Victorian and turn-of-the-century ghost stories have a particular attraction: They need no contrivances to create places that are lonely and old, a place where bad things are kept hushed up instead of dealt with. From the first line, you’re put in a world with no electricity to banish darkness and no 911 to call if the darkness becomes more than you can handle. ... READ ON
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200 years ago today, one of history's most bizarre disasters befell London when a 15-foot wave of beer flooded an entire neighborhood.... READ ON
These famous faces once braved rain, sleet, snow, and disgruntled customers as employees of the United States Postal Service.... READ ON
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On October 11, 1884, a truly incredible woman was born in New York City. Eleanor Roosevelt’s lifetime achievements are almost too numerous to list, but these amazing facts should remind you why she’s still celebrated as one of America’s finest first ladies and diplomats.... READ ON
The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy.