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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it

Browsing Category: History


The HMS Olive Branch

‘Okay, lets send them the Olive branch’ *everyone chortles politely* ‘We’re so funny’ -British Admiralty, 1794 A fire ship was a ship filled with combustibles, or gunpowder deliberately set on fire and… Continue Reading



It’ll be 75 years since in the US dropped the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki soon. Things that needed to be done right? To save lives… This is… Continue Reading

Ethics, History


It was one of the most iconic photos taken during the second world war… A Chinese baby crying in a bombed out railway station in Shanghai that had just been… Continue Reading


Summary execution

I often think about this iconic, Pulitzer prize winning photo. Associated Press photographer Eddie Adams was on the streets of Saigon on February 1, 1968, two days after the forces of… Continue Reading


March 19

The Simpsons episode 1117: Bart To The Future, aired on this day in 2000.


Ride for life

There was a time when competitive equestrian prowess included being able to jump a barricade and shoot a straw-man in the face with your Webley. Which, to be fair, does… Continue Reading


The Hemingway

Truth be told I’m not a massive Ernest Hemingway fan. (What sort of person admits to that?) It’s probably because I’m (really) stupid. And most of (maybe all) his stories… Continue Reading