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While walking down the streets of Medieval London or 17th Century Paris or even of 18th century Bermuda one may wonder what disease the crazy man on the corner has who keeps screaming out with various instruments such as bells, drums and gongs. One may be surprised to find out though that this man is not crazy at all, but is instead one […]

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Did you hear?

Posted by: | September 18, 2009 | 1 Comment |

Before Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. Before newspapers, pamphlets and gazettes there was only one way to get the news. Word-of-mouth. For over 102,000 years word-of-mouth has been used to transfer the latest news from one person to the next across vast regions.  Stories of Pheidippides and Israel Bissell show us how far people went to spread the news.  […]

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