The Tarr Steps is a 50 metre long clapper bridge situated on the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park. It is the largest example of its type and is a well known landmark and tourist attraction. The bridge is designated as a grade 1 listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument b...
Karna was one of th great warriors in the Mahabharta. He was however disowned by his mother and he grew up as a outcast. The princess Uruvi married him, this despite knowing that she would become a widow.
China is faced with real trouble in the form of a Muslim uprising in their Easter province Xinjiang.
Journey with Gary Cook through the outback of New Zealand on a hunt to film faeries.
When I was a child I had a history book that centred on some famous people that had helped build some of the great in Great Britain of the "Modern" ones were people like Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Darwin, William Shakespeare, and Sir Isaac Newton, but I was more interested in s...
Goosie Goosie Gander is a familiar English nursery rhyme that had an interesting origin in Elizabethan England at a time of religious intolerance aimed at Roman Catholics.
There is a future to every present, no one can run fast enough to hide from the future of the present that befall him, a bad present will reap a bad future, and a good present will reap a good future
The princess of Troy had been cursed for not yielding to Apollo's advances. The gift she received from Apollo gave her only pain. She was considered a mad woman by her family and by the people of Troy.
Many traditional English nursery rhymes have their origin in actual historical events. “I had a little nut tree” is one such
A bundle of knowledge or a soggy mess? That is what happens when you find the newspaper left on the driveway at the end of the rainy day. The evenings have already drawn in and the weather is becoming colder, yet the newspaper deliver people simply throw the newspaper onto the drivewa...
“Hickory, dickory, dock” is a simple little rhyme about a mouse and a clock, but it probably refers to one of Britain’s least known-about rulers who made a brief appearance on the political scene in the 17th century.
This is an article/story with some aspects of truth and some sprinklings of fantasy; it adheres to the long-held notion that the truth can be strange, and the eerie usually has some solidity behind it.
The Band, a seminal 1960s music group that was the backing band for Bob Dylan and then in their own right, not only that, they are one of my favorite musical acts that came from that time. This is a small tribute to their idiosyncratic work. Also, a strange exposition of my viewpoint ...
A brief background of Charleston, South Carolina’s history and Folklore!
Mysterious lights were often seen in Newfoundland and usually before a tragedy.