Prypiat Wildlife: The Animals That Survived Chernobyl

On October 27, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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The Chernobyl incident of 1986 left a lasting poisonous shroud over hundreds of square kilometres of land. The 60 km circle that surrounds the plant is lovingly titled “the zone of alienation.” The area is deserted,...

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Burundi: A Tiny Country With A Rough Past

On October 27, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Burundi — the Republic of Burundi, to give it its full name — is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but with 8.7 million people calling it home, it’s pretty densely populated. Burundi...

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Who Wants To Buy Some Life Size Dinosaur Models?

On October 25, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Anyone who’s visited my site in the past will have noticed I use Google Adsense to try and scrape a bit of cash from the internet cash cow. The magic of Google means...

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American Samoa: A Short Spot On The Flag And Nation

On October 4, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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The Flag of American Samoa has been in use since 1960, before then it was the old star spangled banner and before that they used no flag at all. The flag shows a bald...

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Herstmonceux – Medieval Festival 2013 – Incongruous Photos

On September 7, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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A few weeks back I was lucky enough to attend the Herstmonceux – Medieval Festival 2013. One of the benefits of being the Director of a famous website is that you get free passes...

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Women Pirates: Sadie The Goat – New York’s Queen Of The Waterfront

On September 3, 2013 by Lazer Horse
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Today’s lady pirate is Sadie Farrell, known affectionately as Sadie the Goat. She was a notorious and vicious gang leader in New York’s “bloody” 4th ward. She started her criminality on the shore...

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Women Pirates: Jeanne de Clisson – The Lioness Of Brittany

On August 31, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Today’s fearsome lady pirate, Jeanne de Clisson, was born Jeanne-Louise de Belleville, Dame de Montaiga in the year 1300. She became known as the Lioness of Brittany, and for good reason, if the...

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Ann Bonny – Another Fearsome Female Pirate

On August 30, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I wrote about a Chinese pirate queen called Ching Shi the other day and found it all rather interesting so I thought I’d learn about another femme fatale of the blustery high seas....

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Ching Shih – The Most Deadly Female Pirate That Ever Lived

On August 28, 2013 by Lazer Horse

Only a handful of women pirates are recorded in history, whether that’s due to the misogyny of contemporary historical writers or simply because the women folk had better things to do than maraud...

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Kestrel Lands On Camerman’s Head + Medieval Falconry

On August 26, 2013 by Lazer Horse

I recently attended a medieval festival in the grounds of Herstmonceux castle. At this auspicious event they had a collection of birds of prey, as you might expect, and they were a joy to behold. Us...

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