Recent content by xander

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    The Lost History of the Flat Earth

    An underwater dome definitely puts a new spin on the “bubbles in space” conspiracy. 😅😳
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    Atmospheric electricity and building destruction in the 19th century

    The timing of these storms is interesting. I just started reading The Invisible Rainbow, which starts off with a history of the popularity of electrical health treatments. Curiously these treatments stop in popularity right around the same time as these alleged thunderstorms.
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    Old and New Washington State Capitol Buildings in Olympia

    I'm curious how the clocks work. Because it would appear that they were all in sync near the start of the fire around 3:50. And then while the fire is being put out, the clocks are out of sync: 4:45, 4:48, 5:00. So there was such a raging fire that the clocks almost all worked up until...
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    The forgotten people of Tahuglauk and Mozeemlek: 17th century North America

    Funny I was just reading about the discovery of the Great Salt Lake the other day. I thought to check here to see if there was a related thread -- and sure enough there is! According to Utah state history, the Salt Lake was discovered by Baron Lahontan in 1703. And yet, here we have a map on...
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    Moctezuma II: the Holy Roman Emperor?

    So.... we have a plausibly European-looking emperor possibly wearing the crest of a German-speaking empire, in a territory with European-esque buildings, and a people that might have spoken ancient German? 🤔
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    Royal BC Museum: Stone Hammers, Mayan Balls and Metal Pipes

    I recently came across the hypothesis that the Mayans actually spoke ancient German. There's a summary of it here, which has in English a small piece of a book written by an armchair linguist in Germany. Quoting the blog post, pertaining to this thread: And then a little bit later: I don't...
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    1897: Wuppertal Suspension Electric Railway by Eugen Langen

    This video is informative. Take it or leave it but it does sort of address the “why.”
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    Urban Fire verdict: global attack on our civilization or incompetency?

    Awhile back I’d mapped the fires along with domestic wars during the same time period. Interestingly, the fires and battles sort of move across time from N to S, E to W. Is that just due to American expansion? Or was there a slow moving front in a war? Also, just as an aside, I’ve been to...