Napoleon is responsible for Egyptology. Many people also think that his men shot the nose off the Sphinx. But that’s giving him too much credit.Read the rest of this entry »
Curious George is known to children, and the parents who grew up on his stories, for his adventures with the Man with the Yellow Hat.
But his greatest adventure isn’t in print. Before the book, Curious George saved his creators from the Nazis.Read the rest of this entry »
When you think of Cleopatra, you probably think beautiful, seductive, irresistible. In truth, one of the most famous women rulers was probably none of these. What she was, was a skilled administrator, an amazing diplomat, and a ball of charisma.Read the rest of this entry »
Out of all the fairy tales known worldwide, Beauty and the Beast, or “La Belle et la bete” as it is known in French, may be one of the most popular. The themes of the fairy tale are even recycled in such popular and well-known works as The Phantom of the Opera and Twilight. Versions […]
All Carlos Hurd wanted was to take a vacation. But when he boarded the Carpathia for Italy with his wife, Katherine, the reporter and his wife were put on the path to the most Titanic scoop in Carlos’s life.
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.
Once upon a time, an infamous pirate was beheaded. Centuries later, his head purportedly turned up in all sorts of interesting places.Read the rest of this entry »