Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view. (via Libya Picture — Aerial Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day)
"Scientists, Shu Li and Dong Ren, of Capital Normal University, and colleagues there and at other universities reported Wednesday in the journal PLoS One that the exquisitely detailed preservation is the oldest fossil of two insects copulating.
In a clear act of sentiment, the researchers titled their paper, “Forever Love: The Hitherto Earliest Record of Copulating Insects from the Middle Jurassic of China.” But the discovery is scientifically significant because the mating behavior exhibited is essentially the same as that of froghoppers today.”
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Novemer 22, 1963: John F. Kennedy is assassinated.
I turned around and said to him, “Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you.” And there was a second or two, and I heard this noise.
Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953)
As we close out Women Riders Month, we wonder, “How long have women been riding motorcycles?”
The answer: Just as long as men! Check out this great photo from 1912, and share it with the women riders that you know!
If you’re interested in starting your own motorcycling journey, please visit Harley-Davidson on the web. http://bit.ly/11zFfKo
Flight over Manhattan, 1937 (NY Times photo)
Sunlight floods in through windows in the vaulted main room of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, illuminating the main concourse, ticket windows and information kiosk. Photo taken ca. 1935-1941. (Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives) (via Historic Photos From the NYC Municipal Archives - In Focus - The Atlantic)
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