Friday, October 31, 2014

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #8

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.

Which Greek Goddess Are You? at BuzzFeed
"You got: Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. The first thing people notice is how gorgeous you are, inside and out. Your natural beauty is only matched by your sparkling personality, and you truly are one-of-a-kind." This is no way describes me.

15 Incredible Facts About Halloween in the US at Guff
Not really incredible, but kind of interesting.

New research confirms with a "high degree of certainty" that a fragment of aluminum from Amelia Earhart's plane has been found. Discovered in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, the fragment's fractures, tears, dents, and gouges could provide further clues to the fate and destination of the plane. Investigation is scheduled to resume at the supposed location of her 1937 crash in June.

After the examination of bones from 2nd century gladiators, it has been determined that the warriors often drank a concoction of vinegar and ash to get their pick-me-up. The bones also confirmed that the gladiator's diet consisted of mainly wheat, barley, and beans; a diet dubbed 'gladiatorial saginaw.'

Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Šprajc surveys a 1,200-mile stretch of unexplored land in southern Mexico while battling jaguars, pumas, poisonous snakes, and disease-transmitting insects. Doo do do-DOOOO. doo-doo dooo.

Why facial fuzz was/is important to gender, society, and culture.

KC lost, but we can still take a look back at 1985.

The Panarea III shipwreck near Italy's Aeolian Islands is thought to have sailed between Rome and Carthage sometime between 218 and 210 B.C.

WWII Pilot Found Buried in Italian Corn Field at Discovery
Italian Lieutenant Guerrino Bortolani died in an air fight with U.S. pilots in 1944. After narrowing down the suspected crash site, the 27 year old's remains were found 13 feet underground sitting on his parachute in the cockpit.

"Fasting specialist" Dr. Linda Hazzard was responsible for the deaths of nearly a dozen patients after suggesting they fast for an indefinite period of time. She would then appoint herself as executor of their estate and get mad rich.

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