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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Just like the title says, how many languages can you speak? Actually fluent in, not counting bits and pieces. 1,2,3 or...
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Chronos
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history, references Sticky Thread Pinned: History References ( 1 2)
There is a thread about references in every forum, so i will start by posting this. Feel free to add to this list...
Jan22-13 09:22 PM
willbell
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literature, resources Sticky Thread Pinned: Literature Resources ( 1 2)
I have some decent links that are worth sharing. First off, the Perseus Project is an absolute must-have. You can...
Jul25-11 07:43 PM
arildno
24 27,419
All right, so I've started my Joyce phase with Ulysses, but as I like to read a few books at once, I was thinking of...
Feb1-13 02:05 PM
FreeMitya
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How could anyone praise Truman the destroyer of Hiroshima and Nagaski to impress the Soviets with American Might.
Jan27-13 07:51 PM
Drakkith
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http://vimeo.com/11789304# ...
Jan25-13 10:22 PM
Evo
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another god with feet of clay... ...
Dec24-12 08:10 AM
zoobyshoe
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Why did Nazism rise to power so quickly before and during World War 2 in Germany? Did Germany as a whole know that...
Dec20-12 05:06 PM
Evo
57 41,147
What's the best way for someone to learn French and speak it with the correct accent, i.e. speak it like someone in...
Dec7-12 07:15 PM
mel_c
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Tim Powers and James Blaylock went beyond the nom de plume and created the poet William Ashbless apparently as a...
Dec4-12 05:12 AM
ImaLooser
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Reliably dated to be about 7000 years old, a fortified town near modern day provadia is now being excavated....
Nov19-12 10:40 PM
enosis_
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Probably can't teach about this in the Bible belt... ...
Nov19-12 10:36 PM
enosis_
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Hello, We've all heard of the Bohr-Einstein debates to some degree (the essence of them being: Einstein tried to...
Nov15-12 09:01 AM
jambaugh
37 26,930
We all know Gauss (German) but few know Sophie Germain (French). She made some contributions to Fermat's Last...
Nov3-12 07:55 PM
Simon Bridge
4 6,410
I'm trying to learn Russian and finding one of the hardest parts is developing an "ear" for the language (it's mostly...
Oct25-12 03:10 PM
Greg Bernhardt
1 5,520
I am a physics teacher. I noticed that in my class there are several students who claimed that Hitler did not commit...
Oct20-12 02:36 PM
micromass
9 5,982
When I was English class in either the 7th or 8th grade, my English teacher told the class that there was a famous...
Oct12-12 09:47 PM
phinds
2 5,832
Knowing a poem by heart often seems to make it special, something that can come to mind when I'm alone walking in the...
Oct1-12 07:23 PM
marcus
20 14,983
Edit: I wish this message board would let me edit the title, but it won't. I should have titled this "Shakespeare...
Sep15-12 04:04 PM
zoobyshoe
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I haven't found an English page of this yet but this is the gist. Two weeks ago a bird watcher found the remains of...
Aug18-12 05:12 PM
arildno
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Infrared satellite survey reveals 17 lost pyramids Work for years to come. Maybe we can change jobs.
Aug15-12 01:03 PM
Dotini
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Unbelievable difference: "...dated to 44,000 years ago, about twice as old as widely believed..."
Jul31-12 01:24 PM
Andre
1 4,027
I knew that Heisenberg did not emigrate when the Nazis took power, but I was shocked to learn that he tried to help...
Jul29-12 08:23 PM
Evo
12 5,097
This is incredible. This archaeological find predates Stonehenge and the Great pyramids by 6,000 years and makes...
Jul29-12 08:25 AM
PhilDSP
109 31,148
Fossil From Last Common Ancestor Of Neanderthals And Humans Found In Europe, 1.2 Million Years Old...
Jul29-12 07:35 AM
PhilDSP
34 19,687
The weak force was not discovered until 1953 or thereabouts so that pretty much made Einstein's attempt to unify all...
Jul27-12 07:31 AM
HallsofIvy
1 3,451
Karl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and astronomer (17771855) Gauss received a doctoral degree in mathematics...
Jul25-12 04:33 PM
micromass
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At least that's what it seems. Nilequeen posted that earlier somewhere. story This seems equally interesting: ...
Jul25-12 03:57 PM
Andre
4 3,165
For most of my life I thought that 200 years ago, people who didn't have ready access to a water well or a spring...
Jul4-12 07:18 AM
HallsofIvy
10 8,345
Iron Age coins discovered in Jersey after 30-year search...
Jul4-12 07:16 AM
HallsofIvy
2 3,329
In another thread, Mormonator mentioned poetry about particle physics. This reminds me of John Updike's Neutrino poem ...
Jun13-12 07:25 PM
20Tauri
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King of Prussia is located in suburban Philadelphia near Valley Forge. Its name referrers to Frederick the Great, but...
Jun10-12 03:26 PM
SW VandeCarr
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Watch this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwXOr47EJ1E) and puke! This guy says that the English language...
Jun3-12 03:22 AM
arildno
1 3,286
Along the Motala, a major waterway since time immemorial, with signs of habitation going back 7000 years, the...
Jun3-12 02:13 AM
arildno
0 3,161
Edgar Allan Poe is considered the father of all modern detective fiction and I see from reading more of his work that...
May28-12 01:35 PM
zoobyshoe
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A new book in the history of science. http://www.amazon.com/First-Scientist-Anaximander-His-Legacy/dp/1594161313/ ...
May21-12 09:38 AM
fuzzyfelt
79 30,893
Here's a leaflet which was distributed over Germany and Poland, apparently during the year 1944 (as it refers to the...
May19-12 11:18 PM
zoobyshoe
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Does anyone know England's involvement in the Treaty of the Pyrenees, i.e. in the Spanish-French extension of the...
May9-12 12:31 AM
SW VandeCarr
1 3,550
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17604991 The study was published in...
Apr18-12 09:39 PM
turbo
3 4,861
Today, it was revealed in Scandinavian papers that about 6000 silver coins, the oldest from about 1040, was found on...
Apr11-12 06:19 AM
arildno
6 4,403
Hi, I'm a bit of a history nerd, and especially when it comes to World War II. I was wondering if you guys knew of any...
Apr6-12 10:03 PM
SHISHKABOB
3 5,976
To be fair, the vignettes are really only about the French and English, but they are interesting and might inspire...
Apr6-12 11:06 AM
turbo
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rand Ayn Rand ( 1 2)
I am fully aware that there was a previous thread on Ayn Rand which was locked because the community digressed into a...
Apr3-12 05:47 PM
John Creighto
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