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The Nautical Roots of Popular Tattoos

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Category: Society

From www.collectorsweekly.com

In America, the earliest tattoo parlor is attributed to a German immigrant named Martin Hildebrandt, who opened his business in lower Manhattan. Hildebrant practiced the slow art of giving tattoos by hand, using a row of needles attached to a wooden-handle which was rapidly tapped upon the skin.

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Book Translates American Minutiae for Russians - NYTimes.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Category: World

From www.nytimes.com

Russians are making a surprise hit out of a book that explains the minutiae of life in the United States, including the phenomenon of teenage baby sitters and unfortunate aversions to vodka.

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Inside the U.S. Military’s Chemical-Weapons Tests : The New Yorker

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Category: War

From www.newyorker.com

The arsenal’s records are boxed and dusting over in the National Archives. Military doctors who helped conduct the experiments have long since moved on, or passed away, and the soldiers who served as their test subjects—in all, nearly five thousand of them—are scattered throughout the country, if they are still alive.

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