Tag Archive: history


Living In Three Centuries

Walter Breuning , who is officially the oldest man in the world at 114 years, answers questions crowdsourced from the Internet.

Not completely accurate, but it is hilarious!

Animated Bayeux Tapestry

Letters of Note

I just discovered Letters of Note, a surprisingly interesting new website.

Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated 2-3 times every weekday.

I Was Ready To Sink Into The Earth With Shame – a 9th Century Chinese form letter for apologising to one’s host for being embarrassingly drunk.

The Masked Letter – written in 1777, and an example of an early code.

The Result Would Be A Catastrophe – a memo from an engineer who raised concerns about the exact issue that led to the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion in 1986.