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Today's Lesson is the Edwardian Era
Good Morning, today we will be looking into the Edwardian Era — one of my personal favourites AND one of the most interesting eras in English history.
We Don't Stop Meme-ing Because It Grows Old; We Grow Old Because We Stop Meme-ing
A while back, I published this package of stupid memes I'd yanked from my Facebook feed. I called it Meme-ing For Laughs. I thought it was a One Time throwaway deal, but my readers guffawed and asked for more. Always eager to please, I complied! I then compiled & produced...
The Unusual Occupations That Time Forgot
Have you ever wondered what became of the lamplighters, knockers up and mudlarks? What are these, you may wonder? These are historical occupations that no longer exist or have changed almost entirely since they started.
110 Years of Titanic Tales
“Then suddenly he felt a curious motion break the steady rhythm of the engines. It was a little like coming alongside a dock wall rather heavily. He glanced forward—and stared again. A windjammer, sails set, seemed to be passing along the starboard side. Then he realized it was an iceberg, towering perhaps 100 feet above the water. The next instant it was gone, drifting astern into the dark.”
Milicent Patrick & Her Enduring Design of the Creature from the Black Lagoon
Her name and credit for her work were actively buried for decades, stolen by Milicent's boss Bud Westmore. The Creature himself still can't believe what Milicent went through to get him on film.
Ian Stewart: The Forgotten Rolling Stone
Having been together for over 50 years and counting, The Rolling Stones remain a household name to this day. So entrenched are they in popular culture that even younger people or those who do not listen to their music, are still aware of the group and its members even if just by name.
The Real Story of Cardinal Richelieu, the Villain of ‘The Three Musketeers’
Back in November, I wrote a profile of legendary French author Alexandre Dumas, and in that article I said that even if you weren’t familiar with his name, you surely knew his novels (and the movies made from them): The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask, and of course The Three Musketeers. As famous as the musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis have become over the past 175 years, the most iconic character from that novel was the evil Cardinal Richelieu. And while the musketeers were loosely based on historical figures, at least their names were altered; Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu, also known as the Red Eminence, received no such consideration and Dumas’ Richelieu bears almost no resemblance to the real historical person.
The Columbus Hoax: Who Really Discovered America?
On the second Monday in October, the people of the United States commemorate Columbus Day. This is the anniversary of the day in 1492 when European explorer Christopher Columbus “discovered America” by landing in the Bahamas and opening European exploration.
When The Baby Boomer Generation Was "Cool" or "Gucci" in Millennial Speak
The Baby Boom Generation (born 1946–1964), was the coolest, hippest, most modern generation ever, or “Gucci” in Millennial Speak. Trust me — I looked it up. Google says that “Gucci” is the Millennial slang for “cool”, “good”, or “fine”.
5 Legendary Musicians Who Suffer From Stage Fright
Stage fright can be crippling. Even to the average person, the thought that thousands of people are singularly focused on you at one time can be very overwhelming. Luckily, most of us will rarely, if ever, find ourselves in such a situation.
What Can Presidents Do Once They Leave Office?
Imagine this, you served in the highest office of the land. You were the leader of the free world and are one of the most recognisable people on the planet. But now, it’s time to pack up and leave cause you’re out of a job. Where do you go from there?
The Benefits Of Sunflowers Are More Than Just Beautification
Besides being pretty and beautifying a landscape, what might flowers do for us? They might help return the soil to usable faster in the case of a nuclear incident or Russian Missile strike!