Archive for June 6th, 2009

The Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2008 Competition Winners

It may have taken some time to decide them, but the last votes have been cast and the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2008 has been chosen.  This extraordinary set of images certainly puts to rest the notion t...

17th-century Witch Bottle

A bottle has been unearthed in Greenwich, England that contains urine and objects believed to have been put there to combat witchcraft. It was completely corked, so the contents were available for analysis, unlike other...

Amazing photographs of D-day and Operation Overlord

This June 6th marks the 65th anniversary of one of the most iconic battles of World War 2: Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-Day.  It is the largest amphibious military operation in history, and the resul...


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