Did you know that American killers are less likely to be caught today, than 50 years ago? That's bad. And on top of that, there are an estimated 2,000 serial killers working, actively, in the USA today. This is the problem that caused Thomas Hargrave to create an algorithm to spot serial killers in massive amounts of data.
Want to See the Oldest Surviving Video of a Total Solar Eclipse?
It was done in -- wait for it -- 1900! The first total solar eclipse to be filmed has recently been restored. The film was done by Nevil Maskelyne, an illusionist turned astronomic videographer for the British Royal Astronomical Society. This 1900 film is actually Maskelyne's second attempt at filming a total solar eclipse. His first attempt was in 1898, when he traveled all the way to India to be at the right place to view a predicted total eclipse. Maskelyne got there in time, but sadly, his film was stolen, and the crime remains unsolved and the film unrecovered.
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By Lillian Audette
This blog is a collection of the interesting, the weird, and sometimes the need-to-know about history, culled from around the internet. It has pictures, it has quotes, it occasionally has my own opinions on things. If you want to know more about anything posted, follow the link at the "source" on the bottom of each post. And if you really like my work, buy me a coffee or become a patron!