We all know what vikings look like: long, ragged beards, horned helmets, lots of nasty/heroic scars and a general ambience of dirt. They were men's men, killing at will and laughing in the face of personal hygiene. Or were they?
One enterprising brewer is getting into the spirit of the London Olympics by reviving a beer popular the first time the Games were held there – all the way back in 1908.
Classify under: History We Never Thought We'd Think About. Evolutionary biologist Peter Turchin has been researching pants.
Mark Twain was not a man that you wanted to anger. His 1895 Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences may be the best essay on bad writing ever written.
It's easy to create a black and white photo, just click the desaturate button. But it's substantially more difficult and time-consuming to colour a grayscale image.
Back during the World War II, the motto amongst Allied soldiers was "Loose lips sink ships." What they meant was: talking in front of the wrong people could conceivably cost lives. And ships.
Nowadays it's commonplace to filter images, remove red eyes, touch up blemishes and airbrush away kilograms. But people were tampering with photos long before Photoshop came along.
One day, 50 years from now, will anyone be poring over photos of celebrities with their iPods? You'd think not, but if they are in their underwear you never know.
Turns out the perfect way to store beer is at the bottom of the ocean in cool, complete darkness. Proof? A beer from the 1840s has been retrieved from the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
Strange but true: this stash of bank paraphernalia contains some seriously impressive bits of graphic design.
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