Monday, October 02, 2006

History Carnival XL

History Carnival XL is now up at Old is the New New. My thanks to Robert MacDougall for the nice collection of annotated links.

A few highlights:

APB also provides evidence that Barbara Bush was once a hottie.

The Axis of Evel Knievel marked the 68th birthday of “the worst historical analogy ever” and the start of last century’s longest conventional war.

Ali Eteraz asks if the prophet Muhammad was funny, but concludes he was more “lighthearted” and “corny” than ha ha funny.

Jonathan Dresner learned from the Guardian’s News Blog that the British chocolate industry was founded by Quakers.

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