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  • Daily History Picture: Whisky About to Be Destroyed June 16, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Whisky About to Be Destroyed

    Prohibition era

    History Roundup 436 including Shell Grove Mystery June 15, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 436 including Shell Grove Mystery

    Today’s links follow. 1) Woman’s Soccer (Early): the Pitch 2) Tom and Jerry History: TV 3) Ancient Hair Styles Recreated: Brilliant!!!! 4) The Margate Grove Mystery: Britain 5) Washington’s Hair: US 6) Queen Vics’ Kids’ Book: Britain 7) Physicist and Dimensions: Germany 8) Crape Threats: US and from the archives 9) Dual Death of Harold II […]

    Bastard Names June 15, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Bastard Names

    One of the least attractive aspects of organized morality is the scapegoating of children for the sins of their parents. Those who grew up with the Bible will remember the dread words: ‘The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he […]

    Daily History Picture: Winged Fairies June 15, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Winged Fairies

    Early 19 cent. First Winged fairies in a book?

    History Roundup 435 including Amber Room Dreams June 14, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 435 including Amber Room Dreams

    Today’s links follow. 1) The Original Coca Cola Bottle: US 2) Weird Village: Wales 3) Robert Kirk and the Fairies: Scotland 4) Workhouse Horrors: London 5) Amber Room Dreams: Russia 6) Coming Back from the Dead: Vermont 7) Golden Oarfish Mystery: Vietnam 8) Kitchener’s Death at Sea: Britain and from the archives 9) The Soccer War […]

    Seduction by Hashish June 14, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Seduction by Hashish

    Modern proponents of the legalization of marijuana point out that other societies, particularly Arab society, never had any problems with cannabis and its derivatives. Beach, rather innocently believed the same thing, until he read recently about the fear of hashish in the medieval Arab world in a fine chapter by Franz Rosenthal in his Man […]

    Daily History Picture: Witch Ducking June 14, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Witch Ducking

    Witch Ducking

    History Roundup 434 including Mein Kampf Wars June 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 434 including Mein Kampf Wars

    Today’s links follow. 1) Spooky Music: Italy 2) Espionage Woman: Britain 3) Lighthouse Mystery: Scotland 4) Ancient Wonder Woman: Greece 5) Trench Coat Trends: West Europe 6) Muffin Man: Britain 7) Mein Kampf Wars: US 8) Ancient Ice-cream: Kitchen and from the archives 9) The South Will Rise Again in Brazil Other links: Statistics on […]

    Could Germany Have Successfully Invaded Britain, 1940? June 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Could Germany Have Successfully Invaded Britain, 1940?

    The greatest month in German history (militarily speaking) began 10 May 1940 with the attack in the west and ended 14 June when the Wehrmacht entered Paris. Yet that month was clouded by Britain’s survival. Hitler had two ways to pacify Britain: first, he could break Britain militarily (invasion); second, he could convince Britain to withdraw […]

    History Roundup 433 including Wrong Place Roman Jewel June 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 433 including Wrong Place Roman Jewel

    Today’s links follow. 1) The Marconi Deaths: US 2) A new Life for Criminal: Australia 3) Norse Not Settling North America: Vinland etc 4) Traffic Rules in 1800s: London 5) Horse Burial: Florida 6) Spider Freaks: US 7) Wrong Place Roman Jewel: Ethiopia 8) Rabbit and Neanderthal Extinction: Prehistory and from the archives 9) Romans […]

    Daily History Picture: Wolf Eating Corpse June 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Wolf Eating Corpse

    Pulled out of the funeral shroud…

    Killed by a Watermelon? Royal Iranian Caprices… June 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Killed by a Watermelon? Royal Iranian Caprices...

    Even by the standards of oriental despots Mohammad Khan Qajar was a pretty nasty piece of work. He had himself survived as a young man because the then ruler of Persia had decided only to castrate MKQ instead of having him killed, a decision he would soon regret. MKQ was not apparently a sadist. But […]

    History Roundup 432 including Jack Ripper as Copycat June 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 432 including Jack Ripper as Copycat

    Today’s links follow. 1) Were Witches Burnt: England 2) Fertile Crescent Sex: Babylonia 3) Vampire Furniture: Wales 4) Monastic Accounts: Spain 5) Radon Fun: cartoon 6) Neruda’s Death: Chile 7) Jack the Ripper, Copycat: London 8) Dickens and Death: Review and from the archives 9) Buddha in Viking Sweden Other links: We need proper artificial […]

    In Search of the Hodag June 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    In Search of the Hodag

    The Hodag is one of the most interesting mythical creatures from the great American wilderness. It is associated above all with Wisconsin and particularly with a hoax that dates to 1893 when newspapers reported the capture of a Hodag, apparently a small horned lizard. Full points to those who organized this brilliant photograph above, surely […]

    Daily History Picture: Pearl Harbor Fire Fighters June 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Pearl Harbor Fire Fighters

    Supposedly Pearl Harbor, staged? 29 June 2015: Nathaniel with the solution, not faked but not Pearl…

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