Category Archives: History
What an interesting guy: My favorites: 3. Wash teeth if any 16. Learn people better 19. Keep hoping machine running 27. Help win war — beat fascism
This is a fascinating old video: Here’s a picture of Hong Kong harbor from June 2010:
Via Chris Blattman, ” just who is this cute little girl”? There’s a hint in the title. Find out here.
Via The Economist, this is fascinating: “More person years have been lived in the first decade of the current century than in all of the 17th century. And nearly 80% of the economic output of the last millenium has been … Continue reading
Via Ezra Klein, the first version of ‘The Oregon Trail’ game: “With no monitor, the original version of Oregon Trail was played by answering prompts that printed out on a roll of paper. At 10 characters per second, the teletype … Continue reading
From When the What:
Via The Big Picture:
This is an interesting reference: Wow. The 9.5 Chile earthquake in 1960 created tsunamis that killed 68 people in Hawaii and 138 people in Japan. Tokyo is 10,668 miles from Santiago.
Via Marginal Revolution: “United States Patent 3962748 and no, this is not from the Onion.”