Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Yes Virginia, Santa Was a Real Dude

Everyone knows who Santa is, right? Fat dude in a red suit that lives at the North Pole and goes Ho, Ho, Ho! Right? Er . . . maybe not. The Santa that everyone thinks they know is based on a real person. And that person might just have gone on his own naughty list. […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: That Time the Mummy Sank The Titanic

This one is a twofer, because I stumbled over two crazy stories about mummies. Firstly: did you know that you don’t have to make arrangements in your will to become a mummy? You can diy yourself right into mummification right now. At least, you could if you wanted to practice an extreme diet for 10 […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: The Custody Battle on the Mayflower

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s a little odd to revisit the pilgrims. But I ran across this story that seemed like something out of a Gothic novel. We all have this idea of the first Thanksgiving. It was the Pilgrims and Indians Native Americans and turkey. But that’s about the extent that most people […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: That Time the French King was Cannibalized

I’ve been known to make up bizarre stories on occasion, but I couldn’t make this one up.  It takes the cake.  Probably the cake that Marie Antoinette wanted the peasants to eat when they ran out of bread. It starts with Louis the XIV.  He’s not the one who got his head cut off.  That […]

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