The Most Famous Arm Wrestling Match In History
In 1992, the two CEOs of Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviatons had a problem: their slogans were too damn similar. Both had thought up their own slogans, no one thought plagiarism was involved. But they couldn’t just keep on using the almost-same slogan. So the two CEOS decided to settle the…
I’m in this weird stage where I don’t really like myself, but I don’t really care anymore
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Tibetan Armored Cavalryman
This figure has been assembled based on photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa during the Great Prayer Festival. Part of the festival included troops of ceremonial armored cavalry, who wore a standardized set of equipment as stipulated by the central government of Tibet from about the mid-seventeenth or eighteenth century onward. This included a helmet, shirt of mail, set of four mirrors, armored belt, bow case and quiver, matchlock musket, bandoleer with gunpowder and bullets, and short spear for the rider, as well as a saddle, saddle rug, and tack for the horse. Armed and equipped in a similar fashion, Tibetan goverment officials periodically were required to demonstrate proficiency on horseback with musket, bow and arrow, and spear until as late as the mid-twentieth century.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(Source: metmuseum.org, via peashooter85)
A Massive Archive Of Pre-WWII, Eastern European Jewish Photos Is Now Available
The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive.
Vishniac was a Russian-born Jew who moved to…