History Schmistory, June 27: Halt Your Horses!

1652 – New Amsterdam (now NYC) passed the 1st speed limit law in the U.S.A. Probably to prevent all the horse & carriage races that were taking place.

Woah! Slow it down, speed demon!

History Schmistory, June 24: Dance Dance Revolution!

1374 – A sudden outbreak of St. John’s Dance caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.This phenomena, know as “Dancing Mania” spread throughout Europe over the next few decades.

And still continues to effect “victims” all over the world today…

 

 

History Schmistory, June 22: Hey! That’s My Bay!

1611 – Henry Hudson was set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship, the Discovery, & was never seen again.

Or was he?

Mwuahahahah!

Featured Video: Louis XVI Takes a Selfie

MarcoNaut, Matt, telling us about his experience at Versailles!

http://youtu.be/CvMSYV_acpE

History Schmistory, June 16: Wait, She Didn’t Die?

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison in Scotland. While we had mentioned in a previous “History Schmistory” that Monty Python says Ms. Mary dies, we were on a mission to find the REAL story. Take that Monty!

In case you missed it, here’s another clip of Mr. Python’s take on the Q of S….

History Schmistory, June 14: It’s The Middle of the Night Mister!

1597 – At 4:30 AM, Willem Barents left Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands. He wasn’t the best looking chap, mostly likely from limited beauty sleep.

Introducing Bill “the not so beautiful” Barents!

History Schmistory, June 13: Act One For Adriana.

1655 – Adriana Nooseman-van de Bergh became the 1st actress in Amsterdam theater. That diva was never late for dress rehearsal!

You're nailing the happy/sad bipolar thing.

 

History Schmistory, June 12: An (Orange) Juicy Love Story.

1575 – William of Orange married Charlotte de Bourbon (a knock-out nun!). Things may not have worked out in his first two marriages, but I guess that’s why they say third time’s a charm!

His nickname is also William the Silent. Anyone know why?

 

 

Featured Video: Ken Jennings. Maphead. MarcoNaut!

Hey MarcoNauts! Check out this exclusive interview Marco had with MANY time Jeopardy winner, Ken Jennings!

Ken-clips will be featured here all week!

History Schmistory, June 10: Jail House Rock!

1540 – Thomas Cromwell was arrested in Westminister. It’s safe to say his day probably went south from there. At least little bit.

Where did Crom go wrong?

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