Lancaster, Pennsylvania Was The U.S. Capital For 1 Day : Sept. 27, 1777

lancaster-pa-sAccording to Wikipedia -

During the American Revolution, it was briefly the capital of the colonies on September 27, 1777, when the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British. After meeting one day, they moved still farther away, to York, Pennsylvania.

Wikipedia page HERE.

 

The Last Person Who Speaks Wukchumni [video]

25 Words For Other Words

Neonwords-sThis article, from Mental_floss, concerns 25 are rarely used words that describe unusual parts of the English language. I must admit that nearly every item on this list were unknown to me. Even after reading the explanation, I’m not sure what a troponym is (WordPress’s spell check doesn’t recognize it either). Word nerds will love the article.

Read the article HERE.

 

 

 

Pool Party For Dogs [video]

100 Year Old Photos Colorized

sanna-sSanna Dullaway does some of the best colorization of old photographs that I have seen. Her colors are both natural-looking and vivid. Just incredible!

See examples of her work HERE.

Sanna’s website HERE.

 

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Any Monkey Can Take A Selfie

monkey-selfieGizmodo reported -

Time and time again, British nature photographer David Slater has asked the editors of Wikipedia to stop using his photos without permission. Unfortunately for Slater, at least in the eyes of the Wikimedia Foundation, they’re not quite his photos—because the monkey pressed the shutter. Slater (or depending on where your loyalties lie, the selfie-loving primate) took the photo all the way back in Indonesia in 2011. After Slater finished setting up his camera in hopes of capturing a crested black macaque, a particularly curious member of the species sidled up and proceeded to take hundreds of selfies.

Continue reading HERE.


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