The Princess and the Swan: A True Story

REALLY! A TRUE STORY. In 1965 a swan took up residence at the Mill Pond in Durham, New Hampshire. Because a fugitive swan was somewhat unusual, there was a fair amount of press generated. An exiled Russian princess, most recently of Ipswich, Mass., insisted that the...

Sumerian Keg Party

Turns out that the Sumerians get credit for beer! Around 10,000 BC someone left wet some grain around and TA DA! They couldn’t figure out how to strain it so they drank it out a big vat with straws to get below the crud line. Beverage facts like these are...

The Last Stand

I am reading this great book on Custer and the last stand by Nathaniel Philbrick. General Custer at one point decided that he did not like how the horses looked. He thought that each regiment should have the same color horses. The officers were assigned new horses...