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  • Bathing Mystery at Lahinch October 21, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Bathing Mystery at Lahinch

    In 1892 Laurence Gomme gave a presidential address to the Folklore Society. Gomme was particularly interested in the parallels between British (by which was meant at this date British and Irish) folklore and the folklore of the ‘savages’. If he could snap some branches from the golden bough while proving that the Aborigines and the […]

    Daily History Picture: Say it with Flowers at the Pentagon October 21, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Say it with Flowers at the Pentagon

      1967 flower protest at the Pentagon

    History Roundup 234 including Tarantula Hell October 20, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 234 including Tarantula Hell

    Today’s links follow. 1) Somme Survivor Buys it at Loos: Sunderland 2) Mad Gay Granddad: London 3) Tarantula Hell: US and Cuba 4) Black History Denial? UK 5) Women Spies: US 6) Chariot Turns Up: UK 7) The Giantess! Scotland 8) Pre Neanderthal: France and from the archives 9) Flinders Island Other links: hogwarts does sex […]

    Daily History Picture: Disney Meal October 20, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Disney Meal

    Disneyland cafeteria 1961

    The Poison Duel 10#: Playing Cards and Poison at Tombstone October 20, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Poison Duel 10#: Playing Cards and Poison at Tombstone

    This story was allegedly taken from the Detroit Free Press by an English newspaper, 27 Oct 1894. That it appeared in the DFP there is no reason to doubt, English newpapers are almost frightening reliable about these things: that such a duel took place between an English and a French man in Tombstone… Well, this […]

    History Roundup 233 including Dandy in Distress October 19, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 233 including Dandy in Distress

    Today’s links follow. 1) Elvis Becomes a Soldier: US photos 2) History of Tattoos: Published in Australia 3) Fossilised Bladder Stone: cemetery 4) Fool’s Gold: Staffordshire 5) Cat Attack: Newport, England (loved the picture) 6) Psychiatrist Germany Raid: Scotland 7) An Archaeologist Remembers: US 8) Dandy in Distress: England and from the archives 9) Black Cats […]

    Daily History Picture: The Misery of War October 19, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: The Misery of War

      Summary justice on the battlefield, the hanging tree.    

    The Truth about Mussolini’s Death? October 19, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    The Truth about Mussolini's Death?

    There is no more controversial minute in Italian history. The sixty seconds took place around four o’ clock in the afternoon 28 April 1945 at Villa Belmonte (picture shows a man tracing bullet holes there). In those seconds a wrecked man, old before his time, and his much younger lover were shot dead. The man was, of […]

    History Roundup 232 including Mermaids, Murder and Sex October 18, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 232 including Mermaids, Murder and Sex

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mermaids, Murder and Sex: Oceans of the world 2) Silly Victorian Photos: UK 3) Spirit of Place: Cornwall 4) IWM and Colonials: London 5) Neanderthals and Projectiles: France 6) US Helped Sadam Gas? Iraq 7) Ancient Sundial? Russia 8) The Kissing Bandit: US Baseball and from the archives 9) Julian in the […]

    Review: Fire in the Brain October 18, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
    Review: Fire in the Brain

    Fire in the Brain: Clinical Tales of Hallucination dates back to 1992, yet it is by far the best introduction to visions and perception and misperceptions known to this blogger. The author Ronald K. Siegel offers seventeen case studies, where he had investigated people who saw things that were apparently not there. We have, for […]

    History Roundup 231 including Harold Survived Hastings! October 17, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 231 including Harold Survived Hastings!

    Today’s post is on mad fighting Florence and today’s links follow. 1) Harold Survived Hastings: South Coast 2) Runaway Wife or Murder: New England 3) Adrienne Mayor: one of the greatest bizarrists alive… ALL HAIL 4) Slappers Past, the Mitfords: Britain, France, Nazi Germany… 5) Ideology Experiment: Berlin (first split a country in half) 6) Plaid Madness: England […]

    Daily History Picture: Founding Father Pinup October 17, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Founding Father Pinup

    The founding fathers as bikini models  

    The Poison Duel 9#: Poison Duel at the Theatre October 17, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Poison Duel 9#: Poison Duel at the Theatre

    This story comes from a German grammar book with Teutonic compositions dating to 1903 An apothecary once insulted an officer. The officer therefore challenged him to a duel. The duel was to be with pistols. When the opponents had arrived, the apothecary said: ‘I am not used to fighting with pistols, but I have another […]

    History Roundup 230 including the Canadian Journalist Drowned by Hitler? October 16, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 230 including the Canadian Journalist Drowned by Hitler?

    Today’s post is on mad fighting Florence and today’s links follow. 1) The WW1 Bedroom: France (heartbreaking) 2) Japanese Balloon Bomb: Canada 3) First African American Pilot: WW1 (Remembering the WW2 AA fighters) 4) Crape and Coffin Threat: US 5) Journalist Who Went Missing After Meeting Hitler: Canada, Germany and Ocean 6) Harvest Festivals Past: England 7) Major […]

    Daily History Picture: Aztec Warriors October 16, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Aztec Warriors

      Aztec warriors from the Codex Mendoza  

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