Posts tagged history
Posts tagged history
My newest article on national geographic news
Hint: Aliens and that big-haired dude from Ancient Aliens had nothing to do with it.
Muslim cemetery in Bohonik, Poland. I’ve been fascinated by the story of the Lipka Tatars ever since finding out that Polish Muslim immigrants started a mosque in Williamsburg, Brooklyn way back in the 1910s.
In 1991, the first Webcam is invented in the Cambridge University Computer Lab, allowing users to check coffee pot levels without moving.
Their laziness was technology’s gain.
Coffee and the internet: a dynamic duo and source of inspiration to journalists everywhere.
I can’t tell if it’s this or the first cell phone call that is the bigger tech achievement now.
Coffee - fueling journalism and the internet.
The Headbone’s Connected To The… Luftmensch?: Check out this page from a Yiddish health book written in the 1920s.
Circulatory system pressure points from Der familyen-doḳṭor, 1926
(via Yiddish Book Center)
(via Early McDonald’s menus)
The Italian Fascist Party Headquarters, 1934: Si, si, si… and a giant Cubist portrait of Mussolini’s head. (via Dangerous Minds | Mussolini’s Fascist Party’s headquarters… less than subtle)
Holy shit this is fascinating. Academians build data sets from medieval records and correlate expulsion of medieval Jewish communities in Europe to droughts and traumatic weather events.
1959 State Department memo issuing formal regulations for Yeti hunters in Nepal. (via Search for Yeti: The Foreign Service memo advising yeti hunters)
Teletext, though developed in the 1970s didn’t catch on until 1980’s. A great source of information and cheap holiday deals beamed directly to your television set, in the 1980’s was a novelty. In 2009 teletext came off air, the reason for it’s demise? The Internet.(via The Northern Collective)
LANGUAGE NERDING: Map of languages in Spain/Portugal/Southwest France over the years. Mozarabic, btw, is awesome - this weird muddle of vulgar Latin, Spanish, and medieval Arabic that sounds crazy awesome in folk songs.