If I asked you to name a lady pirate, you might mention Mary Reed or Anne Bonay. And while they get their fair share of attention, my favorite pirate (or Privateer in this case) lived long before the golden age of piracy.Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for February, 2017
I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 11 People Were Once Paid To Be Garden Gnomes. This Is A Thing That Happened.
In the 18th century, the English took conspicuous consumption to a whole new level when they hired actual old men to live in their gardens as ornamental hermits.
When we look at Beatlemania or the way teenage girls lost it over Elvis, we tend to think that mania was invented along with rock and roll. But pop phenomenons didn’t start with pop. Here are several historical figures who were bigger than the Beatles.Read the rest of this entry »
Lots of kids talk about running away to join the circus or become pirates. But few actually do it.
However in 1716, one boy did. His name as John King, and he was around ten years old.