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Salt Bride

Sometimes you go looking for 19th century fashion and find amazing art instead. This is a dress submerged in the Dead Sea to become a salt sculpture. Read more (and see more) here:  http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/sigalit-landau-salt-bride

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Do kids today know about the Titanic?

Nope. They have no idea, so don’t spoil the movie for them. Not only did whatever happened on the Titanic happen over a hundred years ago now, the last big movie about it–you know, that one—was being finished up twenty years ago. Damn, you’re old. […]

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The Oldest Computer is Pretty Ancient

This Washington Post article is a good launching spot to read about this 2100-year-old machine that was recovered more than 100 years ago from a shipwreck in Greece. “The ancient Greeks came dazzlingly close to inventing clockwork centuries sooner than really happened. That they chose to utilize […]

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Why do you say “copacetic”?

pronounced: \ˌkō-pə-ˈse-tik\ Apparently, I say this because I am old, likewise yerdad, who is also old, will say this from time to time. We had no idea it is such a new word that is primarily used by old people. As you gathered from the context, […]

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Monday music for those who have nothing

There may never be anything more seventies than this clip–1970s, I mean. Sure, everybody knows Elvis, but did you know that the Welsh Elvis (Welvis?) is still performing and presumably is still having women throw their underwear at him? Well, here he is going all Welsh on Welch:

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What’s the deal with the Money Pit?

People have been digging up there in Oak Island for centuries now looking for a treasure or treasures. There is no actual evidence of a pirate treasure, Revolutionary War treasure, or a Knights-Templar-on-a-lark treasure. There is also zero evidence that it’s a hoax perpetrated by interstellar […]

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