28 fevereiro 2018

The Comet of Calamity

In 1910, Haitians were extremely scared of Halley’s Comet. Unusually, Earth would be passing through the comet’s 24-million-mile-long tail for six hours on May 19. Fearing that cyanide gas from the tail of the comet would poison the atmosphere, Port-au-Prince residents rushed, according to reports, “pell-mell to the hut of a shrewd old voodoo doctor.”

He was “selling comet pills as fast as he [could] make them.” For just $1 (or about $25 today) the pill was “guaranteed to stave off all malevolent effects of Mr. Halley’s visitor.” His customers were all satisfied, since none died due to Halley’s Comet.

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The First Newspaper

This one goes to the Romans! They had “Acta Diurna” (Daily Events) which was a handwritten news report, posted in multiple public places for the public to read. It first appeared in 131 BCE during the Republic. Although initially only the outcomes of trials, the Acta Diurna eventually expanded to public notices and announcements like important births or senatorial decrees.

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Soyuz With Expedition 54 Trio Aboard Returns to Earth


The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 54 crew members Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 (February 27 Eastern time).

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