Friday, February 6, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #22

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.

The Magna Carta explained at Telegraph
To celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, Telegraph answers some important questions for curious people. Like, what the fuck is it? And why do you automatically think of Jay-Z when someone mentions it? That second question isn't answered.

Groundhog Was Once on Punxsutawney's Menu at History
Gastronomical and astronomical!

The team from the University of South Florida \m/ share the results of their research at the site in Marianna, FL. Thirty-one boys who mysteriously died at the school, open from 1900 to 2011, were buried on site.

Like flagpole sitting, goldfish swallowing, and this very awkward picture of a dance marathon.

Lots of Mary? A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems.

Two sculptures that languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the only surviving bronze works by Michelangelo. And its of two naked men riding panthers, naturally.

Black history factoids with accompanying pictures of moths. ???

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