Category Archives: history

VW Beetle barn find

Guy visiting Bulgaria happens upon a huge stash of VW Beetles from many years, many oval and split windows.

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PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

Find out about the creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, coming to PBS this fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. #VietnamWarPBS [25:22] Video link.

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Kit Kat catapult

If there was an IKEA back in medieval times.

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Polish Medieval Combat League

Video scenes of the Polish Medieval Combat League tournament in Zdunska Wola, 18th October 2013. Hope they had ambulances standing by.

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Zero Hour: Disaster at Chernobyl

The explosion at Chernobyl was ten times worse than that at Hiroshima and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. Using a real-time split-screen format reminiscent of the hit series, 24, this programme examines the 60 … Continue reading

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Lady still drives her ’57 Chevy

In 1957, Grace Braeger of West Bend traded in her old car, threw down $2,250 hard-earned dollars and bought a ’57 Chevy. Since that day long ago, it’s been her only car.

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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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