In honor of Columbus day, here’s a list of the top 10 accidental discoveries and the story of that time Columbus tricked Jamaicans using knowledge of upcoming lunar eclipse. Related; Columbus has been cleared of importing syphilis from the Americas to Europe.
October 10th, 732 – the clash of civilizations at the Battle of Tours (and how it shaped history).
Here’s an excellent site for DIY intelligent women’s costumes.
After WWII ended, one Japanese soldier refused to surrender for 3 decades.
ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include a gallery of bridges made from living roots, senior moment science, UFO detectors, and, from 1930, Information Tests To Try On Your Children.