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These were some sharp dressing, bad-ass mofos back in the ’20s!
(via Menswear & Mugshots from the 1920s « A Headlong Dive.)

These were some sharp dressing, bad-ass mofos back in the ’20s!

(via Menswear & Mugshots from the 1920s « A Headlong Dive.)

 
This should be interesting.

This should be interesting.

 
 
 

Upgrading from Microsoft Windows 1.0 through 7. Oh, and apparently, it all takes less than 10 minutes. :-P

 
I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.

— Thomas Jefferson

 
 
Hyperspectral imaging applied to a draft of the Declaration of Independence shows that Thomas Jefferson was still getting used to the idea of being a citizen of the new Republic and no longer subject to the old empire.
(via There, I Fixed It)

Hyperspectral imaging applied to a draft of the Declaration of Independence shows that Thomas Jefferson was still getting used to the idea of being a citizen of the new Republic and no longer subject to the old empire.

(via There, I Fixed It)

 
Who knew there was a century-old mystery around the origin of the Times New Roman typeface?

Who knew there was a century-old mystery around the origin of the Times New Roman typeface?

 
The real evolutionary chart of Pepsi and Coca-Cola logos. Coke hasn’t been sitting static at all. It’s just that their last major typographical update appears to have been made in the 1940’s (if you don’t count New Coke… and I don’t).

The real evolutionary chart of Pepsi and Coca-Cola logos. Coke hasn’t been sitting static at all. It’s just that their last major typographical update appears to have been made in the 1940’s (if you don’t count New Coke… and I don’t).

 
On May 4, 1536, Francesco Lapi—a Florentine merchant who at the time was in Seville, Spain—used the symbol @ in a letter, the first ever known instance of a document containing it. It didn’t have a domain name after it, however. Back then, he was referring to the number of “amphoras” that were shipped in three vessels which departed Spain on their way to Rome, Italy. An “amphora” was a commercial volume measure of those times. 

(via Gizmodo - What Does @ Really Mean?)

On May 4, 1536, Francesco Lapi—a Florentine merchant who at the time was in Seville, Spain—used the symbol @ in a letter, the first ever known instance of a document containing it. It didn’t have a domain name after it, however. Back then, he was referring to the number of “amphoras” that were shipped in three vessels which departed Spain on their way to Rome, Italy. An “amphora” was a commercial volume measure of those times.

(via Gizmodo - What Does @ Really Mean?)

 
 
Huh. Didn’t know the original baseball was patented as recently as 1883.

(via Shorpy Photo Archive)

Huh. Didn’t know the original baseball was patented as recently as 1883.

(via Shorpy Photo Archive)

 
Falling In Love With A. Lincoln. 

(via And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com)

Falling In Love With A. Lincoln.

(via And the Pursuit of Happiness Blog - NYTimes.com)

 
I think the histogram showing average temperatures over the past 600M years is pretty interesting. Especially compared to where we are now.

Hansen on “death trains” and coal and CO2 « Watts Up With That?

I think the histogram showing average temperatures over the past 600M years is pretty interesting. Especially compared to where we are now.

Hansen on “death trains” and coal and CO2 « Watts Up With That?

 

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