This is the first installment of something I’m trying out. I’d like to share some nerdy links with you guys, and I’ve been collecting them this week. Here goes.
Perfect for this time of year, The Evolving Face of Santa from Smithsonian Magazine. Not only does this have a cool slideshow of past Santa images, but it gives you a basic intro to Santa in the US.
Why do we wear white wedding dresses? Because Queen Victoria did. Try explaining this one to your very old-fashioned grandmother, I dare you.
Did Civil War soldiers suffer from PTSD? I’d wager that most historians, or anyone who’s ever studied the Civil War in an academic setting would say yes, this is not surprising. But I’m quite glad it’s being talked about, because it may help to remove some of the stigma from modern cases of PTSD.
The Pantheon has withstood an awful lot of earthquakes, invasions, and weather over the last two thousand years. How? Apparently, it’s all about volcanic ash.
The oldest organized town in Scandinavia might be even older than anyone thought, from Archaeology Magazine.
Also, archaeologists have identified the oldest dated bronze item in Britain: a dagger found in 1989. It was found with Racton Man, who stood more than six feet tall, and was older than 45 when he died.
Just For Fun
Things We Believe In Our Twenties That Aren’t Actually True – from Business Insider
How To Roast Tomatoes (do you know how long this task has been put off in my Any.Do? DO YOU? No, you probably don’t. At least 45 days).
The Orphan Black Season 3 trailer is here! Let’s freak out together!