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Malagor the dank omen

Drakwald's most coveted goat
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Archeological findings in what would be old Babylon, some times in temples and some sacred ground acheologists would find small bristle jars with a small amount of acid in them and two copper wires. Upon further examination of these, they found out that these were very rudimentary but working batteries created thousands of years ago.

The purpose of these crude batteries was simple and hilarious. Babylonian priests would carry these with themselves and have the copper wires of the batteries run along their arms. This way, when they shook someone's hand, they would give them a very light electrical discharge that would make people believe that the priests had divine powers that coursed through their bodies.
 

Bravefart

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Thanks to Mark Felton on Youtube I just learned about Saturn the alligator who was taken from the wild in Mississippi in 1936 and sent first to Germany then at the end of the war to Russia. He only died this year at the age of 84.


If you are looking for videos on lesser known parts of military history the channel is worth a look.

Some of the recent videos I thought were particularly good:
The allied strike to assassinate German tank command after D-Day

A 1916 German air raid over London

Just how completely blatant Argentina was about attracting Nazis, and their money, after the war
 

Jasonfan89

Ki ki ki ma ma ma
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The Detroit Lions have only won one playoff game in 62 years. This win came in 1992.

The Seattle Mariners haven't been to the playoffs since 2001.

The Arizona Cardinals have
gone 72 years since winning a Championship. This is the longest in all North American sports.
The new York jets have only been to (and won) one Superbowl the 3rd one in 1969 against the Baltimore Colts
 

GigaKike

How much is a cure worth to you, goyim?
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The deadliest maritime disaster in American history was the explosion of the Sultana on April 27, 1865. The Sultana was a Mississippi riverboat that was transporting liberated Union prisoners of war back from southern POW camps like Cahaba in Alabama and Andersonville in Georgia. The officer in charge of the operation was corrupt and took a large bribe from the boat's owners to book passage for as many prisoners as he could fit onto the boat. The Sultana had a maximum capacity of 376 passengers, but 2,137 prisoners were loaded in Vicksburg, Mississipi for a trip up the river to St. Louis. The boat was so overcrowded that the decks were starting to bow inwards, and had to be braced with large planks. At 2:00 AM on the morning of the 27th, three of the boat's four steam boilers exploded due to faulty maintenance, unleashing a massive cloud of steam that cooked many of the passengers alive and quickly reduced the boat to a burning wreck. To make matters worse, the water in the river was spring snowmelt from up north and deadly cold. Many of the prisoners jumped into the river and died of hypothermia before being rescued. The total number of dead is unknown, but estimates range from 1,168 to 1,547.
Oh Helen had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
When Helen went to Heaven
The steamboat went to Hell
 

ToroidalBoat

Token Hispanic Friend
True & Honest Fan
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Every animal noise - notable exceptions being birds imitating speech and cetacean noises - may pretty much just mean "hey".

(just like in that Far Side comic with the dog translator)

No one has found out what the true purpose of the Roman Dodecahedron is.
Maybe they're just decorative?
 

Duncan Hills Coffee

Oww, my byaaack
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(just like in that Far Side comic with the dog translator)
I liked this purely for the Far Side reference.

Speaking of Far Side, the comic actually helped with certain names in scientific circles. The most amusing one to me is the Thagomizer, which is the spiked tail of a stegosaurus. Prior to the comic, there was no real name for the tail.

And of course I'd be remiss if I didn't share the influential cartoon.
Thagomizer.png
 

Forgetful Gynn

Edgy, racist denier
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In Israeli elementary schools students are forbidden to use a traditional plus sign (+) as it looks too much like a Christian cross, they use this symbol instead: ﬩

On Ellis island, Jewish immigrants who were illiterate were asked to sign entry-forms with an "X," they refused since they thought an "X" was too similar to a Christian cross, and instead signed with a circle. The Yiddish word for "circle" is kikel, so the immigration inspectors eventually began referring to them as "kikels," which was eventually shorted to "kike."
 

Jasonfan89

Ki ki ki ma ma ma
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For years many statutes and other visual representations of the ancient Egyptians had missing noses and lips because the Muslim government of Egypt deliberately vandalized them. They damaged ears noses and in some cases buttocks of statues in particular because these features clearly showed the Egyptians as being African black. Something the Arabs refused to accept
 

Forgetful Gynn

Edgy, racist denier
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For years many statutes and other visual representations of the ancient Egyptians had missing noses and lips because the Muslim government of Egypt deliberately vandalized them. They damaged ears noses and in some cases buttocks of statues in particular because these features clearly showed the Egyptians as being African black. Something the Arabs refused to accept
Lol, no. Blacks aren't capable of civilization.
Nofretete_Neues_Museum.jpg
 

AnOminous

Really?
True & Honest Fan
Retired Staff
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For years many statutes and other visual representations of the ancient Egyptians had missing noses and lips because the Muslim government of Egypt deliberately vandalized them. They damaged ears noses and in some cases buttocks of statues in particular because these features clearly showed the Egyptians as being African black. Something the Arabs refused to accept
That be some kangz shit.
 
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