Funny Flags - Benin - Nigeria

Excellent Flags #1

On May 3, 2013 by Tim Newman

Yeah, I like flags. To some they’re symbols of misplaced national pride or a banner to wave over the down trodden. But we mustn’t blame the flag for that. It is the flag waver...

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The Uniforms of the Saxon Army in 1811 - vulgar dicitionary

1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – K&L

On April 30, 2013 by Tim Newman

Welcome one, welcome all, here we are once more journeying through Francis Grose’s Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Originally penned in 1811 to show the upper classes how the lower classes addressed each...

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Raja Deen Dayal - 19th Century India - Bashir Nagh Palace

19th-Century India: Photo Gallery

On April 23, 2013 by Tim Newman

BBC News published a collection by 19th Century photographer Raja Deen Dyal (first picture below). In Punjabi, his name is: ਲਾਲਾ ਦੀਨ ਦਯਾਲ. His career began in the 1870’s as a court photographer....

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Turkmenistan’s Strange Dictator: Saparmurat Niyazov

On April 21, 2013 by Tim Newman

I’ve not been to Turkmenistan and I’ve never met anyone who has been there, but it sounds pretty bonkers. It’s the richest nation in Central Asia despite being about 80% desert, thanks to...

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Lazer Horse Flag

48 Of The Best Flags On Earth

On April 21, 2013 by Tim Newman

(Original image courtesy of Danilka’s Blog) Below is an exquisite collection of world flags. From Bahrain to Burundi, we examine some of the finest flags that planet Earth has to offer. What’s your favourite...

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1811 - 19th Century Boxers Topless Sketch

1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – H

On April 20, 2013 by Tim Newman

Here’s installment number six in my labour of love: the slow and steady trawl through the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by the prolific Captain Grose. Grose was an English antiquary, draughtsman, and lexicographer and authored more than 15...

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Danxia Rainbow Mountains - Farmers

Rainbow Mountains: Danxia Formations In China

On April 18, 2013 by Tim Newman

The Danxia formation is situated roughly 600 miles west of Shanghai, in the Gansu province of China. They stretch for hundreds of miles, covering almost 10% of mainland China’s surface area. Some of these regions...

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1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – The ‘G’ Section

On April 17, 2013 by Tim Newman

Welcome back to my dedicated readers. For those just joining us, these articles are my choice edits from a book entitled the “Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue”, published in 1811 by Captain Francis...

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Aplollo 10 - Crew Relaxing

Apollo 10 Official Transcript: Turds In Space

On April 15, 2013 by Tim Newman

The Apollo 10 space mission was a successful dry run in advance the moon mission. They got within 9 nautical miles of the moon’s surface, but never touched down. The onboard technology worked...

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1811 – Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – My Pick Of The E’s & F’s

On April 14, 2013 by Tim Newman

Here I am again, I’m still reading the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose. As I said in my last post, I never thought I would read any kind of dictionary...

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