Archive for August 2015

#  History’s Technological Lifesavers →

August 13th, 2015 at 20:59 // In Worth Considering 

A really neat little site, which lists out and explains the people who’ve saved the most lives in history. For some reason it had never occurred to me before seeing it to think of some of these science innovations we take for granted now as life-saving, but it’s hard to deny.

(via Marginal Revolution)

#  Before Hitler, Who Was Everyone’s Go-To Embodiment of Evil? →

August 10th, 2015 at 14:26 // In Worth Knowing 

The more you know:

Before World War II, who was the rhetorical worst person in history?

The Pharoah. In the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, many Americans and Europeans had a firmer grasp of the bible than of the history of genocidal dictators.

(via kottke)