History Schmistory: January 16. The Impossible Dream…

1605: Book One of Don Quixote (El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid. Despite great efforts, the sport of Windmill Jousting never caught on.

 

 

Don Quixote charging the windmills by Dave Winer, May 5th 2009 via Flick, creative commons contribution

Don Quixote charging the windmills by Dave Winer, May 5th 2009 via Flick, creative commons contribution

 

Not familiar with the story of Don Quixote? Are you not even sure how to pronounce it? Well there are plenty of versions out there, including the hit musical Man of La Mancha, and, of course, this faithful adaptation from Mr. Magoo…

History Schmistory: January 16. Nice Statute!

January 16, 1786. Virginia Enacts Jefferson’s “Statute For Religious Freedom”.

GO THERE! A panoramic view of the past…

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in ancient times? Well, artist Yadegar Asisi’s fantastically intricate panoramic displays are so massive, they might make you feel a little like that guy from Assassin’s Creed. His most recent project, on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, takes us back to the ancient city’s heyday, 129 AD.

By asisi GmbH (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: January 14. A Meeting of Minds!

January 14, 1943. Frank and Winston Rendezvous!

History Schmistory: January 13. Ford-ward Thinking!

January 13, 1942. Henry Ford’s Plastic Car!

History Schmistory: January 12. Rocky Mountain -Why?

January 12, 1915. Good news. Bad news.

History Schmistory: January 11. Earhart Air!

January 11, 1935. Amelia Takes On The Pacific!

GO THERE! “Would you like some water with that?”

 

Kashif Pathan, Waterfall Restaurant At Villa Escudero, Philippines,  August 11th 2014 via flick, creative commons contribution

Kashif Pathan, Waterfall Restaurant At Villa Escudero, Philippines, August 11th 2014 via flick, creative commons contribution

 

 

Not only is Villa Escudero a great place to experience Philippine culture, it’s also the only place we know with a restaurant in the plunge basin of a waterfall!! Why not kick off your shoes and enjoy some Philippine cuisine while you wade!

History Schmistory: January 10. Straight From the Moon!

January 10, 1946. US Army Signal Corps receives a message from the Moon.

Are You For Real?

By riNux [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By riNux [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 The Modern Toilet in Taiwan, is a toilet themed restaurant that makes you wonder… …What do you think the restrooms look like?

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