Edith Clifford was a sword swallower of such skill that her closing act involved a cannon firing a bayonet down her throat.
Random Related Posts
The three men who accepted the Nobel Prize for "the most important scientific discovery of the 20th century" neglected to mention one thing: they owed much of their success to one brash, brilliant, and overlooked female scientist.
The greatest leader of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of northern Africa, who put their men in veils and let their…
Somalia's ballsiest queen, she took power from men either figuratively or literally - by ordering much of the gender castrated.…
When the Tsar became hellbent on nailing down her gender, this clever gender-nonconforming heroine kept him guessing to the end.
Widowed young queen who led a fearsome rebellion against the British with her child tied to her back.
Possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history, a primary inspiration for Dracula, one of the most reviled women in history, and, I argue, innocent.
After being saved from demonic forces, this legendary Indian princess is then subjected to endless purity tests by her own husband. She eventually puts an end to his questions in a manner that surprised everyone.
Mythological Irish princess who was turned into a worm, butterfly, and a pool of water; who induced the strangest pregnancy since Jesus; and who may hold the key to understanding Ireland's history.
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids - and founded a new nation in her quest to…