Déjà Vu

Bringing a historical perspective to the day’s news

October 16, 2019

June 26, 2019

I’m Gonna Live Forever

2019:

Radical life extensionists trust science to cure death.

1786:

A doctor mines the habits of history’s long-lived for tips.

May 21, 2019

I Take Your Milkshake

2019:

Voters unable to buy milkshakes to throw at Nigel Farage.

1885:

Voters throw rotten eggs at Queen Victoria’s son-in-law.

March 22, 2019

A House of Ill Repute

2019:

Canadian prime minister eats chocolate, must apologize.

1896:

Canadian members of Parliament work late, sing songs, throw paper.

February 15, 2019

Stolen Water Is Sweet

2019:

Thieves steal water from Canadian icebergs.

c. 96:

Rome steels itself for the possibility of “puncturers.”

December 11, 2018

Love Is Dead

2018:

Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.

1926:

Man sues wife for adultery with a ghost.

November 05, 2018

Party Animals

2018:

West Point cadets steal Air Force falcons, cause mayhem.

1916:

Stolen army goat leads to chaos.

October 23, 2018

Knights of the Water Table

2018:

A young girl raises a pre-Viking sword from a lake in Sweden.

1841:

An ancient bronze sword is discovered in an Irish bog.

August 28, 2018

The Perfect Swarm

2018:

The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.

1906:

Bees take over a Los Angeles street as spectators watch.