World’s Strangest

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World’s first color video footage unveiled

The earliest ever known color film footage has been rediscovered after more than 100 years. The footage was found in the archives of the National Medi…

Titanic Twitter Timeline

On April 15, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The History Press has set up a Twitter account to send real-time (+100 years) updates on the progress of the ship and its only voyage. Start following now to get the whole story as it happened. Link -via the [...]

Wer Kommt?

In English, that’s Who’s Coming? which was a kinderbuch (children’s book) from 1910 showing all kinds of people who come to the house. The illustrations are by Julie Conz, and you can see eleven of them at BibliOdyssey. Not only are they beautiful, but they also highlight how differently goods and services were provided 100 [...]

Secrets of Antarctica’s fossilised forests

We tend to think of Antarctica as a frozen mass but science is showing that it wasn’t always so. First discovered nearly 100 years ago by explorer Rob…

Does Mayan calendar really end in 2012 ?

A new book argues that the conversions of Mayan dates may be off by as much as 100 years. If so then the concept of the end of the world being in 2012…

100 year-old whiskey found in Antarctic

Crates of whiskey from 100 years ago have been uncovered below Ernest Shackleton’s hut in Antarctica. A number of crates of Mackinlay’s Scotch whisky …

15 Of The Most Iconic Newspaper Headlines Ever Printed

Creative Cloud has a collection of newspaper scans with the biggest headlines of the past 100 years. Here you have a chance to see the news the way people saw it on the days (or the day after, in most cases) many world-changing events happened, from the sinking of the Titanic to the election of [...]

Half of babies ‘will live to 100′

Increases in life expectancy will mean that babies born today could live to be 100 years old a new study has claimed, it has also been found that …