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Category: History

Incredible Drone Photos Offer Bird’s-Eye View of Giza’s Pyramids

Posted on August 27, 2021  in History

You’ve never seen the pyramids like this before.

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Microsoft Adventure (1981)

Posted on August 25, 2021  in Computers, History

Home of the original IBM PC emulator for browsers. PCjs offers a variety of online machine emulators written in JavaScript. Run DOS, Windows, OS/2 and other vintage PC applications in a web browser on your desktop computer, iPhone, or iPad. An assortment of microcomputers, minicomputers, terminals, programmable calculators, and arcade machines are available, along with an archive of historical software and documentation.

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From Idea to Icon: 50 Years of the Floppy Disk

Posted on July 19, 2021  in Computers, History

Fifty years ago, IBM introduced the first-ever floppy disk drive, the IBM 23FD, and the first floppy disks. Floppies made punched cards obsolete, and its successors ruled software distribution for the next 20 years. Here’s a look at how and why the floppy disk became an icon.

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Posted on July 28, 2020  in History

Source: The Relocation of Abu Simbel Temples | Amusing Planet

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Oldest ever ‘Odysseus’ shipwreck found at the bottom of the Black Sea

Posted on October 25, 2018  in History

The 75ft shipwreck, found 1.3 miles under the surface of the Black Sea, could shed new light on the ancient Greek tale of Odysseus tying himself to a mast to avoid being tempted by sirens.

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The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure | Mental Floss

Posted on June 5, 2018  in History, Interesting

The Beale ciphers promise to change your life. Turns out, they could also ruin it.

Source: The Quest to Break America’s Most Mysterious Code—And Find $60 Million in Buried Treasure | Mental Floss

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The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

For every amusingly wrong prediction, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark.

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Red Dawn in Lapland

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

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Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History, Interesting

When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century o…

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Detailed Military Models of WWI Trench Warfare by Andy Belsey

Posted on December 20, 2017  in History

Andy Belsey has spent over 4 years making military models that show how trench warfare impacted WWI. Check out photos of these scale model masterpieces.

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