Cistercian monks made this numeral system in the 13th century. A single symbol could represent numbers up to 9999. They were used for years, divisions of texts, the numbering of notes and other lists, indexes and concordances, arguments in Easter tables, and even for musical notation.
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TIL that the Life expectancy number we know for the middelages includes the infant mortality, so 13th-century English nobles had 30 year life expectancy at birth, but when they reached the age of 21, they would normaly have a expectancy of 64. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lif…
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A modern photo compared with a photo taken over a century earlier in the same place
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Out of the twelve main presidential candidates this century, Donald Trump is ranked 10th and 11th in percentage of the popular vote [OC]
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I was told my work might fit here. Restored century old mausoleum doors reddit.com/gallery/kgssej
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Installed in the year 1410, the giant outdoor clock in downtown Prague has been ticking for over 6 centuries and is the world’s oldest astronomical clock still in operation
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Cistercian monks made this numeral system in the 13th century. A single symbol could represent numbers up to 9999. They were used for years, divisions of texts, the numbering of notes and other lists, indexes and concordances, arguments in Easter tables, and even for musical notation.
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Princess Sophia, the first woman to ever rule Russia in the 17th century.
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A user in r/interestingasfuck does not believe that the moon rotates on its axis, and they can prove it. How can so many people, for so many centuries, have gotten it so very wrong?

Here's the full thread, but I've included some choice exchanges below. Things here started when somebody explains the rotation of the moon.

>>Oh, it has a full rotation, all right...once every 28 days or so. Which happens to be the exact same time it takes to orbit the Earth. So here on Earth we always see the same side. This is called tidal locking, and occurs because if it had a rotation period different from its orbital period, tidal forces would slightly stretch and squeeze the Moon (same as how the Earth's oceans are stretched and squeezed by the Sun, creating tides). So those tidal forces keep the periods matched. > >That doesn’t make any sense. For the moon to spin on its axis, no matter how fast or slow, it must show all sides of itself to the earth.

And, we're off!

>>>Oh, I’ve examined this very throughly and it there is no explanation that makes sense. The only way it makes sense is if the moon is β€œdriving” around the earth like a race car around a track. Which is NOT spinning on its axis. For the moon to spin on its own axis, it MUST show all sides of itself to the earth. >> >> Did you try looking at this picture from the Wikipedia article? > > Yes. Like I said, I’ve already examined this every which-way and it doesn’t make sense. Look closely the gif you provided. Look at the way the moon is traveling around the earth. It’s moving forward just like a race car drives around a racetrack. You would never say a race car is spinning on its own axis, would you? Remember that β€œspinning on its own axis” means to spin like a top, around an imaginary line going through the center of it. > > What the moon is doing is revolving around the earth. It is NOT spinning on its own axis. Your gif proves this without a doubt.

A user with the patience of a saint tries to engage, but is rebuffed:

>> Uh...what? Did you just pull this β€œexplanation” out of thin air? In all the explanations I came across trying to figure this out, I never read anything like what you are saying. You make no sense whatsoever. >Well, you don’t understand what β€œspinning on an axis” means, so we aren’t going to get very far. C

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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Daniel Ricciardo finished 5th with 119 points in the 2020 season. He is the first driver without a top 4 car to do so in the 21st Century
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TIL that Inuit in northern Greenland were using iron blades for centuries without knowledge of metallurgy. They made them by breaking pieces off of a huge iron meteorite and shaping them with heavy stones. They built their settlements close to the meteorite and used its iron for generations. now.ku.dk/documents/Meteo…
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TIL that the Fruit orange was first called orange by the French dating back to the 13th century. then 200 years later the orange color was announced by the Oxford dictionary. So the fruit came before the color. rd.com/article/orange-wor…
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Cistercian monks made this numeral system in the 13th century. A single symbol could represent numbers up to 9999. They were used for years, divisions of texts, the numbering of notes and other lists, indexes and concordances, arguments in Easter tables, and even for musical notation.
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TIL that in the 20th century, the phrase "He never married" was a euphemism used by British obituary writers to imply that the deceased man in question was homosexual. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
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'Good Riddance': Progressives Welcome Ajit Pai's Departure From FCC as Great News β€” The current chair, said one critic, "will go down in history as one of the most corrupt government officials of the century." commondreams.org/news/202…
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Kevin Holland’s strategy vs Brunson: β€œIf I slip his jab, roll his overhand, and then hit him with a good hip thrust while he goes for a takedown, I’ll knock him out with my cojones. That right there would be a knockout for the century.” mmajunkie.usatoday.com/20…
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TIL the Antikythera Shipwreck of the First Century BCE, discovered by Greek sponge divers, yielded artifacts including art, jewelry, a statue of Herakles, coins, but most importantly the Antikythera Mechanism, interlocking gears that computed the movements of the sun, the moon, and eclipse dates whoi.edu/know-your-ocean/…
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The large stone walls in Sasksaywaman, Peru, built in the 15th century. The boulders were carefully cut to fit tightly without mortar, with some weighing up to 200 metric tonnes. gfycat.com/obeseacrobatic…
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This is some 19th century sexism
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Friendly reminder: Christmas was once banned in parts of the US. The puritans, a 17th century fundamentalist group, made celebrating Christmas a criminal offense in MA. The next time your Christian friend whines about the war on Christmas, remind them it was the fundies who once banned the holiday. history.com/news/when-mas…
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Conservatory used as a library opening up to the garden in a 19th century Canonbury townhouse, Islington, North London, UK. By Bridie Hall. reddit.com/gallery/kssdg4
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Every year on Equinox days (21st March & 23rd September), setting sun aligns through each of the window openings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in almost five-minute intervals. The temple is in Kerala, India. Its history dates back to 8th century. v.redd.it/x4jppsmawx661
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Conflicts between the Germanic Tribes and the Romans existed for centuries, spanning from before the time of Caesar, to when the Western Roman Empire fell which would mean that these conflicts lasted for at least 400 years. What made the Germanic tribes so difficult to defeat for Romans?

EDIT - Sorry, my bad. I did not realise that Gauls, Celts, and Germanic tribes were not the same thing.

From the history that I gathered of the Classical Roman Empire, the Germanic tribes have been a persistent problem for the Romans.

Even when people like Caesar managed to conquer some lands that were owned by the Gauls (who were one of the many Germanic tribes that existed) or when Germanic tribes even fought for the Roman empire like Caesar's elite Germanic cavalry, the Germanic tribes, which were of many different kinds and had different names and sub-cultures like the Franks and the Celts, they kept on being a persistent problem for the Roman empire.

Sometimes, there were constant battles within the borders of the empire where no side managed to advance or conquer tiny bits of lands so they were in a constant stalemate.

So what made the Germanic tribes a persistent issue for the Roman empire? Was it because there were more tribes than the Roman empire thought or because the Germanic tribes continued to band together against the Roman empire or managed to involve in their technologies and strategies the same way the empire did?

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TIL eccentric 18th-century American businessman Timothy Dexter authored a book complaining about politicians, the clergy, and his wife. The book contained no punctuation, so in the second edition, he added a page with 11 lines of punctuation marks, for the readers to distribute them as they pleased en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
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TIL that nineteenth century New Orleans socialite Delphine LaLaurie was discovered to have been torturing several slaves in her home for months on end. In public life, she put on a facade of politeness toward black Americans and bragged about taking good care of her slaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
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An abandoned 20th-century church in the middle of a bustling city, Italy [OC]
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Diego Maradona Goal of the Century vs. England in 1986 streamja.com/6BGLa
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It would’ve been great to see holodeck or time travel episodes that didn’t take place in the 20th or 21st centuries of Earth.

An ancient Bajor episode would’ve been great or visiting Betazed in the 2100s. I can imagine an amazing episode where Risa wasn’t even a tourist destination yet or what Vulcan was like just before First Contact with Earth.

The holodeck programs are all products of 20th century pop/historic culture for the most part and we could’ve seen so much more.

Edit: Yes, there were TNG episodes set in the Wild West and Robin Hood eras but it’s still part of historic culture overall.

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