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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.

300 Hulks vs. 20,000 Persians. I Guess I Was Absent That Day in History Class

300 Hulks vs. 20,000 Persians. I Guess I Was Absent That Day in History Class

It’s been a while since I was in school. My trigonometry is a little rusty, for instance. Well, I assume it’s rusty, but I really can’t remember much from Chemistry class, so I don’t recall if trigonometry is a metal or a liquid, so it might not be able to rust at all. But you get my point.

Anyway, I do remember a little bit from History class. Way, way before the Germans bombed Pearl Bailey, there were 300 Greek Hulks who took on 20,000 Persons at the battle of Thermocouple, I think it was. I don’t know what kind of persons they were, but they lost, so who cares. That’s how history gets written. Deal with it.

STOP! It’s Hammer Time

STOP! It’s Hammer Time

High-speed cameras make many things even more interesting. Prince Rupert’s Drops are a sort of very early version of tempered glass. You know all about tempered glass. It’s that stuff you’re crashing through all the time because you’re a Borderline Sociopathic Boy.

(Thanks to Interfriend Charles Schneider for sending that one along)