Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
How the Tank Got Its Name...

(Photo: Mark Holloway)During World War I, warring...  ...he battlefield. They were mobile water tanks. The History Channel (auto-start video) explains:To keep the p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/How-the-Tank-Got-Its-Name/
Out: The Czech Republic. In: Czechia....

(Image: Vardion)At the end of World War I, the Czech and Slovak regions of the Austo-Hungarian Empire formed the state of Czechoslovakia. When the pair split in 1993, the Czech state became known in English as the Czech...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/18/Out-The-Czech-Republic-In-Czechia/
Would You Like to Pay Your Rent with a Single Peppercorn?...

(Photo: Go to Bermuda)That's what the Freemasons in Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory, do. In 1816, the Crown leased to the local chapter of the Freemasons a fine old building from 1620 called the Old State House. Th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/15/Would-You-Like-to-Pay-Your-Rent-with-a-Single-Peppercorn/
A Dragonfly Helmet from 17th Century Japan...

(Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Arts)In the battlefields of Edo Japan, it was necessary for warlords to mark their identity so that their troops would be able to locate them. Elaborate helmets were often the solution to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/12/A-Dragonfly-Helmet-from-17th-Century-Japan/
Bullet Found in the Desert Verifies a Tale of Lawrence of Arabia...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR3FPplcJGg](Video Link)During World War I, British Army officer T.E. Lawrence helped lead an Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. After the war, he wrote about his extraordinary explo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/10/Bullet-Found-in-the-Desert-Verifies-a-Tale-of-Lawrence-of-Arabia/
Proposal: Canada Should Annex Several Caribbean Islands...

(Image: Laris Karklis/Washington Post)The Turks and Caicos Islands consist of two clusters of small islands with a total land area of 366 square miles. They were a part of British Jamaica until 1962, when that nation gai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/10/Proposal-Canada-Should-Annex-Several-Caribbean-Islands/
Little House on the River...

(Photo: Day Donaldson)The story goes that, 40 years ago, this little island in the Drina River by the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia was a popular spot for young people to swim and sunbathe. The owner and his friends decid...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/01/Little-House-on-the-River/
This Stretch of Route 66 Plays "America the Beautiful" When You Drive at the Right Speed...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgizA_vDlzs](Video Link)It's called the Singing Road. Follow Route 66 west of Tijeras, New Mexico. Slow down to 45 miles per hour and drive over the rumble strip on the side of the road....

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/28/This-Stretch-of-Route-66-Plays-America-the-Beautiful-When-You-Drive-at-the-Right-Speed/
Maryland Considers Removing "Northern Scum" from Its State Song...

(Image: Alexrk2)In 1861, at the outbreak of the Am...  ...as wrong to try to eliminate parts of the state's history ."Our song doesn't belong to the Confederacy. It b...  ...even if they turn out to be on the wrong side of history ."It is what it is, but we learn from history ,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/20/Maryland-Considers-Removing-Northern-Scum-from-Its-State-Song/
Tavolara, The World's Smallest Kingdom...

(Photo: Viaggio Routard)The story goes that in 1807, Giuseppe Bertoleoni, a man from Genoa, was facing bigamy charges. He fled the city with the pair of sisters that he had married and made his way to Tavolara, an uninha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/03/16/Tavolara-The-Worlds-Smallest-Kingdom/




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