Category Archives: History

Obsolete Geographical Knowledge

“You mean there are two Koreas?” — U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Richard Kneip, when questioned about his opinion during a congressional hearing on the conflict between the North and South Korea. Doctor, a newspaper targeted to general practitioners published once … Continue reading

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Wearing Two Watches

During the latter half of the eighteenth century, wearing two was in vogue in Europe. It was only popular among the males at first, but soon, the females also adapted this fashion. However, watches were costly back then so many … Continue reading

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A Numerological Connection Between Louis Philippe I And Napoleon III?

In Borderland: A Quarterly Review and Index, Vol. 2, July 1895, I found the following numerological coincidences which involved the important events in the lives of Louis Phillipe and Napoleon III:

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, March 2018

Random Ramblings The Worst Possible Superpowers This is inspired by Masercot’s fun post with the same title. — The sporadic ability to run through walls. — The psychic power to break any of your own bone with just a thought. … Continue reading

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The ABCs Of War

“The Harvest of Battle” by Christopher R. W. Nevinson, 1919 An Austrian Archduke, assaulted and assailed, Broke Belgium’s barriers, by Britain bewailed, Causing consternation, confused chaotic crises; Diffusing destructive, death-dealing devices. England engaged earnestly, eager every ear, France fought furiously, … Continue reading

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When Soldiers Mistook Bugs For Bullets

Image: Wired In 1775, during the time of the arrival of Thomas Gage in Boston, something bizarre and absurd occurred. A group of British soldiers, while walking at Beacon Hill (Boston) after dusk, were terrified by a strange sound that … Continue reading

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A Way To Glowing Health

This is a guest post by Joe Malone While reading The World as I Found It by Bruce Duffy (1987), a novel about the social and philosophical interactions between Wittgenstein, Russell, and Moore, I came upon the following, referencing Bertrand Russell … Continue reading

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