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The Badass of the Week: Blenda and the Women of Smaland Blenda Life as a Viking woman was pretty hard. Sure, Viking women enjoyed more freedom than many of their counterparts in other parts of the world, but Viking men were really really into raiding and plundering and killing and all that good stuff, and as a result they were usually "away on business" nine months out of the year doing their whole "sacking towns and pillaging monasteries" thing. Sure, a dude's got to pay the bills somehow, but if you were a Viking wife you were generally expected to hang out around the homestead, raise the children, fend for yourself, and keep the community running pretty much on your own most of the time. During times of war and raiding, it wasn't uncommon for entire villages and towns to be left in the hands of the womenfolk. Regardless, this was the case one day in the early twelfth century when the King of Sweden decided that he wanted to go off and fight the Norwegians for some reason. Now it was on like neckbone. Links: Wikipedia Sources: Links: Main Page

Early 1900s in Colour - All around the world All around the world - Franny Wentzel - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 : goo [previous] :: [next] In the early part of the 20th century French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn set about to collect a photographic record of the world, the images were held in an 'Archive of the Planet'. Before the 1929 stock market crash he was able to amass a collection of 180,000 metres of b/w film and more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true colour photography Autochrome was the first industrial process for true colour photography. A few photos from the collection. Portraits Algeria Dahomey - now Benin Bosnia Brasil Bulgaria Cambodia Canada China Croatia Dijbouti Egypt England France Germany Greece Holland India Iran Iraq Ireland Italy King Faisal Lebenon Macedonia Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Norway Palestine Serbia Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Syria Turkey United States of America Vietnam This article has been viewed 3311213 times in the last 4 years dglenn: Fantastic!!

crafts.tutsplus Not all house plants need lots of care and sun light. This color-blocked wooden air plant holder will allow you to grown lovely greenery with no soil and very minimal care. Anyone can show off their green thumb (and craft skills) with this project! Supplies Lumber, 10cm (4in) x 10cm (4in) at least 15cm (6in) longPencilMiter saw3cm (1.2in) Forstner bit Painter's tape or masking tapeSandpaperPatternAcrylic paint in color of your choiceAir plantSafety glasses 1. Step 1 Work out the desired height of your planter and mark with pencil. Step 2 Now mark the center of the top of the wooden block you just cut with a straight edge. Step 3 Pop on a pair of safety glasses. Step 4 Next, sand all the edges, faces, and corners of your project. 2. Decide on where your paint line will be and mark the point lightly with pencil on all four corners of the block. Using the lines that you just plotted, tape off all four sides of the block with painter's tape or masking tape. Pop In Your Air Plant

Machine Dated At 400 Million Years Found In Russia « ~II~ THE WATCHTOWERS ~II~ RUSSIA. In the remote Kamchatka peninsula (map below), 200 km from Tigil, University of St. Petersburg archaeologists discovered a strange fossil. The authenticity of the find has been certified. According archaeologist Yuri Golubev, occurs that, in this case the discovery surprised scientists by its nature, at least – unusual, able to change history (or pre-history). It is not the first time that is an artifact, an ancient object, something like this is found in that region. We got a call from the prefec of Tigil. They were in perfect state of conservation, as if they were frozen in a short period of time. Nobody could believe that 400 million years ago could have existed on Earth even a man [even more a machine]. It was found also that the parts have reached to the fossilization state in a period of time historicaly and geologically short.

White Buffalo Calf Woman’s story serves as a blueprint : Native Daughters She brought the sacred pipe. She brought meaning, essence, life, spirituality. She brought hope. To Philomine Lakota, language teacher at Red Cloud High School on Pine Ridge, White Buffalo Calf Woman is more than just a story. White Buffalo Calf Woman’s actions and words serve as a blueprint for how Pine Ridge Lakotas should live. When Debra Whiteplume, an environmentalist, mentions White Buffalo Calf Woman, she quickly rises to find sage to burn. Theresa Two Bulls, president of the Oglala Sioux tribe, has a passage of White Buffalo Calf Woman’s wisdom on the walls of her office, reminding that “When one sits in the Hoop of the People, one must be responsible, because all of Creation is related, and the hurt of one is the hurt of all, and the honor of one is the honor of all.” For many Lakota women, the story represents the solidarity of the culture as its foundation point, but also shows the fluidity of storytelling itself. No definitive version of the story exists.

9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images When students create multimedia projects they might be tempted to simply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. But as educators we have a responsibility to teach students to respect copyright holders' rights. One of the ways that we can do that is to teach students to use Creative Commons and Public Domain images. Morgue File provides free photos with license to remix. The Morgue File photo collection contains thousands of images that anyone can use for free in academic or commercial presentations. Wylio is an image search engine designed to help bloggers and others quickly find, cite, and use Creative Commons licensed images. William Vann's EduPic Graphical Resource provides free photographs and drawings for teachers and students to use in their classrooms. The World Images Kiosk hosted by San Jose State Universityoffers more than 75,000 images that teachers and students can use in their academic projects.

The Lost America The Lost America America, One of the Most Powerful Continent in World as well as, the Most Modernized and Advanced Continent of Today. But somewhere in this Race we have Lost the America that it looked before. Source: Be Sociable, Share! Printable Origami Click the Links to Download! Scroll down to find the links to all of the printable origami diagrams on this site, made into convenient pdf's for you! Just click to download, then enjoy! You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open the pdf file. Show Off Your Origami!! If you liked these printable origami designs, you might like this... More Origami Links Online Diagrams How-To Guides Free Instructions More Great Designs Learn to make a Dragon

Lewis and Clark February 15, 2016 What was America like at the time of Lewis and Clark? Read Circa 1803. Site MapThe Corps of Discovery didn't always know where it was going. You can. Related ProductsOrder merchandise for “Lewis and Clark” and Ken Burns’ previous films. Lewis and Clark ScreensaverAvailable now for the Mac and Windows. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C. NASA Visible Earth: Home