Friday, October 24, 2014

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #7

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.

Swiss retailer, Migros, is known for its ever-changing collectible mini creamer labels. They recently started featuring vintage cigar labels, two of which "accidentally" depicted Hitler and Mussolini.

After the latest security breach at the White House, Discovery compiles a list of "notable security moments" throughout White House history.

More than 50 years after the Korean War, thousands of American soldiers' bodies remain in the Hermit Kingdom. This video explains why.

As excavation drudges on at Amphipolis in the quest to discover who the eff is buried there, a newly discovered mosaic may or may not be providing the obvious answer. The mosaic which depicts Greek mythological figures Persephone, Hades, and Hermes may also suggest they each have a human counterpart. Meaning, Persephone = Olympias (Alex's mom), Hades = Philip II (Alex's dad), and Hermes = Alexander the Great (Alex).

The German U-576 was sunk in 1942 during the Battle of the Atlantic, a mere 30 miles from the U.S. coast. It is estimated that another 52 wrecks lay nearby.

Also weird factoids like Beethoven demanding his coffee to be made with exactly 66 beans.

A faulty 22-foot-high vat of beer exploded inside a London brewery, sending out an explosion of pressure and a tidal wave of porter that killed eight women and children in this more tastier predecessor to the Boston Molasses Disaster.

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