E.I. Gordon translated ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets that dated back to approximately 2500 B.C. Among that ancient writing was a riddle, which is believed to be the world’s oldest brain teaser. Can […]
Long before the Dot-Com Bubble of the closing years of the 20th century, the world experienced another period of wild economic speculation. It took place in Europe in the 17th century. The […]
Over 2,000 Americans were killed as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. For three sailors, their deaths would come after 16 horrifying days of being […]
Theodore Roosevelt loved anything that challenged the body or the mind. He had a fondness for brain teasers. This one was his favorite: I talk, but I do not speak my mind. […]
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), was married for 56 years at the time of his death. He and his wife had nine children and 33 grandchildren. When asked what was […]
One of the biggest secrets of World War II was the Allied plan for the invasion of mainland Europe. Codenamed “Operation Overlord” and commanded by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, D-Day’s details were […]
Avid baseball fans are said to live and die by the sport. For one team in the early years of the twentieth century, the outcome of the game was literally a matter […]
Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle were far from being close friends. When the French general got on the Prime Minister’s nerves, he wasn’t reluctant to express his irritation in the form […]
Fort Michilimackinac is an impressive presence on the northern-most point of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Now overlooking the mighty Mackinac Bridge, it once stood as a vital safeguard of the straights that connect […]
In the long list of people who have been executed by the electric chair, Willie Francis (1929-1947) was the first one to go through the process twice.
A fun fact on another site recently proclaimed that 80% of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II. This seemed like a good fact to […]
Centralia, Pennsylvania used to be a quiet, busy town. Today it is quieter than ever, and the population has dwindled from 1,200 to 7. The reason for the community’s decline has nothing […]
The city of Konstanz, Germany was one of the few areas of Germany to emerge unharmed from World War II. While other communities endured devastating bombing by Allied air forces, this beautiful […]
Winston Churchill and Charles De Gaulle had a difficult relationship, at best. Churchill viewed the French general as a spoiled child who always demanded his own way. On one occasion Churchill was […]
President Andrew Jackson was a colorful character. That description applies to his career in the military, his presidency, and his personal life. As it turns out, it also applied to his pets.