Iconic 2,500 year old Siberian princess ‘died from breast cancer’, reveals MRI scan Preserved by ice, the 25 year old ancient woman covered in tattoos used cannabis to cope with her ravaging illness. The “Ukok Princess” also provides some of the clearest information yet about Scythian culture – a primary inspiration for Amazon legends!
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 »
This week in interesting historical anecdotes: 5th century BC – Thasian women cut their hair to make rope for military siege weapons. Badass. (via)
In my research for rejectedprincesses, I consistently find women described as “the Joan of Arc of X”, where X is a place, ethnicity, religion, what have you. I seriously contemplated writing a python script to scrape the web for various permutations of that phrase, but I’m a bit busy. Luckily, one of my brothers decided... Read more »
From The Verge: Rodda has created the “Faire Play Battle Set,” comprising three full sets of 3D-printed battle armor for the iconic figurine. The designer has previously designed a number of 3D-printable items of a medieval persuasion, including functional miniature ballistae and catapults for tabletop gaming. Welp, that seals it, I need to get a... Read more »