Monthly Archives: November 2019

Mail-Order Babies: The Bizarre History of Sending Kids in the Mail – MyHeritage November 28, 2019

Update: including additional links. Human mail: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_mail, specifically, Mailing children: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_mail#Mailing_children A Brief History of Children Sent Through the Mail: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-children-sent-through-mail-180959372/ Very Special Deliveries: https://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2013/02/very-special-deliveries.html When People Used the Postal Service to Mail Their Children: https://www.history.com/news/mailing-children-post-office Mail that baby: A … Continue reading

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November 30 – Roll of Honour — Remembrance NI

On This Day in 1944, the last and largest Royal Navy Battleship, and the last Battleship in the world was launched. The then Princess Elizabeth launched HMS Vanguard at Clydebank. She was over 50,000 tonnes at full load and capable … Continue reading

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Discover Your Welsh Heritage – FamilySearch November 27, 2019

I noticed this recently on FamilySearch – Discover Your Welsh Heritage – FamilySearch November 27, 2019: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/welsh-heritage/. November 27, 2019  – by  Rachel Trotter –snip– Do you hail from Wales? Welsh heritage is rich and vibrant—one of its nation’s symbols is … Continue reading

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Jingle All The Way — The Captain’s Speech

I was going to call this a movie review, but I don’t trust myself to follow through and meet the criteria necessary to be considered as such, so let me be clear – this is a collection of words about … Continue reading

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Why screening DNA for ‘designer babies’ probably won’t work – Science News – DNA Saturdays November 30, 2019

I saw this earlier today in a search on DNA in the news 2019 – Why screening DNA for ‘designer babies’ probably won’t work: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/why-screening-dna-designer-babies-probably-will-not-work. It’s a long article, but worth the read. Thought it was a good fit for … Continue reading

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6 awesome reasons why you should visit the Cape Winelands in South Africa — Carrots and Tigers

Find out what to expect from a visit to the Cape Winelands in South Africa, from the many different wine growing areas to cosy historic little towns, unique wine tastings, award-winning food, luxury accommodation and exciting wildlife experiences. I never … Continue reading

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Karl Andreevich Shilder — Weapons and Warfare

Engineer-General Karl Andreevich Schilder is credited with having constructed the first submarine in Russia with an iron hull. Built at the Alexandrovsky Works plant in St. Petersburg and completed in May 1834. The boat had an egg-shaped form, two towers … Continue reading

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Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales November 30, 2019

Current January 2019 DNA sales, updated daily or every other day. Continue reading

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Hamster Stereotypes and Myths – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTube – Hamster Stereotypes and Myths – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oImQjaZwpw (around 54 seconds long)

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Astronaut Snoopy Floats on Space Station, Flies in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Space.com – Space Saturdays November 30, 2019

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – Astronaut Snoopy Floats on Space Station, Flies in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Space.com: https://www.space.com/astronaut-snoopy-on-space-station-thanksgiving-parade-2019.html. Looks like the toy Astronaut Snoopy is available and on sale right now – see link above for … Continue reading

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