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Are Emojis The Same As Hieroglyphs?
January 7, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

The “back to hieroglyphs” meme, it’s one of those memes that won’t die. But is there any truth to it?  Today on Beyond Bones we’re going to find out! Although our increasingly complex and diverse store of emoticons may visually resemble the famous script of the ancient Egyptians, in truth emoji’s are a lot more […]

Revisiting a Piece of Houston TV history in the HMNS archives
January 2, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

Tucked away inside the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s extensive off-site archives, among taxidermy and specimens galore from over a century of collecting, stands a piece of Houston television history on three rickety wheels. It was in 1971 that the team at KPRC-TV donated one of its studio cameras to HMNS. For years it stood […]

The Origin of Our Calendar and Why George Washington has Two Birthdays
December 31, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

The more you study time, the more meaningless the concept, which is a cultural construct, seems. For example, did you know that George Washington was born on Fedruary 11, 1731 and February 22, 1732? It may seem impossible, but it happened thanks to Protestantism!     Our story of George Washington’s birth years starts with ancient […]

That Time Santa Punched A Renowned Cleric In The Face
December 24, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

We all know Santa Claus as the chubby old guy in a red velvet suit who gives us present if we’re good boys and girls and sometimes gives us coal (or worse, switches) if we’ve been bad. We generally consider him a nice guy, even though he stalks us throughout the year and then passes […]



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