The Three Most Interesting History Stories I've Found:
The original Blade Runner, released in 1982,was set in November 2019. Creeped out? Wired provides some musings on what the movie got right & wrong about 2019.
Like movie trivia? Mental Floss has answers to the many questions the original movie raised, like: Was Decker a replicant? And, is there a Blade Runner curse working on all the companies whose logos flashed through the rain? Food for thought.
And why the name Blade Runner? It means nothing in the movie, which is based on a Philip K. Dick novel titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? So here's an explanation of the title, which came from a 1974 SF novel set in 2009. (Jeesh!)
Another Stonehenge discovery! You know I'm all over this one.
Over 70,000 Stone Age tools have been found in Blick Mead, a mile away from Stonehenge. Some are 10,000 years old. Archaeologists are pretty sure they've found the home of the people who built Stonehenge ... as well as the oldest city in Britain. Ancient Origins has a couple of videos.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 101 years ago, signaled the end of World War I. Here's one soldier's memory of Armistice Day, called Veterans Day since 1954. This BBC piece describes how the holiday has changed over the decades.
And this video makes clear that there is NO apostrophe in Veterans Dan, and why ... among other bits of trivia.