A Neanderthal boy of around eight who died almost 50,000 years ago still has things to tell us: mainly that our extinct human relatives grew up at a pace similar to our own. Knowing that can give us clues to Neanderthal social structure, as well as how our hominid cousins raised their children.
Communism’s death toll overshadows other contemporary human cruelty. Marian Tupy writes: Writing in the Richmond Times-Dispatch , A. Barton Hinkle remembers “A century of ghastly communist sadism,” which started when a relatively small number of Bolshevik anarchists led by Vladimir Lenin managed to overthrow the Russian government of Alexander Kerensky in November 1917.
I’m not sure this is a fair headline as I can’t blame government when it was the population that passed prohibition. At any rate….this is a good article on the effects our current decisions have on the future.
The classic “old fashioned” is the simplest of cocktails—sugar, bitters, and whiskey, stirred over ice, then served on the rocks with a citrus rind—and also, possibly, the best. Thanks to the federal government, we almost lost it forever.
“Let there be floods of blood,” declared Krasnaia gazeta, the official newspaper of the Red Army in 1918. From the enemies of the revolution, there should be “more blood, as much as possible.” A few months before, the Bolsheviks had seized power from the provisional government that had been installed in the final days of Russia’s Romanov dynasty.
Enlarge / The 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet known as Plympton 322 turned out to be a trig table, expressed in ratios of the lengths of the sides of the triangles, rather than angles. (credit: UNSW/Andrew Kelly) The Babylonian civilization was at its peak roughly 4,000 years ago, with architecturally advanced cities throughout the region known today as Iraq.
Via The Daily Bell Can you believe that there are at least three statues of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington DC? There is one in South Dakota too, another in Virginia, and even more in London. It appears all these places are overrun by racists and fascist sympathizers.
In 1992, a strangely curious man named Wu Anai, near the Chinese village of Shiyan Beicun in Longyou County, based on a hunch, began to pump water out of a pond in his village. Anai believed the pond was not natural, nor was it infinitely deep as the local lore went, and he decided to prove it.
Source: The Mystery of The Longyou Caves