35 Burst results for "Cabinet"
Marc Morano: The U.S. Has a Long History of 'Reset' Ideology
"Like me were a little bit slow to pick up on it because we thought, well, this has never happened. There's no precedent for this kind of thing. In our nation, and we can pretty much trust people even if they're on the different side of the political spectrum. They're not going to do anything crazy. But they did. They did. In fact, well, in the book, I go back to 1913 in the U.S., Woodrow Wilson's administration was when they first had this ideology, if you will, of the administrative state ruled by credentialed experts over all aspects of your life. And keep in mind, it wasn't done as an evil mastermind plot. This was presented as, you know, people aren't educated enough. We can actually have experts running most aspects of their lives and we can have an unelected bureaucrats literally in credentialed experts managing everything from nationalizing as well. The economy from agriculture to energy to food. All the way through. And this was seen as a positive benefit. Ebbed and flowed throughout the years. In the 1930s, Roosevelt had a kitchen cabinet adviser Stuart Chase, who actually proposed an early version of this great reset, literally nationalization of energy, stopping your government control of news and propaganda, his words. And he actually said, why should the Soviets have all the fun? And this was, of course, during the time when the soap Joseph Stalin was seen as this great reformer and Russia and all the progressives were very excited. So you fast forward and what happened is if you get into the 70s well, particularly the 90s and the last decade and the previous decade, you have a lot of these same progressives now replacing Russia with China. So you have Justin Trudeau saying China is he has basic admiration for their dictatorship. You have Tom Friedman of The New York Times decades ago saying that China's doing it right and that they don't have the messiness of democracy. The UN climate chief praising China. Obama administration officials
UK leader Sunak faces opposition in Parliament for 1st time
"Britain's new prime minister Rishi sunak is holding a meeting of his new cabinet before facing the opposition in parliament for the first time as leader Soon axe appointed a government mixing allies with experienced ministers from the previous governments as he tries to tackle Britain's multiple economic problems office says the lineup in his team aims to ensure that at this uncertain time this continuity at the heart of government but during the regular House of common session known as prime minister's questions opposition politicians are likely to focus on the baggage the new ministers carry from the governments of Boris Johnson and Charles
Rishi Sunak to become U.K. prime minister
"Former treasury chief Rishi sunak will become Britain's prime minister at a meeting with King Charles the third Sunak who was elected the leader of the Conservative Party after the brief disastrous term of Lisp trus will visit Buckingham Palace where the king formally asks him to form a new government After that sunak's first task will be to appoint a cabinet that can tackle Britain's economic and political crises He will also prepare for a budget statement that will set out how the government plans to come up with billions of dollars to fill a fiscal whole created
Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni sworn in as Italian premier
"Ministers in Italy's new cabinet have reacted to the job at hand after being sworn in to form the country's new government Who swollen at the kiwi now palace as the nation's first far right premiere since the end of World War II and the first woman to lead the government Guido prosto Italy's defense minister says he feels a sense of responsibility a sense of the moment and the awareness of the difficulty that awaits those who represent the country Milone's brothers of Italy party was the top vote getter in last month's national election Hope coalition allies include the far right league of Matteo salvini and the conservative Forza Italy party headed by former premier Silvio Berlusconi I'm Charles De Ledesma
Is There Global Recognition of the FBI's Problems?
"There any in Canada internationally in the UK? Do you think there's a sentence outside of America if you look at the media? Of an awareness of how problematic and institution the FBI has become, or is this not a story? It is a story. Look, I think there is I think it is widely felt informed people in all advanced Western countries, and they all obviously watch American affairs closely, that there are some serious problems in the American political system right now. The whole idea of the Department of Justice has been used for political reasons. It's extremely distressing to anyone who cares about democracy anywhere. The federal police force and one that has in general been highly regarded professionally. It should be the subject of this kind of discussion is disturbing to anyone who wishes America well. And see American politics in this condition where utterly absurd things are being done. I mean, I leaving one border completely open as millions of people flood in. And the secretary of the cabinet directly responsible just repeats like an automaton on auto queue. The voters, which disturbs anyone, which is America well, which is essentially everybody in the western world, because if the United States falters were all in real problems.
Media: UK Treasury chief out as prime minister plans U-turn
"The UK has a new treasury chief the fourth in a year Embattled prime minister Liz truss has installed a new lawmaker to run the economy as she struggles to calm markets and hang on to her job following the release of a controversial economic plan trust has appointed former cabinet minister Jeremy hunt to the post replacing quasi quantang three weeks after quantang announced a tax cutting mini budget the scent ban plunging to record lows against the dollar immediate market reaction however has been muted investors already baked in the notion that the government would back down on some of its key proposals
Stephen Moore: Trump Just Got It
"The question before we went to break. When Larry kudlow and I would meet with Trump and talked about economic policy starting in about late 2015 when he was just started running for president. The thing that was amazing is every time Larry and I would walk out of the room and we'd go, he gets it. He just gets it. You know, as a businessman should. Yeah, exactly. I mean, this is one of the things that really, you know, I don't always agree with Donald Trump. Sometimes he does things I disagree with him, but he was the CEO. And I don't always like his annex. But he had this instinct about how to make things grow, how to build things. I mean, you look at people like Barack Obama or Joe Biden or any of the people in his cabinet. They've never done anything. That recent figure by one of the media outlets on the right. 62% of everyone in The White House who has a study. That none of them have. By the way, we didn't just find solution 2%. Let's finish the sentence. Didn't have private sector experience who are writing economic policy. And I just wanted to clarify that because people get confused. I don't mean they didn't run a business. No. I mean, they didn't even work for these people couldn't run around lemonade stand. Trump
Caller: Jared & Ivanka Should Not Be in Trump's Next Cabinet
"Well, I agree with you. Because Donald Trump's second term, we've got to have the people behind them not just in Congress, but the people on his staff that support him, I think I've endured who are also liberal, are responsible for some of the stupid decisions that were made during Donald Trump's first term. It's his daughter and his son in law. I agree with that, but that doesn't mean they have to be a part of his administration. Look, I don't mind if Trump gets reelected. I don't mind Jared and Ivanka showing up for Christmas or Hanukkah. I don't have a problem with that, but that's the only time I want to see him in that White House. The only time. That's the only time too. It's been there was a nightmare. I want Donald Trump and it's not an if it's when he's going to be reelected. There's people out there right now today. There's rumors again about a discussion with Merrick Garland, which proves that he's on the verge of indicting Trump and I have to laugh at that because it's always, we got him this time. We got him this time. Donald Trump is not going to get indicted. And if he does, that is because we have a crooked system and that will spark that will unleash some very bad things in this country, and we don't need that.
Rebekah Koffler Discusses a New Generation of Warfare
"Have run proof of concept, right? This is another one that I described in my piece on the Fox digital Fox News digital website. They paid attention, they being the Russian military strategist and planners to an event that actually occurred in the United States in 2001 around Baltimore where a train that carried hazardous materials had an accident. And what happened there was a spill and a flood, and then completely derailed the entire transportation corridor between Baltimore and New York for hours, but because of that, it wasn't just the train. It was communicated, telecommunications. It was it had cascading effect. And so this creature had and I said, wow, it doesn't take really much for the whole system to collapse. So that's the intent to do something like that. Well, it's declared if it's part of your doctrine, then it's not a secret, and I remember, my gosh, must have been 15 years ago, maybe 12 years ago, I think it was Estonia, a former Soviet republic that was taken by Stalin, was the first government in the world that went completely paperless. So they had a cyber government. There was no printing out of a gender meetings for the cabinet, the prime minister was very excited that it was the first IT paperless government and very soon after that happened. What happened? The system was hacked. Now who do we think hacked the former Soviet republic of Estonia that hates Russia? So
Shaken UK Conservatives seek unity after Truss' rocky start
"UK government ministers have implored conservative colleagues to rally behind their prime minister British prime minister Liz truss has had a rocky start to her premiership and misfiring economic plan marred trusses tumultuous first month in office and through her party into disarray cabinet minister Nadine sahai said with two years until the next general election the party should start rallying behind trust to ensure their reelected trust first bold move and power was a $50 billion tax cut stimulus which was to be funded by government borrowing the move spooked the markets and helped the opposition Labor Party take a commanding lead in opinion polls the police for unity come as lawmakers are set to return to parliament from a two week break Karen Chammas London
Was Coolio Killed Because of a QAnon Conspiracy?
"I watched a video the other day of Coolio. And he's talking like crazy, late at night. And it's said to be the last video he ever made, and in it, he talks about that old tale how celebrities feast on adrenochrome gives them life. It makes them glow. It's almost like immortality. Late night night late in 2020, there was a report that a dangerous conspiracy theory was being spread by supporters of the right wing group QAnon. About a drug called adrenochrome. And this conspiracy theory is still the center of a lot of curiosity. A lot of people believe it, I personally don't. The story goes that adrenochrome is being harvested by liberal elites from the blood of kidnapped children. You know, sometimes we saw these artists all these Tony Podesta, the old guy in Obama's cabinet, Obama's confit not what have you. These guys had artwork that seemed to have always images of babies and blood and there's that one artist Abramovich who does a lot of blood work in her artwork and includes babies as well. Just then there was also the pizza connection, you know, with the kids, there's a tunnel under the pizza shop. It goes so far and so deep. The theory is that liberal eats kidnap and chuck this blood, this adrenochrome out of the children. So supposedly it gives them a psychedelic experience and even holds the promise of immortality for those who take it. It may sound absolutely ridiculous. But the adrenochrome conspiracy theory has now made its way far beyond those people who sit at their computer with Bloodshot eyes, scouring YouTube all night. Now it's in mainstream culture. Even Dr. Phil had a woman on his show who claimed that her missing daughter had been kidnapped and tortured for adrenochrome. Now, as I said, I don't believe it, but Bernie Mac, the old comedian was somebody who brought that up in the past, then there was that crazy man. Isaac Kathy, who people who listen to my show, know all about him. He terrorized Hollywood for a few months a couple of years ago with stories of pedophilia and adrenochrome and how, you know, all these tippy top Hollywood people are on it, and now there's a video of Coolio saying much the same thing. The one thing all those guys have in common, they're all dead now. So some people are drawing a line between wait a minute. They all talked about adrenochrome, and now they're all dead. They must have gotten killed. They must've gotten whacked.
How abortion could affect the midterm elections
"President Biden is marking 100 days since the Supreme Court overturned a national right to abortion It's an issue Democrats hope can galvanize their voters before next month's elections that will decide congressional control This afternoon the president will attend the second meeting of a cabinet level task force he set up to coordinate his administration's response to the high court ruling The White House says he will announce new steps for protecting access to abortion but will again remind Americans only Congress can restore national access and will again urge them to elect more Democrats The White House says nearly 30 million women of reproductive age now live in states with an abortion ban Sagar Meghani Washington
King Charles III decides not to attend climate summit
"King Charles the third has decided not to attend the international climate change summit in Egypt next month fueling the speculation that the new monarch will have to reign in his environmental activism Now that he has ascended the throne The Sunday Times the newspaper reported that the decision came after conservative prime minister Liz truss objected to Charles attending the conference known as cop 27 when she met with the king last month at Buckingham Palace but a member of trust cabinet said the government and palace were in agreement about the decision Under the rules that governed Britain's constitutional monarchy the king is barred from interfering in politics by convention all official overseas visits by members of the royal family are undertaken in accordance with advice from the government
Joe Concha: Biden Admin Are Masters of Self-Inflicted Damage
"The way they frame it it kind of alters it to make you believe he's an innocent victim in all this As you'll see in the book mister bongino Did Joe Biden isn't a victim of circumstances to your point but he and his cabinet his advisers his handlers they are masters of self inflicted wounds in this country And the consequences have been devastating to our wallets I looked at my 401k yesterday my jaw is still on the floor It's been deadly for so many Americans as well in terms of their decisions around the border in terms of opioid overdoses fentanyl coming in record numbers from China through Mexico and into the hands of so many young Americans who are dying That's the thing right It's all self inflicted So when you look at inflation yeah inflation goes up and down But when this president came into office it was at 1.4% And now it's well above 8% And I'm guessing maybe this is the reason why when you inject trillions of dollars into the economy in addition to the trillions that you're already spending that tends to increase inflation But again these guys will go out there and particularly the president as press secretary and they'll say no you know what This is called the inflation reduction act So I know we're spending a lot of money but it's going to bring down inflation And then every sober study and analysis says that actually it's going to raise inflation And that's the thing This is all self inflicted based on the decisions that they have made and that's why we are where we are And that's why I'm just amazed to your point Yeah he's had about 39 40% right now Who are these people I mean all I can have a beer with these folks sometimes is what can you possibly say you're doing correct right now
"I don't think he's bluffing": Zelenskyy says Putin's nuclear threats "could be a reality"
"Spokesman has expressed the country's grave concern regarding Russian threats to use nuclear weapons At a press conference in Tokyo chief cabinet secretary here are cars who matsuno says as the world's only country to have suffered nuclear attacks we strongly demand that the threat or use of nuclear weapons by Russia should never happen He also announces an additional ban by the Japanese government of the export of materials there may be used for chemical weapons to 21 Russian organizations
The Vilification of Successful Black Men With Dr. Ben Carson
"Of speaking with justice clarence Thomas at some point earlier this year and it's just an amazing thing to hear how he bought in to the angry black man ideology until he woke up to the truth and we just see the astonishing accomplishments that he has made just a hero and yet he like you is mostly vilified in the mainstream media and by the Democratic Party as somehow getting it wrong. I mean, it's just fascinating to me that you could be one of the greatest surgeons in the world. You could be in the cabinet of the president of the United States. You could be a Supreme Court Justice. It's just amazing that the two of you, for example, who have been such a so dramatically successful, would be vilified. What do you think is behind that? Who is behind that? Well, you know, I grew up in Detroit, a very liberal place. And Boston a very liberal place. Went to New Haven, a very little place, and then Ann Arbor, very liberal place, and in Baltimore, very little place. So I was a very liberal individual. Until I did something that the liberal has never supposed to do. I listened to a conservative, I listened to Ronald Reagan. And I said, this guy sounds just like my mother. He's saying exactly the same stuff the same philosophy. And I started really examining my belief system. I was noticing that so many of the patients that I was seeing at each Baltimore. Were dependent on the government. They were perfectly able bodied people. I said, this is wrong. And there is a system that is absolutely deleterious to the aspirations of these people. And that's really when I started making a significant change. Once the media for whom I was a darling discovered that I had made that change and now I was a conservative has evil. He's an evil person. He's a terrible, terrible person. Because they don't want the narrative of self reliance out there.
Robert Wilkie Describes the First Time He Met Queen Elizabeth
"Discuss the topic of the passing of a monarch that reigned for 70 years because the individual we have in studio, a regular supporter of the show, spent some formative years in the UK. We are delighted to have him in studio for the whole hour for a member of the Trump administration of the cabinet secretary of veterans affairs served two of our armed services with distinction, secretary Robert wilkie. Welcome in studio. Thank you, doctor. And I'm going to, I'm going to take guest privilege here. Describe the first time I met her majesty. Please, my father was the liaison officer to the royal school of artillery. In Wiltshire, outside of Salisbury. And she was coming to bestow the royal title on the school and as the senior allied officer. We were not seeing the officer's family. We received a visit from some of our strap hangers. The night before. Telling the children how to behave in the presence of royalty. That's right. You don't throw your hand out. You don't talk. Well, so she comes to the line. And I've been told since then, that she instinctively knew when she was around Americans. And she liked she liked our fourth rightness. She liked American children. And of course, my little brother who was 6 years old immediately throws his hand out. And I could see the guys with all the feathers in their hats swooning. And this is catastrophe of the first one. They ate the car fainting. And she stood there for 5 minutes and talked.
Robyn Pfaffman: There Are No Real Consequences for Crime
"I mean, it's insane. It's a war zone over here. I mean, you've covered a lot of these big crimes literally all over America. What was going through your mind as you were watching the coverage of what was happening in Memphis? You know, I actually thought Todd, this was what really the headline in my head was when you lock people up in their homes over a virus, this is the result that people have gone absolutely mad. And then when you and then you couple that with defunding the police and then you add on top of that. And then you add into the mix of that gumbo pot. The no bail and no penalty. Think back when you were a kid Todd, when you, you know, my brother and I, we used to love Oreos, right? You go into the cabinet, you take an Oreo and mom and dad say, hey, you can only have one Oreo, but you know one Oreo is never enough, right? So you're going to take two Oreos. If you don't get caught and punished, right? What's going to happen? So the next thing you know, you've eaten the whole bag of Oreos. And that's what's happening with crime. There's no punishment for taking that second Oreo, right? And so now you have all these criminals out of control. They know that there's no consequences for their actions, and we have a complete breakdown in society, and you have people posting posting violence posting murder online on social media. It's just absolutely outrageous. And it's very concerning to me because if we don't start refunding the police, building prisons and locking people up, we're going to have a total breakdown. I think we're already there. But what went on in Memphis is so concerning to me, I
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"The military isn't for everyone. The United States Marine Corps even says so much in their recruiting slogan. They are the few, the proud. But war changes people. The danger, that sense that one's life could end in a split second, brings something out in a soldier. In April of 1942, a number of Polish soldiers had just been released from Soviet prison camps. They were traveling through Iran on their way to Alexandria, Egypt, where they would board ships back to Europe to assist the allies. It was during this journey when they met a young Iranian boy and his friend. The soldiers would have passed them by, but one of the civilians traveling with them saw something special in the boy's friend. She thought it best to bring him along, asking one of the lieutenants to help her secure passage for him. No one knew his name, though, and it appeared as though his mother had been killed, so the troops named him wojtek, meaning joyous soldier, or happy warrior. But wojtek wouldn't eat at first, probably from the stress of losing his mom and now joining up with a bunch of strangers, but they managed to get him to drink condensed milk from an old vodka bottle. Over time, they spoiled him, treating him like one of their own children. Perhaps out of a deep seated longing for the children they had or lost back home. It didn't take long, however, for wojtek to become one of the guys, when offered a cigarette, he would take a drag. They also gave him beer, and he would drink at all, and then stare down at the opening of the bottle looking for more. The soldiers didn't only feed him garbage, though. He ate fruits, honey, marmalade, and syrups as well. And in the morning they'd give him coffee, which he very much enjoyed. At night he would snuggle up with the soldiers to keep warm, and during the day they'd play in wrestle together to pass the time. Wojtek quickly assimilated to military life and wanted to do everything his older friends were doing. As he grew, he would stand tall and salute them. He even learned how to turn on the communal showers, although that got him in trouble because they were rationing water at the time. After reaching Egypt, the men traveled to Italy to fight alongside the British. There was just one problem, though, wojtek wasn't allowed to go with them, as he wasn't a soldier. Unwilling to let him go, they drafted him into the Polish army where he became an official member of the 22nd artillery supply company. Private wojtek had his own serial number and rank, as well as a pay book in which he could document his rate of pay, and other important details during his time in the military. And he quickly approved himself to be an essential asset to the war, demonstrating his utility at the battle of Monte cassino in 1944. He was only a few years old, but he had ballooned to a whopping 200 pounds. At his size he was able to carry crates of artillery shells weighing a hundred pounds each. In fact, he was so strong, he could lift ammo boxes that normally required three or four men to handle, moving them with ease to wherever they needed to go. And his service during Monte cassino helped him achieve the rank of Corporal. He was a hero to his fellow soldiers and everyone back in Poland. So much so that the 22nd artillery support company changed their insignia to an image of wojtek, carrying an ammo shell. Sadly, he passed away in 1963, but he was honored with statues all over Poland, as well as in Scotland where he was stationed briefly. But if you visit the statue's expecting to see the metal effigy of a large war ravaged child, you'd be mistaken. Wojtek wasn't a person, you see? He was a bear. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosity's podcast dot com. The show was created by me, Erin manke, and partnership with how stuff works. I make another award winning show called lore, which is a podcast book series and television show, and you can learn all about it over at the world of lore dot com. And until next time, stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Welcome to Aaron menke's cabinet of curiosities, a production of iHeartRadio and grim and mild. Our world is full of the unexplainable. And if history is an open book, all of these amazing tales are right there on display. Just waiting for us to explore. Welcome. To the cabinet of curiosities. In 1807, about a third of the way through the Napoleonic Wars, Denmark found itself in an interesting situation. It already controlled Norway, Greenland jutland Schleswig holstein in Germany, and Iceland. In addition, it commanded a formidable navy with 3000 members in its fleet, and that navy was preparing to defend itself against the French. The Danish army was already planning for a land attack from Napoleon's forces. The navy, however, was in a tougher spot. You see, the British needed access to the Baltic Sea. They were using it as a trade route. The Baltic was also home to the resources needed for building English warships, and up to then the Danes had been allowing the British safe passage through the Baltic, especially since their presence also benefited allies like Sweden and Russia against the French. Unfortunately, there was a serious fear of France taking over Denmark now that Prussia had finally fallen, English foreign secretary Charles gray had secretly tried to build an alliance between Denmark, Britain, and Sweden against France for several years, but had failed to make progress. Meanwhile, France was sending its own people into Denmark to secure the country's armies against the British. There were even rumors that the Danish might go along with the French, after all. Fearing the loss of Denmark to Napoleon, two dozen English ships were sent in July of 1807 to kattegat, a sea on the eastern Danish coast..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"The most decadent ship of them all. The Queen Mary. Built from 1930 to 1934 by white star line, the RMS Queen Mary was a transatlantic ocean liner named after Mary of Teck, who was the queen of England at the time. The ship boasted a traditional design with a prominent bow and three orange and black smokestacks along its top. Inside the liner was filled with all manner of first class amenities, including a pair of indoor swimming pools, a lecture hall, and beauty salons. Parents of all classes even had access to nurseries for their children. You know, for when mom and dad wanted to hit the dance floor or get some much needed alone time. The Queen Mary's telephone system could also make calls all over the world. There was no question this was a white star ship, as she was clearly cut from the same cloth as her long lost sister, the Titanic. She was converted into a troop ship during World War II, carried allied soldiers overseas for several years. It took about ten months to change her back into a passenger ship after the war, and then she continued to sail for another 20 years. She underwent a number of modifications during that time, both inside and out. Before she was retired in 1967, permanently moored in Long Beach, California, she was converted once again. This time from a working ship into a floating hotel. Her lower levels were transformed into an aquarium and museum, while her boiler rooms were removed completely. Over the years, the Queen Mary went through several owners, all of whom had different ideas about what the liner should have been. Hotelier Jack rather happened to be one of those owners. He and his wife used to sail on the Queen Mary back when it was still in service, so when the opportunity to lease the property arose in the 1980s, but rather jumped at the chance. He was no stranger to running a hotel either. He'd built one back in 1955, which had proven quite successful. It was so successful, in fact, that a prominent California business owner tried to buy it a number of times, but never quite had the money to do so. It wasn't until decades after this entrepreneur's death when his company was finally able to afford rather's hotel and the property on which it sat, which happened to also include the Queen Mary. This company had big plans for the liner and hoped to take advantage of its dark history. You see, the Queen Mary was home to countless ghost stories and tales of paranormal activity, which led to it becoming known as the most haunted hotel in America. During World War II, for example, an accidental collision with another military vehicle, led to the deaths of 300 personnel on the other ship. As a passenger ship, you know, a temporary home for living, breathing human beings. The Queen Mary was believed to have been the site of almost 50 deaths, including drownings, murders, and even other strange departures. Her new owners wanted to turn a night's stay into a fully immersive paranormal experience, and the piece de resistance, room B, three 40. Those who entered the notorious room reported strange happenings, such as the floors, creaking it odd times, are distant voices calling from beyond the grave. Faucets in the bathroom would turn on by themselves, and on more than one occasion, ghostly images showed up in the mirrors, frightening the guests. The thing was, room B three 40 wasn't really haunted. The company just wanted people to think it was. They had installed all sorts of effects to give anyone staying in the room the sense that they weren't alone. Unfortunately, the idea of actually sleeping in a haunted hotel didn't really sit well with tourists, and the concept was abandoned. It was kind of surprising though, since it had been formulated by a company, adept at building ghost infested structures before. They'd even tried to use the techniques from their other attraction on the Queen Mary. But Disneyland visitors didn't mind visiting the haunted mansion for a few minutes at a time. They just didn't want to spend several nights in its floating equivalent. After Disney gave up its idea of a haunted ocean liner in the early 1990s, it ripped out all of the imaginary technology from room B three 40 and locked it up for good. Which only adds to the mystery. Why was the door locked? What had happened in there? Why couldn't anyone go inside? Over time, knowledge of Disney's involvement melted away, and the rumors of the Queen Mary's hauntings led to the idea that room B three 40 was one of the scariest places on the ship. It was also believed to have contributed to ghost sighting claims from guests, decades later. Whether you believe the Queen Mary really is plagued by ghosts, depends on whether you believe in the paranormal at all. If you're brave enough, and you have the money, you can stay in room B three 40 overnight, and judge for yourself. Just don't expect it to be. The happiest place on earth. College is a time for finding yourself, trying new things, experiencing true freedom for the first time, and, of course, breaking the rules. After all, what is the point of experiencing anything without a little rule breaking to make the experience better? Sure, you should be learning things as well, but let's not kid ourselves. It's the freedom and the rabble rousing students past and present, remember most. As such, if you drop someone like George Gordon Byron, known to most as lord Byron, into such an environment, you're bound to see some fireworks. Byron spent his life breaking rules, Bucky norms, and otherwise stirring the pot. Both in his poetry and in life itself. That's what happens when you become a literary icon by the ripe age of 20. Having been born into a troubled childhood to a schizophrenic mother and a father nicknamed mad Jack, as well as being cared for by an abusive nurse, Byron's tumultuous life makes sense. He was also born with a club foot, a condition he blamed on his mother's tight corsets, which earned him constant mockery from his classmates. As such, he did not find much comfort throughout his early days, though he did find one particular avenue that helped him grin and Barrett. A companionship of animals. Byron had numerous dogs and cats throughout his upbringing, but he also dabbled in exotic pets as well. Monkeys, foxes, peacocks, and even crocodiles. Although the exotic pets didn't make as lasting of an impression as his favorite pet of all time, a dog, named bosun, who died of rabies in 1808. All in all, it's clear that Byron love dogs, so when it came time for him to leave home and attend Trinity College in Cambridge in 1805, he was desperate to bring one of his pups along with him. And not bosun, curiously enough, but his bulldog named smut. He certainly had a knack for naming his pets. However, Trinity College had a strict rule against having dogs on campus. And given what we talked about with college being a time for rule breaking and Byron being a champion rule breaker, well, then you can guess what's coming. Byron swapped out the forbidden dog by another animal. An animal, not traditionally kept as a pet. But seeing as how Trinity College did not have an explicit rule preventing being accompanied by such a pet, Byron fought for his right to have it, and won the argument, and just like that, he was cleared to come to campus with an animal that was far and away more dangerous and troublesome than a dog. Regardless, Byron kept the animal on a leash, walking it around campus, surely taking it out in the morning to do its business and conversing with the student body. Bear in mind that there would not have been any other pet owners on campus. No dog owners, socializing over two dogs becoming friends. Just one rather large pet on a leash of Byron, doting over his newfound friend. It didn't take long for Byron to fall in love with this animal. He wrote to his friend Elizabeth in 1807 saying I have got a new friend, the finest in the world. When I brought him here, they asked me what to do with him, and my reply was he should sit for a fellowship. And let's take a moment to appreciate that last line. Rumor has it that he really did try to apply the animal to join the student body. Since there were no rules explicitly stating that this wasn't allowed, nothing ever came of this, though, the animal never earned itself a degree. At least not that we know of. As far as where Byron acquired this animal, well, it's all rumor and hearsay, really. They say he acquired the creature from the sturbridge fair, or from a traveling menagerie. But the matter was never solved. It's not like the guy who acquired crocodiles and peacocks would have that much trouble finding anything else. Sadly, we don't know what happened to this pet win Byron parted ways with it. We don't even know what its name was, but whatever the case, this companion helped make Byron's time at university, that much more, well, bearable. Oh, and Byron's pet, if you haven't caught on. Was a bear. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosity's podcast dot com. The show was created by me, Erin manke, and partnership with how stuff works. I make another award winning show called lore, which is a podcast book series and television show, and you can learn all about it over at the world of lore, dot com. And until next time, stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Eustace buckets life was like an action movie. He was a monk, born in France in 1170. He left a study black magic in Spain before traveling back home to join saint samurai Abbey. This was his lot in life as he was the youngest son of a feudal lord badwan basket, but he was meant to join the church while his older sibling would inherit their father's land. But eustace was never well suited to religious work. He often found himself at odds with his fellow monks by pulling pranks and shenanigans in the Abbey. For example, when he and his brothers were supposed to be fasting, he would convince them to eat instead, and it wasn't uncommon for him to pass gas in the cloister and encourage others to do the same. After a short time though, eustace received word that his father had been murdered. Unfulfilled as a monk and hell bent on vengeance, he left the Abbey in 1190 to avenge his father. Eustace met with a man named Renault de dem Martin. The count of Boulogne, seeking justice for his father's murder. You see, he had discovered that a man named Han froi had killed him, and eustace requested a trial by combat. He chose a champion to fight on his behalf against hen froy, but the champion was felled in combat and the accused was released. Eustace was then hired by the count to be his senator, or administrative officer to assist with his financial matters. He served the count for about four years until a figure from his past resurfaced and threw a wrench into his life once again. His father's killer. The alleged murderer began spreading rumors about eustace, which the count was quick to believe. He accused the monk of embezzlement and sent him fleeing into the surrounding forest to hide out and plan his next move. On his own, fueled by revenge and branded an outlaw by the man who had helped him, eustace embraced his new situation. He became a pirate. He recruited others to help him in his plot against the count as well. However, the harmless jokes and tricks he was known for, now took on a much darker and in some cases more sinister tone. For one, he committed arson by setting two of account's mills on fire. He also disguised himself as a leper and convinced the count to give him money. The way a person might toss some loose change into the cup of a homeless person on the street today. One time eustace dressed up like a woman and seduced one of the count's knights, offering to spend time with him if he would let the undercover monk climb atop the horse, the night obliged at which point used to sled out a large fart and stole the knight's horse instead. Though many of the stories of eustace's exploits ended in theft or destruction with only minor injuries, there are also tales of a much more grim variety, like when he captured 5 of accounts men at arms and cut the feet off four of them. He let the 5th go free to tell the count about what he had done. Around 1206 eustace traded the forest for the sea and became a true pirate. He sailed the English Channel and the strait of Dover as a mercenary for king John of England for a number of years. John was in the middle of a land dispute over the duchy of Normandy, which was currently under French control. To help his cause the king employed eustace and gave him two dozen galleys to disrupt French trade along the channel. With that much firepower, it wasn't hard for the monk to take over one of the nearby islands as his home base, and orchestrate his attacks from there. He didn't discriminate either. He went after ships from all countries, including English ships belonging to king John. Unfortunately, after 6 or 7 years, his relationship with the king went sour. Surprise, surprise. Eustace and his wife were imprisoned, his daughter, sadly, was even killed. The monks soon found himself on the other side of the fight, working for the French instead. France's king Philip Augustus was only too happy to employ eustace, and pick his brain about how England's forces operated. Philip made him an admiral and had him transporting supplies and soldiers across the English Channel, resulting in several major victories for the French. But all good things must eventually come to an end as they say, and in the case of eustace the monk, that end was particularly violent. In 1217, the French prince was hiding out in London after a crippling defeat against England. He was waiting for eustace to bring him some much needed supplies. When the monks ship was caught by English forces. Eustace was executed. His days of pirating were obviously over, but his story doesn't end there. In fact, it only grew. You see the former monk was of noble birth, hid in the forest with a band of fellow outlaws, stole from the rich, and often used disguises to fool the greedy count's men. While people today may not be familiar with eustace the monk, they most certainly know the character that he would one day help inspire. Robin Hood. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosity's podcast dot com. The show was created by me, Erin manke, and partnership with how stuff works. I make another award winning show called lore, which is a podcast book series and television show, and you can learn all about it over at the world of lore, dot com. And until next time, stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"All across Europe it stood from manliness. Those with them were viewed as more elite than those who did not have them. In Germany, only men who had proved themselves in battle were permitted to wear them. They became the symbol for bravery and dashing courage. And by the 19th century, they became all the vogue for society's elites. So waiters, domestic servants and priests were forbidden to have them. Men wearing them were considered more handsome, more virile, and certainly more important. In France, this fashion trend happened at about the same time that fine restaurants, catering to the rich began to open in Paris, like plenty of cultures, dining is often more than just about the food, though. For the wealthy and elite in France, it was also about showing off their importance. The clientele wanted an experience, and that meant they wanted to feel superior over those who served them. And so the waiters were banned from wearing them. Those who insisted were fired. The men who were denied the ability to wear the fashion felt humiliated, demoralized, and emasculated. Women during the industrial revolution often claimed that a man without one wasn't a suitable man at all. Although the waiters complained, restaurant owners turned a deaf ear. If the ultra wealthy wanted to flaunt their manliness and superiority over them, so be it. Though the industry wasn't the same as a factory, there were unions, just not as tightly formed. Waiters came and waiters went, although it's said that thousands went on strike. The newspaper reported that this wasn't so much about the style as class, and that in another ten years or so, another class difference would be the center of attention instead. The reporters stated that the waiters if their demands were met, would then ask for better pay and all sorts of other things, sooner or later prices would go up, and it would be the patrons who would strike instead. In America, The New York Times jumped into the fray stating that preventing waiters from wearing them was like the days of slavery. Such acts were not becoming of the French elite. It was the reporter wrote a grotesque and humiliating display of tyranny. The cause became known as the declaration of the rights of man and citizen. When the movement reached parliament, on Ted boye, the socialist deputy from Marseilles proposed a bill to make bans illegal, enforceable by serving three months in prison. The restaurant owners lamented their elite clientele might go elsewhere. They paid to feel like they were being served by lower class people, not equals. During the strike, though, waiters heckled the scabs who had been hired to take their place and picketed outside of the restaurants. The police were called in to arrest the strikers, although they also ended up arresting Americans who had come to dine and had no idea that lacking the trendy sense of style got them lumped in with the strikers. The boy bill failed, but all was not lost. By early May, waiters across the city had finally won the right to support this elite style of the rich. Proponents argued that the waiters should have asked for better pay, more time off and better working conditions as well. The men replied that it had nothing to do with socialism or capitalism. And everything to do with the sense of belonging and self identification. France had finally confronted the injustice that had been brewing right under everyone's nose. And when the restaurants reopened, waiters proudly returned to their jobs, sporting the thing they had fought so hard to wear. A mustache. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosity's podcast dot com. The show was created by me, Aaron manke, and partnership with how stuff works. I make another award winning show called lore, which is a podcast book series and television show, and you can learn all about it over at the world of lore dot com. And until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"From Marie took its toll and for a short time, he considered dedicating his life to the church instead of music. Three things changed his mind. His undying love of music, his mother's insistence that he follow his dreams, and attending a charity concert where he became so moved that he vowed to be as good or better than his idols. He wrote new music in practice his showmanship techniques designed to set him apart from his peers. His efforts at redefining his music and stage performances paid off. Royalty treated him like one of their own, women practically threw themselves at his feet, a press, always had a story about his escapades, the length of his performances, and the feverish audiences who couldn't get enough. When he took to the stage, crowds of women screamed and cried. On more than one occasion they rushed the stage to be near him to rip off a shred of clothing or cut off a lock of his hair as a souvenir. Women tore at each other's hair and fought bitterly for a glass that he might have touched. The audience's bordered on downright delirious. Female fans held him in their dreams and fantasies. He'd reached fame far beyond his musical heroes, Europe had never seen anything like the mania that surrounded him. He was bold, charismatic, and delivered a style of play in the piano unlike anyone before him. He turned the piano sideways to allow the audience to better view. Sometimes he sat, other times he stood, pounding so hard on the keys at times that one reporter dubbed him the smasher of pianos. It was common for him to play so powerfully that piano's required repair after his shows. Though he continued to spend holidays with Marie and their children, the couple soon called it quits for good. He threw himself fully into his work. Some say, his best work. Over 8 years, he visited 150 cities and played in over a thousand concerts. His work influenced other musicians and sparked new trends, performing became as much showmanship as talent. Though he was financially stable he never forgot his poor beginnings and gave away large portions of his wealth and performed for fundraisers. After a fire destroyed much of one city, he played several venues to raise money for the homeless. To this day, some consider him one of the most talented pianists to have ever lived. So who was this superstar who brought audiences to their feet like Jerry Lee Lewis and had women screaming and swooning as they did when The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Hungarian concert pianist, Bronx liszt, who passed away in 1847, 110 years before Lewis and a 113 before The Beatles ever took the stage. Rock on France rock on. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on Apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosity's podcast dot com. The show was created by me, Aaron manke, and partnership with how stuff works. I make another award winning show called lore, which is a podcast book series and television show, and you can learn all about it over at the world of lore dot com. And until next time, stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Of representatives in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy one. He wrote that his nominee had served the country states and community with dedication and devotion more also was quick to point out that the state of massachusetts had already officially recognized the nominees methods however unconventional they might have been in population control and applied psychology. Sure the facts and events surrounding the nominee service were vague and morehead intentionally and carefully worded the resolution still the house voted unanimously in favor of it. Now i'm sure that a lot of things ran through. Moore's mind by then although slightly horrified he also wasn't surprised in a strange sort of way he also founded it amusing and could barely contain his laughter. You see he'd proven a point that no one he worked with actually read the resolutions. They voted on and that they hadn't for a very long time and thanks to moore's experiment they literally had no idea who they had just honored for their work on population control within minutes of approval he withdrew his proposal and everyone appeared stunned that he would pull the resolution before the ink had even dried and so they waited for an explanation now back then he still wore a tie to work and he might have tugged at it just a little before reminding them of the date april first and his resolution had been part prank part test to see if these professional politicians actually paid attention to the job that they had been elected to perform considering the results of the votes he was cleared that they most certainly did not because moore's carefully reworded proposal was designed to honor a man named albert desalvo otherwise known as the famous serial killer from massachusetts the boston strangler. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Erin minke in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"A lot of great accomplishments have come out of compromises. The magna carta is a powerful example drafted in the year twelve fifteen. The document made a compromise between king john and his barons setting the stage. For many elements of the modern democratic process. Marriage is another of those moments of compromise. What else are the vows of the bridegroom but a promise to work hard and stay together no matter the cost. Two sides coming together to set aside differences and work together building something. That's better than the two individual pieces clearly. When we compromise we can make great things but compromise didn't look possible when the players arrived at fenway park back on september eleventh of nineteen eighteen. It was game five of the world series and after a long season and a lot of hard work. The red sox were feeling pretty proud of their accomplishments so proud it seems that they wanted more specifically. They wanted a bigger payday for their championship. Games for context the entire payroll for the red sox organization. That year was around ninety thousand dollars. Roughly one point five million in modern dollars. Last year their payroll was over one hundred. Eighty two million so it might be fair to agree that the one thousand nine hundred and nine red sox were a bit underpaid justified or not the team disgusted amongst themselves and decided that if they're owner harry frizzy didn't pony up a little extra dough. They weren't going to take the field and with a little over ten thousand people waiting in the stands dozens of whom were wounded world. War one veterans. There was a lot of pressure to make a decision quickly. It took about an hour but finally the players and frazee came up with a compromise. No they wouldn't get a pay raise for their performance that day but they would take a moment to honor those veterans. And how would they do it with a song. Of course frazee approached the band that played at each of the games and leaned in toward the musicians. There was a brief conversation and then the men nodded in agreement. A moment later the notes of a song rang out and everyone in attendance stood up and took off their hats at first the people. They're just listened hypnotized by the beauty of it all slowly. Though more and more of the military service members began to sing along and others followed them by the time the last verse came around the entire crowd was bellowing out the words as best. They could all to the tune of an old british bar song about getting drunk and flirting with the ladies which might sound rights. If you've ever been to a baseball game except those weren't the words. The crowd was singing. No the song had been used in america for nearly a century before that day with a whole new set of lyrics. A poem really written by a guy named francis scott key it wouldn't be until nineteen thirty. One when the star spangled banner would be recognized as the official national anthem. But at that game on september eleventh of nineteen eighteen it became a fixture of another american institution baseball. You see in the years that followed and inspired by the impact. The song had on the audience that day frazee headed played before each and every red sox game and in the process started a tradition. That still taking place today in a wide assortment of sporting events yes. The star spangled banner is a wonderful way to honor our military before each game. But it's important to remember remember that it almost didn't happen at all today. It's an essential part of the ballpark experience and yet in nineteen eighteen. It was nothing more than a bit of compromise a way to get the players out of the dugout and onto the field and in the end though it's also a reminder of an even older baseball tradition arguing about money. This episode of cabinet of curiosities is sponsored by better help online counseling as we begin to see the light at the end of the covy tunnel. A lot of people are still feeling down and emotionally out of sorts. You may not feel depressed at a total loss. But if you're feeling a little bit off or your relationships are suffering. That could be a sign. You should talk to somebody and online. Therapy can help. Better help is not a crisis line. It's not self help it's professional therapy done securely online and better help counselors have a broad range of expertise which may not be available in your area. Just fill out a questionnaire to help better help assess your needs and match you up with the professional licensed therapist. You can start communicating with your therapist and under forty eight hours in schedule secure weekly video phone and even live chat appointments. Better help is committed to great matches. So it's easy and free to change therapists if needed plus it's more convenient and more affordable than in person. Therapy and financial aid is available. Our listeners get ten percent off their first month at better help dot com slash curiosities. That's better h. e. l. p. dot com slash curiosities. Everyone put a lot of hope in patrick. His father was a young widower having lost his wife. Just a few years into their marriage and patrick was the only boy among his siblings. Which at the time meant that. There was a lot of pressure on him thankfully. He showed all the potential of living up to that hope. He was a gifted artist producing paintings and illustrations. That blew his peers away and wild his friends and family and he had a way with words that most kids just didn't which led the poems and stories that hinted at an underlying genius just waiting to burst forth and conquer the world patrick's father though didn't earn a lot of money and he knew as a single parent looking at his large family that there was honestly just no chance he'd be able to give all of them a push out into the world in fact it would take all his resources plus the efforts of the rest of the kids descend patrick off the college but they somehow managed art. School was supposed to be the key. That would unlock patrick's genius but not long. After arriving he was headed home. There's even rumor that he didn't even attend classes but instead tried his hand at teaching others how to paint and not only that but the process had used up all of the funds his family had worked so hard to give him their one. Great hope dashed on the rocks failure after that he got a local job tutoring others but it allowed him a lot of time to socialize. Which was good. Patrick was an outgoing guy and he happened to live in an area that was frequented by an artistic crowd musicians. Writers artists all of them rubbing shoulders together in the same space and he was right there among them sometimes he would even show them his most recent work and they loved it all. It had to have honestly been incredibly encouraging to stand in front of his heroes and have them praise his work and consider him appear. It's easy to imagine how his family felt about it. All too sure art school hadn't panned out and the boy had lost all their money but he was starting to get the attention of big players in the art world. So maybe all their efforts had been worth it after all but a sadly wouldn't be aside from a few pieces that got published in small time magazines. Patrick just couldn't seem to get his career off the ground and that frustration and despair started to creep in and rot his drive and his hope from the inside out. Alcohol and drugs became his escape when he lost his teaching job. He was forced to move back home with his father and siblings not long after he got a job as an administrative assistant at the local public transit. No it wasn't an artistic job but it paid real money. And that could have provided a boost to his efforts in the publishing world if he treated the job with respect instead he used it as an opportunity to steal after all having access to the accounting system made it easy for him and over his short time there he managed to.
"cabinet" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"This is made but it's very very good. Who's this henry. This is the only one i came up with. This is robert generaux. Formerly the housing secretary. The gang of course being rob generate oliver dowden. And richie sooner so i. The gangs died by moses and so explain the gang and the significance of general leaving. Well so that. Three and also boris johnson. Together in a joint article for the times Which which i read about which was a huge moment in tory. Leadership election like people at trump's becoming leader in two nineteen was it was a foregone conclusion at that stage. it really wasn't all his endorsers. Pretty much up to that point was sort of brexit head. Bangers better this was not normal. This was this was three rising stalls of roughly. The center of the policy sang borisov and that actually interviewed various leadership. Candidates at robert generous westminster westminster house together and they've had very different fortune since robert generic actually got the best job in that first reshuffle. Dowden was minister for cabinet office. Where she soon. I was chief saturday. The treasury generate was housing secretary. He was the first millennial covenants the first ever cabinet minister born in the and thanks to various scandals and just simple failure to realize how big conservative position as planning reforms would be. He's been booted out the cabinet. The first millennial cabinet minister before his fortieth birthday already quite brutal. That was not expected. I think people thought. Jeremy mike demoted maybe to sexually the treasury but nobody quite expected his demise to be swift but it it it. It goes to show a very decisive Anjem decisive reshuffle. Which which frankly didn't show a lot of regard for for loyalty and also because he was because he was planning forms which call so much anger on the toy. Mention even fed into the talk of toys lost the chesham and amersham by-election as much of a threat on the backbenches. No i don't think so. I mean i mean. I don't think anyone's that much with a french governments that everyone's saying you know he knows where the bodies are buried buried most of them so What's how people would say. Oh you call them. L. job on the back benches going to be a pretty big big beast and even then successive survived people who seem very powerful at one point because ultimately that's still department esther he has a majority of that is the most salient fact People can cause trouble rebellions of twenty thirty then not ideal But they can be withstood gavin williamson. Do i think he'll troubling about mentioned. I mean this way knows where the bodies are buried. I mean he lost chief whip for years ago. I'm sure he knows some gossip about mp's of that sort of era but a lot of them got booted out the conservative party. Bob johnson an aren't around anymore So no. I don't think people will go mushroom about but generally we'll bring the experience that comes with having been cabinet minister. She'll will do some interesting campaigns interesting speeches but that is not the same thing. As wielding the knife divorce barstools Premiership in reprisal inside. Now remembering the no normal person takes the united of all these things. Although i suppose actually because of the law states eighteen months some of these people have become celebrities matt hancock so much bigger. Because he'd be on the telly much during the pandemic. So gavin williamson. We'll probably get a bit of cut through what happens now. Look ahead i suppose. The party conference has an opportunity for some of these new people to lay out stool remortgage some new policy. Is this a sort of the big lee boots of government presumably. This is the team which is most likely to take him into the next election. Yeah i think probably get one more reshuffle quite close to the next election. But but this will broadly that team. Yeah I don't know i think this is a reshuffle for the medium-term ralph from the short term. I don't think it's that list trust is going to give a better conference speech than dominant rav. No one cares what the conservative foreign secretary says. Conservative party conference really. I think it is a team. That boris johnson. Things over the next couple of years will give him that he can go into two thousand twenty four seven. Because that's the question that really concerns concept van piece. Twenty nine hundred. The message was clear. Get brexit water. The three words for twenty twenty four varies what. Boris johnson needs to work out over the next few years. And i think the thrust of this reshuffle has been getting people into positions way. He thinks he might be have more strings to his bow With which he can then say actually. This is what i offer. This is what you should also to. This is what you get another five to do more social have done this downturn. Y'all do this. And you know that i'm going to do it. That's that's because the government for a long time by the top of the next election. Fourteen years so we need needs to be able to show something for love stuff. That was that was. I feel like we've got the full collection. There had made dj. Henry's ethman talking to a boy. Johnson hitting shuffle on the cabinet playlist..
"cabinet" Discussed on Before Breakfast
"Hey listeners i've got one word for you getaway. Just imagine the sun the beach an ice cold drink in your hand with the american airlines advantage mile up card from city. You can go from daydreaming two sunbathing by earning miles on everything you buy. It's the card that turns everyday purchases into advantage miles like two times miles at grocery stores. Plus you can even earn a special bonus miles offer after qualifying purchases head to city dot com slash mile up today to apply for the american airlines advantage mile up card and get closer to that getaway. Welcome to before breakfast. A production of iheart radio. Good morning this is laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to build a cabinet of curiosities collecting random items can lead to clutter but done right. It can also renew your sense of wonder for the world which is every bit as important as looking like a minimalist paradise. Today's tip like some other. Recent ones is inspired by geoffrey davis forthcoming book tracking wonder which will be published. This fall this book is all about how to get back in touch with your creative side. Davis points out that many famous scientists of old like charles darwin. We're prolific collectors. They came back from their travels with all sorts of curiosities which could then be displayed and studied now. Of course there are some problems with some of the things they collected and it's also not like they could look things up on the internet if he wanted to study pretty much anything it had to be in your possession or somewhere you could go easily when lots of people kept collections. This meant that are naturalists. Could ask a friend to let them look at. Say a rare bird and they'd be able to compare the wings and learn about the natural world from that even if we these days might like to see the rare bird stay where it is in any case. We don't need to see as many things in person these days. Thank goodness but the impulse to collect interesting. Things is still part of discovery as see this every time my six year old returns to the house from his backyard quests where he has found interesting leaves interesting seedpods and occasionally squirmy living things. I am not such a huge fan of those squirmy discoveries but there is something to be said for staying curious. It's how we come up with new ideas. One way adults can do. This is to be on the lookout for things to put in a cabinet of curiosities. This could literally be a cabinet or a drawer or closet or a display case but have a spot where you put things just because you find them fascinating. Maybe it's a postcard with artwork. You find appealing. Maybe it's a colorful scrap of fabric. Maybe it's a clipping from a magazine that you cannot stop thinking about or a delightful set of buttons or bottlecaps. Now yes on some level all of this junk. I follow a lot of decluttering and minimalist accounts on instagram. And i know that in general. The modern aesthetic is pretty streamlined. We are not supposed to acquire things or hold onto them if they have no purpose or for not going to display them prominently somewhere. I know how this goes. Don't keep a collection of feathers take a photo of one feather frame it and put it above your mantle much better right and maybe it is but there is something to be said for mixing random things together and for being a little bit less discerning. We don't want to become hoarders but a single cabinet or drawer. Devoted to randomness has a few upsides. I it's just fun and second as we go through the world thinking about what we might be able to put in there. We are on the lookout for beauty for interest for novelty. When we look for such things we see more of them and that is not a bad way to go through life so think about creating a cabinet of curiosities for yourself. Where would you put it. What items do you have already. That might find a home there. Then once you start such a cabinet take some time every few days or weeks to go through it. Do you think still appeal to you. What thoughts do they spark. If the items in there are no longer do anything for you. Let them go. Things can definitely rotate out of the cabinet of curiosity. But it's shear existence can make life more interesting for not too much space when you think about it. In the meantime this is laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time. Hey everybody i'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on twitter. Facebook and instagram at before breakfast pod. That's be the number four then breakfast p. o. d. you can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcasts. At iheartmedia dot com that before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. I look forward to staying in touch before. Breakfast is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts. From iheartradio visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows listen. We all love ice cream. But there's ice cream and then there's jenny's ice cream janis as unique flavors like brown butter almond brittle a butter cream ice cream with golden pockets of caramel and crunch and bramble berry crisp ice cream. That tastes just like a fresh berry. Cobbler topped with vanilla. Ice cream. all made from scratch. No synthetic flavorings are dis. Ice cream is great and jenny's makes it better find. Danny's one of a kind ice creams including gluten free dairy free flavors at scoop shops and grocery stores nationwide and online at jenny's dot com. That's j. e. n. i. s. dot com. Hey listeners catching a wave or camping under the stars for the very first time. There's no better feeling. And that's why hyundai built their first ever sport adventure vehicle the hyundai santa cruz to help you on the journey to all of your firsts. Santa cruz combines the comfort of an suv with the versatility of an open bed any adventure. You imagine. Santa cruz delivers. It's unlike anything on the road or off it thanks to available h. Track all wheel drive. And it's backed by america's best warranty finding more firsts. it's your journey and the first ever hyundai santa cruz..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Psychology has been an important topic of study for centuries the ancient greeks and egyptians had their schools of thought on it as did the people in ancient india and china. it wasn't until the nineteenth century. Though when psychological research turned from the philosophical to the experimental german psychologist gustave thickener started testing human brains response to various stimuli around the eighteen thirties from their experts. Such as herman ebbing house went on to study other functions of the mind from memory to introspection to classical conditioning psychology became a bustling industry of experimentation. Eventually scientists didn't just want to learn the limits of the brain. They wanted to understand what made people tick. Why were some individuals able to say no while others were more closers. Stanley milgram of yale university tested this in his famous milgram experiment in nineteen sixty one. He invited participants to administer electric shocks to someone in another room. As the shocks increased in power the screams of the unknown party got louder and more intense until they stopped completely. But don't worry nobody died. The electric shocks weren't even real but the effects on the subjects pushing the buttons certainly were milgram wanted to test how far a person would go in following orders from an authority figure even if those orders involved hurting or even killing someone else. He based his experiment. On the actions of the nazis during world war two the stanford prison experiment of nineteen seventy-one took things further by placing college students in a simulated prison environment. The purpose was to study. How power affected one psychological states one group of students was given the title of guard while another subset was placed in the prisoner role. Three guards were pulled out of the experiment early after demonstrating what were described as genuine sadistic tendencies. The prisoners also suffered they were referred to by numbers rather than their names. They were stripped naked and sprayed with a hose in shorts. They were humiliated the two week experiment was terminated. After just six
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Most of us have experienced a bad day. Now and then maybe a stretch of bad luck here or there or even a rare major setback the loss of a job. A car accident on the way to work. You know the drill but some people have experienced even worse blunders that alter their life forever or don't just cost the company money but cost everything and at the bottom of that deep. Well of failure is one particular story from a few decades ago. And it's sure to make you feel better about your own. Current circumstances when leon via tor and his son timmy went fishing on november. Twenty first of nineteen eighty day. Assume that everything would go well. Maybe they'd catch something or maybe they wouldn't but their lives would never really be in danger so they set out in their boat to see what could happen there. Fishing spot was a small freshwater lake about fifteen miles south of lafayette louisiana known as lake in your it wasn't massive maybe ten feet deep but it was a lovely location and it even had its own small island. Jefferson island where visitors can find the rip van winkle live oak gardens but it wasn't all beautiful from their seats in the boats. Leon and timmy could also see an oil rig. It turns out that in a search for more natural resources to take advantage of oil. Giant texaco had hired a local company to do a test drill right in the middle of the lake. So our intrepid fishermen steered away giving the oil rigs and distance in hopes that the fish would follow. But that's been something went wrong now. Typically an oil rig will drill down and tell their target is reached valuable precious oil and we can all imagine those little geysers of black liquids shooting up from the ground signaling success but at about twelve hundred feet the oil crew felt something different. It was as if the drill had broken free which might have signaled a bad day for them but it was about to get worse because not only did they not see the telltale geyser of oil that they were after the water around. The drill shaft began to move in fact it almost looked as if it were swirling and within a matter of minutes that swirling motion looked an awful lot like a bathtub that's had the drain plug pulled. Which is exactly what had happened. Because they're drill had cut through the lake bed a thousand feet of rock and then straight into an active saltmine that they didn't know was there in the moment the whole was formed. The entire lake decided that it wanted to go down at what happened. Next was something out of a michael bay disaster movie all two point. Five billion gallons of water in the lake surged into the whole creating a massive vortex. That pulled anything around it down with it. a tugboat. That was present at the oil rig was sucked down and disappeared and then one of the heavy duty barges in fact before it was all over all eleven barges that were present. Were gone and it wasn't just boats that were at risk. The water actually begin to a road and pull away. Chunks of the land around it at least sixty five acres of land were dissolved and pulled into the whole including much of the live oak gardens and as all of it drained downward the water level fell so low that something else happened you see. There's a canal that connects the lake to the gulf of mexico so that water could flow out into the ocean if needed but now that canal had begun to run north sending water from the gulf into the lake. The salt mine below its and in the process it created a massive one hundred fifty foot waterfall. The largest on record in louisiana thankfully all fifty five men working in the salt mine were able to evacuate and no one lost their lives that day and once the mind filled up the lake eventually returned to whatever the new normal was for it. Even our friends. The fishermen managed to survive writing their little boats all the way to the muddy bottom before being able to climb out and walked to safety. We've all had bad days. But when you consider a story like this where someone drilled a hole in the world and made an entire lake disappear. Well it's hard to feel like a total failure fun. Probably not but curious. You better believe it. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time.
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Doing the right thing goes against common sense. It might involve personal sacrifice or missing out on an opportunity to earn a living. It might even put us endanger. The right thing is rarely the safest path forward but it often represents the best odds in september of nineteen fourteen. The people of france found themselves in a desperate position. The soldiers and war machines of germany were marching closer and closer to paris. It wasn't as if they hadn't tried to stop them. No that's what they've been doing for weeks. The war had sprung like a leak from a seemingly tiny hole with the assassination of austrian archduke. France ferdinand that was june twenty eighth of nineteen fourteen by august. First germany had declared war on russia two days later they set their sights on france as well. They had lost territory to france in the aftermath of the franco prussian. War of eighteen. Seventy one and they wanted it back in late august. On their way to francis northern border germany pushed through belgium. The small nation was quickly captured by august twentieth. It was in full occupation. All of a sudden the enemy had possession of territory right on the border and they showed no signs of stopping germany's forces were like a tidal wave of bullets and blood and it seemed very likely that france would indeed be invaded but again they tried to stop it. British soldiers came to help but the battle of months did not go as well as they had hoped for sending france and her allies into a quick retreat that was august twenty third. You have to stop and think about what it must have felt like. For the people of france and specifically those in the capital city of paris a foreign power had declared war on them and was now barreling toward them like a juggernaut in fact nothing had stopped germany at all and it would have been easy to feel hopeless in the face of that approaching danger in fact britain's foreign secretary at the time sir. Edward grey expressed that hopelessness out loud to a friend when he said the lamps are going out all over europe we shall not see them lit again in our
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"The beehive. This episode was made possible by best fiends. This year everyone's excited to jump into summer. Life's getting back to normal immoral resuming our usual activities except this summer. Everyone's bringing their fiends along with them. I mean they're best fiends. Because everyone's obsessed with this five star puzzle game download best fiends for free from the app store or google play and bring superfund brain challenging puzzles with you from the beach to the backyard barbecue. Taking best fiends on vacation is like getting twice as much relaxation. And no matter how much you play you'll never run out of best fiends goodness. There's always a new cute character to collect or another level to beat over five thousand challenging levels in all let best fiends keep. Your brain challenged all summer long and beyond get the ultimate summer accessory. Download the five star rated puzzle game best fiends on the app store and google play for free today. Friends without the are best beans. Can i confess something to you. It's something i'm embarrassed about. Even though it happened almost thirty years ago you see. Despite being an above average student in high school i nearly failed in one subject chemistry. Maybe i shouldn't feel so badly about that. I know a ton of people who have told me the same thing chemistry even the basic stuff is tricky and it takes a special mind to master the rules and systems inside it. As far as i'm concerned those who go on to study it in college let alone. Grad school are the closest thing to wizards to walk the earth. But there's no denying the power of chemistry right if it wasn't for smart people trying out new ideas. We wouldn't have superglue or penicillin or the tiny glowing rectangle. You're using to listen to this story right now. Chemistry has changed the world so while it's a tough subject for most students. Let's be grateful for those who excel at it. Students like stephanie. Stephanie was born in nineteen twenty three to parents who had immigrated to pittsburgh from poland and she discovered an early love of the natural world. This was thanks in part to her father who worked as a naturalist and even though he passed away when she was just ten that interest never went away in nineteen forty six. She graduated with a degree in chemistry from carnegie mellon university and then took a pause. Medical school was on her list of goals but she needed to earn the money to pay for it. I so she took a job as a chemist at dupont putting her bright mind and her new degree to work once settled there. She was put onto dupont's pioneer research laboratory team their mission defined a lightweight fibre. That was stronger than steel. You see at that point. Most automobile tires were made of rubber and reinforced with steel wire. It was effective but it added a lot of weight and dupont understood that chemistry might hold the answer now. Stephanie had no plans to stick around. Medical school was where she wanted to be but she was the sort of person who found chemistry fun. If you can believe that and soon enough a summer became a year and then to in nineteen fifty-nine. Her work won her a publication award from the american chemical society. She had demonstrated how to produce nylon rope inside a beaker of chemicals. Not earthshaking on. Its own but stephanie did it at room temperature. And maybe you're thinking to yourself wait. I've seen science teachers do this in school. And you'd be right but it was stephanie. Who taught them all how to do it. Stephanie would end up. Filing twenty eight patents over her four decades at dupont while building a legendary career as a chemist problem-solver and innovator not bad for a job. She never intended to keep just a way stop on her journey towards a medical degree that could have helped her save lives but thankfully one of her inventions made up for all of that in nineteen sixty four. The us was about to face a gasoline shortage and one way to help cars use less. Gas was to reduce their weight which brought tire project back to her desk. If they could find a lighter material to replace that steel wire inside them tires would become more efficient. now. I'm not going to go into the chemistry of her solution. You can listen to the first twenty seconds of this story for my reasons. Why plus the terminology is so complex. That would put my tongue into nuts. But in layman's terms. That get us into the ballpark. What stephanie did was recognized some potential in something that others would have considered a mistake. Most nylon fibers were made by heating the polymers. And then running. The clear solution through a spinner at a sort of hypodermic needle for polymer solutions. The results were stiff fibers. That broke fairly easily. But stephanie created a solution. That wasn't clear. In fact she later described it as sort of like buttermilk and when run through the spinner at this new recipe for lack of a better term produced a fiber that was five times stronger than steel after a brief stint inside tires. This new polymer found. Its way into more flexible items rope fabric for sales and even bicycle tires but it was one particular item of clothing that changed history. Stephanie kwalik might not have made it to medical school earned her degree and gone into practice. Saving lives in hospitals everywhere in america but she invented something that has kept a lot of people out of the hospital ever since the lightweight incredibly strong flexible and adaptable material. That we use today in bulletproof vests kevlar. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts. Or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time.
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"Upon which he had painted to black ovals and a long semi-circular curve a smiley face. Now it could be argued that the icon of a circle containing a smile is probably not even something a person can claim they invented most kids win scribbling out there. I stick figure cran drawings usually top those basic bodies with the smiley face and they do it instinctively. it's pure and simple and almost universal but harvey ball was the first to see its potential as morale-booster and maybe even the first to put those black lines on a yellow background and his insurance company clients was even more pleased with it. They had one hundred buttons made with the image on it and management past the buttons out to employees whenever they noticed someone was smiling while they worked and with that the floodgates burst wide because neither harvey nor his clients ever trademarked the image. Just about everyone. With an ounce of entrepreneurial spirit started to make and sell all manner of merchandise with the smiley face upon it posters. Check t-shirts check coffee. Mugs you bet and harvey. Oh he didn't mind. Honestly how ironic. Wooded of ben if the guy who invented the smiley face took the world to court over the use of such an iconic symbol no harvey just sort of rolled with it. He sold reproductions of his original painting. He did signings at conventions and even started a charity. A world smile foundation amazingly even the paycheck for that. Original design job was less than ideal and yet harvey never complained after all his client had promised to pay him for his time. And that's exactly what they did. Forty five dollars for ten minutes worth of work. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"We've all had a bad day. Some of us experienced days or even weeks that just feel darker and more hopeless as time goes by. It's normal man if that's you you're not alone however much you might feel like that right now. I can't guarantee when it will get better but it does. But what i can guarantee is that willem would have sympathised with you. Why well he was having a really bad time honestly by our modern standards he was pretty much a complete failure and however depressing might be. I want to tell you why willem was born in the early eighteen fifties. In what would one day become a large family. His father was a minister and over the years. More and more siblings were added to his daily life. Sometimes that pushes the oldest child to become a leader or at the very least dominant other times. It forces them to retreat from the chaos for willem. It was certainly the latter. His early years are a bit of a fog to historians but we do know that he hopped around for a bit from one school to another and then around the age of sixteen. He landed his first job. A family connection earned him a place inside a retail business of sorts. and for awhile. It seemed like maybe the work would stick. The job ended up giving him a much broader view of the world to in eighteen seventy three. He followed the work to london and then two years later it was paris. A willem wasn't in love with his job. He felt a calling that his father had and began to throw himself deeper and deeper into religious studies. So deepened fact that he was fired from the store in eighteen seventy six a few months later he settled into a place in holland and gave his religious pursuits. One hundred percent of his attention in fact his own sister would later describe him as daffy with piety. It seems young. Willem was a bit of an outsider. Although he couldn't care less about what others thought of him in eighteen seventy eight at the age of just twenty five. He left for a school. That would train him for evangelism certain that he had found his place in the world finally yet just three months later he failed out and there. He was a man who had been fired from his job and kicked out of school. It seems that poor young willem was really only good at one thing. Failing but his passion for religious work was a fire that couldn't be extinguished later on in eighteen seventy eighty packed up and headed to belgium with plans to work as a lay preacher. A minister without the proper training in a sense hoping his enthusiasm would make up for his lack of education. Now the place he headed to was a poor coal mining area life. There was rough for the people around him. And that filled his heart with compassion. He helped by them food and clothing and when there is an accident in one of the near my mind's shortly after he arrived willem was one of the first people there to help putting himself in danger to care for those who were hurt and it was that event that earned him the acceptance of the people around him. They'd seen his compassion for them in their darkest hour in so they decided his spiritual message was worth listening to. Despite his complete lack of training and the language barrier he became their shepherd. But even that wouldn't last long in july of eighteen seventy nine just a few months. After arriving in earning the trust of a community the regional religious authorities sent a representative to see how he was doing. What they found was a young man with barely a penny to his name. Dressed in rough clothing sewn from sackcloth and when this representative asked him where all his money had gone. Willem shyly admitted that he had spent it all on the miners around him furious. That willem hadn't followed the typical example of the church at the time that is to live well and stay clean from the filth around him. He was fired from his position. And with that. I think all those years of failure finally caught up with him here. He was just twenty six years old and it completes and total failure. It wasn't long after that. However when william saw something that inspired him it was an old miner straining under the weight of a sack full of coal and he felt a deep desire to capture that image so he pulled an old envelope out of his pocket and quickly sketched out the shape and form of the laboring man. It was the first step out of darkness and it also hearkens back to his days in retail working as a dealer of goods for his uncle. A dealer of art over the years to come willem would devote himself to his art with as much passion as he had his work as a preacher and in the process he carved his name into the pages of history as one of the greatest there ever was. of course you know his work but not his earliest stories. Because william was actually his middle name most people both then and now just called him. Vincent vincent van gogh. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron monkey in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..
"cabinet" Discussed on Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities
"British author role doll rose to fame with books that became iconic works of literature and continue to be read by children. All over the world. Charlie and the chocolate factory james and the giant peach and the witches are all beloved for their colorful storytelling and memorable characters however shadow has followed these tales and their author since their publication doll was often described as being racist anti-semitic eh misogynistic in both his personal life and in his stories and how we approach problematic literature especially literature written for children is as complicated as the man who wrote them. Just ask those who were responsible for. Bringing his words to the world they often dealt with him across the ocean. And even that wasn't enough. Sometimes doll had grown up embodying this nickname of the apple which he'd earned due to his mother's adoration for him compared to her other children. He attended boarding school from a young age and dabbled in writing but his imagination proved far more developed than his literary skills. At the time. Still he enjoyed coming up with stories and conjuring new ones based on his experiences at school. Doll went on to enlist in world war. Two with the royal air force after sustaining an injury during a crash he healed up flew several more missions and eventually went home to start his new life as a civilian. He married american actress. Patricia neal in nineteen fifty three and together. The couple had five children. It was during her fifth pregnancy. Though when neil suffered three cerebral aneurysms. Her husband took over caring for the family but he also treated her horribly as she recovered he implemented a cruel recovery regimen to get her back into acting when she wanted something but couldn't remember what it was called. He would refuse to give it to her until she used. Its correct name and this went on for ten months. Several years later doll began an affair with another woman you see. There was a reason why his wife referred to him as roald of the rotten doll was also notoriously arrogant about his work and the money he made with it at a party thrown by playwright. Tom stoppard doll. Met kingsley. amos novelist who wrote adult fiction doll told him that if he really wanted to earn money with his work he should start writing children's books instead. The two men had an awkward conversation before doll left the party in his private helicopter amos despondently wrote about the evening later saying i watched the television news that night but there was no report of a famous children's author being killed in a helicopter crash doll just had the kind of effect on people but it was how he treated the ones who published his novels that nearly ended his career publishing house alfred. A knopf had been putting out dolls books for many years. In nineteen eighty the editor in chief robert gottlieb received a frantic letter from the author claiming he was running out of his favourite pencil. The american-made dixon ticonderoga. He demanded someone competent and ravishing. Those were his words not mine. Sent him a box of six. Dozen tonto. rojas. Gottlieb brushed the letter off as a joke and tossed it aside only to find out a few months later. That doll had most certainly not been playing around. So gottlieb's assistant sent him some pencils of different variety instead. But this only incensed the author further. He wrote back demanding. Not only the pencils. He had asked for but several other accommodations as well. And if gottlieb didn't acquiesce doll was prepared to go to another publisher. The editor had had enough. He composed a letter of his own in which he called doll uncivil and accused him of bullying. He would no longer tolerate tanks rooms or rudeness. Either and gottlieb ended his letter by providing doll with an ultimatum of his own. Unless you start acting civilly to us. There is no possibility of our agreeing to continue to publish you. The day the letter went out. Everyone in the office got up on their desks and cheered. Rawal dull had become the villain of his own story and he just been defeated. This episode of cabinet of curiosities is sponsored by better. Help online counseling. If you're having trouble meeting your goals or difficulty with relationships or trouble sleeping or you're feeling stressed or depressed. Better help is available better. Help offers online professional counselors. Who can listen and help. Simply fill out a questionnaire to assess your needs and better hell match you with your own licensed professional therapist. You can start communicating and under forty eight hours. It's not a crisis line. it's not self help. It secure online professional counseling. And better help counselors have broad range of expertise which may not be available in your area. You can log into your account anytime and send unlimited messages to your counselor. You'll get timely and thoughtful responses plus you can schedule weekly video or phone sessions and as always everything you share is confidential and the best part. You won't ever have to sit in an awkward waiting room ever again. This podcast is sponsored by better help and cabinet of curiosities listeners. Get ten percent off their first month. At better help dot com slash curiosities visit better h e l p dot com slash curiosities. Enjoying the over one million people who have taken charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced better health professional war is frenetic with bombs going off and guns firing from all directions. It can be hard to tell which way is up throw in the unpredictable nature of an opposing force. And it's only a matter of time before a wrong decision. Turns deadly wars are new nor are their effects on those who fight them trauma disorientation and ptsd have affected soldiers for hundreds even thousands of years back in seventeen eighty eight. For example soldiers faced one of the most heated battles of the ostrow turkish war thousands were left dead or injured all because they had no idea what was going on. It was the night of september twenty first and roughly one hundred thousand austrian forces had entered the romanian town of karen. Seb's they've been fighting the ottomans namely the turks and had come to the town in order to maintain control of the nearby danube river. Turkish forces were close by and the austrians wanted to be prepared to make sure their position was secure. A small cavalry contingent scouted the area for turks. Everyone else stayed back at the camps to get ready for the next day's fight. The cavalry crossed the nearby. Tim's river hoping to surprise the enemy. What they actually found was a different kind of trouble. They came upon a group of romani travellers. Who invited the men to stop and take a load off. They offered them schnapps of which the austrians were only too happy to partake. After all they had a long day made longer by their night of patrolling. The cavalryman drank for much of that night's knowing tomorrow would be a day of bloodshed for both eventually though. They were confronted by a unit of austrian infantry soldiers who gazed upon the scene in both disbelief and jealousy. They demand the cavalry. Share the snaps with them but the men were drunk too drunk to make good decisions so late in the night and they told them no and rather than share their drinks. They barricaded themselves using empty barrels. A fight broke out. Fists were thrown and then someone somewhere fired. A single shot across the river. The austrians back at the camps. Believe the shot to have come from the ottoman army bay shouted a warning of turks turks which caused the partying soldiers across the river to panic to them. It seemed like the ottoman army had reached their camps so they ran back to help but the austrian forces had one major problem. Not all of them were actually from austria. Their army was made up of austrians. Germans czechs croat's serbs and soldiers from other european countries. Nobody spoke the same language so communication was difficult. This led to quite a few misunderstandings including a big one on this night is he. As the cavalryman an infantryman retreated back to their camps across the river. Awaiting officer shouted halt in german media. Stop some of the approaching men who did not know german though thought he was yelling. Allah pronouncement like that could only have come from a turkish soldier. The enemy after that an austrian commander ordered artillery fire on the incoming soldiers. Believing them to be the ottomans scared and unsure of what was going on the drunken cavalryman and infantrymen began firing back also under the impression that they were shooting at the ottomans. In other words each side that the other was the enemy and a firefight ensued in what came to be known as the battle of karen says they waged war all night and by the time. The battle was over the following morning. As many as ten thousand austrian soldiers had either been killed or wounded a few days later. The ottoman army actually showed up and without a proper austrian army to oppose them. The easily took over karen sevice. Some historians believe the battle to have never taken place since it wasn't officially recorded until forty years after the fact however it's also possible that no one wrote it down for a reason that just about all of us can sympathize with sheer embarrassment. I hope you've enjoyed today's guided tour of the cabinet of curiosities. Subscribe for free on apple podcasts or learn more about the show by visiting curiosities. Podcast dot com. The show was created by me. Aaron minke in partnership with how stuff works. I make another award. Winning show called lor which is a podcast book series and television show and you can learn all about it over at the world of lor dot com and until next time stay curious..