Blogging History: Great empires, animated; Wannabe amputees; Child-rape at Abu Ghraib

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One year ago today

Animated maps of great empires: Vince Miklos collects GIFs of Empires, from the Roman to Soviet.

Five years ago today

Video about wannabee amputee: ABC Catalyst posted a fascinating short documentary about an man who purposefully destroyed his leg with dry ice so that a physician would have no choice but to cut it off.

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