Posts tagged history
Ever finish a meal, and declare to your friends that you’re off to the vomitorium like the Romans did in Roman times? Ever dress up like a viking with horns on your helmet? Ever tell the one about the time when Christopher Columbus risked falling of the edge of an allegedly flat earth to prove that it was round? Well, prepare to eat some humble pie.
whathappenedinmybirthyear.com is a great site if you’re interested in recent history. It opens up with a very simple page with a single line asking you to put in the year of your birth. Type it in, press the button and it counts down from the current year back to your birthyear and starts to reveal a run down of interesting facts and happenings. It just keeps going and going. I’m not sure where it pulls the data from, but it’s an interesting way to while away a few minutes. Unfortunately, if you navigate away, you’ll have to start all over again, and the information is revealed in the same order, so there’s not a lot of incentive for a repeat visit. Worth a look though.
I recently posted about drunk cooking. Well it seems that “drunk” is a popular youtube genre. Of course, there’s a new episode of “my drunk kitchen”, featuring tacos and margaritas:
and then there’s this gem – historical drunkenness: