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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with psychic extra, c.1922. Gelatin silver photograph, Barlow Collection, British Library London
June 27, 1890 – Canadian-born boxer George Dixon defeats the British bantamweight champion in London, giving him claim to be the first black world champion in any sport.
The fossilized Irish giant from 1895 is over 12 feet tall. The giant was discovered during a mining operation in Antrim, Ireland. This picture is courtesy "the British Strand magazine of December 1895" Height, 12 foot 2 inches; girth of chest, 6 foot 6 inches; length of arms 4 foot 6 inches. There are six toes on the right foot
The Scold's Bridle, a British invention, possibly originating in Scotland, used between the 16th and 19th Century. It was a device used to control, humiliate and punish gossiping, troublesome women by effectively gagging them. Scold comes from the 'common scold': a public nuisance, more often than not women, who habitually gossiped and quarreled with their neighbors, while the name bridle describes the part that fitted into the mouth.
Though the namesake Marquis de Lafayette managed an escape from the British here during the Revolutionary War, not all of those who’ve visited this 1732 Inn in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, have chosen to leave. Two waitresses were closing the General Lafayette Inn and Bre
The concept of ley lines was first introduced by Alfred Watkins in his books Early British Trackways and The Old Straight Track. He noted that many ancient monuments, churches and landmarks were aligned with one other on straight lines. Watkins speculated these li