Mysteries of History : Camelot – Was it Real...
May 15, 2020 | General Interest, History, Trivia |
Did You Know … Guy Fawkes was not Executed f...
Nov 8, 2019 | General Interest, History |
Mysteries of History : El Dorado
Jan 25, 2019 | General Interest |
Mysteries of History : Atlantis
Oct 30, 2018 | General Interest, Philosophy |
An Ancient Mystery Solved … Hierapolis, R...
Sep 14, 2018 | General Interest, History, Religion |
Historical Superstitions We Still Observe Today
Aug 3, 2018 | Trivia |
We like to think that our modern world is free from superstition - we are enlightened people living in an age of science fact. Well, not quite, we still find ourseves observing superstitions - sometimes consciously and sometimes by habit. In this article we look at some historical superstitions we still observe today.
Why Does a Thumbs-Up Gesture Mean “okay”?
Feb 20, 2018 | Trivia |
The Origins of the Loch Ness Monster
Jul 11, 2017 | General Interest, Trivia |
Pouques & Other Guernsey Folklore
May 12, 2017 | Channel Islands, Guernsey |
The founding of the Eternal City – Rome – Fact & Fiction
Apr 21, 2017 | General Interest, History |
Do Eskimos Really have 80 Words for Snow ?
Nov 25, 2016 |
This is one of those urban myths that refuse to die … “Do Eskimos Really have 80 Words for Snow ?” So in this article we hope to answer it once and for all.Read More
Origins of Some English Eponyms : Juggernaut, Lynching, Malapropism, Maverick & Tantalise
Jun 21, 2016 |
Eponyms are one of the most fascinating examples of how the English language gains new words. In this article we take a colourful look at the phenomenon some eponyms like : Juggernaut, Lynching, Malapropism, Maverick & Tantalise.Read More
4 More Myths About World War I Debunked
Apr 12, 2016 |
2014 was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the supposed “war to end all wars”. It was the first ‘modern mechanised war’ and a lot of myths about it have been built up over the years. In this article we look at some of the bigee “facts” that are just plain wrongRead More
Why do Buses Come in Threes ?
Oct 6, 2015 |
Everybody knows that if you want to catch a bus, you spend ages waiting and then three will come at once. That at least is the urban myth which is popular enough to become the title of a book. According to mathematicians, however, it really is a myth. Buses don’t usually come in threes, they come in twos, and the reason why this is so can be found in this article.Read More
The Ultimate Conspiracy Theory – The Phantom Time Hypothesis
Sep 18, 2015 |
Ok, hang on to your hats, this conspiracy theory must be the Daddy of them all – The Phantom...Read More
Was Hitler’s Life Spared in World War I by a British Soldier ?
Mar 31, 2015 |
During the Great War Hitler claimed that he was wounded on the Western Front and recalled that a British soldier pointed his gun at him and then deliberately did not fire. But who was this mysterious British Soldier ?Read More
Did Richard the Lionheart really meet Robin Hood?
Mar 17, 2015 |
Most of us would like to think that Richard the Lionheart did in fact encounter history’s most famous outlaw, Robin Hood. So is there any chance that he ever did ?Read More
Urban Myths Debunked : Is it true that goldfish have a memory span of only 3 seconds?
Nov 11, 2014 |
One of the most persistent of urban myths : Is it true that goldfish have a memory span of only 3 seconds?Read More
5 Myths About World War I Debunked
Oct 28, 2014 |
World War I was supposed to be the “war to end all wars”. It was the first ‘modern mechanised war’ and a lot of myths about it have been built up over the years often by revisionist historians using ‘hind-sight’. Some of these so called “facts” are blinding us to the reality and we are in danger of belittling the experience of soldiers and civilians in this conflict. In this article we look at some of the bigee “facts” that are just plain wrong.Read More
Some more historical myths debunked
May 8, 2012 |
Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a : Who perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Who really was the 1st US President? Did Mediaeval people really think the Earth was flat ?Read More
Some Historical Myths Debunked
Feb 28, 2012 |
Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Did King Harold really die from an arrow in the eye? Did Slaves built the great pyramids in Eqypt ?Read More