stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Did Nazis feminize the color pink?

Is there a connection between the pink triangle symbol gay concentration camp prisoners were forced to wear and pink being considered a girly color?

missedinhistory:

When listener Connie requested an episode on the Lady Juliana, I didn’t expect it to be an odd parallel to our recent episode on Les Filles du Roi. But, that’s precisely what it is.

The plan known as Les Filles du Roi was an effort to provide more women to French colonies in what became Canada, essentially by exporting them. The women aboard the Lady Juliana served essentially the same purpose … except, while Les Filles du Roi generally made the journey willingly, the women aboard the Lady Juliana were convicted criminals. Their involuntary voyage was made because they’d been sentenced to transportation to Australia, mostly for extremely minor crimes.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Who invented glitter?

Early humans used shimmery mica flakes to add some primitive glitter to cave paintings, and a 2013 study found that the ancient Maya even covered a 6th-century temple in a sparkling mica-infused paint to likely herald a celebratory event or anniversary. But when it comes to the tiny bits of plastics and aluminum we call glitter today, Henry Ruschmann accidentally invented it in 1934.

stufftoblowyourmind:

CLASSIC STBYM: When viewed from the standpoint of geologic time, what is humanity’s ultimate contribution? Have we founded an Age of Man with agriculture, industrialism and war? Join Robert and Julie as they ask hard questions about humanity’s relationship with Earth.

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Ghosts of Evolution (forthcoming podcast)

How Rewilding Works (forthcoming podcast)

How do recyclable plastics work?

How exactly is wind turned into energy?

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

When did gay go from meaning happy to homosexual?

Because “homosexual” hasn’t historically been a kind word to gay folks.

brainstuffshow:

Absinthe has a dangerous reputation. But will you really meet The Green Fairy if you drink it?

missedinhistory:

Today’s episode concludes our four-part series on China under the rule of Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong. It moves from where we left off last time (with most of Mao’s enemies, real and suspected, purged from the government) until his death and the Revolution’s aftermath. We also deal with some Western misconceptions of how the Revolution played out and how the CCP responded.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

missedinhistory:

My plan when starting our miniseries on China under Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong was a three-parter: the Great Leap Forward, the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution. Between announcing the miniseries and recording that third installment, though, the Cultural Revolution grew into a two-parter.

Today we’re talking about the Cultural Revolution’s first couple of years. This covers the heyday of the Red Guard, which was essentially an unsupervised army of teenagers empowered by Mao to seek out, expose, harass and imprison “rightists,” “bad elements” and others. It also covers a massive purge of Mao’s enemies (real and perceived) within the Chinese government.

Here is a link to our notes and research.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Women Paint Their Nails

History! Economics! Automobile Paint! You’ll never look at nail art the same.

missedinhistory:

Today’s episode is part two in our miniseries on China under the rule of Chinese Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong. Last time, we talked about the Great Leap Forward, which was an attempt to both turn China into a communist utopia and surpass the economic power of Great Britain (and, eventually, the United States). The Great Leap Forward was catastrophic from several angles, and one of its consequences was a massive famine, which we discuss today.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

brainstuffshow:

Did you know that our very own Ben Bowlin also co-hosts CarStuff? He & Scott just got up close with a 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt!

huffingtonpost:

This Is How Much The Female Portrait Has Evolved In The Last 500 Years

Art history books have a reputation of showcasing dead, white, European males — DWEM — and the (mostly white) women they handpicked as muses. Portrait after portrait reveals a woman’s face through a man’s gaze, casting a rather unsavory light on the tendency of artists to eroticize, objectify or idolize the female form.

See the full video for a striking look at the female portrait.

(Souce:  artFido)