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Attack on Lady Florence Dixie: “Saved by Her St Bernard”

Attack on Lady Florence Dixie: “Saved by Her St Bernard”

During the purported attack on Lady Florence Dixie, her St Bernard saved her from two assailants dressed in womens clothing.

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How The Darien Scheme Changed the History of Scotland’s Independence

How The Darien Scheme Changed the History of Scotland’s Independence

William Paterson dreamt to establish a Scottish colony and international trade post at Darien, Panama. Did the Darien scheme cause Scotland's lost freedom?

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New Year’s History: Why We Celebrate on January 1st

New Year’s History: Why We Celebrate on January 1st

Thousands of years ago the Romans created calendars that would establish the foundation for New Year's history. How did January 1st become New Year's Day?

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Celtic Goddess Brigid to St. Brigid of Kildare: Story of the Enduring Deity

Celtic Goddess Brigid to St. Brigid of Kildare: Story of the Enduring Deity

The Celtic goddess Brigid changed into St. Brigid of Kildare in 450 AD, but she never lost her goddess qualities. How did the ancient deity survive so long?

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Witch Prickers of 17th Century Inquisition

Witch Prickers of 17th Century Inquisition

Witch prickers drove long needles into accused witches in public in search of the devil's mark hoping to convict someone of being a witch.

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Lady of the Swamp: Margaret Clement

Lady of the Swamp: Margaret Clement

They called her "Lady of the Swamp." Margaret Clement lived around the swamps and one day she vanished. Murder was suspected, but where was her body?

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History of Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Real Inspiration

History of Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Real Inspiration

What is the real history of Dracula? Where did Bram Stoker get his inspiration for his vampire? It seems Vlad the Impaler made only a small contribution.

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The Theft of the Mona Lisa is What Made Her Famous

The Theft of the Mona Lisa is What Made Her Famous

Was the theft of the Mona Lisa a blessing in disguise? She became famous after Vincenzo Perugia artfully stole her from the Louvre in 1911.

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The Emerald Tablet May Hint at the Secret to Making Gold

The Emerald Tablet May Hint at the Secret to Making Gold

The original text of The Emerald Tablet first appeared around 1500 years ago. Does its cryptic message hint at the mystical Philosopher's Stone?

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Chimera Human-Animal Hybrids

Chimera Human-Animal Hybrids

Chimera are being deliberately created by scientists to grow human organs inside animals, but can human beings give birth to human/animal hybrid mixes?

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