asher63 (asher63) wrote,


Via andrewducker: How the world forgot the cure for scurvey. Steam power, complacency, and confusion over the nomenclature of certain citrus fruits conspired to obscure the correct nature of the cure. In the words of Limey Snicket, a series of unfortunate events indeed.

Also: NASA Funds Electricity-Harvesting Robotic Space Eel With Explosive Jet Thrusters and Electroluminescent Skin. Yup, the article is as cool as the headline.

Go visit philmophlegm and test yourself on some of these.

Via prester_scott, a fascinating series of videos on Architecture and the Catholic Church.

The first great works of digital literature are already being written.

Now here's a Clinton I can get down with.

A friend in Facebook-land reminds me that it's the 600th anniversary of the St Crispin's Day Battle of Agincourt. Telegraph:

In the cold, wet dawn of October 25th, 1415, no one could have expected Henry’s army to survive the day. He had around 6,000 men, over 5,000 of them archers, while the French numbered at least 30,000 and were so confident that, before the battle was joined, they sent some newly arrived reinforcements away. By dusk on that St Crispin’s Day, the small English army had entered legend. ...

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