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Surviving History - History Channel

Has anyone else seen the program “Surviving History”? I am watching it right now and it seems like a MythBusters but in regards to historical technologies.

They did the Mongolian battering ram. It destroyed the door. Now the guy has just fabricated a Morning Star which is a wicked looking spiked ball on a chain hanging from a wood staff.

Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun.[/quote]

Sounds kinda kinky…

Is that one of those shows where they try to build some historical contraption under an arbitrary deadline? I fucking hate those shows. They always get a construction crew that’s never built a bird house before, the historian whines and fusses like a bitch the whole time, and then it starts raining and they act like “We failed, now we’ll never understand how the druids built stone henge.” Just come back and finish it tomorrow, asshole. But no, they had to do the whole thing from scratch in 3 hours, or else it couldn’t be done by anyone ever.

[quote]Uncle Gabby wrote:
Is that one of those shows where they try to build some historical contraption under an arbitrary deadline? I fucking hate those shows. They always get a construction crew that’s never built a bird house before, the historian whines and fusses like a bitch the whole time, and then it starts raining and they act like “We failed, now we’ll never understand how the druids built stone henge.” Just come back and finish it tomorrow, asshole. But no, they had to do the whole thing from scratch in 3 hours, or else it couldn’t be done by anyone ever.
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no, no deadline

they just built the items as described or pictured and then would demonstrate how they worked in actuality.

The Morning Star was interesting because it could injure the user

the Whirligig they had medical staff on hand. He was explaining how it would be torture from the first moment due to the effects of severe and unrelenting vertigo. I guess also the women of the time were also punished by being made a public display and then usually they would lose control of themselves also in public

They also built Heron’s steam engine which was pretty interesting

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

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Did you just call Yo Momma a ho?!

I hope she doesn’t know where you live.

[quote]Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

Did you just call Yo Momma a ho?!

I hope she doesn’t know where you live.[/quote]

an UNRULY WOMAN!!! but then I think you might fit that category also

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

Did you just call Yo Momma a ho?!

I hope she doesn’t know where you live.

an UNRULY WOMAN!!! but then I think you might fit that category also

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You callin’ me an unruly ho, blondie?

San Diego isn’t all that big ya know.

EDIT:

Come to think of it though, I’d rather be an unruly ho than a ruly one.

Some of the stuff on that show is pretty cool, real thought provoking.

Sounds interesting, I’ll have to check it out.

[quote]Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

Did you just call Yo Momma a ho?!

I hope she doesn’t know where you live.

an UNRULY WOMAN!!! but then I think you might fit that category also

You callin’ me an unruly ho, blondie?

San Diego isn’t all that big ya know.

EDIT:

Come to think of it though, I’d rather be an unruly ho than a ruly one.

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there is no HO-ige!!! you UNRULY WOMAN

I guess they chose this punishment for women and military men because it didn’t cause permanent damage.

I wonder what their definition of an unruly woman was back then.

men… Monsters all of you!

and have you noticed the English are a bit bent in regards to what they do with bad things? Ring around the rose becomes a child’s song, and whirligigs, the torture device was what they first called roller coasters

[quote]Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

Did you just call Yo Momma a ho?!

I hope she doesn’t know where you live.

an UNRULY WOMAN!!! but then I think you might fit that category also

You callin’ me an unruly ho, blondie?

San Diego isn’t all that big ya know.

EDIT:

Come to think of it though, I’d rather be an unruly ho than a ruly one.

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I think she called you out, Christine!

You shouldn’t let her talk to you like that!!

Plus, she’s talking shit about YoMamma! Not cool.

[quote]imhungry wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Now they are constructing the Whirligig. It’s a cage with room for one person hung from a pinion. The cage would be spun. This was something used on military criminals, prostitutes and UNRULY WOMEN!!!

does Yo Momma know about this?

Did you just call Yo Momma a ho?!

I hope she doesn’t know where you live.

an UNRULY WOMAN!!! but then I think you might fit that category also

You callin’ me an unruly ho, blondie?

San Diego isn’t all that big ya know.

EDIT:

Come to think of it though, I’d rather be an unruly ho than a ruly one.

I think she called you out, Christine!

You shouldn’t let her talk to you like that!!

Plus, she’s talking shit about YoMamma! Not cool.[/quote]

Potsie

[quote]imhungry wrote:

I think she called you out, Christine!

You shouldn’t let her talk to you like that!!

Plus, she’s talking shit about YoMamma! Not cool.[/quote]

You’re right!

Busty Blondie and I have had the smackdown before, but I really can’t believe that she would dare challenge Yo Momma. The hair color must be real.

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:

and have you noticed the English are a bit bent…

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Yes.

Look at what Renton added to the TCA Cookbook for proof.

[quote]Christine wrote:
imhungry wrote:

I think she called you out, Christine!

You shouldn’t let her talk to you like that!!

Plus, she’s talking shit about YoMamma! Not cool.

You’re right!

Busty Blondie and I have had the smackdown before, but I really can’t believe that she would dare challenge Yo Momma. The hair color must be real.[/quote]

it is real! that is so nice

and I will call out anyone I want damn you!

Have you seen my typing skills, mad typing skillz

[quote]Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:

and have you noticed the English are a bit bent…

Yes.

Look at what Renton added to the TCA Cookbook for proof.[/quote]

oh yah the pig head recipe! that is straight out of a Texas Chainsaw movie

[quote]OctoberGirl wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:

and have you noticed the English are a bit bent…

Yes.

Look at what Renton added to the TCA Cookbook for proof.

oh yah the pig head recipe! that is straight out of a Texas Chainsaw movie

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I don’t even want to know what he does with the pig’s body. There are just some things I’m better off not knowing.

This is a picture of a Whirligig. Sometimes folks were in there all day long

[quote]Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:
Christine wrote:
OctoberGirl wrote:

and have you noticed the English are a bit bent…

Yes.

Look at what Renton added to the TCA Cookbook for proof.

oh yah the pig head recipe! that is straight out of a Texas Chainsaw movie

I don’t even want to know what he does with the pig’s body. There are just some things I’m better off not knowing.

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Come on, it’s Renton! You know what he did with the body.