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tim-sum:

“Now, Maria Leontievna. I understand you’re applying for the position of Biggest Badass of the 20th Century?”
“I am.”
“And what are your qualifications?”
“I founded the Women’s Battalion of Death.” 

tim-sum:

“Now, Maria Leontievna. I understand you’re applying for the position of Biggest Badass of the 20th Century?”

“I am.”

“And what are your qualifications?”

“I founded the Women’s Battalion of Death.” 

(Reblogged from hellotailor)

via Greatest Hockey Legends, excerpts from a Chicago Blackhawks-Boston Bruins game in March 1976

hellotailor:

I found this amazing book from 1961, all about “everything a girl should know”. I picked it up expecting it to be a hilarious/terrible throwback, but actually it’s INCREDIBLE and basically includes everything you could possibly want to learn about life, the universe, and everything.

Then I googled it and discovered that they kept publishing the Handbook every few years, apparently edited by the same guy. Look how much times changed between 1961 and 1985:

“This handbook is designed to appeal to young girls and includes information on make-up, fashion, accessories, pets and astrology, as well as figures and statistics.”

MAKE-UP AND ASTROLOGY??? What happened to the fromology guide? The morse code tutorials?? The step-by-step instructions on how to film a simple documentary? Ughhhh.

Morse code instructions and pressure points? Sign me up!

(Reblogged from hellotailor)
Go read the article associated with this 1823 print of gentlemen on rollerblades - Two Nerdy History Girls: Skating Away, c. 1760 & 1823

Go read the article associated with this 1823 print of gentlemen on rollerblades - Two Nerdy History Girls: Skating Away, c. 1760 & 1823

Civil War Camp Scene with officer and family gathered in front of a tent in Hunter’s Chapel, 1861-1865, Virginia. Photographer unknown.

Civil War Camp Scene with officer and family gathered in front of a tent in Hunter’s Chapel, 1861-1865, Virginia. Photographer unknown.

Interviewer: Your publisher is American, so do you ever find yourself having to defend real historical fact over the “perception of history” to your publisher or your audiences? Are there things you’ve uncovered in your research that are stranger than fiction and that a modern audience would find too difficult to believe?

Jo Walton: […] I call that the Tiffany Problem. Tiffany is a real attested medieval name, it’s a variant of Theophania, it appears in twelfth century documents from Britain and France, and you cannot give it as a name to a character in a historical or fantasy setting because it looks too horribly modern.

(Reblogged from hellotailor)
kumquatweekend:


did-you-kno:


Source


Well then.


Also ate from the same plate and drank from the same cup.
But of course this was back in the days when kings kissed on the lips hello.

kumquatweekend:

did-you-kno:

Well then.

Also ate from the same plate and drank from the same cup.

But of course this was back in the days when kings kissed on the lips hello.

(Reblogged from kumquatweekend)
mediumaevum:

Medieval medallion found in baby shark in Malaysia

A baby shark being prepared for lunch gave a Malaysian family a big surprise - an ancient artifact believed to be dated long before the Portuguese conquest of Malacca. Housewife Suseela Menon, from Klebang, made the priceless discovery while filleting the fish for lunch. 


Checks with a local historian revealed the head engraving could be that of Queen Elizabeth, the consort of King Denis I of Portugal during his reign from 1271 to 1336.
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So cool.  Sharks are the craziest creatures.

mediumaevum:

Medieval medallion found in baby shark in Malaysia

A baby shark being prepared for lunch gave a Malaysian family a big surprise - an ancient artifact believed to be dated long before the Portuguese conquest of Malacca. Housewife Suseela Menon, from Klebang, made the priceless discovery while filleting the fish for lunch. 

Checks with a local historian revealed the head engraving could be that of Queen Elizabeth, the consort of King Denis I of Portugal during his reign from 1271 to 1336.

more

So cool.  Sharks are the craziest creatures.

(Reblogged from thebastardofgloucester)