February 21, 2013
1 Kitty, 2 Empires, 2,000 Years: World History Told Through a Brick

At some moment a few years after Jesus Christ died but before the second century began, someone made a brick on the island that would become the cornerstone of Great Britain. Two thousand years later, a Sonoma State master’s student named Kristin Converse was poking around the holdings of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state. A brick caught her eye. In one corner, there were the footprints of a cat. Where had this cat lived?
Read more. [Image: Fort Vancouver Historical National Historic Site]

1 Kitty, 2 Empires, 2,000 Years: World History Told Through a Brick

At some moment a few years after Jesus Christ died but before the second century began, someone made a brick on the island that would become the cornerstone of Great Britain. 

Two thousand years later, a Sonoma State master’s student named Kristin Converse was poking around the holdings of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state. A brick caught her eye. In one corner, there were the footprints of a cat. Where had this cat lived?

Read more. [Image: Fort Vancouver Historical National Historic Site]

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    And today in “Cats of the past! They’re just like today’s cats!"
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    OMG, those fucking cats walk over fucking everything - keyboards, freshly written books and now even bricks. Everything...
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