Gymnasticon Engraving (1798)

The gymnasticon was an early version of a type of exercise machine. This machine resembles the stationary bicycle of today. This is a 1798 engraving of the gymnasticon demonstrating how it is suppose to be used . The machine was designed to exercise the joints of the body. Francis Lowndes was the inventor of the […]

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Chuck Jones and Boris Karloff Doing A Recording Session For How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Famed animation director Chuck Jones and actor Boris Karloff are shown in this photograph during a recording session for How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The television special was based on the Dr. Seuss book by the same name. Ever since its release in 1966, it has been a humorous animated classic. Boris Karloff provided the voice […]

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Most Significant Events of 2017

Yahya Jammeh Forced into Exile  President Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile. When elections were held in 2016 he initially accepted defeat from his challenger Adama  Barrow. Jammeh even gave a concession speech. However, he then later decided to contest the results. This then sparked a political crisis, which gained the attention of both Nigeria […]

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Vitruvian Man (1490)

This was a pen and ink drawing on paper produced by Leonardo da Vinci  in 1490. He was not only an artist, but an inventor, engineer, scientist, poet, and a polymath of multiple talents.  One of his many interests was the science of anatomy. During this time period in Europe there was a new enthusiasm […]

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