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How much did 19th century climbers know about their gear's limitations?

If you were the average climber/mountaineer in the mid-to-late 19th century, how aware were you that your gear was basically crap in terms of providing protection from falls? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Nov 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Looking for "The-birth-of-[field of science]" and "The-X-that-changed-the-world" stories.

Looking for "The-birth-of-[field of science]" and "The-X-that-changed-the-world" stories. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 21, 2011 - 27 answers

New Years Eve, London, 1899?

How can I find out what sort of New Year's Eve events and festivities were held on December 31, 1899? I'm specifically interested in London, but other places would help too. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Victorian courtship

How can I find out what dating/courtship was really like in upper-class Victorian England? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jul 24, 2006 - 11 answers

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