She was more than just a pretty face

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Cleopatra and her assets as portrayed in the 1963 movie, Cleopatra. Credit: 20th Century Fox


Is it the power of the future?

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It was worth its weight in gold

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Silphium as depicted on a coin from Cyrene. Source: Wikimedia Commons


To adapt to working with constant noise, I experimented to find the solutions that helped (and some that didn’t)

Block letters spell out the word “tinnitus.”
Block letters spell out the word “tinnitus.”
Image credit: SinArtCreative.


A grand palace built as a distraction

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The Palace of Versailles was reconstructed multiple times. This is a painting by Pierre Patel of the Palace during its first construction. Source: Wikimedia Commons


Often forgotten, but equally as abhorrent as the Nazi death camps

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Ustaše guards beheading a prisoner with a saw. Credit: Unknown


How their thirst for knowledge built the foundation of western philosophy for thousands of year

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The Kabba located in the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca in the holiest site in the Islamic religion. Credit: ayazad/Fotolia

The translation movement


How monarchs averted the eyes of God

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Samuel Oppenheimer, a Jewish banker who loaned millions of florins to the Hapsburgs during the tumultuous 17th Century. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Who was the Court Jew?


More than just a man on a bottle

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A woodcut of Sir Henry Morgan originating from the 17th Century

Early Life


The Whisky War

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Hans Island. Source: Canadian Department of National Defence

A Short History of the Island

About

Jordan Fearn

Currently pursing my Masters Degree in Physics, I have a keen interest in history and science of all kinds, and the figures that made it all possible.

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