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The Doctor Plays Timey-Wimey Dress-Up

Artist Jen Santos let The Doctor play dress up in some awesomely historical European garb.

We all love a Time Lord in uniform.

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Informative Tumblr Thread Deconstructs Actual Meanings of Figures of Speech

Some of your favorite sayings may have actually been invented to say exactly the opposite of what they now mean. Hey, you learn something new every day, right? Here's another enlightening thread on something that might be near and dear to you.

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Outright Bizarre Facts From The 1900s We Did NOT See Coming

Times change quickly these days. Hell, 2009 was a whole different world from 2019. But imagine going back 110 years ago, to 1909. Things were way different back then. I would almost say incomparable, but fact number 4 sounds just like people today, so I guess we can't have changed that much. Anyway, if you rekcon you know some things about what went down in the 1900s, have a squiz at these weird facts. They are random as f*ck and make me glad that I'm not living back then. Plus, you'll be king/queen of the next trivia night you attend. 

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That John Williams theme is one of his best.

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These Weird Facts About Famous Events In The Human History Will Amaze You

Humans are pretty weird, and our history reflects that. Here are some random facts about human history that will boost your trivia skills significantly. And who doesn't love some new facts to store in the back of your brain, only to be retrieved at the most useless of times? But c'mon, we all know that winning trivia night isn't something to be sneezed at. So learn these facts and use them well, my minions. 

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As an orphan, Harry must have some serious questions about his lineage. Aunt Petunia probably has some answers about the Evans side. Hopefully there's a genealogy potion he can take to figure out about his father's wizarding side. On second thought, he can probably just ask Hermione.



But for us fans, JK Rowling has it covered. In a new piece for her site, Pottermore, Rowling goes into detail about the Potter clan and how they came into possession of one of The Deathly Hallows. It also turns out they have a long history of benevolence toward their Muggle neighbors.

"Ralston Potter, who was a member from 1612-1652, and who was a great supporter of the Statute of Secrecy (as opposed to declaring war on the Muggles, as more militant members wished to do) and Henry Potter... Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War."

Check out the full piece at Pottermore.

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Feast Your Eyes On These Stunning Historically Accurate Disney Illustrations

Disney and history lovers will appreciate these stunning illustrations from Deviantartist Wickfield. Artist Nina S. has painstakingly drawn everyone's favorite Disney characters wearing garb that is historically correct. It's interesting how close Disney has come to accuracy in some cases (Merida, Mulan) and how completely off they were in others. 

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