Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

December 19, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Hot Wheels

Today’s item in the Tops of All Time series shows just how widespread this brand of history really is. Why a rental car outlet at the Shannon, Ireland airport would post a list of the Top 10 Modes of Transport … Continue reading

December 18, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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To Die For

New Zealand’s MSN gives us the Weirdest Deaths in History. Among the winners: fatal hilarity and swallowing a toothpick. I’m not sure about the choices, but the accompanying anecdotes do provide a dose of history. Late Update (12/21/06): Moronland gets … Continue reading

December 11, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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What Not to Wear

A couple weeks ago I recklessly hypothesized that European sports fans are more likely than their North American counterparts to conceptualize history in terms of best and worst. Not surprisingly, it turns out this is a completely bogus conjecture, and … Continue reading

December 11, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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More History of Gaming

Friday it was t-shirts. Today it’s playing cards: Over the past 30 years, video games have become an integral part of our culture, and the video game industry has become a multi-billion dollar business. Follow the journey of video games … Continue reading