- A Brief History of Pants. But this being a UK publication, what they really mean is "A Brief History of Underwear." (Belfast Telegraph)
- Show that's not actually about history garners the History Channel its largest-ever viewing audience. (B&C) Incidentally, "Life After People" is rerunning this Saturday afternoon if you're interested in seeing it. I'll be honest - I haven't watched the History Channel for anything other than "Human Weapon" in about three months, so I wasn't one of those 5.4 million people. I resolve to do better.
- An Illustrated History of Trepannation (scienceblogs.com) Just so's you know, this article contains some images you probably don't want to look at while eating your lunch.
- Here's more on the film adaptation of A People's History of the United States. (NPR)
- And in case that last link made you realize you like your history via audio, check out the Voice of America's "Making of a Nation" series.
- Photo gallery of famous people who were once cheerleaders. (WMUR via boingboing.net)
Friday, January 25, 2008
I See London, I See France, I See Friday Links
It's been a slowish week here at History is Funny. I blame the cold weather here in New York.