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The History And Science Of Popcorn

The History And Science Of Popcorn | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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Yeah, you've read it correctly, history AND science in one video. And a beautiful video it is.
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Blanketless Bed

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Oh ... wow ... weird that this blanketless bed wasn't a success. No way that I would sleep in this contraption, space is to small and I would wake up all cut up and brused.
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Old Fashioned Grocery List

Old Fashioned Grocery List | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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Seeing this I'm a bit sad that I use my mobile now. Michelangelo's illustrated grocery list. A pearl.
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Cosmetic Surgery In 1650

Cosmetic Surgery In 1650 | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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Life was so simpel in 1650. Was your wife ugly? Just bring her over to a windmill.
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The Last Interview Al Hirschfeld Ever Gave Was To My 10-Year-Old Brother

The Last Interview Al Hirschfeld Ever Gave Was To My 10-Year-Old Brother | History - more or less | Scoop.it
Two days before the world-famous illustrator Al Hirschfeld died age 99 my brother 10 talked to him for a school project. Read the never-before-seen...
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Allen Ginsberg On The 50s Beat Generation

Allen Ginsberg On The 50s Beat Generation | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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Allen Ginsberg talks about the Beat Generation, about Bob Dylan, Kerouac and censorship. Full show.
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Emoticons In 1881

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Emoticons? That's soooo 1881. Very nice article about the newspaper Puck, founded in 1876 by Joseph Keppler.
This article about Typographical Art was published in 1881.
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Whoa! Confused!

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Have to see and listen to this again. History (Our Narrow Slice) by Vsauce.
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125 Years Ago: Kodak Number 1

125 Years Ago: Kodak Number 1 | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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Kodak Number 1, the first commercial camera by Kodak. A simple box. But it did the trick, and not in a bad way either. 125 Years ago you could buy one for 'only' $ 25 (today that would be around $ 600).
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Musical Score May Reveal Where Nazi Treasure Lies

Musical Score May Reveal Where Nazi Treasure Lies | History - more or less | Scoop.it
It's quite the fanciful story: Nazis buried diamonds and 100 gold bars in a Bavarian town during World War II, in a spot whose location was encoded into an annotated piece of sheet music by Adolf... World News Summaries.
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OMG ... WTF ...

OMG ... WTF ... | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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Baby branding. Some hospitals did this in 1938. Branding the initials of the parents on the baby's skin with ultraviolet light. Who came up with this bright idea??!!
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Standard Naval Outfit

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Comes in handy when you're sleepy, cold, clumsy, too thin. And ofcourse an ideal life preserver.
(weird, suddenly the Oompa Loompa song pops into my mind)
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Diablo Tunnel

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The Diablo Tunnel, part of the Diablo Dam in Seattle. Building started in 1917, six miles long, finished in 1930.
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1930s E-Reader

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Canned Libraries, Aug 1936. No, not an E-Reader, but a filmbook. Get information, books, to people without taking up much space and without having a huge budget.
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Time Machine

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Always nice, past and present in one photo. These ones are done because of the new Anne Theater in Amsterdam (see video below, in dutch). A theater especially build for a play called Anne.
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The Would-Be Assassin and the Camera

The Would-Be Assassin and the Camera | History - more or less | Scoop.it
It’s not uncommon to hear someone say that they were haunted by an image, often an old photograph. It is a figurative and evocative expression. To say that
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Anti-Communist Propaganda

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The red menace. Communism. Ah well, what did they know.
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Circus Showgirls Of The 40s And 50s

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SylK's Playground: CBGB Walls

SylK's Playground: CBGB Walls | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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When CBGB in NY was shut down they stored the walls and doors. I didn't know that. The whole club was dismantled. Awesome.
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William S. Burroughs Talks About Writing And Art

William S. Burroughs Talks About Writing And Art | History - more or less | Scoop.it
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I could listen to this man for hours and hours.
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