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Poinsettias: Is This Popular Holiday Plant Really Poisonous?

The poinsettia, characterized by its very showy red leaves and green foliage, is commonly found in flower shops and department stores throughout the holiday season. This popular plant belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, is native to Central America and Mexico,...

The Amazing Life of Investigative Journalist Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was an investigative journalist who made headlines in the 1880s when she got herself committed to an insane asylum on purpose so she could do a report on the conditions on the inside from the point of view of a patient.

Who Really Invented The Toilet?

Contrary to popular belief, there was no man named John P. Crapper who invented the flush toilet. However, a man named Thomas Crapper did make numerous improvements…

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…