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History of Liverpool Told With Projection Mapping on a Building [video]

This video was made during the celebration of 100 years anniversary of the Liver Building and grand opening of New Museum of Liverpool. It goes through the history of Liverpool in 10 minutes, all through projection mapping on the iconic building. Mapping by Macula.

Via Nerdcore

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The Future According to Germans From the Year 1900

The future is always a topic of speculation and hope, as generations see the advances that may be made and what the lifestyle may finally be like. Of course, reality may go from being entirely different to pretty close to what had been envisioned, and that seems to be a great achievement unto itself. The thing with predictions isn’t just how accurate you are, being pretty close helps too. Apparently, these images show what Germans in the year 1900 expected the world to be like in 2000. They weren’t absolutely accurate with the predictions going ahead a century (the clothes especially) but they seem to have hit that quite well. Many of these things can be seen in the real world, albeit with modifications and changes that were brought about by modern technology and thought.

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Scientists may have found the city of Atlantis near Spain


Historically, there isn’t much evidence in support of any such thing as a lost city of Atlantis. But the idea has become deeply rooted in popular culture. Scientists say they have found remains of an ancient civilization at the southern tip of Spain. Apparently, the civilization is almost 4000 years old and was destroyed by a tsunami. Located in Spain’s Donaña National Park, scientists say they have found evidence of canal systems and an oven system at the site. Wether or not the findings have to do anything with the lore of Atlantis, is yet to be seen.

Via: PopSci | Image

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Snowboards celebrate Great Dudes of History


Great Dudes of History snowboards from YES have some of history’s greatest figures imprinted on the snowboards. Icons featured on the snowboard include Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Einstein, Haile Selassie, John Lennon, and JFK. The skateboards are priced at $400.

Via: Uncrate

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How countries got their names

Ever wondered how countries got their names? Let this map lead your way to enlightenment. While the accuracy of the map may be debatable, getting insights to history and names of countries is quite interesting.

Via: Reddit

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Ten centuries worth of European borders in 5 minutes [Video]

This video shows 10 centuries of European history by means of changing borders. It shows the growth of empires, and the rise of nations, all by means of changing borders. Sadly, the video does not have a timeline to go along the change of borders.

The video was taken from HistoricalAtlas. The video on the website shows the changing borders with a timeline. Unfortunately, the video is not embeddable, but you can see it here.

Via: HuffingtonPost

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The history of Halloween explained by a cartoon

The folks at Discovery News tell us about the historical origins of Halloween.

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UV Light shows the true colors of ancient Greek statues

Greek statues, as we see them today are mostly marble, what is missing is the bright colors they were originally painted in. Thanks to modern technology, researchers can figure out how these statues originally looked thousands of years ago. Long story short, UV light comes in handy with a technique called ‘raking light’ to identify the colors originally used for the statues. Coupled with techniques like infrared and X-ray spectroscopy, researchers can mitigate the effect of thousands of years on the statues, and get a fairly good idea of what they looked like when they were originally made. Admittedly, a great way to peer into the past.

Via: io9