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Retro: Russian SHIP with 700 TONS of GOLD Disappears (Video Report)

from youtube uploaded by WestEndNews

Published on Oct 29, 2012

700 TONS OF GOLD ore SHIP MISSING: Russian SHIP with 700 TONS of GOLD ore goes MISSING

Library of Congress Posts 700 Civil War Photos to Flickr

Photo: Brothers Private Henry Luther and First Sergeant Herbert E. Larrabee of Company B, 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Source Library of Congress. (Public Domain)

from The Atlantic

DEC 6 2010, 2:35 PM ET

By  – Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Technology channel. He’s the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.

The Library of Congress has released 700 portraits of Americans taken during the Civil War. They were a gift of the Liljenquist Family Collection and most of the people who appear in them are unidentified. In fact, through Flickr commons, the Library is hoping to tap the collective knowledge of the crowd to find out more about the people in these images.

While the photos themselves are beautiful, I think they also highlight a structural change at some of our nation’s biggest institutions. The digital age continues to refashion what we want and expect from our cultural preservationists. The vaults at places like the Library of Congress and Smithsonian have long contained far more than could be displayed or appreciated in physical space. Curators cut a narrow path through all that information; they told tell stories. That part of the job hasn’t gone away, but now we also want to be able to tell our own stories. . . . Read Complete Report

Retro; Oldest Marijuana Stash Found (w/Video)

Photo: Stash for the Afterlife
A photograph of a stash of cannabis found in the 2,700-year-old grave of a man in the Gobi Desert. Scientists are unsure if the marijuana was grown for more spiritual or medical purposes, but it’s evident that the man was buried with a lot of it. CREDIT David Potter, Oxford University Press SOURCE Discovery News

from Discovery News

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

Dec. 3, 2008 — Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world’s oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.

A barrage of tests proves the marijuanapossessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects.

They apparently were getting high too. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Oldest Marijuana Stash Found in China.

Published on Aug 23, 2012 by 

The world’s oldest stash of marijuana was found in a tomb in China. According to the Journal of Experimental Botany, the cannabis is about 2,700 years old.http://www.weirdasianews.com/2012/08/20/worlds-oldest-marijuana-stash-china/