Welcome to your weekend open thread. Yes, the rumors are true. I am taking a break for a while. I’m sure the rest of the crew will take good care of you. This will be my last thread for a while.
Good read about the man who stole the Mona Lisa 100 years ago, making her the most famous portrait in the world.
The Wellcome Trust released some film archives taken of British soldiers suffering for “shell shock” in 1917-1918. Quite fascinating
There are four other videos you can watch. I always thought “shell shock” referred to PTSD. In the video above, I think only the 2nd soldier suffers from what I understand PTSD to be. The other soldiers look like they have a neurological condition, but I’m no expert.
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