The Soviet Union Struts Its Stuff At The 1980 Summer Olympics

1980 Moscow Olympics Opening Ceremony

The first games to be staged in Eastern Europe, the 1980 Summer Olympics were not without their own controversy. Moscow beat out Los Angeles as the host city, with 65 countries subsequently boycotting the games due to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Four years later, the Soviet Union decided to do its boycotting part and nixed its own entry at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in…L.A..

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Edwardian Era Fashion + The Realities of The Female Menstrual Cycle

Reality check: as any woman will tell you, your uterus doesn’t care how good you look in white. Periods are the number one way to ruin a pretty pair of panties, a nice dress or a pair of khakis. I don’t know about you, but I don’t take the luxury of black sweatpants lightly during my “monthlies” (as they were once coyly termed). What, then, was an Edwardian gal to do? Not only did they “dress for dinner” – they dressed for everything . It wasn’t uncommon for women of the aristocracy (think Lady Mary of Downton Abbey) to change into multiple dresses a day. That’s why having a lady’s maid was somewhat non-negotiable: have you ever attempted to get in and out of a corset on your own? Me neither, but it doesn’t look pleasant.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Portrait

The world would be very different today if this guy was good at milking cows Source: Weapon 7

Regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time, Isaac Newton’s contributions to the field of physics are unparalleled. His book, the Principia Mathematica, is still one of the most important and relevant scientific works in history, even now, 300 years after it was first published. Even so, Isaac Newton was more than just the work he produced; he was a man with many dimensions and eccentricities.

1. One genius dies, another one is born. Isaac Newton was born in 1642, the same year that Galileo Galilei died.

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