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Speaking of cholera, [personal profile] starlady posted a link to Murder in the Time of Cholera from the Philadelphia Weekly, about a century-old mass murder. Verrrry interesting, with a touch of the paranormal to boot.



If you're watching a historical drama, is it considered spoiling yourself for the ending if you google the real-historical characters who make cameos, to find out when, how, and why they die?



After cholera and the massive awesomeness of the replies on that post, yesterday and today I've been reading about syphillis, tuberculosis, and the invention of the petri dish, alongside a biography of Sakamoto Ryouma (who sounds like a guy who would've been a lot of fun whether drinking together or fighting together). Back and forth to wiki every five minutes, it seems, and there onto academic articles with more info.

I need an icon that says: learning ALL the things!

Date: 6 Apr 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kraehe.livejournal.com
You might enjoy the "Stuff I Missed in History Class" and "Stuff Mom Never Told You" podcasts -- particularly the former's series on the Bourbon monarchs.

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