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Photographic Futures: High School Students Predict Careers in Photos

In this image, Menomonie High School senior William C. Klatt operates on a disembodied head using a bit of photographic trickery. Klatt’s photo appeared in… 330 more words


Guy Fawkes.

In Australia, Guy Fawkes Day was celebrated for quite a number of years. However, the price was high, houses were burnt down, eyes blown out, fingers blown off and acts of vandalism were perpetrated with the letter box out the front a common target. 409 more words


Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney (1901 – 1966) was an American business magnate, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. The great-grandfather of Walt Disney was a descendant of Robert d’Isigny, a French who came in England with William the Conqueror in 1066. 154 more words


Ancient Antibiotic Antidote

Despite the absolutely mind-blowing scientific developments we have witnessed in the last few decades, it seems like our ancestors still have the upper hand, as a 1000-year-old recipe for a treatment is effective against our worst medical nightmare: superbugs. 428 more words

Did We Evolve the Capacity for Sustained Growth?

I posted a few pieces (here and here) recently on genetics and growth. The Economist even picked up on Justin Cook’s work on lactose tolerance and development. 1,158 more words

Populations & Police

In the 1885 volume of the Boston magazine, Cottage Hearth, full of wholesome recipes, sheet music, entertainment for the kiddies, and temperance news, on page 227 we find this factoid collection as filler. 194 more words


The Real Jesus

The real Jesus told the disciples that he would return soon. The real Jesus was not recognizable by either Mary Magdalene or by various disciples. The real Jesus was named Yeshua, but was never named (or even called) Immanuel. 921 more words