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  • Daily History Picture: Small Frisks Big February 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Small Frisks Big

    Tiny British soldiers checks a giant German prisoner for weapons

    Index Biography #39: Prize a book February 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern

    ***David B gets it, scroll down for answer**** The Index Biography is a quiz pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered up previously […]

    History Roundup 783: Curious Clothes February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 783: Curious Clothes

    Today’s links follow 1) Georgian Bums: the wardrobe 2) Elizabeth Shoes and the Railway: England 3) A History of Pink: everywhere 4) Georgian PJs: England 5) 20s Fashions: Catwalk and from the archives 6) Female Poison Circles Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: future of the English-speaking world, Oldest […]

    Daily History Picture: Sleeping in the Underground February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Sleeping in the Underground

    1940 or 1941, even the elevators and stairs…

    Three Sheep Killers: 1904-1905 February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Three Sheep Killers: 1904-1905

    When we experience unusual phenomenon then, of course, our filters are almost as important as the phenomenon itself. Take a series of sheep killing cases that recently made quite an impression on Beach. The narrative breaks down into three sections: Mystery, Mystery Solved, Perception. Each of these in three parts: a, b and c. The […]

    New History Books: The Cyclist February 26, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: The Cyclist

    Tim Moore, The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold Stories of riding behind and around the Iron Curtain.

    Immortal Meals #31: Molecular Gastronomy, 1910? February 26, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Immortal Meals #31: Molecular Gastronomy, 1910?

    In December 1910 a Dr. Stillman, head of the laboratory at the Stevens Institute of Technology, New York, decided to offer some lucky guests a synthetic meal: ‘On the side table were test tubes, bunsen burners, retorts, bottles of various reagents, and so forth.’ Do we glimpse here the beginning of molecular gastronomy? The menu […]

    New History Books: House of the Dead February 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: House of the Dead

    Daniel Beer, The House of the Dead Chilly Siberia before the Soviets.

    Prayer Book Marriage Spell February 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Prayer Book Marriage Spell

    Location: Magic spells for determining future husbands and wives are to be found throughout Britain. But spells usually involve church porches. This spell with a prayer book is only to be found in the English west country. Aim: To see your future spouse. Ingredients: table, fire, food, drink, prayer book, attractive partner. Method: West Country Spell […]

    History Roundup 781: Curious 19C Habits February 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 781: Curious 19C Habits

    Today’s links follow 1) Dining in the Pyramids: Egypt 2) Spanking Machines: Imagination 3) Self Electrocution: UK 4) Marrying Many: Pacific 5) Women Living Together: Wales 6) Victorian Breast Feeding Photographs: Studio (?!) and from the archives 6) Meteorite Weapons Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Irish Airman Forsees […]

    Daily History Picture: Faceless Buddha February 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Faceless Buddha

    The magnificent buddhas of Bamiyan

    Working Class Professors in the Nineteenth Century February 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Working Class Professors in the Nineteenth Century

    Imagine that you are born in the industrial heartlands of England to a working class family in the mid nineteenth-century. Aged six you are already sent out to earn a crust: let’s say you have to drive a donkey for a cruel master. You never get an education worth the name and still by your […]

    History Roundup 780: Grave Accounts February 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 780: Grave Accounts

    Today’s links follow 1) Boat Graves: China 2) Mass Grave: US 3) Magnus’ Face: Orkney 4) Mysterious Animal Burials: England 5) Full Boat Burial: Scotland and from the archives 6) Somers Affair Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Col Tempo Sai

    Daily History Picture: Cat Deities and Boxes February 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Cat Deities and Boxes

    Sorry…

    History Roundup 779: Supernatural Encounters February 22, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 779: Supernatural Encounters

    Today’s links follow 1) Ghosts and Country Music: US 2) Wollaton Gnomes: Britain 3) Fairy Tale Creatures: All Over 4) Churchill and Aliens: Outer Space 5) Devil: Cairo and from the archives 6) Last Zombie Burial? Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Is human evolution over?

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