Kratke dnevne novice stvari, ki jih najdem na internetu. Predolge za Twitter, prekratke za blog.

Theme by nostrich.

9th April 2013

Photo reblogged from The Oddment Emporium with 74 notes

theoddmentemporium:

Legend of the Hartlepool Monkey        
During the Napoleonic Wars the French were, for obvious reasons, persona non grata throughout Britain. Indeed, it was such concern about French infiltrators and spies that provided the basis for the legend of the Hartlepool Monkey.

Some time in the early 19th century a French warship was supposedly wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool in North East England. The only survivor was a monkey, dressed up in French military uniform apparently for the purpose of entertaining the doomed crew. 

Not knowing what a Frenchman might look like, the Hartlepool locals assumed they had apprehended one, and held a trial for him in the town centre. Unsurprisingly, the monkey was unable to answer their questions and was duly sentenced to death by hanging.

There is also another, more sinister, interpretation of the legend which states that the survivor of the wreck might not have been a monkey at all, but rather a French boy employed as part of the ship’s crew, “After all, the term powder-monkey was commonly used in those times for the children employed on warships to prime the cannon with gunpowder.”

[Sources: Monkey Hanger | Hartlepool | This is Hartlepool | Many thanks to itcouldbeamazing/itcouldbepeachy, who you really should be following]

theoddmentemporium:

Legend of the Hartlepool Monkey 

During the Napoleonic Wars the French were, for obvious reasons, persona non grata throughout Britain. Indeed, it was such concern about French infiltrators and spies that provided the basis for the legend of the Hartlepool Monkey.

Some time in the early 19th century a French warship was supposedly wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool in North East England. The only survivor was a monkey, dressed up in French military uniform apparently for the purpose of entertaining the doomed crew. 

Not knowing what a Frenchman might look like, the Hartlepool locals assumed they had apprehended one, and held a trial for him in the town centre. Unsurprisingly, the monkey was unable to answer their questions and was duly sentenced to death by hanging.

There is also another, more sinister, interpretation of the legend which states that the survivor of the wreck might not have been a monkey at all, but rather a French boy employed as part of the ship’s crew, “After all, the term powder-monkey was commonly used in those times for the children employed on warships to prime the cannon with gunpowder.”

[Sources: Monkey Hanger | Hartlepool | This is Hartlepool | Many thanks to itcouldbeamazing/itcouldbepeachy, who you really should be following]

20th December 2011

Photo

Zmagovalci natečaja revije National Geographic. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

Zmagovalci natečaja revije National Geographic. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

17th December 2011

Photo

50 najboljših fotografij narave in živali. Klik na sliko za celotno galerijo. 

50 najboljših fotografij narave in živali. Klik na sliko za celotno galerijo. 

17th December 2011

Photo

Leto vulkanov. Klik na sliko za celotno galerijo.

Leto vulkanov. Klik na sliko za celotno galerijo.

13th December 2011

Photo

Link na sliko za vir.

Link na sliko za vir.

1st December 2011

Photo

Grozljiva zgodba za knjige. Klik na sliko za vir.

Grozljiva zgodba za knjige. Klik na sliko za vir.

30th November 2011

Video

Čudovit video portret Afganistana. Popolnoma drugače, kot ga običajno vidimo na TV.

25th November 2011

Link

50 res nepogrešljivih brezplačnih aplikacij →

23rd November 2011

Video with 1 note

Zabavna zgodovina angleščine v 10 minutah.

19th November 2011

Photo

Natečaj National Geographica. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

Natečaj National Geographica. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

14th November 2011

Photo

Čudovita zbirka fotografij iz Afganistana. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

Čudovita zbirka fotografij iz Afganistana. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

25th October 2011

Photo

Aurora Borealis nad ameriškim severom. Klik na sliko za vir. 

Aurora Borealis nad ameriškim severom. Klik na sliko za vir. 

9th October 2011

Photo reblogged from Breathing Books with 2,486 notes

(Source: moon-rise-spectacle)

8th October 2011

Photo

Nikon Small World Challenge. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

Nikon Small World Challenge. Klik na sliko za celo galerijo.

4th October 2011

Photo