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The Motion Sick: Bubonic Plague

Sources:http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/150/sesq2plagueandfire and http://starbulletin.com/2000/01/24/features/story1.html Stolen from the first source:Honolulu greeted the 20th century under an ominous cloud as public health officials mobilized against an outbreak of bubonic plague in Chinatown.The first cases were confirmed on Dec. 12, 1899, and officials moved … Read More

The Motion Sick: Marathon

Today is the Boston marathon. see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Marathon – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KoŇ°ice_Peace_Marathon The marathon is a long-distance running event of 26 miles 385 yards (42.195 km). The name, “marathon”, comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, who was sent … Read More