Winston Churchill called them “the good companions”. John Lennon smothered his in tomato ketchup. Michael Jackson liked them with mushy peas. They sustained morale through two world wars and helped fuel Britain’s industrial prime. For generations, fish and chips have fed millions of memories – eaten with greasy fingers on a seaside holiday, a […]
The Empire State Building was designed by William F. Lamb from the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, which produced the building drawings in just two weeks, using its earlier designs for the Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Carew Tower in Cincinnati, Ohio (designed by the architectural firm W. W. Ahlschlager & […]
Many parts of Victorian-era London were places you’d rather avoid after sunset. These seedier areas of the city could be great fun by day, but after dark, they tended to attract the wrong crowd, and they weren’t always people. According to legend, these areas served as magnets for demonic beings, beings like Spring Heeled Jack. […]
A 1920s vintage Dodge Brothers sedan drives down muddy roads and across muddy fields to get to the gushing oil well. For some strange reason the car has “Oil Field Dodge” painted on the side. This may be a company promotional video but it does not make driving look like any fun.
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939. After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the […]
A popular phantasmagoria ghost show, Cabaret du Neant (Tavern of the Dead) opened in Paris in the 1890s giving Parisians a macabre destination. Patrons would enter through a blackened hall into a cafe with candles on coffin-shaped tables. Waiters dressed in funeral attire served refreshments with a disease theme. Paintings of figures morphed into skeletons […]
An unoccupied apartment since 1942 was discovered in Paris side Pigalle, a Parisian apartment was reopened for the first time … after 70 years. Time capsule to the past, this airtight case belonged to Madame de Florian, who had hurriedly left to seek refuge in the south while Adolf Hitlers troops were advancing on Paris. […]