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Category: Interesting

Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years

Posted on December 28, 2021  in History, Interesting

Amenhotep I ‘unwrapped’ digitally by Cairo scientists, revealing details from his grave jewellery to his teeth

Source: Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years

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How the FBI Discovered a Real-Life Indiana Jones in, of All Places, Rural Indiana

Posted on October 27, 2021  in History, Interesting

A 90-year-old amateur archaeologist who claimed to have detonated the first atomic bomb was also one of the most prolific grave robbers in modern American history.

Source: How the FBI Discovered a Real-Life Indiana Jones in, of All Places, Rural Indiana

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The Marvellous Mod World of Sci-Fi Supermarionettes

Posted on September 10, 2018  in Artists, Interesting

The last place we’d ever think to look for design inspiration would be the bygone genre of television puppetry, but here we are, drooling over the unlikeliest jackpot for mid-century modern style. Enter “Supermarionation”, a world devised in the 1960s by British television producers, with the abilit

Source: The Marvellous Mod World of Sci-Fi Supermarionettes

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Here’s How Much Time You’ll Waste Commuting in Your Lifetime (by City) – Educated Driver

Posted on August 29, 2018  in Cars, Interesting

Commuting is the most stressful part of the day for many people. It’s like a recurring nightmare — day after day, week after week, year after year spent sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, stuck behind the wheel instead of spending time with family and friends doing the things you love. It takes a serious toll on the […]

Source: Here’s How Much Time You’ll Waste Commuting in Your Lifetime (by City) – Educated Driver

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STAR WARS ASCIIMATION – Main Page

Posted on June 25, 2018  in Computers, Interesting, Movies

STAR WARS In a way you’ve never seen before

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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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How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking

Posted on May 31, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

It was a Friday evening in 1975, and Woody Wise was driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, with his two kids in the car. He had picked them up from school in a rush, but they weren’t going on vacation. They were hiding out from the FBI.

Source: How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking

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How Tolkien became the man who made Middle-earth

Posted on May 7, 2018  in Interesting

Source: How Tolkien became the man who made Middle-earth

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The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark

Posted on January 23, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

The road to a solid-state switch was a long and complex one. It began with the discovery that certain materials behaved oddly with respect to electricity – differently than any existing theor…

Source: The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark

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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…

Source: Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

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