|carved into the side of Mountain Rushmore in the
Local historian Doane Robinson came up with the idea for Mount Rushmore in 1923 in order to promote tourism in South Dakota.
Carving of Mount Rushmore was started on October 4, 1927 by Gutzon Borglum, a famous Dutch-American sculptor who was selected for the Mount Rushmore project.
At his death in March 1941 his son, Lincoln Borglum, continued the work and it was completed later that year on October 31, 1941.
Initially, it was planned for the figures to be carved from head to waist, but a shortage in funding didn’t allow for this.
President Franklin Roosevelt
Copied from below, School of Vestals, for better viewing:
“The vestal virgins were girls ????? for a period of 30 years. In the first ten years they learned their duties, in the second ten they practiced them, and during the third they instructed the services. Beside tending the sacred fires, the vestals offered sacrifice and poured on the alter ????? of wine and oil. They occupied seats of honor at public games. Like the members of later Christians sisterhood, they were bound by vows not to marry“
If a vestal virgin broke her vow of virginity, she was sentenced to death. However, because there was a rule that nobody could spill the blood of a vestal virgin, the Romans circumvented this by sending them to a room.
|was an American children’s author, editor, and philanthropist.
She was married to fellow author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Helen Geisels and Dr. Seuss were close friends with Audrey and Grey Dimonds.
One day they all went whale watching on a yacht. A heave of a wave threw Audrey Dimonds into Dr. Seuss’s arms.
“He caught me and we looked at each other and the awareness was mutual.
You look away and you talk about inane things, but it would never be the same.
|burst into flames.
In 1852, famous author
Charles Dickens used spontaneous human combustion as a device to kill off a character in his novel Bleak House.
tunnel that runs from the gladiator’s training school to the colosseum.
Dead British gladiator found underneath the Yorkshire museum.
Reconstructed elevator once used to raise wild animals into the arena of the colosseum.
To make sure the loser wasn’t pretending to be dead, an attendant dressed as Mercury would touch him with his hot iron wand. Another attendant, dressed as Charon, would hit him with a mallet.
|> Tobe Damit from> Loud Alien Noize said something about what had happened to> Lou Reed after he received electric shock treatment at sonofabeach96’s> Last Call.
Reminded me of the time several years ago I had told one of the resident here to come look at the lady who seemed to be confused, walking around the bench over and over.He said she is like that because of the electric shock treatment she had received and then he goes, “Don’t ever let anyone touch your mind”
Not liking how there’s laws allowing family members and whoever forcing adults into treatment like electroshock therapy, medication and lobotomies.
> Britney Spears wants the conservatorship to end. She’s still being forced to be kept under conservatorship after 8 years of involuntary hospitalization.
> Edie Sedgewick’s father.
Now how about what had happened to> Rosemary Kennedy?
> Petition to ban electroshock. I’m all for it and also stop giving these people control over their lives.
|Sister found this while looking at houses on Zillow < (Picture #22) See anything?
In the year of > 1765.
> OH GOD! I
Look at the picture #16 and #17 of the fireplace!
Picture #18, love the window and the doorway. Perfect fit!
Picture #33 of the kitchen, rather disappointing. The cupboards and the counter tops not too impressive and the light fixture. Nope, it all sucks.
Picture #44, bedroom. Look at the door on the wall. Narrow and there’s a step up? Closet? Another room? Or stairs leading up to another part of the house? It’s the same with picture #47.
Love it! They don’t make houses like this nowadays, eh?Back to the year 1765.
Eleven years later!
I ❤ the internet!
all are related?!!
All people share a common genetic line that can be traced back to one woman who lived nearly 200,000 years ago. She has been dubbed
How about that! We family!
located between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest place on earth, 427 meters below sea level.
<Photo by Dieter Manske
Apparently you can’t drown in the> dead sea.Me again. Making some correction about the> drowning. My bad.
Looks like there’s 35 years left to go before the dead sea disappear by the year of> 2050.
It’s the world’s first health spa, built by orders of
<The one and the same who had ordered baby boys be killed because of some dude by the name of Jesus.
> Cleopatra persuaded her lover
to invade the> region. I’ll be darned, she wasn’t no> Egyptian!
in 1992 <that researchers began a huge project to investigate the contents of mummies. When as part of their studies, they wanted to test for drugs, it was no surprise that they turned to toxicologist Dr Svelta Balabanova for help.
Heard about the story
brides carrying their bouquets of flowers,
romantic images from hundreds years> ago.