Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts
well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?
this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.
It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.
Can we discuss the fact that they apparently travelled that great dangerous distance TO GET HIGH.
No one will read this but here are my thoughts.
I am almost halfway through college. Big whoop right? Well Honestly I am constantly questioning why I’m using up $90,000 of my parents, and my own hard earned money. Shouldn’t I just quit and work full time, I would make more money now and possibly even more on down the road, possibly. If I stay in college, that means another year and a half of stress and rock bottom food quality. Sure I get a Bachelors Degree. But then I get thrown out with a portfolio, going from company to company basically on my hands and knees begging for something that might resemble an internship. Hell, if I’m really, really lucky I MIGHT get a paid internship. What then, I get the bitch jobs and treated like trash because maybe no one will like my work. Maybe I’m not good enough for anyone. Maybe if I make it through that i MIGHT have a chance at a career. I may or may not. I don’t like these kind of gambles, and I’m tired of trying so hard at things I’m not even sure I can succeed in.