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A Record Player With No Records, And Lasers Instead Of A Needle

"Remove the laser, and it’s also the basic premise behind those old Fisher-Price record players, which use record grooves to cue corresponding notes on a plucked idiophone."

Quipu, AD 1400 - 1532 Quipus (kee-poo), sometimes called talking knots, were recording devices used by the Inka Empire, the largest empire in pre-Columbian America.

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The Welsh Dragon – ("the red dragon") – appears on the national flag of Wales. The flag is also called Y Ddraig Goch. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders.

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#Paralympics archer Matt Stutzman uses his feet to hold and aim his bow while demonstrating his archery technique in New York, on June 13, 2012. Stutzman, who was born without arms, will be representing the U.S. in the upcoming 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

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History for the fantasy buff: construction of the medieval longbow
from Amy Raby

History for the fantasy buff: construction of the medieval longbow

History for the fantasy buff: construction of the medieval longbow - . I used to use one of these as a kid. GREAT fun!

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