This is how medieval knights fought inside their clunky armors

My uncle used to own an old medieval Spanish armor. I remember looking at it and thinking how the hell knights could fight stuffed inside those heavy and clunky metal suits. This video shows how: Reconstructing medieval fight techniques using combat treatises of that time as a reference. » 9/29/14 6:45pm Monday 6:45pm

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