Category Archives: History

Star Wars, Now in Black and White

I bet your kids or other youths lit up when they read Star Wars in the title. But as positive a phrase that Star Wars may be, there is a negative phrase that outranks it for youth. You guessed it. … Continue reading

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Stealing From the Rich to Give to the Future

I came across this article about what is purported to be Britain’s oldest living tree. The tree is about 4 000 years old. I was going to read the article and then probably forget it. But I noted that it … Continue reading

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Just How Mutated Were Cinderella’s Feet?

For the sake of argument, lets assume that Cinderella’s feet looked like those of a normal young woman. If that is the case, the only way her foot would be different than the other subjects of her country would be … Continue reading

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Maybe You Can Take It With You

‘You can take it with you’ is what the ancient Egyptians were told. This led to huge tombs for the rich, where not only did they mummify your remains, but they also gave you a large stock of what you … Continue reading

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Why Do Waterloo and Mennonites Mix?

Waterloo Region is an area in southwestern Ontario known for its Mennonite colonizers. This is especially true in Waterloo and Woolwich township. The colonizers largely came from Pennsylvania, and they and other Germanic Christian sects are sometimes known as the … Continue reading

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Arms Race Loser

Generations of kids have grown up reading that Tyrannosaurus Rex was the most fearsome predator of all time. You know – the all time nastiest and most capable predator. Well I used to buy this line of the establishment scientist. … Continue reading

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Blue Bloods

In today’s society, much less of our culture involves royals in any form. So to prevent cultural genocide of this facet of existence I would like to share the story of the blue bloods. Early European royal families, many centuries … Continue reading

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Bible Literalist Opens Door Wide to Many Evolutions

I don’t know why but a few weeks ago I flicked on a bible literalist show and saw a man rationalizing Noah’s Ark as presented in the bible. Perhaps burned many times by the assertions of others that millions of … Continue reading

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Vlad the Neck Biter

Because of the huge market for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Vlad the Impaler got so entwined in vampire lore that I’ve seen more than one book about monsters and vampires begin the section with the aforementioned Vlad. Dracula was an inherited … Continue reading

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Is the UK a Suffix Snob?

Canada, Australia and New Zealand try so hard to look good to the United Kingdom. We go so far as to make the United Kingdom’s head of state our own head of state. How more obvious do you want us … Continue reading

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