Platybelodon & Amebelodon

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

Platybelodon and Amebelodon, what lovely beasts they were. They look like the type of animal you would see in an awful Disney Star Wars remake, but the important difference is, these guys actually roamed...

Read More →

The Makapansgat Pebble – A Glimpse Into An Ancient Mind

On May 27, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

Pebbles don’t make the news very often, and rightly so, they are generally unimpressive. However, the Makapansgat pebble is cut from a different cloth. This pebble tells a brief but enchanting story about humanity’s...

Read More →

A Short History Of The Great Dismal Swamp

On May 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

Having written about the incredible Okefenokee swamp in the US of A and the Great Vasyugan Mire in Siberia I thought it appropriate to continue the theme. So, today, I am proud to introduce...

Read More →

A Selection Of Weird & Disturbing Medieval Manuscript Art

On May 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →

Shigir Idol: The Oldest Wooden Sculpture Ever Found

On May 14, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →

The History of Life: Creatures Of The Ordovician

On April 25, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →

The Hole: Russia’s Abandoned Mir Diamond Mine

On April 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →

The History Of Life: Creatures From The Cambrian

On April 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →

Henry VIII’s Wives: A Brief History

On April 23, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →

Chanctonbury Ring: Mysteries And Histories

On April 11, 2015 by Lazer Horse
Off

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...

Read More →
Pages:«1...78910111213...30»