Archive for April, 2016

Joan Jett

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2016 by apeface

I was going to make todays post Joan of Arc, because today in 1429 she was in Orleans. However, the first “Joan” that popped up in google was not Joan of Arc but Joan Jet. And why not? I love rock and roll, and when listening to that song, who doesn’t? Monsters, that’s who.

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Johannes Kepler

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2016 by apeface

Johannes Kepler said that on this day in 4977 BCE, the universe was created! What a wacky dude! Kepler was an astronomer and physicist in the 16th and 17th centuries, so his claim that the universe is fairly young isn’t as crazy as that of SOME folks who make the same claim.

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General Charles Cornwallis

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2016 by apeface

General Charles Cornwallis first came to my attention at the age of 15 (when I was 15, not Cornwallis). An actor played him in the Mel Gibson film The Patriot. I suppose I should have paid more attention to the historic import of Cornwallis’s role in the Revolutionary War, but I was unable to move on from his comical last name. Also, how hard do I really need to pay attention to a Mel Gibson movie?

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RIP Prince

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2016 by apeface

RIP PRINCE!

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Marie Curie

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by apeface

Marie Curie, pioneer in radiology, discoverer of elements, had some pretty cavalier lab practices. At the time she was doing her research, no one knew how harmful radiation could be to the human body, so she’d carry test tubes with isotopes in her lab coat pocket, and leave them in her desk draw. She also performed x-rays on wounded WWI soldiers without proper shielding. While it stinks that she died as a result of her dedication to researching radioactive material, it’s also pretty rock and roll.

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Sybil Ludington

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2016 by apeface

You may have seen the Sybil Ludington story on Drunk History. To warn the militia of British soldiers, Ludington made a 40 mile ride, more than twice Paul Revere’s. Additionally, she was attacked on the ride, but she beat the fiend off with a stick.

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Titanic

Posted in Eggs Of History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2016 by apeface

Not having seen the movie, I wonder if some of you adventurers out there could tell me earnestly why Titanic deserves so much critical acclaim? I am genuinely asking, for you see, Titanic garners more ridicule than any other critically acclaimed movie that I know of. If anyone can give a succinct answer, I’d very much appreciate it, especially because I don’t plan on seeing it.

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