Floral arrangements are serious business.
100 years ago, pictures of cats were used to mock the women’s suffrage movement. Cannot imagine that it worked, because they’re adorable.
There’s a theory going around Japan that could dramatically rewrite their history. It posits that Uesugi Kenshin, one of their greatest warlords, was actually a woman. And there’s some pretty compelling evidence.
In September 1777, British inventor Charles Stanhope tested a new fireproofing material by: building a two-story house; inviting over the mayor and other important socialites for ice cream on the second floor; and then setting the first floor on fire. The heat was so intense the windows turned to liquid and ran down the walls…. Read more »
Amazon Warriors’ Names Revealed Amid “Gibberish” on Ancient Greek Vases Names include “Worthy of Armor, “Battle Cry,” “Don’t Fail,” and, um, “Hot Flanks.” #facepalm
This week in interesting historical anecdotes: 5th century BC – Thasian women cut their hair to make rope for military siege weapons. Badass. (via)