While the drinking challenges seen on the Internet today may seem to be quite formidable, the participants have no other skills except the ability to consume large amounts of alcohol. The ancient Greeks, on the other hand, knew how to play the game.
The Baijiu drinking game allegedly started on Dec. 20, because a man was late for a party. As punishment for arriving late, he had to swallow a 500-milliliter bottle of Baijiu in less than 10 seconds. Of course, he was videotaped.
The legendary metal of Atlantis, orichalcum, has been found in a 2,600-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Sicily. Discovered near the shore in shallow water, it appears that the boat sank in a storm before it could dock at the ancient port of Gela.
We want things made for us, not for others. At a minimum, we are actively seeking at least an illusion that certain things are exactly to our taste, not to anyone else's and not to a mass, generic audience.
San Francisco -
The work to install a Moveable Median Barrier is now underway along the Golden Gate Bridge. So far the work has been carried out smoothly and while the bridge is closed to vehicle traffic, buses can go across.
When we in the West talk of the "ancient" world, we immediately think of Egypt and Ancient Greece. One could now include the early civilizations of Central and South America, such as the Mayans in our "historical horizons."