If this isn't accurate... 😂 Anyone else have the same thoughts then and now? 💭
And in other news, stay tuned for a history related experiment I'll be performing tomorrow in honor of Benjamin Franklin's birthday! 🎂🎉
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified by Congress on this day in 1919.
The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.
Nine months after Prohibition's ratification, Congress passed the Volstead Act, or National Prohibition Act, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The Volstead Act provided for the enforcement of prohibition, including the creation of a special unit of the Treasury Department. One year and a day after its ratification, prohibition went into effect—on January 17, 1920—and the nation became officially dry.
LATVIA: or more to the point BLACK BALSAM. Would you really be travelling if you didn’t try the local tipple? This drink will be offered to you by every Latvian you meet! Or at least they will ask you if you have tried it 🥂 coming in original or black currant, it’s very strong and I don’t know if I can recommend it but when in Rome and all that. Black balsam is a liqueur, made from 24 different plants, flowers, roots, oils, berries and so on, made in oak barrels. As I was in here in winter, I was told it cured the common cold 🥶 this idea comes from a legend based when Catherine the Great came to visit in the 18th century. She became ill on her visit to (now) Latvia, and after drinking some black balsam, was cured! Cheers to that huh 😉 also the cobbles pick is the only photo you can take after black balsam #blackbalsam #blackcurranttoo #wheninriga #doasthelocalsdo #localsandtouristsdrunkonaschoolnight #seemedlikeagoodideaatthetime #visitriga #visitlatvia #historygeek #catherinethegreat
A photo of a Zubr class (NATO reporting name: Pomornik) hovercraft in 1987.
During the cold war, the Soviet Union was extremely interested in hovercraft technology and invested in various designs and experiments.
The Zubr class is the largest LCAC (Landing Craft, Air-Cushioned) in service. Fully loaded, it can displace over 550 tons. This allows it to carry up to three main battle tanks or over 500 troops.
The collapse of the Soviet Union had ended production of the Zubr class. Russia and Greece remained the only operators of the Zubr. However, in 2017, it was announced that production would restart and a newer model would begin production for Russia. China has also announced an interest in purchasing Zubr class LCACs.
Photo courtesy of the Russian Ministry of Defense
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WEIRD WEDNESDAY OPAL FACT
Opal was known as "patronus forum"- patron of thieves - as it was believed if you held an opal in a bay leaf you would turn invisible.
We don't think it's possible - when you wear an opal EVERYONE wants to see it!
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."⠀
In Knoxville, Tennessee we had the chance to visit the McClung Museum of Natural History. This educational museum is located on the campus of the University of Tennessee. With a lots of galleries, we found artifacts from a wide range of topics beginning with the earliest occupants of the region.⠀
As we arrived at the entrance, we were greeted by "Monty", the resident duck-billed dinosaur. Once inside, we found a deeper dive into the creatures that roamed the Tennessee Valley eons ago. Models and casts offer replicas of dinosaurs. Computer simulations help guests see how dinosaurs moved.⠀
When you are planning your vacation to Knoxville, you will certainly want to include a stop at McClung for a walk back in time. It's a great place to continue your education in a fun way. Be sure to tag the museum with your Monty pic at #mcclungdino
How quickly times change.. 🙌 One day, this’ll be us, looking with wonder at the progression of technology, of our families and of Australia as a whole! 👌 •
It’s moments like these that make our research and recording all the more worthwhile! ✍🏻 Who else is catching up on their family albums and working hard to fill gaps in their family tree this Summer?!
Me in 2008 vs me today. Wow, how I’ve aged.
Today In History, January 16, 1919
The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified and becomes the law of the land.
Nine months later, Congress passed the Volstead Act which provided for the enforcement of prohibition, including the creation of a special unit of the Treasury Department. Despite a vigorous effort by law-enforcement agencies, the Volstead Act failed to prevent the large-scale distribution of alcoholic beverages, and organized crime flourished in America.
Es gilt uneingeschränkt: #keinegewalt
Denn Rosa Luxemburg und Karl Liebknecht wurden von ihren politischen Gegnern zu Feinden erklärt und zielgerichtet erschossen. Ihr Mord bildete den traurigen Auftakt zu hunderten politischen Morden bis 1923. Auch heute werden weltweit Oppositionelle angefeindet und ermordet.
Erfahrt mehr in der Bio. #revolution100 #kulturprojekteberlin
“Operation Cottage was a tactical maneuver which completed the Aleutian Islands campaign. On August 15, 1943, Allied military forces landed on Kiska Island, which had been occupied by Japanese forces since June 1942. The Japanese, however, had secretly abandoned the island two weeks prior, and so the Allied landings were unopposed. Allied forces suffered over 313 casualties in total during the operation, due to stray Japanese mines, friendly fire incidents, and battlefield combat” (Operation Cottage: A Cautionary Tale of Assumption and Perceptual Bias — Del C. Kotska).
I can confirm this is real, it’s a screenshot from the Operation Cottage Wikipedia page if you wanna know more
Imagine tactically losing to a nonexistent enemy
- Tommy Jeffs .
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The stealthy eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) tracks a wide variety of small animals, including frogs, lizards, bats, and rodents, using the heat-sensing pits between its nostrils and eyes. Its “eyelashes” are actually a fringe of scales! It’s venomous, too. And like most viper venom, its venom is a mix of nerve poisons, muscle-destroying poisons—myotoxins—and blood poisons, or hemotoxins, which activate clotting factors in the blood with astonishing speed. As a result, the victim has none left for clotting and bleeds uncontrollably.
Photo: Geoff Gallice
SO looking forward to attending Dr. @karacooney
👑 talk at @omsi
"When Women Ruled the World" sounds right up my alley 💅
in 1967, the Green Bay Packers rout the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, now known by its far catcher name "The Super Bowl." Packers QB Bart Starr earns MVP honors and coach Vince Lombardi earns the first championship trophy that will later bear his name 🧀🧀🧀🏈🏈🏈🏆🏆🏆Funny enough, the game is kinda, sorta a bust with 33,000 tickets going unsold as many folks balk the, ahem, $12 tickets. More than 50 million watch from home. Lombardi and his Packers win the next year in Super Bowl II where this pic is snapped. Who y'all taking this weekend!? We see Patriots/Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
in 2009, Captain C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger lands his Airbus A320-214 and its 165 passengers in the Hudson River after an engine failure shortly after takeoff. "The Miracle on the Hudson" is a prime example of grace, leadership, and courage under truly dire circumstances. Where were you when you saw the incredible photos or heard the news?
in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., is born in Atlanta and will soon change the world.