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World War II Around The World (5)

… Reggie Bingham-Threepwood’s last reported words were, “I say, chaps, what does this d-” h/t: Vintage Everyday (The bomb wasn’t yet fused.) [Read more...]

MSNBC’s Hate Unleashes Twitter Storm of Racial Harmony

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The interesting part about the fallout from MSNBC’s hateful Cheerios/”right-wing” dustup is that everybody wins. MSNBC followers win because the network just said what they and their viewers know to be a rock-solid truth, regardless of anything like evidence or logic: conservatives are all racist. So, when they tweet this in reference to the Cheerios [Read More...]

Bumpy Road [App o the Mornin']

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Bumpy Road (iOS/Mac/PC: $3) is the sophomore effort from the creators of Kosmo Spin, and it has a delightful aesthetic, with a muted but eye-catching color palette and charming art. It’s a look that works perfectly for game about an older couple out for a Sunday drive on a corduroy road past windmills and impossibly [Read More...]

Learn Latin and Greek in 10 Easy Lessons

Well, maybe not “easy,” but at least the “10″ part is right. The Language Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin has a series of language modules with some pretty exotic offerings, including Hittite, Gothic, Old English, Old Norse, Ancient Sanskrit, and more. The lessons of more immediate interest would be Latin, Classical [Read More...]

Fulton Sheen Audio Library [App o the Mornin']

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This is short and sweet folks, since there isn’t too much you need to know other than, “You really should probably get it.” The Fulton Sheen Audio Library (iOS/Android: free, with in-app purchase) is–and you might have already guessed this–a library of audio by Fulton Sheen. It includes almost 300 talks from various times and [Read More...]

Chick-fil-A Does A Good Thing

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A strong piece of Christian witness: the manager and employees of a Chick-fil-A in Alabama handed out several hundred free sandwiches to drivers stranded on the road in a snow storm. Those of us in the north are looking at the couple of inches of snow that paralyzed the south and wondering, “What the heck [Read More...]

When Archaeology and Epidemiology Meet

A 1400-year-old tooth containing plague DNA

The past is always present. A group of scientists has managed to extract DNA from the teeth of two people who died during the Justinian Plague in the 6th century, and tests have confirmed that the same pathogen was at the root of the Black Plague of the 14th century, with mutations that are still [Read More...]

The “Sewing Hand” [Beautiful Machines]

Mechanical 'Sewing Hand' by Josef Madersperger (Technisches Museum Wien)

Josef Madersperger invented an early sewing machine that attempting to mimic the action of the human hand. [Read more...]


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