Category Archives: history

Are You Willing to Die as a Philippine Soldier?


PNP-SAF trooper: Philippines not always worth dying for A wise man said he’d rather die for his friend than for his country. And I agree ‘A grieving Philippine National Police-Special Action Force trooper on Sunday spit back the famous words … Continue reading

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What the Real Meaning of ‘Judas Goat’ is


‘Beginning in 1997, professional training of a team of highly skilled park wardens from Galapagos began. By the end of the project, this team would become one of the best hunting and eradication teams worldwide. ‘The modern, high-tech hunting methods … Continue reading

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How the Balmis Boat Finished Smallpox


‘In order, therefore, to preserve the life and beauty of their children, the only thing remaining was to give them the small-pox in their infant years. This they did by inoculating in the body of a child a pustule taken … Continue reading

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British WWI Diaries Digitized


‘This diary was written at the start of World War I. It’s one of 1.5 million pages in the archives’ collection. In honor of the war’s centenary, archivists have now begun to make the entire collection available online. ‘”My father … Continue reading

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What to Tell Kids about Santa Claus


Margaret Mead on Myth vs. Deception “Belief in Santa Claus becomes a problem mainly when parents simultaneously feel they are telling their children a lie and insist on the literal belief in a jolly little man in a red suit … Continue reading

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Things People Get Wrong About the Bible’s Christmas Story


#6. There Was No Inn and Jesus Was Probably Born in the Kitchen ‘The worst role in any children’s Christmas play is the innkeeper who gets to lecture the holy couple about how there’s “no room for them in the … Continue reading

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The World’s First Computer Programmer was a Woman


‘…Her (Ada Lovelace’s) third innovation was a step-by-step outline of “the workings of what we now call a computer program or algorithm.” But it was her fourth one, Isaacson notes, that was and still remains most momentous — the question … Continue reading

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