Monthly Archives: August 2021
Until they were replaced by the more efficient longbow (Battle of Agincourt, 1415: English: 10, French: 0), crossbows were one of the go-to weapons for armies wishing to inflict damage on each other. Pope Urban II banned its use against ‘other Christians’ in 1096, and Pope Innocent II took the same stand at the Second […]
All the floods and wildfires currently occurring across the globe were predictable. https://tinyurl.com/dhcw338
Question: What change to our solar system occurred on August 24th, 2006? Answer: Pluto was re-classified and became a dwarf planet instead of a regular planet. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33462184
I seem to recall that I wasn’t especially good at getting them to break in half without the top bit of at least one falling off the stick.
Despite all the hoopla, the vaccine passport debate isn’t exactly a new one. . https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/04/08/985032748/the-vaccine-passport-debate-actually-began-in-1897-over-a-plague-vaccine
They didn’t have this vaccine when my brothers and I were growing up, and so my brothers caught chicken pox. I didn’t, but only because that joy was awaiting me in adulthood. https://tinyurl.com/yh878jof
When I was in high school John Hersey’s Hiroshima was required reading. It still should be. https://tinyurl.com/y424kebd