Last surviving Union Jack from Battle of Trafalgar

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The only surviving Union Jack that flew at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is set to hit the auction block. Charles Miller, who is selling the historic item on Trafalgar Day, October 21, said: ‘We ... Read More


The population of Ancient Rome

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

By studying hordes of ancient coins and census data, historians believe they have been able to determine the population size of the late Roman Empire. According to the researchers, mapping out the times when the coins ... Read More


8-horned Tyrannosaurus cousin discovered

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A new dinosaur, an 8-horned cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert. “Instead of [its] big bad boy … relatives, this one is more like a ballerina,” said study co-author Stephen ... Read More


The most iconic newspaper headlines ever printed

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

CreativeCloud has compiled a list of 15 of the most iconic newspaper headlines ever printed. It’s interesting to see how these major news items were actually presented in some papers at the time. On 2nd May ... Read More


Giant dinosaur footprints found in France

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Fossil hunters have found some of the biggest dinosaur footprints in the world in France. The footprints were made about 150 million years ago by sauropods – long-necked herbivores – in chalky sediment in the Jura ... Read More


Edgar Allan Poe to finally get proper funeral

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

200 years after Edgar Allen Poe’s death, the writer is about to get the burial he should have received when he died. [Thx Danielle] One hundred sixty years ago, the beleaguered, impoverished Poe was found, delirious ... Read More


Dummy parachutist dropped during D-Day to be auctioned

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A dummy which was one of 500 parachutists over Normandy to confuse the enemy before D-Day is going up on the auction block. The “paradummies” – nicknamed Ruperts – were designed to explode and burst into ... Read More

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