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The History Of The Middle Finger

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The History Of The Middle Finger

With “NO MALICE” to anyone at all… An interesting fact The history of the middle finger Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English [...]

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STRANGE ACOUSTIC…LISTENING POSTS (Pre Radar era)

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STRANGE ACOUSTIC…LISTENING POSTS (Pre Radar era)

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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us [...]

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Museum Of Islamic Art.

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Museum Of Islamic Art.

It isn’t often that a building stuns – literally. However, this is the case with the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Traditional Islamic architecture meets the twenty first century to spectacular effect. Sabhia al Khemir became the founding director of the museum in 2006. A globally renowned Tunisian writer she [...]

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Motorcycles of The Past ( 100 Years Ago )

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Motorcycles of The Past ( 100 Years Ago )

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Dunkirk Rescue Re-enacted

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Dunkirk Rescue Re-enacted

Seventy years after the evacuation of Dunkirk, veterans are accompanying a flotilla of ‘Little Ships’ to re-enact the dramatic rescue. British soldiers on the rail watch long lines of their comrades wade from the beach to the transport ship. Dunkirk, May 1940. Photo: Time-Life. The few remaining survivors are reflecting on what was perhaps the [...]

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Queen Elizabeth family

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Queen Elizabeth family

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The Konark Sun Temple, Orissa (India)

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The Konark Sun Temple, Orissa (India)

Konark (or Konarak) is a small town in the state of Orissa, India, on the Bay of Bengal, sixty-five kilometres from Bhubaneswar. Konark is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), built in black granite by King Narasimhadeva. The temple is one of the most important Brahman sanctuaries, and [...]

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Where did Piss Poor come from?

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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor” But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford [...]

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M U M M I E S

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M U M M I E S

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A Brief History of the Computer

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A Brief History of the Computer

ENIAC, 1946 Regarded as the first general purpose electronic computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was initially commissioned for the use in World War II, but not completed until one year after the war had ended . Installed at the University of Pennsylvania, its 40 separate eight-foot-high racks and 18,000 tubes were intended [...]

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Life in the USA in the First Half of the 20th Century

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Life in the USA in the First Half of the 20th Century

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