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Tumblr Drops Intriguing Knowledge on Ancient Female Pharaoh

Apparently by trying to erase the long and successful reign of this pharaoh, using her stuff as wall filler and throwing all her junk in a dump, they accidentally ended up preserving it. Pretty neat. Tumblr reviews some wild corners of history, like this thread that actually makes history fun. Here's another archaeology themed Tumblr thread about craftspeople being able to identify things that archaeologists couldn't.

Tumblr thread on interesting female pharaoh history | demands-with-menace Queen Hatshepsut Ancient Egypt. She has lovely smile someone who's been dead thousands years | deux-zero-deux she wasn't queen. she pharaoh and wanted be referred as such. she even had her statues modeled after male pharaoh's statues state her dominance and authority. she actually one most successful pharaohs all ancient egyptian history and she reigned longer than any other woman power egypt. cumleak damn no wonder she
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Tumblr Thread: Mundane People Are Important To History

This fun Tumblr thread points out how those mundane and seemingly boring things actually matter too, to historians. Never underestimate yourself, and all that stuff that society might go on saying is boring, and meaningless. 

Fun Tumblr thread points out how mundane things matter too, in history | oe just-shower-thoughts Imagine much historical knowledge wasn't written down because our ancestors thought idiot isn't going know this libertarian--princess So ancient Egypt's best friend basically called Punt. They traded all kinds fun stuff with them; ebony, incense, gold, silver,
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Tumblr User Rants about Dangers of Deregulation

They say that safety regulations are written in blood and it gets way worse than a few OSHA-defying safety fails. Big companies don't exactly have your best interests at heart, and there's a whole boatload of evidence from the early 1900s to confirm that. For some less dark history, here's tumblr making history fun.

Tumblr user tells story of dangers of deregulation with radium girls | bogleech Do also need fucking talk about Radium Girls again who slowly fucking rotted alive because company they worked deliberately hid knowledge radium's effects on living matter? feynites gonna talk about s depressing and dark as hell, but if anyone ever thinks themselves companies will just regulate out sense civic duty or basic human morality, and don't need outside enforcement
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Ridiculous Historical Facts That Prove We're Strange People

The more you learn about history, the more it kind of makes sense that nothing makes sense. People have been weird and stupid forever, and learning about our many foibles just kind of hammers out the fact that we don't really know what's going on. But hey, knowledge is power, so here are wild sex facts and completely useless facts.

Weird and strange historical facts | reddit post shampoo_and_dick 33.8k points 22 hours ago 3 ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey attract flies away pharaoh.
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Tumblr Thread About Craftspeople Identifying Things Archaeologists Couldn't

Life has looked pretty similar for a lot of human history, and when it comes to making things, some stuff hardly ever changes. It makes sense that people who still use tools all the time would have a better understanding of what ancient tools were used for. Tumblr users often put an extra perspective on prehistory and historical stuff, like this thread about depicting prehistoric people as cool dudes or this thread that makes history fun.

Tumblr thread about craftspeople identifying archaeological finds | systlin Something find incredibly cool is they've found neandertal bone tools made polished rib bones, and they couldn't figure out they were life them. Until course, they showed traditional leatherworker and she took one look at and said "Oh yeah sure 's leather burnisher use close pores leather and work oil into hide make waterproof. Mine looks just same Wait still using exact same fucking thing 50,000 years later
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Reality Is Too Unrealistic In Historical Tumblr Thread

Some people suggest that these historical "facts" are not facts at all, and instead exaggerations on the truth. We haven't researched them ourselves, so we can't confirm or deny whether they're true or not. That being said, we appreciate this Tumblr thread making "history" fun to read about. 

Tumblr thread provides historical data and shows how we question reality for being too unrealistic | tilthat TIL Tiffany Problem Tiffany is medieval name-short Theophania 12th century. Authors can't use historical or fantasy fiction, however, because name looks too modern. This is an example reality is sometimes too unrealistic. via reddit.com
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Tumblr Thread about Depicting Prehistoric People as Cool Dudes

It's kinda hard to look at our distant ancestors as people who had thoughts and feeling similar to ours. Like yeah, a neanderthal didn't know what it felt like to be stuck in traffic, but they still had families and priorities. This Tumblr thread expresses an interesting way of thinking about life before us. Tumblr can actually make history fun. For some more historical stuff, here's Tumblr's discussion of where ideas for some mythical creatures came from.

Tumblr thread about ancient humans having feelings and being reconstructed with smiles | today things disproportionately emotional about thrill-be-damned 's facial reconstructions prehistoric humans like, look at this part-homo sapiens, part- neandertal man well over 30,000 years ago doesn't he just look like dude wanna hang out with?
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Victorian Valentine's Day Cards Were A Passive Aggressive Roastfest

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Maybe. We assume nothing. Anyways. People have always been churning out roasts. The dedicated masters of the proper roast, take no days off. This history student, Rosie White, shared a Twitter thread that points out how Victorian Valentine's Day cards were basically passive aggressive roasts. Beautiful. Great for the people you deem most special in your life. 

Twitter thread about Victorian Valentine's Day cards | tweet Rosie White @rosalindmwhite Vinegar Valentines were cheaply made cards usually featured an insulting rhyme or caricature. As receiver not sender responsible cost postage recipient often found themselves paying privilege being insulted by their admirer.
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Tumblr Thread on Mythical Creatures Is An Eye Opener

You might end up thinking unicorns existed too if you were a medieval scribe trying to translate second hand knowledge. Tumblr offers some creative, humorous, and off the wall discussion on a variety of eclectic topics, like Funny and Unexpected History Threads or the domestication of cats. You can never be sure of what bored people will do with their time, but luckily Tumblr pops out some gems.

Funny Tumblr thread on the reality of some mythical creatures | -book--creatures Honestly biggest disappointment had researching ABC medieval authors did not fact, see creatures they were describing and were trying their best describe them with their limited knowledge while going fuck fuck Za-book--creatures Instead all those creatures know came about transcription and translation errors copying Greco-Roman sources (who themselves got them travelers' tales Persia and India rhino unicorn, tiger?
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Inventions That Are Now Used for Something Other Than Their Intended Purpose

People are pretty great at finding alternate uses for things. Sometimes it's some military invention that gets re-marketed as a household convenience, sometimes it's a reflection of changing times, and sometimes its people realizing it's fun to shoot at each other using a paint-launching logging device. Here are some cool and interesting inventions.

Things that are used today for a different use that they were invented | posted by Vyzantinist High-heeled shoes. They were originally men and used horse riding, as heels were supposed keep feet more secure stirrups. Now, they're just fancy women's shoes.
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Tumblr Thread About Horrifying Monster Mold

So, the Elephant's Foot mold sounds like some sort of mythological Medusa-level monster. Sounds to me like a big heap of forbidden pudding. Seriously, no thank you. Here's to hoping we don't find ourselves one day in the future, being enslaved by black mold overlords. 

A quick Tumblr thread shares the story of a terrifying monster mold in Chernobyl | Text - The image is of a reactor core lava formation in the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. It's called the Elephant's Foot and weighs hundreds of tons, but is only a couple meters across. Oh, and regarding the Medusa thing, this picture was taken through a mirror around the corner of the hallway. Because the wheeled camera they sent up to take pictures of it was destroyed by the radiation. The Elephant's
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Twitter Users Share Most Memorable Moments From Last Decade

Various Twitter users are sharing what they believe to be the most memorable moments from the past decade. From things like the unbelievably cute and viral sensation that has been "Baby Yoda" to the Chicago Cubs winning a World Series. It's been a hell of a ride. This is the first glimpse we're getting of people looking back at the last decade. But rest assured, we'll have plenty more lists filled with nostalgia coming your way soon.

A collection of Twitter users share what they think are the most memorable moments from the last decade.
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The Very Fast Story of The First Soldier To Take Way Too Many Military Grade Amphetamines

Correction and clarification here, he didn't go on a killing rampage or really terrorize the soviets, but our boy did do the rest of that shit. According to Wikipedia, Aimo Koivunen found it too difficult to undo one tablet with his gloves, so he just took them all. Bad idea. The resulting few weeks are inadvisable for any human being to put themselves through. And while none of this is advisable or good, it is really damn interesting. Tumblr has a way of making history fun.

Tumblr history of Finnish soldier who took too many emergency amphetamines and went on a rampage.
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Tumblr Uncovers the Legend of The Fastest Manhole Cover Ever

This story is about a particular event that took place during the nuclear testing of Operation Plumbbob. Officially, the steel plate that popped off was never seen from again, but the calculations point to there being enough energy in that metal cap to escape the earth's atmosphere, and it's been an urban legend/mystery ever since. Tumblr finds some interesting and fun history stuff, like the first soldier to take way too many military grade amphetamines.

fastest moving manhole cover record
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Tumblr Thread Drops Impressive Lyrical Flow On Historical Concept Of Purple

Something that we're consistently amazed by is the ability of people on Tumblr to make history fun and interesting. Like most Tumblr gems, this one started with a small observation on the color of violets, and kind of spiraled into this whole other historical rhyming, calligraphy thing.

Poetic Tumblr thread about historical concept of purple
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