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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 […]


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 […]