Word of the day: ELEVENTY (19th century) – a very large, indefinite number, it can also mean 110. (via @qikipedia)

Jarvis Collegiate Institute was established #OTD Apr 16, 1807 following government legislation establishing a public school system. Photo: Alexander W. Galbraith (via @TorontoArchives)

VERNALAGNIA is a romantic mood brought on by the return of spring. (via @HaggardHawks)

Leonardo da Vinci was born #otd in 1452. He’s known for his extraordinary contributions to art and science during the Renaissance. This exceptionally precise silverpoint drawing was made when the artist was still in his early twenties. (via @britishmuseum)

The paragraph symbol, ¶, is properly called a PILCROW. (via @HaggardHawks)

Alex Gendler: The wars that inspired Game of Thrones | TED Talk

Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle between two noble families, which spanned generations and involved a massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. Sound familiar? Alex Gendler illustrates how the historical conflict known as the Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of Thrones. [Directed by Brett Underhill, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by WORKPLAYWORK and Cem Misirlioglu].




— Read on http://www.ted.com/talks/alex_gendler_the_wars_that_inspired_game_of_thrones