Category Archives: history

1363 AD – The end of chivalry

A depiction of the historical catastrophe, which led to the end of the heroic era of chivalry. You’d think Monty Python created this. But, alas. Chivalry, as we know it is dead. Ah, back in the day…

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Vintage Reuge automaton musical pocket watch

Guy exhibits a genuine vintage Reuge pocket watch with a surprise around back. I think it should be viewed under the curtain.

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Longsword fight duel

Excellent choreography in this realistic logsword fight.

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Tommy gun

The American Thompson SMG is a gun that has been used by hero and villain alike, and countless film and television appearances have cemented its reputation as piece of Americana. But beyond its iconic status, the gun was a very … Continue reading

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Howell Automatic Rifle

This was an April Fools humorous video run last Saturday. Ian from the Forgotten Weapons Channel spoofs a commercial for a WWI rifle. What’s interesting is the use of an antique rifle. What’s surprising is the use of ethnic slurs. … Continue reading

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The most interesting plays in MLB history

[21:29] Video link.

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The history of April Fools

It’s all because of the Pope and his new calendar. Or maybe not.

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Steve Jobs is/is not God

Steve Jobs was an awesome flip-flopper. He would flip on something so fast that one would forget that he was taking the 180º polar position the day before. Here’s the proof.

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Warriors of Hula

A common misconception about hula is that it’s a dance tradition strictly for women. Nope. In ancient Hawai’i, men were the first to dance hula, and the best dancers were even chosen to become warriors. Today, Ke Kai O Kahiki—one … Continue reading

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1987 Team Canada- Russia Punch-up in Piestany World Junior Championships brawl

30 years ago, the Canadian hockey team and the Soviet hockey team came to a bit of a disagreement during the game. It got so much out of control on the ice that the officials turned off the lights in … Continue reading

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Vintage gassers and the back-up babes

July 10, 2016 – York Nostalgia Nationals at Beaver Springs Dragway – Beaver Springs, PA – Gassers of the 60’s. And the babes who back them up straight. Relax. Just watch and listen to nostalgia. [8:40]

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90 years of Volvo cars

A heritage film showing 90 years of Volvo Cars history, culminating in the new Volvo XC60. [4:23]

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Inside a B-29 Superfortress

An honour retracing steps of WWII veterans as I explored every nook and cranny of this plane! [21:34] Video link.

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Horrific racing accident

Here is an unfortunate rabbit that happened onto a racing course, shown for reference: [0:03] On March 5, 1977 tragedy struck at the South African Grand Prix when a formula 1 race car plowed 170mph into a fire marshal that … Continue reading

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Texas barn find

Five pre-war automobiles and a travel trailer were stored for more than 40 years in a Texas barn. Motostalgia Auctions founder Antonio Burnet tells us about the collection, which includes a 1932 Cadillac 370B V-12 Victoria Convertible, 1933 Cadillac Model … Continue reading

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Keeping Big Ben on time

When parliament commissioned this clock in 1854, they insisted Big Ben be the biggest, most powerful clock in the world. It takes an hour and a half to wind this massive engineering marvel.

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