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1941: FDR and Captain America’s Shield

  Captain America recieving his trademark circular shield from FDR in June, 1941. From Captain America #255 (March, 1981) (Roger Stern, writer; John Byrne, artist). The shield’s history developed slowly. Originally, in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), Cap carried … Continue reading

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1871: The Burning Ship

Albert Bierstadt: The Burning Ship (ca 1871)

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1924: Queen of the Clouds

Otto Kuhler: Queen of the Clouds (1924)

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15 mya: Oecophylla

    Up to hundreds of weaver ants…line up side by side in militarily precise rows. They grip the edge of one leaf with the claws and pads of their hindlegs and the edge of the other with their jaws and … Continue reading

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1965: It Was Always Saturday

He was Walt. He owned a Jaguar XXB sports ship with a flat-out velocity of fifteen thousand miles an hour. His shirts came from Italy and his shoes were made in England. As he opened his eyes he looked for … Continue reading

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2013: Heliocentrist

Robert Pruitt: Heliocentrist (2013)

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1952: The Grim Thoughts which Harass Me

Baffling Mysteries No. 7 (March 1952); art by Lou Cameron, found here.

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