The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. According to myth, Juan Ponce de León searched in vain for it in 1513 ~ Summary from Wikipedia
The audio on this is admittedly terrible. Unfortunately it’s the only copy I could find of it. Americans O.C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope were the world’s first dinosaur hunters. In a frenzied race to find dinosaur bones in the American Badlands, an intensely bitter and costly rivalry emerged between the scientists. We’ll see how […]
Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence. In August 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston, near Glasgow, and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians.
9 / 10 ( 1 vote ) Famous Italian – Croatian explorer Marco Polo is credited with being the first Westerner to travel to China and for bringing spaghetti back to Europe. But growing doubt . Marco Polo is a famous historic figure who even has a TV show dedicated to his adventures! But what […]
The spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes Mountains, was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the intrepid explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon its remains. But while the walls and chambers have been extensively studied in the years since, the purpose of this ancient site remains unclear. Go to the […]
One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Some of the stories commonly associated with The Nights, in particular “Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp”, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”, and “The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor”, were not part of The Nights […]
The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52), were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942 after the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
HL Hunley, a Confederate States warship, was the first combat submarine to sink a warship, which also resulted in her own sinking, on February 17, 1864. Hunley was raised in a salvage operation in 2000.