Magical History Tour

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Footnotes, side notes, liner notes… the smaller stuff that tends to get overlooked.

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That was worth reading to the end, to learn how the Navy tested the strength of gin by using gunpowder!

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On 1924-02-06, Albert Einstein talked about his theory of relativity on the radio:

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https://neal.fun/who-was-alive/

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Not “smaller stuff”, but it’s history and doesn’t really fit in any of the other regular threads:

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I’m reading some Oz history at the moment, and I came across this resonant bit of trivia:

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A guy who definitely deserves a BBC miniseries or film based about his exploits.

Frank Foley was a British spy who not only was hugely successful in recruiting German scientific assets before and during WWII but also saved tens of thousands of people from the Holocaust through sheer chutzpah.

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I had never heard of him until yesterday when there was a radio feature about him:

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