The Famous Christmas Truce of 1914

In 1914, the vicious assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand caused the eruption of World War I. Global forces went toe to toe for months on end, and the battlefield was full of casualties from all sides…

The Curse of the Busby’s Stoop Chair

In a Nutshell Many, many moons ago in June of 1702, an innocent man was bludgeoned to death with a hammer. That man was the father of a lovely young girl that was admired by Thomas Busby, a man who...

The Secret Life of Walt Disney As An FBI Informant

Everyone knows Walt Disney, and if you don’t, you’ll certainly be familiar with some of the Disney Films. The likes of Robin Hood, The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland lit up – and continue to do so…

Does Water Really Conduct Electricity?

Is water a good electrical conductor? Most of us would say yes, but the answer is not so straightforward. Standing in it while in contact with electricity is not a good idea, but the truth is that this is not due to the water, but more so what is in it.

Albert Einstein’s Stolen Brain

Thomas Harvey, the pathologist on call at the time of Albert Einstein’s death, stole Einstein’s brain, later promising to share it with the scientific community for the sole purpose of scientific study. Harvey stole the brain despite Einstein’s wishes to be cremated and was fired from Princeton Hospital for refusing to return it.