Posts tagged history
Posts tagged history
Pre-Colombian Americans had some surprisingly amazing technology for people who lacked a written language. The link below goes to a Smithsonian piece on the discovery of a 1200-year-old telephone made from gourds and twine found in modern-day Peru. Amazing!
Nerd fascination of the night.
The horrible true story of Snow White in Auschwitz, in comic book form. (via Dina Babbitt: The Comic | babbittblog)
Just learned about this amazing Texan history art-and-food project about the Crypto-Jews. Sounds delicious and (crap) educational.
Kosher taco truck highlights crypto-Jewish history
An El Paso artist hopes to highlight the history of crypto-Jews in the Southwest through a kosher taco truck.
About six years ago, artist Peter Svarzbein started photographing crypto-Jews, Hispanic or Latinos of Jewish descent who had to keep their faith a secret after the Spanish inquisition, and their descendents.
Svarzbein wants to show the stories of those families through his taco truck, which was serving the fusion food at Congregation B’nai Zion and Hope and Anchor over the weekend.
On Monday, the truck was at the Foodville food truck spot in Downtown El Paso, on the corner of Mills and Mesa. Along with serving up tacos, the stories of crypto-Jews are projected on walls….
Here’s the part of the history book where the 20th century just turns genocide-filled and awful.
Have I mentioned how much I love Dangerous Minds? Their blog is full of awesome. (via Dangerous Minds | Sharpies: The mulleted rocker kids of 70s Australia)
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)