Throwback Thursday – Petticoat Duels

A Petticoat Duel is pretty much the same as a regular duel, except that it is fought between women and the duel is considered over when first blood is drawn, not when someone dies. The most famous one was between Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Anastasia...

Happy Thanksgiving America

If you are celebrating Thanksgiving today, there are two people you should be thanking. Tisquantum and Sarah Josepha Hale. Tisquantum, also known as Squanto, is one of the reasons the pilgrims even survived and Sarah Hale is the reason Thanksgiving became a national...

Deadly Nightshade

I recently watched MatPat’s video about Snow White and I was more than a little intrigued about his mentions of Belladona. I’ll post the video at the end so you can see for yourself. Atropa Belladonna has an interesting history having been used as medicine, cosmetic...

Warrior Women – World War 1

Today is Remembrance Day, a day in which we remember all of the wars and those who fought/contributed, but most specifically the end of The Great War on November 11, 1918. It seems so long ago, but not even a century has passed since that day. There are many other...

Warrior Women – WW2

War is always an interesting time for the world. The World Wars were major turning points in history, culture and technology and there are some people who stand out above the crowd in terms of their contributions. With that in mind I want to introduce you to some...

The Fight for Pants

When you get dressed you probably put on some form of pants and a top. What if you weren’t allowed to? If you live in certain areas, are part of certain communities/religions/cultures or work in certain jobs, pants may be frowned upon or even entirely banned. As far...