Medieval Kitchens Used a Specially Bred Dog to Turn Roasting Spits

Before the era of "set it and forget it" countertop rotisserie ovens, kitchen gadgets required a lot more manpower—and if not manpower, then dogpower. The turnspit, a breed of dog dating for medieval Britain, would run around and around on a wheel like a hamster in a cage, ensuring evenly roasted meat for hungry… » 5/18/14 9:00pm 5/18/14 9:00pm

Robots Go Mano a Mano With Medieval Weapons

I'm not entirely sure what is going on here, but I know what I like—and two robots duking it out with medieval weapons is definitely on that list. There are three weapons to choose from—a scythe, ax or a mace and there is some level of human interaction via a computer terminal. To be honest, I wouldn't call what they… » 8/11/08 3:40pm 8/11/08 3:40pm