Have you ever wondered how you are supposed to refer to that nation that is home to Queen Elizabeth II? Are you supposed to call it England? Great Britain? The United Kingdom? […]
Just when you thought it was safe to step outside and relax in the blissful tranquility of nature, it’s time to meet a real-life combination of Bambi and Dracula: the vampire deer.
The island of Sark has many admirable features. It is beautiful, idyllic, and has some of the lowest-priced rental property in the world. Located between Guernsey and Jersey in the Channel Islands, […]
The history of the Cold War is replete with technological marvels that were the fruit of the arms race. There are also some stunning examples of inventions that really make you stop […]
Lord Frederick North (1732-1792) was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1770 to 1782. He was described as an otherwise unremarkable man whose sole quirk was that he would go to bed […]
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 […]
Fiji achieved independence from Great Britain in 1970, but don’t ask the government to prove it. The actual legal document proclaiming their independence seems to have been misplaced.
Cecil Chubb (1876-1934) was in the market for the perfect gift for his wife and thought he found just the thing. Apparently thinking that her love for “big stones” meant something other […]
In 2011 European bookies were putting the odds of Queen Elizabeth II abdicating and replacing Bruce Forsyth as the host of the popular BBC dance competition Strictly Come Dancing at 50,000 to […]