Friday, February 28, 2014

17th-Century Pirate Alliance in Ireland

A recent article on Live Science proclaims "Arrgh! Adventures of 17th-Century Pirate Alliance Uncovered in Ireland." Read more here!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fictional Alien World Blunders

There is a recent article on titled "The Worst Blunders People Make in Inventing Fictional Alien Worlds." See more here!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

One-of-a-Kind Aztec Dog Burials Found in Mexico

To follow up yesterday's news about Mexican dogs with another, though rather more dated, National Geographic recently ran a story titled "One-of-a-Kind Aztec Dog Burials Found in Mexico." Read more here!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Feral Chihuahuas Threaten Phoenix

It's being reported by that packs of feral chihuahuas are threatening some portions of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Read more here!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Haunting Photos of Abandoned Park

Gizmodo recently ran a pictorial titled "Inside the Ghostly Remains of Budapest's Condemned Amusement Park." See more here!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bunnies, Bunnies, Everywhere

When I saw the video circulating with dozens and dozens of bunnies chasing a women, I wondered if it would be as cute if they were carnivorous.  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ragnarok, the Viking Apocalypse, Happens Today

I certainly hope no one made other plans for this weekend because according to many news sources, Ragnarok, the Viking Apocalypse, happens today, Saturday, February 22nd, 2014.  If not, I will be sure to blog about something else tomorrow.  Read more here, here, here, here, and here (time permitting)!

Friday, February 21, 2014

The 'Shrine' Box

A couple of Facebook Friends pointed out a Vimeo video that featured a well-constructed box with many compartments called "TheShrine."  Check it out!

Sigurd Larsen // The Shrine from Darryl Natale on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Introducing Medieval Scandinavia

Over on the website, they are featuring a four part video series (from YouTube) titled "Introducing Medieval Scandinavia" which is -
"outlining the scope of the medieval Scandinavian world and some of its major cultural, political and literary characteristics. Presented by Alaric Hall, lecturer in the School of English, University of Leeds."

Enjoy it here!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How Wolves Change Rivers

Over on the Sustainable Man YouTube channel, there is an excellent short video on "How Wolves Change Rivers." Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Not Your Father's Zombies

Over on the Weird Tales website, there is an interesting look at "Zombie films that don't have Typical Zombies in them." Read more here!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Villa of Mysteries

Nearly a century after being rediscovered, the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii is still giving up secrets.  Read more here!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Anglo Saxon Toast

Over on the website, there is an interest article on what is being dubbed as "The very first Anglo Saxon toast?" See more here!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Resurrecting the Pharaoh’s Solar Boat

A recent article on the website is titled "Resurrecting the Pharaoh’s Solar Boat." See more here!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kiss Me, I'm a Viking

A recent article on is titled "900-Year-Old Coded Viking Message Carved on Wood Fragment Finally Solved, It Says 'Kiss Me'" See how they cracked the code here!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dyson Domestic Robots

A new article on is titled "Dyson investing $8 million towards making domestic robots a reality."  Near future setting for RPGs should definitely have a high number of robotic elements implemented.  Read more here!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Roy Bates and Sealand

There is an interesting tale outlined recently on Gizmodo about how Roy Bates decided to start his own sovereign nation called Sealand.  Read more here!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Marriage in Early Ireland

Over on the website, there is a new feature titled "Marriage in Early Ireland." Read more here!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Middle Earth from Space

There is a fun pictorial on titled "What would Middle Earth look like from space?" See more here!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

15 Ancient Ruins

Over on, there is a fine pictorial titled "Digging deep: 15 ancient ruins you might not know." See more here!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Great White Shark Encounter off Lorne, Victoria, Australia

There is some footage on YouTube of a "Great White Shark Encounter off Lorne, Victoria, Australia." Enjoy!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wondermark Zoological Times Table

Over on the Wondermark website, they have a graphic "Zoological Times Table" showing how various combinations of animals might manifest.  See more here then stat them up!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Assassin Bug

Nice photos were shared over on of the Assassin Bug, a "Predatory Bug Makes a Suit of Armor Out of Its Victims' Corpses." Read more here!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tony Mullins Free Map

Over on The Savage Sword of Scadgrad blog, Tony Mullins has shared a free dungeon map that he encourages others to fill and use.  Read more here!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire

Over at there is a "Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire." See more here!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lake Iznik Basilica

Over on, there is an article titled "1500-year-old basilica discovered under Lake Iznik." See more here!