Friday, September 26, 2014

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #3

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.




Advanced Placement U.S. History high school students in suburban Colorado are protesting proposed changes to the class curriculum which 'promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights and don't encourage or condone civic disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.' These are AP high school students who care, people. I slept my way through AP U.S. History, perked up only to watch news coverage on 9/11/01, and traced my hand on the end of the year exam instead of attempting to pass. ***drops the mic. ***then remembers having to take U.S. History in college when I could have just passed the test in high school, thus saving loads in tuition fees.

Could also be called 9 Times Zeus Was A Slutty, Ruthless Asshole. Yet people continue to name their dog Zeus.

As archaeologists continue excavation at a large tomb in northern Greece, all signs point towards it belonging to Alexander the Great's mother, aka Olympia, aka Angelina Jolie in that terrible Alexander movie where she speaks in a Transylvanian accent for some reason???

So lets rip them apart and do tests, y'all.

A chinchilla thought to have been extinct for more than 500 years is not so extinct anymore.


Yes. Just, yes.

Rob Roy's sporran stolen from Scots museum at Herald Scotland
Ooh yah cun'! Away an boil yer heed! The sporran (pouch traditionally worn in front of the kilt to serve as a pocket) was ripped off the wall at the Abbotsford House in the Borders and the culprit is still at large. Rob Roy is a famous Highland folk outlaw who is referred to as the 'Scottish Robin Hood.'

Wait, what? An interesting article about how mankind is continuously a "story of sin and suffering played out again and again."

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