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Timo Hannay quote

Postby Pepelaputr » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:22 am

"It is possible that we are rare, fleeting specks of awareness in an unfeeling cosmic desert, the only witnesses to its wonder. It is also possible that we are living in a universal sea of sentience, surrounded by ecstasy and strife that is open to our influence. Sensible beings that we are, both possibilities should worry us."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timo_Hannay
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A canine high-altitude partial pressure suit

Postby Pepelaputr » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:44 pm

...for use in sub-orbital biological research flights, i.e a dog spacesuit!
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Orbital and sub-orbital tests with animals started in the 1950s and continued right up to 25th March 1961, when the successful return of the life-size mannequin “Ivan Ivanovich” and his canine crewmate Zvezdochka gave Yuri Gagarin the green light for the first manned spaceflight on 14th April 1961.

In the first series of tests, the dogs were launched in pressurised cabins up to an altitude of 100km, with the cabin and dog then gently parachuted to the ground. The second series of launches required full or partial pressure suits, such as the one pictured above, which is on display at the National Space Centre, Leicester, England.

http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/
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Ohaguro (お歯黒?)

Postby Pepelaputr » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:48 pm

...is a custom of dyeing one's teeth black. It was most popular in Japan until the Meiji era. Tooth painting was also known and practised in the southeastern parts of China and Southeast Asia. Dyeing was mainly done by married women, though occasionally men did it as well. It was also beneficial, as it prevented tooth decay, in a similar fashion to modern dental sealants.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohaguro
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Inhale the "magic".

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c. 1937

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From Popular Science’s “I’d Like To See Them Make” series
Jan. 1956
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African Masks - National Geographic Magazine

Postby Pepelaputr » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:57 pm

Photographs by Phyllis Galembo

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Mathom (Limba Devil) and Ghongorli, part of the National Dance Troupe, in Freetown, SIERRA LEONE


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GHANA
In the town of Winneba a cowboy is both protector and fashion plate. This one, from the year-end, century-old Fancy Dress Festival, wears a playful mix: bright holiday ornaments, zebra-striped cloth that conjures wildlife, and imported textiles that evoke African, European, and popular cultures.

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SIERRA LEONE
New materials and influences push artists to improvise. In Kroo Bay a hunting society’s deer spirit flaunts a traditional carved-wood mask, store-bought gloves, and armor made of gourd slices sewn to a net. One scholar thinks the artist may have been inspired by chain mail seen in a Hollywood movie.

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NIGERIA
Carved-wood, animal-skinned Janus masks like this one appear at funerals, ceremonies honoring Nigerian kings and chiefs, and other rituals. The feathers are a symbol of power. Masks depicting two faces—one of which is usually gentle, the other fierce—appear in many different cultures.”

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NIGERIA
In the village of Alok a carving of the female water spirit Mami Wata crowns a costumed man’s headdress. Mami Wata is controversial—linked to health and wealth in Africa and its diaspora, demonized by some Muslim and Christian fundamentalists.

MORE masks at:
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/african-masks/galembo-photography
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Reconstructed stucco bust of a king, Kish, Iraq

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Kish East, Sasanian Period (AD 224 - 637)

Kish was an ancient city of Sumer in Mesopotamia, considered to have been located near the modern Tell al-Uhaymir in the Babil Governorate of Iraq, some 12 km east of Babylon and 80 km south of Baghdad.

Kish was occupied from the Jemdet Nasr period (ca. 3100 BC), gaining prominence as one of the pre-eminent powers in the region during the early dynastic period.
The Sumerian king list states that Kish was the first city to have kings following the deluge...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kish_(Sumer)
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July 8, 1931

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Photo: The New York Times

An autogiro took off in front of the Capitol with Senator Hiram Bingham of Connecticut on board, headed for an afternoon of golf. Senator Bingham, described in these pages as an explorer and aviator, began his public career as lieutenant governor of Connecticut. “He was elected governor in 1924,” his obituary says, “but immediately afterward Senator Frank Brandegee committed suicide, and Mr. Bingham ran in a special election for his seat. This made Mr. Bingham the only man ever to have served as lieutenant governor, governor and senator within 12 hours.”
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Julia Child photographed by Paul Child, circa 1952.

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''Mark Of The Devil'' vomit bag

Postby Pepelaputr » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 am

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From the 1970 German witch hunt movie, supposedly based on historical records of actual witch trials....and also claims to be the first movie to use the vomit bag gimmick.

If the film depicted even a small portion of the objects devised for torture on this list, it would have been pretty gruesome:
http://www.medievality.com/torture.html
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Suffragette

Postby Pepelaputr » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:30 am

... pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1903.
She was fined $100 for registering to vote.
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Whenever you're tempted not to vote - no one to vote for, nothing you believe in, no time - remember the women who were unable to vote, many who gave their lives for the rights we have now. And vote.

http://www.pinterest.com/felinecatz/historic-events-suffragettes/

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http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/force_feeding_suffragettes.htm

British sufferagette poster 1914
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