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World War I Centennial: France Tells Russia England Will Fight Germany

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the [...]

World War I Centennial: Britain and France Team Up (Sort Of)

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to [...]

Too Soon to Tell

There’s a story that Zhou Enlai, the premier of Communist China from 1949-1976, was once asked for his impressions of the long term effects of the French Revolution. Zhou famously responded that it was “too soon to tell”, which has been taken as a testament to the value of having an expansive view of history [...]

Alain Robert – The French Human Spiderman | Climbs Tallest Building

Alain Robert – The French Human Spiderman Alain Robert (born as Robert Alain Philippe on 7 August 1962), is a French rock and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France. Known as “the French Spider-Man” (after the comic character Spider-Man), or “the Human Spider”, Robert is famous for scaling skyscrapers. Robert has scaled 85 giant structures around [...]

French Lick, Havana and Other Former Spring Training Sites

Players have reported to spring training to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. Half of the league’s 30 teams are holding camp in Florida, home of the Grapefruit League, and the other half are in Arizona, home of the Cactus League. Spring training wasn’t always concentrated in two states. In fact, it was once common [...]

Adorable Kids With Obsolete Technology

Ready to feel really old? In this video, some French-Canadian kids are presented with technology from the 80′s and 90′s. They then try to figure out what the items are, and the results are delightful. Although the video is in French (and I don’t speak any French), I could easily follow what was going on. My [...]

Perfect Thin and Crisp French Fries

How to Make Perfect prepare Thin and Crisp French Fries McDonald’s french fries are great recipe. At their best, they are everything a french fry should be: salty, crisp, light, and not greasy. Granted, you get the occasional odd franchise that lets’em sit under the heat lamp for a couple hours too long, but on [...]