Why did the chicken cross the continent? The earliest domesticated chicken bones dug up in Southeast Asia were quite peculiar. Compared to the later chicken bones found in Rome, earlier Southeast Asian chicken skeletons had no signs of injury from butchering. Additionally, these whole skeletons were found buried alone or in human graves. Many early chicken skeletons were like this, suggesting that people domesticated and brought chickens with them, not for food, but because they viewed them as sacred (or at least culturally significant). Read full article here.
Despite being acknowledged as the “Godmother of Grunge”, Tina Bell is rarely included in the history of grunge music. Women in general are hardly ever mentioned in music history unless they’re close to famous male musicians. Looking back at Tina Bell, music journalists often leave her out of Bam Bam, the band that she fronted, wrote music for, and co-founded with her husband. When she is mentioned, it’s in relation to Kurt Cobain, who was said to have been a fan of Bell and her band before founding Nirvana. Read full article here