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50 Odd And Interesting ‘Weird History’ Posts From This Account That Makes Learning Fun No Matter How Old You Are (New Pics)

With real-life facts often being far stranger than fiction, there’s nothing like a good history book to get your noggin’ joggin’ and make you appreciate life from a whole different perspective. I might have started my love affair with history as a subject with the amazing Horrible History book series, but I’ve since then graduated to thick and dusty tomes.

However, I still have a yearning for the more fun and unusual aspects of history that first drew me in. And that’s where the Weird History Twitter page comes into play. A page with 172k followers that’s been active since September 2011, Weird History is the brainchild of Andrew Rader who does, well, pretty much everything: from book-writing to cool space stuff.

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Banksy Sends A Lockdown Message By Spray-Painting The London Underground

The elusive street artist who’s no stranger to covering his identity is back with new coronavirus-themed artwork. In support of facial coverings, Banksy has just shared a video on Instagram to his 9.6 million followers.

Titled “London Underground Undergoes Deep Clean,” the footage shows a person dressed up as cleaning staff spray-painting Banksy’s signature rats. The artwork covers the inside walls of a Circle line Tube train and features little gnawers coughing across the train, using masks as parachutes, and carrying sanitizer. And if it wasn’t enough, the gooey nasal excretion painted in light green is seen splattered all over the place, showing the ugly side of the virus.

This is not the first time Banksy has delivered a powerful message during the recent pandemic. Previously, he honored healthcare workers in a piece titled “Painting for Saints,” which depicts a boy playing with a nurse doll. A month prior to this, Banksy got everyone talking with a piece showing rats wreaking havoc in a bathroom during lockdown.

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Banksy has just shared a video featuring a man spray-painting the London Tube with coughing rats

As the UK government has announced that face coverings will be compulsory in shops across England from the 24th of July, Banksy unveiled his new work captioned “If you don’t mask – you don’t get.” However, much to the disappointment of his fans, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to remove the artwork.

The viral excretion is seen splattering all over the tube carriage

Dailymail reports that Tuesday evening, TfL confirmed that the work was removed due to a strict anti-graffiti policy.

Their spokesperson commented: “We appreciate the sentiment of encouraging people to wear face coverings.” But “In this particular case, the work was removed some days ago due to our strict anti-graffiti policy.”

The TfL spokesperson added that the company “would like to offer Banksy the chance to do a new version of his message for our customers in a suitable location.” His latest work was aimed at encouraging people to wear masks while commuting due to the risk of spreading the virus.

To highlight the point, Banksy’s film ended with the line “I get locked down – but I get up again” from the Chumbawamba hit which was playing in the background.

Watch Banksy’s full video titled “London Underground Undergoes Deep Clean” here

Meanwhile, those who fail to comply with wearing a face mask in shops are risking a fine of up to $125. It may be reduced to half of the amount if the fine is paid in 14 days.

Moreover, “A shop can refuse them entry and can call the police if they refuse to comply,” announced Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Banksy’s previous artwork titled “Painting for Saints” celebrates NHS heroes

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And this piece of a rat-infested bathroom unveiled during the lockdown got everyone talking too

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This how people reacted to Banksy’s new mask-themed project

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Discover the Design Gems of the London Underground

If you’ve been to London, there’s a good chance you’ve ridden the London Underground, which, being founded in 1863, is the oldest metro system in the world. Even if you haven’t ridden it, you’ve still probably seen the iconic Tube map. (The 1931 design by Harry Beck was actually voted the United Kingdom’s second-greatest design icon, following the Concorde.) But there’s a new map in town—the London Underground Architecture & Design Map (£9, Blue Crow Media). Curated by transport design historian Mark Ovenden, the two-sided chart shows travelers where to find the design highlights of the entire system, from a Norman Foster–created station to the murals of Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi to unusual clocks, roundels, and more. The London Underground map is the first in a series that will highlight the best transportation systems around the world, so keep an eye out for your city next.

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The Arnos Grove station, designed by Charles Holden.

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Hans Unger’s tilework at Blackhorse Road.

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Norman Foster’s Canary Wharf station.

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The Clapham Common station, designed by Charles Holden.

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Eduardo Paolozzi’s mural at Tottenham Court Road.

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Felix James Lander’s Park Royal station.


The London Underground Architecture & Design Map.

A peek at some of the designs on the map.

A peek at some of the designs on the map.

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