Giving new meaning to “blowing shit up.”
The Tongan Wood King
One of the kings of Tonga was a block of wood. No, really.
"Her Eyes Were Murderous."
Sometimes I look at a biography's table of contents and just can't wait to start reading it.
Weird history: Charles Stanhope
In September 1777, British inventor Charles Stanhope tested a new fireproofing material by: building a two-story house; inviting over the…
Inuit Folk Tales pt 1
Inuit folk tales are fucking weird, man. UPDATE: inquisitive reader bookwyrm1216 found the continuation of the Penis Lake story! Truly,…
Apparently 15th century Morocco had a coven of lesbian witches.
In which your intrepid author is tasked with finding information on an obscure Moroccan coven, and tracks down all there is to know within nine minutes.
This legendary warrior queen killed 70,000 Romans, burnt London to the ground, and became the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.
Massively educated princess who started all-female gang of itinerant teachers, who would roam the land and educate unsuspecting passersby.
As an old woman, led an incredibly successful rebellion against British colonialism, known as The War of the Golden Stool,…
When her rebel husband was imprisoned, she continued the movement - by holding a castle under siege for three long, lonely years.
100 years before Lawrence of Arabia, this British woman traveled the Middle East by herself, surviving shipwrecks, plagues, and Bedouin attacks in the process.