Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 7th of February 2018 to The Sounding Line.

As part of our ongoing series of historical video-maps we present: ‘The History of China Every Year.’ Running from 1600 BC until 2017 AD, the following video shows the geographic history of the various civilizations and dynasties that have comprised the area now known as China over the last 3,617 years. Far from the stable monolithic image of modern China, the history of China is one of numerous competing states and changing borders, punctuated by occasional periods of stability such as the Yuan and Qing dynasties.

To see other interesting historical maps check out:

The History of the Greeks
Every Year of the Roman Empire
Every Other Day of the Napoleonic Wars
Every Day of World War I
Every Day of World War II
The History of the World Every Year 
The Five Largest Cities Throughout History
Every Major Plague Epidemic in History
The Evolution of Modern Government
The Rise of Religions Throughout History
The History of Communism Since 1850
The History of Urbanization
The History of South America
How the World Got Obese
The History of North America




Thursday was International Women’s Day, which sounds like something Austin Powers, the International Man of Mystery, would have thought up. What—just one day? Blacks get an entire history month. This sounds like the beginning of a bad Jewish mother joke that ends: “Never mind, I’ll just settle for one day.” And I have a further confusion: if gender is a social construct, isn’t having a “Women’s Day” problematic? Whatever, the obvious Trumpian response is to have a National Women’s Day. And by the way, today is Chuck Norris’s birthday, so you can already guess who our gun guy for the week is going to be.

Headlines of the week:

What could go wrong?

Oh come on! You can’t be serious.

Oklahoma sushi?

Seems to be this kid should be rewarded.

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been gearing up for indoor growing.

I got a 4 foot by 4 foot growing tent and set it up in the basement.  Then I picked up the shelving and some 25 quart bins with covers.  I drilled holes in the covers and fit in some 3 inch pods to hold the germinated seeds.

Here are some pictures:

This is the grow tent. You can also see one of the containers that will hold the 9 plants.

Here are some lettuce seeds, germinating in ph corrected distilled water.  This is about 3 days in.  I got distilled water and some ph adjustment liquids to make sure the PH was between 5.5 and 6.5.

Here’s looking into the grow tent with one T5 4-foot fluorescent light installed

The first shelf I got was 3 foot wide, but you can actually fit 4 foot shelves inside. Here’s a shot of the first tanks.  This was taken on Jan 30 2018.  I also got a second light for the second shelf.

This is a shot from Feb 14.  There are 4 tanks and two grow lights now.  The lettuce is doing the best, but the spinach isn’t too far behind.

This is from the 18th of February – some nice lettuce!