delanceyplace archive

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Daily Excerpt Subject

the end of christian civilization -- 6/23/17

choose what to leave out -- 6/22/17

how the moon was created -- 6/21/17

a brief guide to the interstate highway system -- 6/20/17

the biggest underreported story of the twentieth century -- 6/19/17

the origins of america's national parks -- 6/16/17

incentives can impede productivity -- 6/15/17

chiang kai-shek was surrounded by yes men -- 6/14/17

the historical origin of the amazons -- 6/13/17

the mystery of dark matter -- 6/12/17

hemingway took away the nazis' pants -- 6/9/17

the horrors of surgery in the nineteenth century -- 6/8/17

the illegal "pig" trade -- 6/7/17

his choice was hanging or cutting off his own ears -- 6/6/17

scotland, william wallace, and the english king -- 6/5/17

theodore roosevelt versus mark twain -- 6/2/17

the computer mouse -- 6/1/17

comic books are dangerous -- 5/31/17

"democracy" as a civil religion -- 5/30/17

america creates a new world order at bretton woods -- 5/26/17

we are surrounded by dinosaurs -- 5/25/17

norse mythology was foreboding -- 5/24/17

advertisement for tobacco in 1917 -- 5/23/17

audrey hepburn and the nazis -- 5/22/17

child refugees enter america -- 5/19/17

the founding of apple computer -- 5/18/17

clint eastwood in eighth grade -- 5/17/17

cannibalism became routine -- 5/16/17

'ama­zon' meant any woman rebel -- 5/15/17

high school football in texas -- 5/12/17

charlie chaplin and his mother -- 5/11/17

school for the very young in ancient japan - 5/10/17

no one knew quite what television would be good for -- 5/9/17

sending children to virginia -- 5/8/17

the samurai were a head hunting cult -- 5/05/17

the odd origin of cinco de mayo -- 5/04/17

taiping: the bloodiest war of the 19th century -- 5/03/17

when strikeouts lost their stigma -- 5/02/17

the origin of parliament -- 5/01/17

johnny appleseed helped spread alcohol across america -- 4/28/17

an octopus's favorite arm -- 4/27/17

prussia's giant soldiers -- 4/26/17

is boyajian's star evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations? -- 4/25/17

the death of garibaldi's wife -- 4/24/17

when leeuwenhoek discovered microorganisms-- 4/21/17