Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

November 29, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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High Rollers

InsideEdge, a British sports betting website, has published a list of the “top 25 most outrageous gambles of all time.” Most of these big bets come from the world of sports (especially cricket and soccer), but Nick Lesson’s disastrous turn … Continue reading

November 28, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Gooooooooal!

Video sharing sites like YouTube, Google Video, and Metacafe are full of homemade sports highlight films. Many of these are “best ever” films, with soccer seeming particularly popular for this kind of analysis. The “Best Soccer Moments” and “Top Ten … Continue reading

November 20, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Dumb Dumb

When I first came across 2Spare.com’s Top 10 Dumbest Personal Names Ever, I assumed it wouldn’t qualify as found history. There are, after all, lots of Top 10 lists that have nothing to do with history (e.g. Top 10 Fonts … Continue reading

November 19, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Silly Geeky

Another quick one for the weekend: Game Set Watch—an “alt.video game weblog”—gives us the Top 10 Silliest Computer Mag Covers in History. Note that this isn’t a casual effort. It is the product of a long term commitment to collecting … Continue reading

November 17, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Best, Worst, Most, Least

I have never intended Found History as a place for serious or systematic research into popular historymaking, so it’s hard to talk about “findings,” “results” or “conclusions.” But over the course of nearly a year of anecdotal stumbling, some definite … Continue reading

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