often dirty, medieval jokes. Mostly worded in a way to somewhat hide the smut. It even has a 'your mum' joke in there.
amusing  jokes  history  via-#maelfroth 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer
'Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly'
Interesting  death  health  disease  history  London 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
“‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative” by Kameron Hurley — A Dribble of Ink
'I’m going to tell you a story about llamas. It will be like every other story you’ve ever heard about llamas: how they are covered in fine scales; how they eat their young if not raised properly; and how, at the end of their lives, they hurl themselves – lemming-like - over cliffs to drown in the surging sea. They are, at heart, sea creatures, birthed from the sea, married to it like the fishing people who make their livelihood there.'
Interesting  feminism  gender  sexism  women  War  military  a-rather-well-put-way-of-saying-that-hard-to-define-thing  history  culture 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Putting Time In Perspective
The T Rex is chronologically closer to Justin Bieber than to the Stegosaurus. Humans had fire for around 75,000 years before being able to talk about it.
oh-em-eff-gee  history  Interesting  time  Awesome 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unlikely simultaneous historical events
' The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out.'
Interesting  tumblr  history  via-Andrew-Ducker 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The secret history of fashion laws
'The 1732 Hat Act banned American colonists from wearing US made headgear'
Interesting  clothes  culture  history  law 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
King Tut's penis may help penetrate the mystery of his death
From the sands we come, to the sands we return, Horus guard our souls. (Also, tee hee, penetrating penis!)
history  religion  Egypt  interesting  penis 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing
'Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.' (Also testing pinboard)
Interesting  computers  history  World-War-2  LGBT  testing-pinboard 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
"Something Terrible Has Happened Here": The Crazy Story Of How "Clue" Went From Forgotten Flop To Cult Triumph
'That a high-concept, fast-talking farce based on a board game was a box office bomb in 1985 is no huge mystery. But figuring out how it became an enduring favorite is a Hollywood whodunit for the ages. (The prime suspect: you, in the living room, with the remote control.)'
history  film  amusing  culture 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
8 Ruined Cities That Remain a Mystery to This Day
'Even if we know who built them, certain aspects of the city may simply defy comprehension in the modern age. Here are 8 ancient cities that we may never fully understand.'
history  posttofacebook  awesome  cities  io9  interesting  culture 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
'I said to Klaus Barbie: I want people to see your human side' | World news | The Guardian
'French lawyer Jacques Vergès has represented some of the 20th century's most notorious criminals.'
France  law  history  politics  terrorism  posttofacebook  crime  interesting  war 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
World's slowest-moving drop caught on camera at last : Nature News & Comment
'Once-forgotten 'tar pitch' experiment yields results after seven decades.' Like watching paint dry TIMES A MILLION
history  SCIENCE!!!  posttofacebook  awesome  science 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Of Peaches and Cream: besturlonhere: June 7th, 1942: Edward Hopper...
'Edward Hopper completes his best known painting, the seminal Nighthawks. When asked by a Chicago Tribute reporter about the philosophical meaning behind the diner having no clearly visible exits Hopper responded, “Shit. Fuck. I did it again. Goddamnit. Fuck. Not again. I did it again. Shit."'
history  whoops  posttofacebook  awesome  amusing  art 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Crews tackle blaze at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
'The library has millions of books plus manuscripts, archives, maps, pictures, photographs, films and music.'
history  posttofacebook  Wales  fire 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Little Wars - a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers, written by H. G. Wells in 1913
Who knew H.G. Wells was a miniatures wargamer? Not I. Pity about the sub-title 'a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books.' Though at least it's acknowledging that girls might want to play it
history  sexism  geeky  posttofacebook  gaming  amusing  interesting 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Margaret Thatcher: This is a state funeral, and that’s a mistake - Telegraph
'The decision to acknowledge Lady Thatcher, but not Clement Attlee, makes the Queen appear partisan and is out of kilter with the impartiality of the modern monarchy'
history  politics  posttofacebook  monarchy  image  conservatives  UK 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette
'When a political leader dies, it is irresponsible in the extreme to demand that only praise be permitted but not criticisms.'
history  politics  posttofacebook  image  westminster  UK  conservatives  interesting 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News. Phila gay news. philly news - Archive looking for Philly gay couple from 1950s ceremony
'they likely eagerly awaited the return of their photos of the big day — which they may soon finally receive, nearly 60 years later.'
photos  history  posttofacebook  bigotry  marriage  culture  photography  LGBT  awwww 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Is A Major Step Back For Witches and Women - Film.com
'as you go through the Oz series, one fact can’t help but jump out at you: The feisty, heroic characters of Oz are all young women.'
history  books  posttofacebook  movies  literature  fiction  Wizard-of-Oz  feminism  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
US supreme court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act in southern states | Law | guardian.co.uk
'Case could end requirement for states with history of discriminatory policies to get federal approval for election laws'
history  politics  USA  bigotry  interesting  racism  democracy  voting  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
HowStuffWorks "What's so important about the Code of Hammurabi?"
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, a couple of hundred years before Moses came up with that idea.
history  law  awesome  interesting 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
'to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.'
interesting  history  second-amendment  politics  USA  guns-guns-guns  slavery  comment 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Disability history month: Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh
'Born without arms or legs, Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh was an adventurer who rose to become a successful politician.'
interesting  awesome  disability  posttofacebook  history  politics 
december 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
World's oldest digital computer restored to former glory | bit-tech.net
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley park has announced the switching on of the world's oldest working digital computer, the Harwell Dekatron, following the successful completion of a three-year restoration project.
programming  awesome  history  computers  technology  science  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
slacktivist » The ‘biblical view’ that’s younger than the Happy Meal
In 1979, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal.

Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.
religion  abortion  Christianity  evangelical-Christianity  culture  belief  history  posttofacebook  image 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Looking back to the future of video games
'many developers have been looking backwards of late and spending their time resurrecting games that are five, 10 and 20 years old.'
history  nostalgia  technology  computers  computer-games  geeky  gaming  posttofacebook  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Kissing Sailor, or “The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture” | Crates and Ribbons
Interesting comment on the iconic photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse; the kiss was not consented to by the nurse.

Trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault
trigger-warning  history  World-War-2  culture  sex  rape-culture 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
6 Artists You Didn't Know You Were a Fan Of | Cracked.com
These guys were just farting around on the side when they accidentally created something that would impact the world for decades and decades to come. They impacted the art scene forever, and changed things in our world, infecting pop culture in astounding ways. And you have no idea who any of them are.
posttofacebook  history  art  interesting  cracked 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary
'The pioneering scientist was, a statement from Sally Ride Science announced, survived by "Tam O'Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years."'
USA  posttofacebook  space  history  science  LGBT  gender  awesome  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Graffiti from Pompeii
Ahh, Romans. Giving us such thought-provoking gems as 'Weep, you girls.  My penis has given you up.  Now it penetrates men’s behinds.  Goodbye, wondrous femininity!'
posttofacebook  culture  Romans  sex  history  amusing 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Emmeline Pankhurst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emmeline Pankhurst had ninja bodyguards. That is all.

'She tried to evade police harassment by wearing disguises and eventually the WSPU established a jujutsu-trained female bodyguard squad to physically protect her against the police.'
posttofacebook  post  ninjas  history  fairness  democracy  Westminster  sexism  awesome  amusing 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Stephen Fry's Parthenon Marbles plea backed in debate vote
'A call backed by actor Stephen Fry for the return to Greece of the British Museum's Parthenon Marbles has come out on top in a debate held in London.'
international-affairs  Greece  UK  museums  history  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Nazi persecution saw Jews flee abroad as servants
'the story of thousands of Jewish women who fled to the UK by getting jobs as domestic servants.'
World-War-2  Nazis  history  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Roman helmet turns history on its head - Telegraph
Every school child used to learn how the British defended their land during the Roman Conquest. But the discovery of a 2,000-year-old Roman helmet beneath a Leicestershire hillside suggests a different story. Rather than repel the invaders, some Britons fought in the Roman ranks.
posttofacebook  war  archaeology  UK  Romans  history  awesome  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The myth of the eight-hour sleep
'A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
posttofacebook  culture  interesting  history  biology  science  health  sleep 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
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