Spice up Your Sex Life with This 300-Year-Old Sex Manual

Spice up Your Sex Life with This 300-Year-Old Sex Manual

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Have you ever wondered what’s the secret to sex? Wonder no more, because a 300-year-old book detailing the “secrets of sex” during the Georgian era has been found, and it’s in shockingly good condition. Spice up your sex life this Valentine’s Day with tips, tricks, and insights into lovemaking like the 17th century Georgians did with Aristotle’s Masterpiece Completed In Two Parts, The First Containing the Secrets of Generation.   We’ve found a sex manual from 1720 at @HansonsAuctions! Read all about it: https://t.co/r00jWoj2to pic.twitter.com/9ZRESYFZEu — Hansons (@HansonsUK) February 12, 2018   According to Jim Spencer, a book and manuscript valuer at …

10 Times Aesop Dished out Some Old-School Wisdom

10 Times Aesop Dished out Some Old-School Wisdom

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Some facts about Aesop: he was around for Ancient Greece, so about 2,500 years ago; he may or may not have been a slave; he was a diplomat; being a diplomat got him tossed off a cliff, which is how he died.   The other thing you need to know about Aesop is that he spoke some stone cold truths. As with the truth, it’s not always easy to hear. That’s why sometimes we dress up the truth in fantastic tales, also known as fables. That’s what Aesop did. But I’ve boiled down these fables into ten concentrated doses of …

600-Year-Old Text Finally Deciphered Thanks to…Google Translate?

600-Year-Old Text Finally Deciphered Thanks to…Google Translate?

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The Voynich manuscript is a 600-year-old document that for centuries has been undeciphered. Scholars have been trying to find the meaning within the manuscript and now a computer scientist has claimed to have cracked it using artificial intelligence.    “The world’s most mysterious medieval text” is strewn with illustrations of exotic plants, stars, and mysterious human figures, including naked women. The 240-page text’s actual text is elegant and unreadable, as any attempts to uncover what language it’s been written in have been unsuccessful. Even the cryptographers from Bletchley Park, the team that deciphered the Nazi enigma code, couldn’t break through the Voynich …