Sex and Marriage in the Mid to Late Medieval Times | The Medieval Society « Early Medieval Sex and Marriage | Main | Sex and Marriage During Tudor Times » Sex and Marriage in the Mid to Late Medieval Times By Madeline | March 13, 2008 After the sexual repression encouraged by the church in the early Medieval days, the people must have finally started to rebel as the mid to late Medieval times were rampant with sex, especially in the country where the people were free of the tight laced social rules prevalent in larger cities. In fact, most boys had lost their virginity by the age of 15 during this time. Back to the topic of virginity, though, because it truly played such an important role during this period in history. Obviously virginity in the daughter of a noble was worth more financially than the virginity of a common woman, therefore, the daughters of rich men were encouraged to maintain their virginity. The final point I wanted to make about this time in history was that women were finally relieved of their ‘evil’ reputation. Topics: Medieval Era |
9 Strange Sounds No One Can Explain Everyone has a favorite Wikipedia rabbit hole. Mine is “List of Unexplained Sounds.” I can’t remember how I first made my way to the page, but its array of sonic mysteries has shown me that while space is incredible, our planet is its own frontier of intrigue and unexplainable phenomena. 1. Upsweep Upsweep is an unidentified sound that’s existed at least since the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory began recording SOSUS—an underwater sound surveillance system with listening stations around the world—in 1991. 2. The Whistle was recorded on July 7, 1997, and only one hydrophone—the underwater microphones used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—picked it up. 3. Bloop is the big kahuna in unexplained sounds. That’s where things get eerie. 4. Julia was recorded on March 1, 1999, lasted for roughly 15 seconds, and was loud enough to be heard by the entire Equatorial Pacific Ocean hydrophone array. 5. 6. 7. 9. 52-Hertz whale
List of unusual deaths - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Nightly This is a list of unusual deaths. This list includes unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history, noted as being unusual by multiple sources. Some of the deaths are mythological or are considered to be unsubstantiated by contemporary researchers. Oxford Dictionaries defines the word "unusual" as "not habitually or commonly occurring or done" and "remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others Some other articles also cover deaths that might be considered unusual or ironic, including List of entertainers who died during a performance, List of inventors killed by their own inventions, List of association footballers who died while playing, List of professional cyclists who died during a race and the List of political self-immolations. Antiquity Middle Ages Renaissance 18th century 19th century 20th century 1920s 1950s 1960s 1961: U.S. 1970s 1980s 1990s
What is a mystery that creeps you out the most? I'll start... : AskReddit true mirror: non-reversing mirrors A Brief History of Yippee-Ki-Yay Twenty-five years ago this week, the action movie Die Hard opened and Bruce Willis uttered that famous line. But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from? (If you’re more interested in the origins of the second half of that saying, check out this article from Slate.) The yip part of yippee is old. Yip is imitative in origin but probably also influenced by the 16th century yelp, which has an even older meaning of “boasting, vainglorious speaking.” The yips are “nervousness or tension that causes an athlete to fail to perform effectively, especially in missing short putts in golf.” Yippee came about after yip. Yippie with an -ie refers to “a member of a group of politically radical hippies, active especially during the late 1960s.” Now how about the whole phrase, yippee-ki-yay? Do cowboys really say this? Tagged as: bruce willis, die hard, yippee ki yay
Baychimo Early history The Baychimo was launched in 1914 as the Ångermanelfven (Yard No 420) by the Lindholmens shipyard (Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad A/B) in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the Baltische Reederei GmbH of Hamburg. She was 230 ft (70.1 m) long, powered by a triple expansion steam engine and had a speed of 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph). The Ångermanelfven was used on trading routes between Hamburg and Sweden until the First World War began in August 1914. After World War I, she was transferred to Great Britain as part of Germany's reparations for shipping losses and was acquired by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1921. Renamed Baychimo and based in Ardrossan, Scotland, she completed nine successful voyages along the north coast of Canada, visiting trading posts and collecting pelts. Abandonment On October 1, 1931, at the end of a trading run and loaded with a cargo of fur, the Baychimo became trapped in pack ice. Ghost ship Sightings In education References Notes
6 Scary Tricks That Amazed Us as Kids (Explained by Science) For many of us, gathering with a group of unsupervised peers and scaring the shit out of ourselves was a rite of passage. At slumber parties we watched horror movies, told ghost stories and strapped ourselves to railroad tracks while high on cough syrup. Scariest of all were the games that everyone seemed to know, even without the benefit of YouTube tutorials -- tricks that supposedly unlocked magical powers or malicious spirits. It wasn't demonology behind our scariest party pastimes, but science. #6. For the holy grail of pants-shittingly horrifying party tricks, look no further than Bloody Mary. If it's real, it really shouldn't be legal. Getty"You'll be hearing from my lawyer, Mary." But after weeks of searching through archived newspapers and microfiche, we haven't actually found anyone who summoned a psychotic person via mirror. Because she's going to see something in the mirror. GettyEven if it's just the realization that all her best years are behind her. The Science: Why? #5. #4.
25 GIFs of Dogs Who Failed Super Hard in 2014 (But We Love Them Anyway) Puppies and Gentledawgs, it’s that time of the year when we do round ups of schtuff. Everyone wagged, everyone wiggled and all in all twas a pretty good year. However, these dogs might beg to differ. Even pup parents who have the best intentions generally have to face pups who get into all sorts of shenaningans. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
10 More Mysterious Conspiracy Theories Mysteries To date we have around seven conspiracy theory lists or lists containing entries related to such. This new list is a welcome addition as it has been some time since our last one and they are always extremely fascinating topics to read about. The world is full of conspiracy theories – many of which contain elements of mystery. Theories surrounding the Ararat Anomaly arose from a single black and white photograph taken in 1949 by a USAF recon plane performing routine intelligence gathering of the Ararat massif, which was in an area of military interest at the time. Conspiracy theorists, many of them Biblical literalists, claim that the odd-looking object if Noah’s Ark, which the Bible states “came to rest on the mountains of Ararat” after the Great Flood. The anomaly appears to be a very rounded elongation teetering on the edge of a slope, buried under ice and snow, and it has so roused the curiosity of the U. Suppression of The Cathars The theory goes on to claim that the U.
The Drive to Be Different | Wired Science I’m waiting in line for a cappuccino. It’s gonna be a good one: short, intense, the foamed milk emulsified with the syrupy shot. I glance up from my phone and look around at the cafe. It is, for lack of a better adjective, a hipster joint. There are the artfully branded items for sale (T-shirts, espresso cups, etc.) and a long list of single varietal beans. Hot water is being poured out of sleek Japanese kettles; the baristas are wearing fedoras. I mean no disrespect. I was reminded of this contradiction while reading a new paper by two excellent social scientists, Jonah Berger and Baba Shiv. To answer these questions, Berger and Shiv played a variety of tricks on undergraduates. What does this data teach us about the drive for distinctiveness? Another experiment asked 90 male undergrads to complete a survey on the attractiveness of various swimsuit models. There are some obvious marketing takeaways from this research. Image: LWY/Flickr
Ice Bucket Challenge Doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media during July–August 2014. In the US, many people participate for the ALS Association, and in the UK, many people participate for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, although some individuals have opted to donate their money from the Ice Bucket Challenge to other organizations. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated participants have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation. Origin Shifting focus to ALS Rules Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Psychopathic killers: Computerized text analysis uncovers the word patterns of a predator As words can be the soul's window, scientists are learning to peer through it: Computerized text analysis shows that psychopathic killers make identifiable word choices – beyond conscious control – when talking about their crimes. This research could lead to new tools for diagnosis and treatment, and have implications law enforcement and social media. The words of psychopathic murderers match their personalities, which reflect selfishness, detachment from their crimes and emotional flatness, says Jeff Hancock, Cornell professor of computing and information science, and colleagues at the University of British Columbia in the journal Legal and Criminological Psychology. Hancock and his colleagues analyzed stories told by 14 psychopathic male murderers held in Canadian prisons and compared them with 38 convicted murderers who were not diagnosed as psychopathic. "Previous work has looked at how psychopaths use language," Hancock said.
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