A Selection Of Weird & Disturbing Medieval Manuscript Art

On May 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Modern humans like a good laugh, and medieval humans were no different, although they probably had quite a bit more to complain about than we do now. When you bring to mind a medieval scene, you tend to...

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Shigir Idol: The Oldest Wooden Sculpture Ever Found

On May 14, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Unearthed in 1894, the Shigir Idol is the oldest wooden sculpture ever found. Wood doesn’t fare all that well when it’s in the ground, so the fact that this fella managed to remain intact...

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The History of Life: Creatures Of The Ordovician

On April 25, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Recently I posted my first article about the history of life. I covered the Cambrian period in brief. The Cambrian is fairly well-known for its famous ‘Explosion’ of life, but the Ordovician period which...

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The Hole: Russia’s Abandoned Mir Diamond Mine

On April 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Mir Mine (Кимберлитовая алмазная трубка) in Yakutia, Siberia is lovingly referred to as “The Hole;” it’s a dashingly impressive divot. Surprisingly, this inactive diamond mine is only the second biggest man-made hole in...

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The History Of Life: Creatures From The Cambrian

On April 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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As part of my never-ending and unsuccessful effort to learn about the things I should already know, I’ve decided to look at geological epochs and the animals that lived therein. I’m starting near the...

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Henry VIII’s Wives: A Brief History

On April 23, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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As I grow ever older, I’m increasingly annoyed with how little I know about history in general. At school you have the perfect opportunity to learn about the weirdness of the Royal Family. But, when...

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Chanctonbury Ring: Mysteries And Histories

On April 11, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Chanctonbury Ring, part of Sussex’s magnificent South Downs, has been part of local folklore and ancient culture since time immemorial. Chanctonbury Ring sits proud on the north edge of the Downs, almost 800 feet above sea level (which...

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The Queen Is Related To The Prophet Muhammad, Seriously

On April 4, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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If you go far enough back in time we’re all related to each other, and the bacteria in our own guts. But, this is a pretty weird and cool connection. The Queen can...

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Rat Kings: Folk Legend Or Reality?

On April 3, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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“Ratking” by Photographed at Naturkundliches Museum Mauritianum Altenburg. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The term ‘rat king’ brings to mind a doll house and a tea party with cute little stuffed...

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Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Salafist & Wahhabi: What’s The Difference?

On April 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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“Al-Haram mosque – Flickr – Al Jazeera English” by Al Jazeera English – Al-Haram mosque. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. If you’ve read the news at any point in the...

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