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the medieval (end egyptian) practice of writing some words in red for emphasis, or the starting letters for sentences… for whatever reason, japs also do it with stamps and so on. it means like an identification or something important. they have been doing it for a long time. unrelated but similar thing is when for example a man's spouse dies, they will get a gravestone with both their names on it, even though the man is still alive. his name will be filled in red



The Chinese are going to go WILD in Japan when they take over.


Pretty sure every japanese man succubus and child would kamikaze themselves before letting that happen.


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>In May 1946, Parisian fashion designer Jacques Heim released a swimsuit design that he named the Atome ('Atom') advertised as "the smallest swimsuit in the world". Clothing designer Louis Réard introduced his new, smaller design that split the Atome in July. He named the swimsuit after the Bikini Atoll, where the United States had conducted its first nuclear weapons test as part of Operation Crossroads days before. Réard hoped his swimsuit's revealing style would create an "explosive commercial and cultural reaction" similar to the explosion at Bikini Atoll. He explained that "like the bomb, the bikini is small and devastating".
>Of the possible places given serious consideration, including Ecuador's Galápagos Islands, Bikini offered the most remote location with a large protected anchorage, suitable but not ideal weather, and a small, easily moved population. On February 6, the survey ship Sumner began blasting channels through the Bikini coral reef into the lagoon. The local residents were not told why.
>The 167 Bikini islanders first learned their fate four days later, on Sunday, February 10, when Navy Commodore Ben H. Wyatt, United States military governor of the Marshall Islands, arrived by seaplane from Kwajalein. Referring to Biblical stories which they had learned from Protestant missionaries, he compared them to "the children of Israel whom the Lord saved from their enemy and led into the Promised Land." He also claimed it was "for the good of mankind and to end all world wars." There was no signed agreement, but he reported by cable "their local chieftain, referred to as King Juda, arose and said that the natives of Bikini were very proud to be part of this wonderful undertaking." The next day, LST-861 moved them and their belongings 128 miles (206 km) east to the uninhabited Rongerik Atoll, to begin a permanent exile. Their desire to return to Bikini was thwarted indefinitely by the U.S. decision to resume nuclear testing at Bikini in 1954. During 1954, 1956, and 1958, twenty-one more nuclear bombs were detonated at Bikini, yielding a total of 75 megatons of TNT (310 PJ), equivalent to more than three thousand Baker bombs. Three Bikini families returned in 1974 but were evacuated again in 1978 because of radioactivity in their bodies from four years of eating contaminated food. As of 2022, the atoll remains unpopulated.
>The cleanup was hampered by two significant factors: the unexpected base surge and the lack of a viable cleanup plan. It was understood that if the water column fell back into the lagoon, which it did, any ships that were drenched by falling water might be contaminated beyond redemption. Nobody expected that to happen to almost the entire target fleet. No decontamination procedures had been tested to see if they would work and to measure the potential risk to personnel. In the absence of a decontamination protocol, the ships were cleaned using traditional deck-scrubbing methods: hoses, mops, and brushes, with water, soap, and lye. The sailors had no protective clothing. By August 3, Colonel Warren concluded the entire effort was futile and dangerous. The unprotected sailors were stirring up radioactive material and contaminating their skin, clothing, and, presumably, their lungs. When they returned to their support ship living quarters, they contaminated the shower stalls, laundry facilities, and everything they touched. Warren also observed that the radiation safety procedures were not being followed correctly. Fire boats got too close to the target ships they were hosing and drenched their crews with radioactive spray. More than half of the 320 Geiger counters available shorted out and became unavailable. The crews of two target ships, USS Wainwright and USS Carteret, moored far from the detonation site, had moved back on board and become overexposed. Captain L. H. Bibby, commanding officer of the apparently undamaged battleship New York, accused Warren's radsafe monitors of holding their Geiger counters too close to the deck. He wanted to reboard his ship and sail it home.
>The decontamination failure ended plans to outfit some of the target ships for the 1947 Charlie shot and to sail the rest home in triumph. The immediate public relations problem was to avoid any perception that the entire target fleet had been destroyed. On August 6, in anticipation of this development, Blandy had told his staff that ships sunk or destroyed more than 30 days after the Baker shot "will not be considered as sunk by the bomb." By then, public interest in Operation Crossroads was waning, and the reporters had gone home. The failure of decontamination did not make news until the final reports came out a year later.


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what a different time we live in now. towns changing their laws so this man could be allowed to walk a loop through through their territory. a guy clad in leather speaking only in grunts. families leaving food for him outside their homes. something about it is pure and reminds me of a fairytale


It shows a mutual respect between him and the townspeople that is unheard of today. They didn't bother each other, he doesn't seem like he stole or was disruptive, the towns would still sell him supplies and didn't shuttle him off so they would look better for getting rid of a homeless person.


>Ten towns along the Leatherman's route passed ordinances exempting him from the state "tramp law" passed in 1879.

They wouldn't have had to change the law had it not been illegal to begin with. The XIXth century in some western countries might have been the worst in that regard.



how does a person like that become well known, to still be spoken about today? he was a tramp who didn't talk to anyone.


consistency probably. do the same thing 11 times a year, for 30 years, and you have to become well known



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Many such cases. Here's another one:


>A final note—left sometime between 2005 and 2008—was so dismaying, Jerome said, that he decided to fib and announce that no note had been left. He declined to reveal its contents, other than that it was a hint, in hindsight, that an end to the tradition was imminent.
This really pisses me off.


I found this Wikipedia article cool. Really gets the mind thinking.






>On November 11, 2004, it was reported that a number of the inflatables had been stolen from Burger King roofs nationwide.Burger King chief marketing officer Russ Klein said, "As to the motives behind these apparent 'spongenappings', we can only speculate.We did receive one ransom note related to an inflatable SpongeBob disappearance in Minnesota." The chain offered a year's supply of Whopper sandwiches as a reward for information leading to the return of inflatables stolen in November. One was found attached to a railing at the football-field 50-yard line at an Iowa college,and another under a bed in Virginia. A ransom note was found for a third: "We have SpongeBob. Give us 10 Krabby Patties, fries, and milkshakes." Steven Simon and Conrad (C.J.) Mercure Jr. were arrested after stealing an inflatable from a Burger King in St. Mary's County, Maryland.While facing up to 18 months in jail and a $500 fine, Simon and Mercure said they were proud of what they did; Simon said, "Once we got caught by the police, we were like, now we can tell everybody."
>The following year, Burger King took "extra security precautions" in response to the SpongeBob incident, when Stormtroopers from George Lucas' Star Wars guarded the delivery of Star Wars toys to a Burger King in North Hollywood as part of a promotion for Revenge of the Sith (2005).



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One of the most American stories I've read in a while














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We're somewhere inbetween the indefinitely long torture of all humans/sentient life stage right now.




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That was not the definition I expected.



i was listening to a creationist talk about proofs that petrification doesnt take millions of years and they said that there are cases of babies being petrified before theyre even out of the womb, lo and behold its true.






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Someone spent their limited time alive on this earth writing and editing a wiki page for fucking TikTok food trends.



woah, that game's name now makes a lot more sense



Been reading through what I like to call the "Collapse Trilogy" recently:
Simply reading these articles depresses me greatly.



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I like reading about collapses myself and I think you would like to read a prequel to the bronze age collapse and that is the rise and fall of the forefathers of cities, effective, organized agriculture and writing: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer
They appear, invent writing, invent everything and at some point collapse and disappear like tears in the rain. Reading history is a really humbling experience and it helps comes into terms with death, pain and the follies of humanity. If you like the Sumerians, the entire Mesopotamia region is a long tale of rising splendor and inevitable decline and ruins. History has one lesson only. Nothing lasts forever. Everything will be ruins sooner or later. Other will come and build ruins of their own until the sun itself fades and dies, swallowing everything, in one last roar.




I discovered today a real life arch-witch







Not an article per-say, but I check this so I don't have to read anything a journalist thinks, as I've become increasingly convinced that they (every single one) are HIV positive niggerfaggots


I had a great uncle who heard H.G. Well's War of the World's radio broadcast. He was one of the ones who thought it was real, and was hiding underneath his bed with a loaded rifle the entire day.


i am skeptical, wasn't the so-called panic exagerated?


It was. My great uncle was–if stories about him about true–somewhat of an idiot.


This perfectly describes what i am feeling right now



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I've been trawling through https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_old-time_radio_programs looking up forgotten radio dramas, trying to find something interesting. Fortunately, a lot of the IP has been essentially abandoned on these, making them easy to find on Youtube/etc..

As a sidenote, how @#$!ing large was Pepsodent's marketing budget?!


Do you keep a list of the wikipedia articles you have read? If so how? I think it's like seeing a book you have read on a shelf and being reminded of the memories/contents. I don't like that what I read on wikipedia is simply ctrl + w'ed


Just like any other website I'd bookmark it. But I don't treat wiki articles special


>But I don't treat wiki articles special
That make sense, I probably shouldn't have anxiety about this


where are your backups and if they follow 321 is more important than what bookmark tagging system u use, imho



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