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The Erdapfel or “earth apple" in German, produced by Martin Behaim in 1492 is considered to be the oldest surviving terrestrial globe. It is constructed of a laminated linen ball in two halves, reinforced with wood and overlaid with a map painted by Georg Glockendon. The Americas are not included, as Columbus returned to Spain no sooner than March 1493. The globe shows an enlarged Eurasian continent and an empty ocean between Europe and Asia. The mythical Saint Brendan’s Island is included. Japan and Asian islands are disproportionately large. The idea to call the globe "apple" may be related to the Reichsapfel (“Imperial Apple”, Globus cruciger) which was also kept in Nuremberg along with the Imperial Regalia (Reichskleinodien). From its creation until early in the 16th century, it stood in a reception room in the Nuremberg town hall. After that time it was held by the Behaim family. In 1907, it was transferred to the Germanic Museum in Nuremberg.

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History Meme -5/10 Moments - The Cuban Missile Crisis

From October 14th to the 28th in 1962, the world sat at the brink of a nuclear war. When the small island of Cuba became allies with the infamous Soviet Union, the United States took it personally. The world watched as the two world powers drew lines and waited for the cargo ship to cross it. On October 22nd, President Kennedy addressed the nation of the events happening only 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

The Cuban-American relations had been strained ever since the Bay of Pigs invasion in spring of 1961. After the failed coup, the Cuban government became more and more dependent on Soviets, both military-wise and economically. The tensions of the Cold War grew even more strained as the months passed.

On October 14th, a US spy plane had photographed a missile being assembled for installation. By the 16th, the president of the United States was briefing ExCom and other officials over the diplomatic crisis, as were the Soviet leaders. When the United States found out about the installment of nuclear missiles in Cuba, it was time to act.

The stand off ended when the United States agreed to take out the missiles previously placed in Turkey.

This, by far, was the gravest time in world history when the fate of the entire planet was laid on a line drawn on a map.[x]

November 16 2013

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The History of Web Design
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August 22 2013



During the Genpei War of 1180-1185, there was an exceptional onna bugeisha (literally, warrior-arts female)- a rare female practitioner of bushido, the way of the warrior. A concubine of Yoshinaka, Tomoe Gozen was said to be exceptionally beautiful, with porcelain skin and long black hair, and was exceptionally skilled in combat. A better archer than most men, her bravery and ability made her terrifying. Supposedly, she could ride unbroken horses without issue, handle sword or longbow with equal skill, and could stare down gods and demons alike.

When Yoshinaka was at war, Tomoe was his first captain. On the front lines, she performed more acts of valor than any other. After his battle with the Heiki clan Yoshinaka set out to become the head of the Minamoto clan. His cousin, Yoritomo, had other ideas; he sent his two brothers to kill Yoshinaka. This brought on the Battle of Awazu in February of 1184, where Yoritomos’ and Yoshinakas’ soldiers fought for hours. Tomoe Gozen is said to have taken the heads of Uchida Ieyoshi and Honda no Moroshige before Yoshinaka was defeated.

After this, no one really knows what happened to Tomoe.

Some people say that she was defeated by Wada Yoshimori and instead of being killed, she was taken for a wife. Some say she escaped battle and became a nun. Some say she never even existed- outside of “The Tale of the Heiki”, there is little evidence of her existence. Although, the grave of another of Yoshinaka’s concubines, Yamabuki Gozen, has been found. “The Tale of the Heiki” is said to be mostly true.

Today you may see Tomoe Gozen being portrayed by geiko (geisha) during Jidai Matsuri, the Festival of Ages, where famous characters from across history are portrayed during the parade. She is often seen wearing armor and a crown, carrying a naginata (a pole weapon) and riding a horse. She is always played by a beautiful woman.

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Common Historical Misconceptions

I just don’t know what to believe anymore.

The history nerd part of me just loves stuff like this!

The missing numbers bothers me

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May 16 2013

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The History of Typography

Hamilton-based vlogger Ben Barrett-Forrest has created a animated video that explains the history of typography. 

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May 14 2013



I’ve seen this move like 12 times, and I seriously didn’t notice until right now that Oogway leaves the lantern he brought to the tree with Po.


I love you so friggin much, Master Oogway.

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May 13 2013



Elizabeth Báthory is one of the most prolific serial killers in all of history.

She was born into nobility and was highly educated but also very vain.

One day, infuriated, Elizabeth struck one of her servant girls so hard that some blood dripped from her face onto Elizabeth’s hand and she immediately thought that her skin took on a glowing freshness of her young maid.

Elizabeth believed she had found the secret of eternal youth. After this, women were abducted and hung upside down, while they were still alive and their throats were slit to prepare Elizabeth’s bath.

The Countess of Transylvania and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls, with one witness attributing to them over 650 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted.

Can I just time in here and say a few things, since half of what is written here is straight from the wikipedia page, which don’t get me wrong —it’s accurate— but extremely underwhelming.

“Elizabeth” Erzebet Bathory was so much more than some vain bitch who killed over 650 women, she was a vain bitch who could speak and write more than two languages, in a time where a woman writing one was unheard of. She was raised mostly by her very infamous openly bisexual aunt, and was a torturer and a murderer before she was 14 (rumored).

This woman was the person who made the villagers quake in both fear and revelation, that the courts refused to take action against when young girls started dissapearing, when bodies started being found. She OWNED the country, her family was richer then even the Lords presiding over it, she had all the say.

Her and her ‘accomplices” (which by the way, they were extremely trusted, and unlike her, they were executed without mercy when the truth came out), would gather village children who their parents practically threw their way in hopes of a better future, although the children would never live again. She didn’t only hang them, she caged them, used iron maidens, spears, so many different objects. And the whole ‘bathing in blood’ thing, although is technically can be true, that and the whole striking her maid is all exagerrated to add to the story. Her and her husband got off to killing, literally, they liked the screams. If she bathed in blood, it wasn’t to be younger, it was to enjoy their life ending. Not to say she wasn’t vain, but for good reason. She was considered the most beautiful woman in Hungary for all of her days.

And she technically was tried, although as I said before she practically owned the country, they couldn’t actually kill her. But she had killed another young girl of noble blood, and that couldn’t just be set aside. So instead of execution, they sentenced her to house arrest for the rest of her days, unable to punish her for all the women she had killed.

Also, she had three children, and regardless of her murderous ways it was said that she had been a wonderful, loving mother. Strange how the ‘vain blood mistress’ can be more than just, isn’t it?

I could go on and on about this woman, I’ve read and watched basically everything pertaining to her due to reports and essays that I wrote when I was younger, and even though she was a horrifying murderer, she deserves a bit more than ‘blood bitch’.

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May 05 2013



Am I the only one who’s pissing themselves at the expression and how derpily she falls.


“Fucking white rabbits, leading me into holes, curse my fetis- ohshit”

Would you look at that, Alice fell down the hole on Mike Dirnt's birthday.

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February 09 2013

Where it all started - Coca-Cola vs Pepsi
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In 1492, more than 150,000 Spanish Jews fled the Spanish Inquisition, many to the Uthmani #Khilafah. The Khilafah embraced this oppressed people with compassion. Spanish Jews were allowed to settle in the wealthier cities of the Khilafah, such as Istanbul, Sarajevo, Salonica, Edirne, Nicopolis, Bursa, Aydın, Tokat, Amasya & Izmir. So that Jews lived by the wealth, prosperity and peace under the Islamic Rule throughout the centuries.

But now that compassion shown to the jews is being returned as hatred and ethnic cleanising in Gaza, Palestine.
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