In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase "O.M.G."
The Parrot Panic of 1930. Psittacosis spread faster by journalism than it ever did by infection.
Today is the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 9-11 in the U.S., and the LIFE galleries are displaying some of the most powerful photos from that day, as well as a number of other related gallerie
Even before the tragic attacks of 2001, some pretty noteworthy events had occurred on September 11th.
In the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks, our Canadian neighbors sprang into action to help clear American airspace of any other potentially dangerous flights.
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The Apollo 18 mission may be Hollywood fabrication, but how close is it to having actually been truth?
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
In the 2008 movie Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black refilmed, or "sweded" popular movies on the cheap instead of buying them.
The good folks at Story Corps have recorded a series of touching -- and utterly heartbreaking-- stories from the families of 9/11 victims, and then animated the recordings to beautiful effect.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, people all over the world stood shoulder-to-shoulder in mourning, solidarity, sympathy and friendship with the people of the United States.
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College football is usually a young man’s game, but occasionally an old timer finds his way onto the field.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Jason Scott is my favorite archivist; I've written about his work on early LOL Cats, Computer Beach Party, his BBS Documentary, and his talk at Defcon 18 about inter-(software)-pirate battles.