History buffs


A beautiful meteor streaking across the skies over southern India 🇧🇷

“This is definitely one of the most memorable photos I’ve ever taken and also the first image NG published in 2016. This green meteor was captured during a time lapse to document urbanization around the Skyislands of southern India. A camera was set to 15s exposure for 999 shots and this came in one of these photos The greenish color of the green meteor comes from a combination of the heating of oxygen around the meteor and the mix of minerals ignited when the rock enters the earth’s atmosphere .” - 📸: @prasen.yadav

Dead Horse Point State Park In Utah!!!


Us drama addicts know that’s the Green Jade Emperor, flexing. :dragon: :crown: :dragon: What oxyen, and minerals!? :roll_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :rofl:


hhhhmmmmmmmmmm wonder if this guy has something to do with it?? yep flexing!! hehehehe:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::rofl::upside_down_face::crazy_face:

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![image|361x500](upload://87g3 Amazing Wangxian Valley in China 🇨🇳

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alligator eyes in Florida river


That’s really cool but really creepy at the same time!


this is from the history channel and thought it interesting , due to the interest of snoopy and the red





The Red Baron was the name applied to Manfred von Richthofen, a German fighter pilot who was the deadliest flying ace of World War I. During a 19-month period between 1916 and 1918, the Prussian aristocrat shot down 80 Allied aircraft and won widespread fame for his scarlet-colored airplanes and ruthlessly effective flying style. Richthofen’s legend only grew after he took command of a German fighter wing known as the Flying Circus, but his career in the cockpit was cut short in April 1918, when he was killed in a dogfight over France.

seems like there was also a movie about him too (Not sure, but Robert Redford maybe)

mysterious death?? oh wow!!

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I read this this morning, and thought it was quite interesting, I do love history, and a mystery at that.


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A Daily Dose of History


The seventh and final child of Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart was born in Salzburg on this day in 1756. Christened Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus, their son is remembered to history by the name he preferred: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Of the seven children, only two survived infancy–Wolfgang and his sister Maria Anna (called “Nannerl”). Leopold Mozart was an accomplished musician and he taught Nannerl to play harpsicord when she was seven years old, soon recognizing the girl’s remarkable talent. Soon afterwards, Wolfgang, who was four years younger than Nannerl, began to demonstrate his own extraordinary musical genius.

Wolfgang began playing the harpsicord at age three, then added violin. By the time he was five, he was proficient on both instruments, had begun composing music of his own, and had given his first public performance. The boy, his father proclaimed, was “a miracle of God.”

Leopold virtually abandoned his own career and set off on a tour of Western Europe, exhibiting his precocious children in royal and Imperial courts in Bavaria, Vienna, and Prague, delighting and aweing those who came to see and hear the gifted children play.

For the next three and half years the family traveled Europe, performing for royalty and aristocracy in Munich, Mannheim, Paris, London, Dover, The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Mechelen, and elsewhere. Wolfgang’s talent continued to soar during these years. At age 8 he composed his first symphony, and he continued to compose for the rest of his life.

During the tours (there were five more over the next decade) Leopold would often challenge audiences to present Wolfgang with any music, declaring that the boy would play it on sight. As a child he also demonstrated the remarkable ability to write out from memory any piece of music he had heard.

Once Nannerl reached 18 she stopped traveling on the tours, her father no longer being able to display her as a child prodigy. Nannerl’s interesting life story will the subject of a future Dose.

In 1781, at age 25, Wolfgang moved to Vienna, quitting his position as a court musician in Salzburg. There over the next ten years he would rise to the peak of his fame, even as he often struggled financially. In 1782 he married Constanze Weber. They would have six children together, only two of whom survived infancy.

Over the course of his brief but extraordinary life Mozart composed over 600 works, ranging across nearly every known genre—symphonies, operas, concertos, sonatas, minuets, masses, and more. His astonishing oeuvre includes 68 symphonic works, 54 concertos, 18 masses, and 23 operas. Many of his compositions are among the best loved and most enduring in musical history.

Mozart died at his home in Vienna on December 5, 1791, at age 35. The cause of his death remains a mystery and a source of much speculation.

Happy birthday to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born 267 years ago today.

The 1819 portrait by Barbara Kraft is based on a c. 1781 portrait by Johann della Croce, depicting Mozart at about age 25. According to Nannerl, Kraft’s portrait is the best likeness of her brother.



Caught in the act! Tree trying to escape stealthily 🏃🌳

The “Running Tree” in Mulshi, Pune, India.

📷: Vinay Gawli



In the 16th century, the Italian-born architect Sebastiano Serlio designed a new style of urban residence for the French aristocracy. Less grand than a palace, but larger and more extravagant than a typical luxury urban home, homes of the style came to be called “hôtel particuliers.”

Unlike typical city homes, which were rowhouses that shared walls with the homes on either side of them and fronted directly onto the street, a hôtel particulier was freestanding, and was usually set back from the street by a corps de logis, a central courtyard between the house and the street. Hôtel particuliers usually also have gardens behind them, not visible from the street. Usually grand in scale, the homes were designed to include stables, carriage houses, and quarters for extensive staff. Popular with the very wealthy, hundreds of hôtel particuliers were built throughout France and there are today about 500 of them in Paris alone, although many of them have now been converted into hotels, museums, or apartments.

The photo is of the Hôtel de Soubise in the Marais District of Paris. At the direction of Napoleon, the home was purchased by the state from the Soubise family in 1808 and made a repository of the Imperial national archives. Still used to store many of the national archives, the Hôtel de Soubise now also houses the Museum of French History.

If any of you are interested in owning your very own Parisian hôtel particulier, the Sale Mansion on Avenue Foch is currently for sale and can be had for only 80 million euros.

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a fyi .

80,000,000 EUR
is equal to
86,979,968.51 USD

Source: https://eur.currencyrate.today/convert/amount-80000000-to-usd.html

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What a cool tree. It reminds me of a tree at one of my favorite places on Earth. They call it the “tree of life” because it refuses to give up the fight…

Can be found on the Olympic Peninsula

Also, I enjoyed reading about the “hôtel particuliers.” If only I could scrounge up a cool 86 million.


I found something quite interestin g, hey “girls” did you like your barbie dolls?? thak a look!!.

Weird History <weirdhistory@ranker.com

Young girls in America grew up with the squeaky-clean image of Barbie, but the truth is that the history of Barbie and Europe’s Bild Lilli doll go hand in hand. Bild Lilli is a doll with heavy makeup, a fierce backstory, and a curvy body eerily similar to Barbie’s and some have described her as “Barbie’s ballsy European precursor.”

Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler first encountered Bild Lilli in Switzerland in the mid-1950s, and saw the doll’s potential for American consumers. But Lilli was a very different kind of doll than what Barbie eventually became. Lilli began as a cartoon, in which she had a lucrative career as an escort. The dolls weren’t for little girls; rather, they were considered sexy trinkets for grown men. But the idea of Lilli, with her many outfits and posable body, appealed to Handler.

“My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be,” Handler said. “Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.” With Lilli, there were some career choices many parents would have wanted their daughters to avoid. Barbie may have ditched her risqué past and inspired young ladies to be vets, dancers, or artists, but Bild Lilli will forever be part of the fabric of her history.

Lilli Was A High-End Call Girl

Lilli made her way in the world through a combination of office work and dating wealthy men. She received all sorts of expensive gifts from her suitors, which she showed off in the cartoons. She was described as “a post-war gold-digging buxom broad who got by in life seducing wealthy male suitors.”

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Lilli Began As A Racy Comic Strip Character In A German Tabloid

The Bild-Zeitung was a post-WWII German tabloid, and in 1952 it had a blank spot that the editors needed to fill. Thus, the Lilli cartoon was born. She was created by cartoonist Reinhard Beuthien as a saucy secretary character, who was essentially an escort on the side dating older, wealthy men. After a year in the paper, Lilli became so popular that the decision was made to make her into a three-dimensional doll.


Lilli Dolls Were Definitely Not Made For Kids

Original Bild Lilli dolls were never made for children’s play — they were considered “adult novelties” and targeted at men who purchased them from bars, tobacco shops, and adult toy stores. According to a brief doll history in Time magazine,

“Men got Lilli dolls as gag gifts at bachelor parties, put them on their car dashboard, dangled them from the rearview mirror, or gave them to girlfriends as a suggestive keepsake.”

With the looks that the toy maker had given her (heavy makeup and an extra-curvy figure), Lilli had clearly been created for a target market other than young girls. But Ruth Handler still saw its potential.

  • Lilli Had A Flirtatious Wit In The Comics

Photo: teadrinker / Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

Lilli Had A Flirtatious Wit In The Comics

Lilli was witty, and her comic strip conversations were filled with zippy one-liners and clever comebacks. While walking down the street in a bikini, she was stopped by a police officer who informed her that it was illegal to wear a two-piece swimsuit. Her response was “Oh, and in your opinion, which part should I take off?” In another issue, she covers her naked body with a newspaper and tells a friend, “We had a fight and he took back all the presents he gave me.”


oh and theres more, but breaking our hearts really upsetting as well. just enjoy

March 9, 1959 is when they came out


Hagia Sophia Contains What Appears To Be Viking Graffiti

The building known as Hagia Sophia is one of the architectural highlights in modern Istanbul, Turkey. It was built in the 6th century CE during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian at enormous expense and was known as Church of the Holy Wisdom and Sancta Sophia.

In the centuries since, it has possessed several names and purposes. It became a mosque in the mid-1400s, after the Turks took over Constantinople. In 1934, it was declared a museum, and in 1985 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2020, it was re-designated as a mosque.

In addition to its colorful stone mosaics, towering minarets, large marble urns, detailed frescoes and golden dome, Hagia Sophia also contains a rather unusual addition - Viking rune graffiti. Historians think they were left by one of the many Norsemen who came to Constantinople to serve as bodyguards (most notably for the emperor himself, in the Varangian Guard). Translated to English, the runes read simply: “Halfdan carved these runes.”

try this!!


so hope y’all lkie these.






The original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which was demolished in 1929 to be the site for the Empire State Building.


can you believe this I didn’t know it either. oh and brw, if different countries don’t have little Debbie, these are cakes & cookies on this side of the world


@frustratedwriter I cannot find roasted peanuts without salt in Switzerland, I wonder why, I want to make peanut butter… I found unsalted peanut butter at a store, I used some to make bird feeding balls.

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In hindsight of what is going on in Ukraine and eastern Europe. I think the younger generation isn’t aware that back then still UdSSR the Sovjets have also invaded then CSSR or Czechoslovakia in 1968, it was the Prague Spring, a reformation in the Parlament was done, but the Russian feared, that they would loose their satellite country so they sent tanks to occupy them and also quasi kidnapped the leaders and brought them to Moscow to sign declarations!

If you knew how Europe was divided after WWII, three leaders, then Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill discussed the division… Stalin always wanted the eastern countries… it was spoils of war after WWII… although only Germany was at war with the countries… due to this division Eastern Europe became milking cow for UdSSR and therefore with communist and socialist ideology and oppression!

I remember vividly as my parents and grandparents were up at night and watched on the black and white TV how the tanks were traveling on the roads and some already “parked” in Prague. Imagine the noise of the hundreds of tanks going through your city!

The Russian claimed they “came to help their Brothers to pacify a civil unrest” and were obviously lying.

This scenario seems to repeat itself now in Ukraine, I do not see in the media to use this information to show how Russia is again trying the same “trick”.

Prague Spring[edit]

Main article: Prague Spring

The Prague Spring (Czech: Pražské jaro, Slovak: Pražská jar) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia that began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), and continued until 21 August when the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms.

The Prague Spring reforms were a strong attempt by Dubček to grant additional rights to the citizens of Czechoslovakia in an act of partial decentralization of the economy and democratization. The freedoms granted included a loosening of restrictions on the media, speech and travel. After national discussion of dividing the country into a federation of three republics, Bohemia, MoraviaSilesia and Slovakia, Dubček oversaw the decision to split into two, the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.[27]

Brezhnev’s government[edit]

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and Polish leader Władysław Gomułka in East Berlin, 1967

Brezhnev, Nikolai Podgorny, and East German leader Walter Ulbricht in Moscow

Leonid Brezhnev and the leadership of the Warsaw Pact countries were worried that the unfolding liberalizations in Czechoslovakia, including the ending of censorship and political surveillance by the secret police, would be detrimental to their interests. The first such fear was that Czechoslovakia would defect from the Eastern Bloc, injuring the Soviet Union’s position in a possible Third World War with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Not only would the loss result in a lack of strategic depth for the USSR,[28] but it would also mean that it could not tap Czechoslovakia’s industrial base in the event of war.[29] Czechoslovak leaders had no intention of leaving the Warsaw Pact, but Moscow felt it could not be certain exactly of Prague’s intentions. However, the Soviet government was initially hesitant to approve an invasion, due to Czechoslovakia’s continued loyalty to the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union’s recent diplomatic gains with the West as détente began.[30]

Other fears included the spread of liberalization and unrest elsewhere in Eastern Europe. The Warsaw Pact countries feared that if the Prague Spring reforms went unchecked, then those ideals might very well spread to Poland and East Germany, upsetting the status quo there as well. Within the Soviet Union, nationalism in the republics of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine was already causing problems, and many were worried that events in Prague might exacerbate those problems.[31]

Here the description of how Europe was divided after WWII, I think this was very wrong and has had a big consequence or repercussion on how Europe is today… but many have forgotten that it even happened!!

The End of WWII and the Division of Europe | CES at UNC


"What is a brand of soda pop that was once popular but is no longer made?

to be sure there are some on the other side of the world too?