Fox Tossing: Weirdest Blood Sport Ever?

On July 4, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Fox tossing. It sounds funny to read aloud, it looks funny written down, but unfortunately it’s not quite as nice as it first appears. Fox tossing (Fuchsprellen in German) was a bona fide pastime...

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Goose Pulling, An Odd And Barbaric Pastime

On July 3, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Humans have a long and distinguished history of cruelty to animals. But, as time and culture has marched on we’ve become ever sensitive to other organism’s plight; this snail paced progress hasn’t stopped us...

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History Of Life: The Carboniferous

On June 20, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Welcome to part five of my slow waltz through the epochs of life on earth. Today we tackle the Carboniferous age, named after the rich seams of coal left in the geological traces...

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Russia’s Prohibition Era: The Tsar’s 11 Year Alcohol Ban

On June 17, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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When you hear the term “prohibition” you instantly assume it refers to the American ban on alcohol between 1920 and 1933. Of course, they aren’t the only country to have gone through a period of prohibition, or at least...

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The History Of Life: The Devonian

On June 13, 2015 by Tim Newman
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Welcome to the fourth instalment of this brief foray into the birth and progression of life on earth. I started with the Cambrian, moved onto the Ordovician followed by the Silurian. Today we...

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The Real War Pigs: Hogs Saving Human Bacon

On June 6, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Image VIA The term “war pigs” might not mean much to most people. But in ancient times, when there was an awful lot of war going on (unlike today of course) combatants would...

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The History Of Life: Creatures From The Silurian

On June 3, 2015 by Tim Newman
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Welcome to part three of my leisurely wander through the timeline of life. Recently, I touched on the Cambrian period which led to the Ordovician, and today we’ll tackle the scintillating Silurian. The Silurian...

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Platybelodon & Amebelodon

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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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...

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The Makapansgat Pebble – A Glimpse Into An Ancient Mind

On May 27, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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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...

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A Short History Of The Great Dismal Swamp

On May 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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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...

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