The Oldest Tune: Hurrian Hymn No. 6

On May 7, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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When it comes to ancient art, there’s nothing quite like the emotion that stirs in you as you stare at an ancient painting on a cave wall. The idea that a human was sat in...

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The Doges Of Venice, A Selection Of Portraits

On May 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Ever heard of the doges of Venice? No, me neither. Well, they were kind of like dukes but more powerful; they were in charge of the watery city from 697 to 1797. All in all, there...

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The Oldest Cartoon On Earth: Fantasmagorie

On April 3, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Fantasmagorie is considered by many to be the first had-drawn cartoon ever made. It was created in 1908 by French cartoonist Émile Cohl.  Cohl, who was part of the now forgotten Incoherents movement, drew...

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The Legend Of Virginia Hall: The Limping WWII Spy

On March 5, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Virginia Hall was an impressive human. She worked as a spy during World War II with the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). I reckon, in a straight race, Virginia Hall would count as one...

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Syrian Conflict Drone Footage

The Remains of Syrian Cities: Drone Footage

On February 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The war in Syria has been hurtling on for years. The origins of the conflict are complicated and involve multiple players. The initial belligerents were those who wanted to depose President Assad and his family...

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Breeching And Unbreeching: Boys Dressed As Girls

On February 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Across the Western world, from the mid-1500s up until the early 20th century, the appropriate clothing for a little boy was significantly different to today’s mainstream choices. Nowadays, a baby boy would never think of leaving...

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How A French Traveller Saw The Russians in 1854

On February 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Here are a few pages from a book written in 1854 by a chap called Germain de Lagny. According to the Russian website where I got these pictures, de Lagny was visiting Russia...

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Huge Statue of Mao Zedong Dismantled In Rural China

On January 9, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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In the middle of rural China, very far from anything of note, a massive and recently built statue has been flurrying across Asian news. The structure in question is a whopping rendering of our old...

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Lazer Horse’s Predictions For 2016

On January 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I’ve decided to make a career change, I’m going to become a TV psychic. I may as well. It’s not like you have to be accurate or anything, just make some guesses. For...

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José Ortiz-Echagüe: Beautifully Bleak Photography

On December 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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José Ortiz-Echagüe was born in Guadalajara in 1886, into a military family.  At the tender of age of 12, he received his first camera and took to photography. His brother, a talented artist,...

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