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Show Stoppers: A Brief History of Rude and Disruptive Behavior in Theater - TIME

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Show Stoppers: A Brief History of Rude and Disruptive Behavior in Theater
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Show Stoppers: A Brief History of Rude and Disruptive Behavior in Theater. By Lily RothmanMay 06, 20130. Share. Send to Kindle.
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A brief history of ballooning - Telegraph.co.uk

A brief history of ballooning - Telegraph.co.uk | Things Past | Scoop.it
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'Sorry I'm late,” cries Richard Holmes as he drifts into view. “I'm on balloon time!
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The man who created internet memes — before the internet

The man who created internet memes — before the internet | Things Past | Scoop.it
This video, known only as "The Reagans Speak Out on Drugs," was released on VHS in 1988.
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When NASA blew gigantic holes in Arizona for the Apollo Mission

When NASA blew gigantic holes in Arizona for the Apollo Mission | Things Past | Scoop.it
NASA knew full well that the Apollo lunar landing missions were risky, and it took steps to minimize the chances of losing astronauts in space.
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Flames Of Protest: The History Of Self-Immolation - NPR

Flames Of Protest: The History Of Self-Immolation - NPR | Things Past | Scoop.it
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Flames Of Protest: The History Of Self-Immolation. February 20, 2013 1:00 PM. Audio for this story from Talk of the Nation will be available at approximately 6:00 p.m.
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Where Did Curry Come From?

Where Did Curry Come From? | Things Past | Scoop.it
What is curry? Today, the word describes a bewildering number of spicy vegetable and meat stews from places as far-flung as the Indian subcontinent, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean Islands.
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A Brief History of the Monocycle, Humanity's Most Useless Vehicle

A Brief History of the Monocycle, Humanity's Most Useless Vehicle | Things Past | Scoop.it
It seems we’re drawn to bushing the boundaries of the novel and the bizarre as much we are to overcoming concrete problems.
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The Delicious Dreadfulness of Nuclear Monsters

The Delicious Dreadfulness of Nuclear Monsters | Things Past | Scoop.it
People who want to talk about the jumpy, kitschy, gloriously lurid movie genre we now know as 1950s sci-fi usually start with Susan Sontag.
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Welsh castle graffiti mystery solved after more than 100 years - Telegraph

Welsh castle graffiti mystery solved after more than 100 years  - Telegraph | Things Past | Scoop.it
It was a has been a mystery in Wales that has endured for more than 100 years as many tried and failed to decipher the words etched onto the window in a castle tower.
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A short-tempered history of the 'curmudgeon' - The Week Magazine

A short-tempered history of the 'curmudgeon' - The Week Magazine | Things Past | Scoop.it
The Week Magazine A short-tempered history of the 'curmudgeon' The Week Magazine The word curmudgeon is an old one, originating in the 1570s, but where it comes from is unknown. The most famous suggestion, says World Wide Words, "is that of Dr.
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What are the 10 Most Important Documents in American History?

What are the 10 Most Important Documents in American History? | Things Past | Scoop.it
And the most important document in American history is ... the Marshall Plan? #didnotseethatcoming http://t.co/nLbMBWd9
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FA Cup final: cups of joy from past history - The National

FA Cup final: cups of joy from past history - The National | Things Past | Scoop.it
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But while the magic of the cup may be gone forever, back then, for those growing up in this part of the world, the mystery was quite literal.
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The Amazing World of Photo Editing Before Photoshop

The Amazing World of Photo Editing Before Photoshop | Things Past | Scoop.it
Today, manipulated or 'shopped photos are common in the media and in our everyday life, but that wasn't the case for most of photographic history.
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The History of the Hula Hoop - ABC News

The History of the Hula Hoop - ABC News | Things Past | Scoop.it
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The History of the Hula Hoop. Hula hoop happenings through the years. The history of the hula-hoop craze. Previous · Next. The History of the Hula Hoop.
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Check out these unpublished color photos of World War II American bomber crews

Check out these unpublished color photos of World War II American bomber crews | Things Past | Scoop.it
Shortly after the 1942 deployment of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in Britain, LIFE Magazine sent Margaret Bourke-White to spend time with the now legendary VIII Bomber Command.
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The Strange History of the Moscow Cathedral That Couldn't Be Destroyed

The Strange History of the Moscow Cathedral That Couldn't Be Destroyed | Things Past | Scoop.it
On the northern side of the Moskwa River, near the Kremlin, there stands the world's tallest Orthodox Christian Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
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The Most Infamous Corporate Accounting Scandals in History [Infographic]

The Most Infamous Corporate Accounting Scandals in History [Infographic] | Things Past | Scoop.it
This graphic lists ten shocking accounting scandals that have occurred in the past fifteen years.
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A Brief History Of Nerds In Pop Culture

A Brief History Of Nerds In Pop Culture | Things Past | Scoop.it
  In news that is not actually news, nerds are no longer the shameful outsiders of society, they are celebrated and treated like exotic zoo animals,
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100 YEARS OF PROTECTING THE PAST

A hundred years ago this year, the British government under Herbert Asquith recognised for the first time the State’s duty to protect the physical remains of its history. Over the course of 2013, a series of exhibitions, a book, and a BBC television series will all mark the centenary

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We'll Always Have (Early 20th-Century) Paris: The Web's Renaissance of the Autochrome

We'll Always Have (Early 20th-Century) Paris: The Web's Renaissance of the Autochrome | Things Past | Scoop.it
An old, but beautiful imaging technique preserves a lost Paris, and is itself preserved online.
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The History of Wine Drinking, From a Chore to a Choice

The History of Wine Drinking, From a Chore to a Choice | Things Past | Scoop.it
In his new book, “Inventing Wine,” Paul Lukacs makes the point that the idea of “tradition” in wine has been thoroughly mutable.
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The History of Microsoft Office: Infographic

The History of Microsoft Office: Infographic | Things Past | Scoop.it
Word, PowerPoint and Excel are the Holy Trinity of work productivity. This is the package that ...
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This interactive travel map of the Roman Empire is like Oregon Trail meets Civilization

This interactive travel map of the Roman Empire is like Oregon Trail meets Civilization | Things Past | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how long it would take to travel from Rome to Constantinople at the peak of the Roman Empire? Or from Luna to Larissa? Or Parma to Thessalonica?
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