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What do you know about history?

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  1. Nugent

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    Did you know that Scotland is in 2 pieces.
    There is water than runs all the way through it

    Go on Google maps and go to Inverness and zoom in all the way from Inverness on the east to fort William on the west coast and you'll see water runs all the way along
     
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  3. TH63

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    It's in lots of pieces, inner Hebrides, outer Hebrides, Orkney's loads of large islands
     
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  4. Nugent

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    The land bit on the top of England I meant.
    You blenchod
     
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    I wonder if the Americans still classify Splott as being enlightened?
     
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    I don't get the long words, but basically you are saying fanny right?
     
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  7. Colonel Cardiffi

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    The bullet that killed Lincoln

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    Shot by one of these. cal .44 black powder Derringer

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  8. Joecity

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    They retrieved that cap from his actual arse which is where the saying came from.
     
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    The first person to survive travelling down Niagra Falls in a barrel died a few years later after breaking his neck from slipping on an orange peel
     
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  10. Colonel Cardiffi

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    54 million year-old gecko preserved in amber

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  11. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Job hunting in the 1930's

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    During the Great Depression, millions of people were out of work across the United States. Unable to find another job locally, many unemployed people hit the road, traveling from place to place, hoping to find some work.

    A few of these people had cars, but most hitchhiked or “rode the rails”. A large portion of the people who rode the rails were teenagers, but there were also older men, women, and entire families who traveled in this manner.

    They would board freight trains and crisscross the country, hoping to find a job in one of the towns along the way.

    When there was a job opening, there were often literally a thousand people applying for the same job. Those who weren’t lucky enough to get the job would perhaps stay in a shantytown (known as “Hoovervilles”) outside of town.

    Housing in the shantytown was built out of any material that could be found freely, like driftwood, cardboard, or even newspapers. The official first day of the Great Depression was referred to as “Black Thursday”. One in four Americans could not find a job, that meant 25% unemployment rate.

    Reports estimated that the number of unemployed jumped from 429,000 in October 1929 to 4,065,000 in January 1930. The number rose steadily to 8 million in January 1931, and to 9 million in October.

    Unemployment rose and wages fell for those who continued to work. The use of credit for the purchase of homes, cars, furniture and household appliances resulted in foreclosures and repossessions.

    As consumers lost buying power industrial production fell, businesses failed, and more workers lost their jobs. During this period most of the Americans found the job via word-of-mouth, persistence and family connections.
     
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  12. Colonel Cardiffi

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    This statue depicts Saint Bartholomew, an early Christian martyr who was allegedly skinned alive.

    If you look closely, you’ll notice that’s not a robe that he’s holding. It's actually his dissected skin hanging around him. This statute is by Marco d’Agrate, c.1562.

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    That's actually quite grim :hehe:
     
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    That is brilliant.
     
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    The Grapes of Wrath is one of the greatest books I have ever read, and it covers a family's journey in seeking a better life during the depression. I recommend it, I recommend Steinbeck in general, I don't think he's written a bad book.
     
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    And he makes good pianos:thumbup:
     
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    I think I prefer the dancing guy for the letter E
     
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  19. Colonel Cardiffi

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    The oldest building we know of is Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey. Built somewhere around 9500 BC.

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    History is written by the winners
    Or if you believe in the "mandella effect"
    History is being rewritten as know it :hehe:
     
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