This used to be one of my favorite trivia questions: The Queen Mary doesn't sail and the Spruce Goose doesn't fly. Where are they? They were in Long Beach. And you wouldn't think they'd move much, but in 1992, a truck took...Read More
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that the prosecution must throw its files wide open to the defense if the accused is suffering from amnesia.
The Chinese, during the reign of Kublai Khan, used lions on hunting expeditions. They trained the big cats to pursue and drag down massive animals - from wild bulls to bears - and to stay with the kill until the hunter ...Read More
The first footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater (now Mann's Chinese Theater), were made by Norma Talmadge in 1927. Legend has it that she accidentally stepped in wet concrete outside the building. Since then, over 180 ...Read More
Ba is a genus of snail. Well, you have to have fun with that. A specific snail in the genus is Ba humbugi. It's from Mba Island in Fiji and it is named for Ebenezer Scrooge's catchphrase. Sadly, the snail is on the ...Read More
Mary Anne Nichols, Martha Turner, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, and Catherine Eddowes were London prostitutes who were murdered and dismembered by the notorious "Jack the Ripper" in the autumn of 1888. The perpetrator ...Read More