Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

I Am Not Making This Up: Hope This Diamond Isn’t Cursed.

According to the Smithsonian Museum, one of their most popular exhibits (other than their pair of Ruby Slippers from The Wizard Of Oz) is the Hope Diamond.

The Hope Diamond is a 45 and-slightly-over-a-half-carat phosphorescent blue diamond with a long, sordid history, and (legends say) a curse attached to it.

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I am Not Making This Up: Who Was That (Iron) Masked Man?

When the Kong’s special warden in charge of France’s VIPs (Very Important Prisoners) changed prisons, people noticed. Especially when he moved a man in a mask. Soon everyone wondered: who was that masked man?

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 25 Lifestyles of the Rich and Poisonous

Though the Robert Browning poem The Laboratory is a fictional poem, it may be based on a true event. A scandal that swept 17th century France, leading all the way to the Sun King’s inner circle, and right to the doors of his official mistress.

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