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Big Bang Theory, 1566: The Nerd with the Golden Nose

tycho braheMaybe Cousin Manderup was “in his spot”. Maybe it was Fermat’s Next-to-Last Theorem proving that 2 + 2 = 5 ? Fact is that a squabble among freshman nerds at the theology professor’s house ended in an ugly injury that made one of the geeks almost as famous for his rhinoplasty as for his scientific discoveries… Continue reading


Eskrima, Spanish rapier, and the Lost Continent of Mu

Did arnis/escrima “develop” from Spanish rapier fencing? Often, a little shred of historical fact can be stretched into eye-pleasing tapestries of historicizing fiction: Thoughts on Diffusionism in martial arts history…

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