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Can You, Indeed, Fight In The Shade?

Can You, Indeed, Fight In The Shade?

In the offbeat movie 300, Stelios (patterned after a real soldier named Dienekes)¬† famously replied to the threat that the Persian army had so many archers that their arrows would blot out the sun with the witty riposte, “Then we will fight in the shade.” If you’ve been wondering if that’s even possible, the answer to the question appears to be: For a while you can.

OK, So You Can Move In Armor

OK, So You Can Move In Armor

Answering the important questions, and in French, no less: “Can you move in medieval armor?” Well, it appears you certainly can. A more important question, however, might be, “Can you wipe after in medieval armor.” The history books are mute on this point, I’m afraid, and I’m not giving it a try to find out.

Shiver Me Timbers, Eh?

Shiver Me Timbers, Eh?

The John Franklin Expedition through the Canadian arctic was quite an undertaking. However, the mysterious details of the expedition are even more fascinating. Parks Canada will unveil the historical artifacts of the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror for all the world to see. We will find out about every nook and cranny of this expedition in the name of history.

Personally, I’d like to find out how all those plates and bottles stayed in their shelves underwater. I need that kinda tech in my house.