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Medieval “Lingerie” From 15th Century Castle Stuns Fashion Historians

Medieval “Lingerie” From 15th Century Castle Stuns Fashion Historians | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unearthed several 600-year-old bras that experts say could rewrite fashion history. While they'll hardly send pulses racing by today's standards, the lace-and-linen underpinnings predate the invention of the modern brassiere by hundreds of years. Found hidden under the floorb ...
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Amazing find! By this time next year, I expect to see dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels with explanations.

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Limitations imposed by wearing armour on Medieval soldiers’ locomotor performance - Medievalists.net

Limitations imposed by wearing armour on Medieval soldiers’ locomotor performance - Medievalists.net | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
Our findings can predict age-associated decline in Medieval soldiers’ physical performance, and have potential implications in understanding the outcomes of past European military battles.
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Very useful for writers of historical and historical fantasy novels.

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Great myths die hard

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Finding that part of the story of Louis Pasteur's rabies vaccine is false, Héloïse Dufour and Sean Carroll explore how science fables are born, spread and die.


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This story details how some historic scientific figures have become legends, not because of what they did, but because of what we want to believe they did.

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UFOs Throughout History - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

UFOs Throughout History - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter | Writing and Other Crazy Stuff | Scoop.it
The appearance of Unidentified Flying Objects, or UFOs, in the skies is not a new phenomenon. Tales of flying objects have been around for centuries and well-documented reports have been published for the past 150 years or so. The early reports are especially intriguing as manmade flying devices had not yet been invented. Our ancestors could not possibly have been confused by the appearance of a weather balloon or a jet fighter. We cannot rule out natural phenomena such as cloud formations, of course, but the appearance of anything in the skies long before the invention of powered flight is...
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Have you ever thought of including a UFO sighting in your historical fiction stories? If so, how would (or did) you approach it? Was it a straight take, comedic, or something else? Did the characters in the story question the reality of what they saw? Was the cause of the UFO an alien craft or a magical occurrence, or was it caused by some more mundane event, such as a meteor or even a weather balloon?

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The Original Girl Detective

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Much of Kate Warne’s life is shrouded in mystery, which is fitting considering she was America’s first female detective.
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Great story!

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