North America

The Abraham Lincoln Burial Site

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While researching the Abraham Lincoln burial site for this post, the first in our ‘Weird Facts: US Presidents’ series, we were astonished by the multiple exhumations and inspections of Abraham Lincoln’s remains subsequent to his burial service in Springfield, Illinois. As the information we gathered seemed to be macabre and […]

Leaders and Celebrities

Don’t Mention War!

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On February 19th, 2002, during the first stop of his Asian visit, President George W. Bush addressed The Japanese Diet. He appeared to have forgotten World War II when he made the following remarks: “My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because […]


Thomas Blood and the Crown Jewels

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The story of Thomas Blood and the crown jewels almost beggars belief. Irish born Blood attempted to commit one of the most audacious crimes in British History – the theft of the Crown Jewels of England. Lieutenant Blood, Captain Blood or Colonel Blood? Thomas Blood was a reprobate – a […]