5 items tagged with “history”

The hidden history of London’s railings

Fascinating. And makes you wonder how many other historical artifacts are recycled in plain sight.

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Terrorism is not new

From the NY Times: The First Global Terrorists Were Anarchists in the 1890s

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The heads of Presidents Park

The US is the land of roadside attractions. One of those was the, short-lived, Presidents Park in Virginia; an open-air park where visitors could amble among giant presidents’ heads.

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Coffee Tastes Different in the UK and the US

Coffee, once you step outside the world of simply drinking it and start actually tasting it, is a world of many descriptors. I have always associated certain Kenyan coffees with a typical blackcurrant taste, never realising that they referred to it with a different fruit on the other side of the atlantic. Peter Giuliano explains the historical and botanical reason for this split.

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