Angels from Another Pin
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592.com is more amusing than it has any right to be, merely from the text of the URL. (Warning to those on slow connections: the page displays pi to one million digits, which may take a while to load.)
More history: a medieval bill of lading.
April twenty-fourth in the year of the Incarnation of the Lord 1248.In 1248, the city of Acre (where Falcon and Confortance were from) was the capital of the Latin Kingdom, the Crusader lands in the Middle East. About four decades after this contract was executed, the city was retaken from the Crusaders, ending the Kingdom.
Gravity anomalies discovered using satellite data have revealed craters in Antarctica which were caused by the impacts of an asteroid that was between five and eleven kilometers across, or a swarm of comets. Sounds like the start of a particularly bad science fiction movie, huh?
(The Side of the Angels)
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