“At Atlas Obscura, we write about places, people, and phenomena that engender wonder and delight. Usually that’s stuff like bone churches, hidden beaches, and abandoned amusement parks. But what qualifies as ‘wondrous’ depends on so many things.”
Bigfoot on Oregon Rt 58Stacey in Oregon called in to tell of his Bigfoot sighting:“About four years ago I had an experience with Bigfoot. This was about 7 to 8 feet tall and it had a physique on it that would put Arnold Schwarzenegger to shame. Show More Summary
The Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, between Western and Eastern Europe, was in medieval times a hub for commerce. Among the archeological evidence of that period on the island is an abundance of dirhams that were used as currency by caliphates in the Middle East and North Africa, indicating Gotland’s historical connection with the Islamic world.
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(Photo: Boris Kasimov/CC BY 2.0. All other non-credited photos: Ella Morton) At Atlas Obscura, we write about places, people, and phenomena that engender wonder and delight. Usually that’s stuff like bone churches, hidden beaches, and abandoned amusement parks. Show More Summary
This article first appeared on The Conversation. In medieval times, plague was known as the “black death” and resulted in millions of Europeans dying. Plague still persists in many areas, with the highest annual burden of disease in Africa. The advent of antibiotics means that milder versions of plague can be treated. Show More Summary
Pope Francis, in his vague baby-step efforts to bring the Catholic church past Medieval Times, has issued the Amoris Laetitia, a 256-page missive that, according to The New York Times, “calls for priests to welcome single parents, gay people and unmarried straight couples who are living together.” Read more...
Please help us put the fire out Imagine yourself living during the medieval times, and although you're an innocent person, you're about to be secured to a wooden post and burned alive while a crowd of people watch. That pretty much describes the impending doom when diagnosed with Erythromelalgia (EM). Show More Summary
Even for veteran fighters from medieval times, handling a giant two-handed sword must have been a challenge. And while the folks at Man at Arms did a very good job forging a replica of this iconic weapon from Dark Souls, they have a bit of trouble wielding it. Read more...
It is said that a man’s home is his castle, and when we bring to mind castles in medieval times, then surely those are places which are definitely well fortified, so much so that they are able to ward off and even repel invaders from afar, but chances are, would fall under a prolonged siege as well. Well, the modern day ‘castle’, so to speak, would benefit from its fair...
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On Episode Six of Project Runway All Stars, the designers had two days to create couture gowns inspired by their time at Medieval Times, and more specifically, the baroque period. There was a special prize for the winner this week; the chance to co-design a look for the upcoming Marchesa collection. Show More Summary
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This comparison between NFL players and Tudor jousters are all too apt, because both pastimes represent the pinnacle of masculinity for their day. The post From Jousting to Football: The Ideal Man Hasn’t Changed Much Since Medieval Times appeared first on The Good Men Project.
As much as we strive for peace, it turns out that we are pretty good at crafting devices of torture
Since medieval times, many people believed that a solar eclipse brought bad luck. How does it feel for one who is superstitious to see the event from the perspective of an airplane seat at altitudes of tens of thousands feet?
'The Name's Ash, Housewares.' Perhaps the most quotable hero in all of Horror, Ash Williams is transformed into the ultimate badass as he heads back to Medieval times to battle the Deadites in Army of Darkness! Why is Ash your Hero of Horror?
They say that a man’s home is his castle – well, castles in medieval times are definitely well fortified to say the least, and most of the time only a long term siege would be able to bring a castle to its knees and get looted. What if there was a different way to do things for the modern day home when it comes to settling all of the security...
Starvation is not a new weapon but a tactic from medieval times finding modern applications.
Are you an evil omen? (Photo: Ralph Daily/flickr) If you’re fond of cats, you should probably stop right here and switch to looking at photos of kittens wearing tiny hoodies. Because in medieval times, kitties were significantly more...Show More Summary