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The #selfie stick: a military history thread.

Selfie sticks have, of course, been around as long as the wheel. But despite this, their use in the military can only be traced back to the 17th century.
Prince William of Orange bought the fad to England from Europe when he landed at Torbay in 1688. Not one to show off, William always avoided looking directly at his phone. Artist Jan Wyck has beautifully captured William's sideways glance as he struggles to line up the shot.
It was George Washington who started the fashion for looking directly at the camera when he captured the moment of his victory at Trenton in 1777. Enraged that his horse, Blueskin, refused to look at the phone, Washington later returned him to his original owner.
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Tsaari Mikaelin hautajaisvastaanotolla 14.7.1645 tarjoiltiin hunajapuuroa. Tämän minulle juuri kertoi Simon Sebag Montefioren erinomainen kirja nimeltä Romanovit 1613-1918.
Tsaari Aleksei Mihailovitsin aikana palattiin oikeellisiin Bysantin käytäntöihin. Ristinmerkin sai tehdä vain kolmella sormella. Vanhauskoiset kuitenkin kuolivat mieluummin hirvittävillä tavoilla kuin suostuivat moiseen. #romanovlive
Tämä tsaari Aleksei oli #muuten aika #fit! Jaksoi vetää läpi 6 tunnin messuja istumatta kertaakaan. Heittäytyi maahan tuossa ajassa toistatuhatta kertaa. #romanovlive
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Après des mois à cracher joyeusement dessus, je vais enfin pouvoir tester Mass Effect Andromeda de mes propres mimines.
Du coup thread
On m'a dit que l'humanité avait besoin d'un sauveur, j'ai donc décidé d'envoyer David Pujadas dans l'espace
Ma sœur Marion Cotillard a insisté pour venir avec moi, j'espère qu'il ne lui arrivera rien de fâcheux
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