Category Archives: History

The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

Norilsk, once a slave labor camp, now prospers as a source of palladium. Not bad, except for the two months of darkness and temperatures of minus 80 F. Source: The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

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Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Source: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605

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The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art – Atlas Obscura

Inside the pitfalls of illustrating prehistoric creatures. Source: The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art – Atlas Obscura

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Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights? – Atlas Obscura

There’s great comfort in being covered. Source: Why Do We Sleep Under Blankets, Even on the Hottest Nights? – Atlas Obscura

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The Ghost Villages of Newfoundland – Atlas Obscura

A controversial government resettlement program has left centuries-old fishing villages abandoned. Source: The Ghost Villages of Newfoundland – Atlas Obscura

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The Once-Common Practice of Communal Sleeping – Atlas Obscura

What’s a shared bed between colleagues, anyway? Source: The Once-Common Practice of Communal Sleeping – Atlas Obscura

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People in 1920s Berlin Nightclubs Flirted via Pneumatic Tubes – Atlas Obscura

It was the Tinder of the early 20th century. Source: People in 1920s Berlin Nightclubs Flirted via Pneumatic Tubes – Atlas Obscura

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BBC – Travel – The last troglodytes of Iran

These ancient underground dwellings provide shelter for villagers – and their livestock – during Maymand’s biting winters. Source: BBC – Travel – The last troglodytes of Iran

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The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet

The web’s favorite way to say how you feel just turned 30. Yep, it turns out the GIF is a millennial, too. Source: The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet

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Toquima Cave – Austin, Nevada | Atlas Obscura

This central Nevada cave is the spiritual home of ancient and enigmatic pictographs. Source: Toquima Cave – Austin, Nevada | Atlas Obscura

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