Monthly Archives: July 2012

Video: The History Of English In 10 Minutes


The link below is to an article that features a number of videos that outline the history of English in 10 minutes.

For more visit:
http://www.visualnews.com/2011/07/07/the-history-of-english-in-10-minutes/

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Article: Land Speed Vehicles Part 2


The article linked to below is the second part of the land speed record series. This article looks at the the 1960s through 1980s.

For more visit:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012/07/land-speed-record-vehicles-part-2-jet.html


Article: Land Speed Record Vehicles Part 1


The link below is to an article that looks at land speed vehicles. This first part deals with the pioneers.

For more visit:
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012/07/land-speed-record-vehicles-part-one.html


Article: US Civil War – Medical Advances


The link below is to an article reporting on medical advances made during the US Civil War.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/135678


Article: Memorable Moments from Past Opening Olympic Games Ceremonies


The link below is to an article that looks back at memorable moments in past Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/135551


Article: WWII – The Story of Billy Young


The link below is to an article that tells the story of World War II survivor Billy Young. Young was a 16-year-old who survived the Japanese torture of imprisonment during World War II. This piece is an edited selection from the book ‘The Story of Billy Young,’ by Anthony Hill.

For more visit:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/brutality-and-survival-the-horrific-tale-of-the-kid-who-refused-to-die-20120728-232ps.html


Article: Olympic Games Art Competitions


The link below is to the final article on a series of articles about art competitions in the Olympic Games.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/135596


Article: A Select History of Sports Cut from the Olympic Games


The link below is to an article that looks at 12 sports cut from the Olympic Games, including cricket, polo and rugby.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/17717


Article: Historic Heritage Shops of Australia


The link below is to an article (with photos) on Australian heritage shops.

For more visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/australias-historic-heritage-shops.htm


Article: Olympic Games Art Competitions Part 4


The link below is to the fourth part in a series on art competitions in the Olympic Games.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/135472


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