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In Search of Exotic Blood in Europe, 1000-1900 January 22, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
In Search of Exotic Blood in Europe, 1000-1900

DNA gets all over the place. We have looked before at some ‘freak’ examples from the Middle Ages, including Amerindian blood in medieval Iceland and Indian DNA in eleventh century England. But after dethroning Britain’s only Indian Prime Minister the other day Beach decided to go after easier prey, namely Europeans from 1000-1900 who had […]

Beethoven and the Fire from Heaven January 20, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Beethoven and the Fire from Heaven

Beachcombing recently offered three posts on the subject of lightning, trying to dig up some occasions when a bolt has changed, however modestly, the course of human history. Beachcombing must confess though to being slightly disappointed that lightning has not done more for (or against) humanity: any other lightning offers – drbeachcombing AT yahoo DOT […]