I know, I know.  What’s another couple of million dollars in the scheme of things.  It’s just a drop in the bucket when it comes to our $15 trillion debt.  But that’s not the point.   Drops make a difference and why spend ANY money on useless programs or projects that don’t have anything to do with the United States or Americans.  Here’s yet another example of our federal tax dollars going down the drain.

Did you know that the National Science Foundation awarded a multi-year grant totaling $338,398 to study the impact of women on
the Icelandic textile industry from the Viking Era to the 19th Century?  How is this research important to any of us today?

Apparently the research investigates the roles of imported textiles and dyes within Iceland and the ways that women’s work in textile production influenced both Iceland‘s domestic and international

Two years into the project, the principal investigator provided a glimpse into the research in a presentation, which she titled, Time Warp: Women, Weaving and Wool in Iceland AD 900-1800.  Now aren’t you thrilled about all this?  I know I’ll seep easier tonight knowing this information.

The presentation included images ranging from the fairy tale character Rumpelstiltskin to the Icelandic national costume developed out of traditional existing garments between the mid 18th and early 19th centuries.

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