Joined: Jul 19, 2023
Tim Brinkhof is a Dutch journalist based in the U.S. who has written about art and history for Vox, Vulture, Esquire, Big Think, and more.
About 11 percent of the Earth’s surface is perpetually frozen, though that will surely change as global warming continues.
We’re currently living in the year 1725, not 2023. At least, that’s what adherents of the Phantom Time Hypothesis would have you believe. The historical conspiracy theory alleges that the years spanning from 614 to 911 CE never actually happened.
The birth of our universe happened at least 13 billion years ago—and you may have seen it on TV.
Knowing a bit of Dutch slang will not just help you find your bearings when you visit Amsterdam and its surroundings, but also earn you respect from the locals—who, despite being great at English, have a strong connection to their mother tongue.
Before J. Robert Oppenheimer had a change of heart, some of his fellow scientists opposed the U.S. government’s plan to make and deploy an atomic bomb.