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Jun
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comment Why did the Native American city of Cahokia die out?
Hmmm..Looking into this a bit further, it appears the Osage Tribe claims the mounds. I'm not sure how strong that claim is, but I might not get myself in good smell with the tribe for implying otherwise. This deserves further study...
Jun
19
comment Date of Transatlantic crossing postcard
Good find, and I also agree about the "image recycling". That was one possibility that had me worried. I understand things moved a lot slower back then, so perhaps a company could get away with a few anachronisims in their ad copy for a while without being deluged with (e)mails from basement-dwelling nitpickers. :-)
Jun
19
comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
As much as I like to check people's sources, I think I'll skip the wikipedia page on Hygenie, if its all the same to you. :-P
Jun
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comment Why did people in classicism use wigs?
You mention their use by older men, but one thing you didn't mention is that they were also rather useful for younger men. Older men's opinions are often given more weight and respect, so nicely manicured (artifical) gray/white hair could be useful for a young-looking man who wants to have his words taken seriously.
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comment Why are the Portuguese so obsessed with salted codfish?
Interesting how important the Newfoundland cod fisheries are in history. In my reasearch on this question yesterday, it turned out one of the big bones of contention for the treaties ending the American Revolutionary War was how the (formerly British) US fishermen would be accounted for in the varioius international agreements governing access to the Newfoundland fisheries.
Jun
18
comment (War Guilt Methodology) Was Germany solely to blame for WWI?
Let's say I buy Massie's argument. Britian needed a big navy to protect their island and their overseas posessions. Why did Germany need one exactly? The Germans started the "competition" by building up their navy, and they had no real existing interests to defend with that navy. One could argue this is just stating a cause and letting the reader connect the dots for blame.
Jun
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answered What are the French gains after the American Revolutionary War
Jun
17
comment Did the US government officially apologize for Indian Removal Act and Native American Indian genocide?
In defence of our illustrious elected weasels, rather a lot of important things get passed through Congress by being tacked onto "must pass" spending bills. The debate about wheather that's Right or not is probably off-topic here, but it is fairly common.
Jun
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comment Do photos of Wernher von Braun and Neil Armstrong exist? Have they ever met?
As near as I could dig up, von Braun spent his whole NASA career working either at Huntsville or in DC. Armstrong as an astronaut would have spent almost all of his time in either Houston or Canaveral (East coast of Central FL). If they did ever bump into each other, it would almost have to be either a tour of Hunstville (as Gwenn says), or doing publicity in DC. It certianly wouldn't have been that common of an occurrance.
Jun
17
comment What is the historicity of the film “Revolution.com - USA: The Conquest of the East”?
Interesting, I was not aware of this movie. Is this why various countries (eg: Russia, Egypt) have been going after NGO's lately? It just looked completely nutty to me, but if folks have been watching and believing this movie, it suddenly makes sense.
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