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Nine Men’s Morris, Everywhere

Originally posted on Jaunting Jen:
Nine Men’s Morris really is everywhere. When I first noticed the scratches on the side of Charlemagne’s throne back in 2008, I had no idea what they…

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Decider speaks: my (fictional) conversation with George W. Bush.

Last night I had a dream about George W. Bush. I dreamed that I was at his presidential library–which in reality is called the George W. Bush Presidential Center–and happened … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The amazing solar system: what if the planets were the same distance as our Moon? [video]

Check out this awesome video from Yeti Dynamics–a YouTube channel which evidently does a lot of stuff regarding astronomy and celestial objects–and be amazed. Here we see the various planets … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ghost railroad: the New York, Ontario & Western Railway.

Up in the forests and brambles of upstate New York, there’s a tangle of bike pathways, nature trails and ecological areas that mask an interesting historical secret. Where suburbanites bike … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

For God’s sake, sit down and lower your voice!: the death of moderate opinion.

It’s Friday evening and I’ve got another philosophical post for you. Yesterday I was browsing some of the political news sites I frequent–of which there are many–and came across this … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Changing one’s mind: the lost art of being persuaded.

I get a little philosophical on Fridays–hey, it’s the Sabbath approaching–and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about something that is not as valued as much in today’s society, at … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Suffocated While Drunk”: A forgotten Victorian death on the eve of the Great Blizzard of 1888.

One hundred and twenty-six years ago today, on March 11, 1888, one of the largest blizzards ever to hit North America began its icy assault on the eastern seaboard. As … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

We interrupt this program: the terrifying EBS false alarm of 1971.

If you grew up in the 60s, 70s or 80s in the United States, you’re probably very familiar with these words: “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ally McBeal meets Dante’s Inferno: the infamous Clifford Chance memo.

Did you ever watch the late 90s sitcom Ally McBeal? It was a pleasant, fluffy little show about a lawyer (played by Calista Flockhart) who practiced at an upbeat, swingin’ law … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The day it rained meteors: the Sikhote-Alin Event.

The chunk of metal you see above may look pretty nondescript, but it traveled a long way to get here. This is a piece of a meteorite that fell from … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

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