The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Was Actually A Bit Of A Fluke

On September 2, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is generally recognised as one of the most pivotal moments in European history. Ferdinand’s murder in Sarajevo is widely accepted to have marked the start of World War I and...

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Incredible Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments #3

On August 22, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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This is your second installment of amazing Yugoslavian war monuments. CLICK HERE for part 1 and part 2. Here’s a recap: After the terrors of World War II monuments sprung up across former Yugoslavia to commemorate...

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10 Really Odd Experimental Aircraft Designs

On August 12, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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A little while back Lazer Horse contributor Sam Orchard produced a piece covering some of Germany’s mighty strange experimental aircraft designs. They were a joy to behold. Of course, Germany wasn’t the only country...

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Incredible Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments #2

On August 9, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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  This is your second installment of amazing Yugoslavian war monuments. CLICK HERE for part 1 and part 3. If you missed the first installment, here’s a recap: After the terrors of World War II...

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Incredible Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments #1

On August 8, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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After World War II, many monuments were designed and built across former Yugoslavia. They were built to commemorate battles, heroes, and massacres. The design of the monuments (often by renowned designers and architects), and their...

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The Code Of Ur-Nammu: The Oldest Law Book

On August 6, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Code of Ur-Nammu is the oldest written code of law ever to be found. The tablets, written in Sumerian, were inscribed at some point between 2100 and 2500 BC. To put that into...

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German Lion Man: Oldest Animal Statue In The World At 40,000 Years

On August 6, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The so-called lion man statue was discovered in 1939 in a German cave — the Stadel cave in Hohlenstein Mountain in the Lone valley, to be precise. The lion man of the Hohlenstein Stadel has...

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Exquisite Miniature Interiors Carved Into Marble And Stone

On July 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The following works of art come to us courtesy of Matthew Simmonds. British born, Simmonds studied art history and became an illustrator. Later he began working on restoring ancient buildings like Westminster Abbey...

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Old School Mugshots From Nebraska

On July 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Criminals in Nebraska in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s looked a lot classier than they do today. Check these (literally) bad boys and girls out. First up a wonderfully moustached Albert Johnson:...

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Cock Throwing: Another Weird Blood Sport

On July 9, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Everyone’s heard of cock fighting, but less people are aware of cock throwing. Also known as cock-shying and throwing cocks, it was slightly less popular than cock fighting, but it was still a...

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