Tag Archive: History

Dec 11

Tiny Funerals

Coffinmakers showcased their wares with miniature creations like these.  

Nov 29

Worldbuilding Wednesday 11/29/17: Imaginary Constellations

In a pre-industrial society, stars and constellations had more impact on the viewer because there was less light pollution. Pictures could be traced, paths, and stories, all providing a commonality among members of a tribe or society. One common example is the constellation of the Big Dipper, or Ursa Major, imagined by many ancient cultures …

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Oct 18

Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/18/17: Geisterbahn

Do you enter? I dare you.   Geisterbahn is German for ghost train, the popular amusement park ride that carries thrill-seekers into dark, eerie tableaus designed to thrill and shock them. The most elaborate of these are found at Munich’s Oktoberfest. In the US, these rides are known as Spookhouses, or Haunted Houses. Disneyland’s Haunted …

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Oct 16

Fire at the Wax Museum

After a fire at Madame Tussaud’s.