Category:
Culture and Civilization

The Can Museum

It seems to me that you could profitably waste many hours exploring The Can Museum.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 05, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts, Culture and Civilization, Products, Retailing, Collectors

Civilization

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 25, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Culture and Civilization, Music, Foreign Customs, 1940s

Yanks in the UK

This makes Brexit all the more mandatory!





Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 27, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Antisocial Activites, Culture and Civilization, Family, Sexuality, Foreign Customs, 1950s, Europe, North America

The Playground Jungle

You could easily spend hours at The Playground Jungle, investigating all the childhood lore you half-recall, whether silly or naughty.

Here's a seasonal ditty I had never heard of:

We three kings of Leicester Square
selling ladies underwear
how fantastic, no elastic
not very safe to wear
O, star of wonder, star of light
the royal knickers caught alight
how fantastic, no elastic
guide me to the traffic lights

Or you could also buy their book.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 08, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Antiques, Anachronisms and Throwbacks, Culture and Civilization, Customs, Children

Guns 101

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Do foreign college students need a Guns 101 class ?

Posted By: BrokeDad - Sun Jan 17, 2016 - Comments (19)
Category: Culture and Civilization, Education, Guns

Rainbow City

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Palmitas Mexico has been beautified by Germen Crew, described as an alternative art group, at the government's request. The rainbow paint job is having great effects on the city too, including a reduction in crime. Sounds like a good idea well implemented.

Posted By: patty - Thu Sep 10, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Buildings and Other Structures, Culture and Civilization

Great-Grandpa Is Buried Where?

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The GM factory in Detroit contains an old Jewish Cemetery. When GM acquired the land they agreed to leave the cemetery,which has had no burials since the '40s, intact. The company allows visitors just twice a year due to security concerns.

Posted By: patty - Wed May 13, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Culture and Civilization, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing

Ancient Remedy

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Scientists recreated a thousand year old medicinal remedy to study its efficacy and got a big surprise. The mixture, which includes cow bile, garlic, leeks and wine, kills the antibiotic resistant staph infection MRSA.

Posted By: patty - Mon Mar 30, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Culture and Civilization, Injuries, Disease

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