Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Do you read the Two Nerdy History Girls? You should, because they have great stuff. Example 1 is this post on double rings, a jewelry trend right now which is not new at all.

Also, from their links: Victorian Commons, which is profiling the members of Parliament between 1832 and 1868.

Also also from their links: Nourishing Death’s post on Swedish funeral candy. Perhaps some enterprising funeral home could reignite this trend.

In more “everything old is new again” items, Paleofuture examines the 19th century’s equivalent of the Hyperloop concept. (They were stymied by curves and height.)

This video from Digg shows a machine making drop candy as they did in ye olden days. It’s sort of mesmerizing.

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