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The Beard Tax | Inherited Values

The Beard Tax | Inherited Values | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

A beard tax was instituted in 1705: men who wished to keep their beard could pay a tax, otherwise men would have to shave. Men who paid the tax were given a proof-of-payment token to show they had made their payment.

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A special Movember collectible coin history post!

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A special Movember collectible coin history post!

malek's comment, November 26, 2013 9:24 AM
Weird stuff, good job
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Oh, no, Littlefoot!! Oh, good, we can relax...

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Oh, no, Littlefoot!!

 

Oh, good, we can relax now: Scientists Say It’s Time to Reinstate the Brontosaurus!

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Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean

Octopus slips out of aquarium tank, crawls across floor, escapes down pipe to ocean | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
By the time the staff at New Zealand's National Aquarium noticed Inky the octopus was missing, telltale suction cup prints were the main clue to an easily solved mystery.

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Thomas Antal's comment, April 14, 11:06 PM
I can honestly say that’s a new one for me. It just goes to show raw determination and cleverness pay off.
Brittney Menzel's comment, April 15, 4:48 AM
No way! I almost can't even believe this story! Are they sure someone didn't help him? Are they sure he wasn't stolen? Do they have this escape on video? That is just insane!!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=949eYdEz3Es
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26-million-year-old fossil ear reveals the origin of dolphin hearing and communication

26-million-year-old fossil ear reveals the origin of dolphin hearing and communication | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Scientists have known for decades that modern-day dolphins are some of the most intelligent and social animals on earth.


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Fifty years of changing David Bowie hair styles in one animated GIF

"Last summer we time traveled back to 1964 and showed you the very first TV appearance of David Bowie ..."


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Infographic - 17 Coolest Gadgets You Want in Your Geek Cave

Infographic - 17 Coolest Gadgets You Want in Your Geek Cave | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Want to impress your friends when they enter your man cave? No problem. We've lined up reviews of 17 of the most impressive gadgets for your man cave.

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The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth

The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
When you learned about The Periodic Table of Elements in high school, it probably didn’t look like this. Above, we have a different way of visualizing the elements. Created by Professor William F. Sheehan at Santa Clara University in 1970, this chart takes the elements (usually shown like this) and scales them relative to their abundance on the Earth’s surface.

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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, November 19, 2015 7:57 AM

elements abundance

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Morphisme du tableau périodique des éléments en fonction de leur abondance

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science!
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Map: The most liberal and conservative towns in each state - Washington Post (blog)

Map: The most liberal and conservative towns in each state - Washington Post (blog) | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
What are the reddest and bluest cities in your state?

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 9, 2015 4:28 PM

What could your students do with this map?  #predictions

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These are the times during life when people are happiest

These are the times during life when people are happiest | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
It only gets better.

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Hmm, only 3 more bad years to go?

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Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
I read two or three books per week and have created a system of notation and filing that I want to share. It enables me to use what I've read, search what I've read and come back to it many years on....

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For those dedicated to documenting their reading, researchers, etc.

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Rare Photos Of Black Seattle Unearthed: Help ID Them

Rare Photos Of Black Seattle Unearthed: Help ID Them | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Seattle is a young city, young enough that most of its history can be traced through photographs. Until recently though, most of those photos have been
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Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car - Chicago Tribune

Locals get onboard decorating Lincoln Funeral Train car - Chicago Tribune | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Across Lake County, history buffs and President Abraham Lincoln fans have chipped in to help decorate the funeral train car that is being built in honor of the 150th anniversary of his assassination and the end of the Civil War.

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Would You Pass Thomas Edison's Employment Test? - Smithsonian

Would You Pass Thomas Edison's Employment Test?
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Of what kind of wood are kerosene barrels made? How is sulfuric acid made? What cereal is used all over the world? Where is the Assuan Dam?

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"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature."

"Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature." | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit—all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.


Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices

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Believe The Hype, Prince Was A Hooper Before His Music Career

Believe The Hype, Prince Was A Hooper Before His Music Career | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

vintage archives of Prince being talked about as a talented hooper on the Bryant Junior High School basketball team.

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Every Toaster Is Just A Game Console Waiting To Happen

Every Toaster Is Just A Game Console Waiting To Happen | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
As I pondered the recent and lovely modding work of Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio, I pondered the perfection of toaster as video game console. Such a simple and elegant device, with a classic aesthetic that outshines any true console. Plus it makes toast, which is delicious.

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Monopoly turns 80

Monopoly turns 80 | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
From its classic game pieces to its notion that capitalism is a battle between getting rich and going to jail, the hit game for mini-moguls has entertained people for 80 years. Mary Pilon probes into Monopoly’s rich history in her new book “The...

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Alohomora: There's a new Harry Potter themed hotel

Alohomora: There's a new Harry Potter themed hotel | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Built in 1851, the hotel has introduced chambers include trunks, cauldrons and spell books

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Webgrrl's curator insight, January 28, 2015 11:20 PM

Whether you're a Potter maniac or just a muggle who wants a glimpse into the life of the wizarding world, the Georgian House hotel, a 163-year-old property near Victoria Station, now has rooms that replicate the famous chambers at Hogwarts. (more photos at article)

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Ring-A-Ding-Ding, A Spy's Phone

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I'm a fan of FX's The Americans. So I was thrilled when I spotted the mod round brown Sculptura phone aka "the doughnut telephone" in the Jennings' master bedroom. I like to spot the vintage in TV ...
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The Waveform Of The Music

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lolshtus:
“The Waveform Of The Music”
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“Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to rea Less is more”

“Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to rea Less is more” | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Buy a t-shirt to support Buy a t-shirt, save a life! Support Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia. . Please share!
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7 Email Newsletters Every Curious Creative Needs to Read

7 Email Newsletters Every Curious Creative Needs to Read | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Find creative inspiration in your inbox.

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malek's curator insight, January 18, 2015 3:28 PM

If you’re looking for a few new sources of interesting information, subscribe to these seven newsletters to satisfy your curiosity. 

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Neat infographic shows brand and model of the most iconic movie glasses

Neat infographic shows brand and model of the most iconic movie glasses | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
This happens to me very often—and I'm sure it happens to you too: I'm watching a movie and one of the characters wears really cool glasses, so I go to google and look for the brand. British opticians Yates and Suddell spare us the work with this neat infographic showing the most iconic movie glasses and their brands.

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malek's curator insight, January 14, 2015 6:40 AM

True: a visual brain candy

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Every Prince Hairstyle from 1978 - 2013

Every Prince Hairstyle from 1978 - 2013 | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
  In a musical career that has spanned 36 years over 5 decades, Prince (10 platinum albums, thirty Top 40 singles) is known for constantly reinventing his style. In a glorious chart by artist ...
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.