Category Archives: History

It’s Official: World War I is Finally Over

Dyer Sez: No, the title above is most certainly not a misprint. After almost one-hundred years, the “War to End All Wars” is finally over. Although a ceasing of all hostilities was enacted in 1918, the treaty of Versailles (signed … Continue reading

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WAS SHAKESPEAR WRITING WITH A BUZZ?

Dy’er Sez: This wouldn’t surprise me, considering that a great many of our era’s greatest artists, musicians and writers are known and documented to get high. Puts a whole new slant on the work of the Bard, do it not? Story … Continue reading

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Harry Patch, Last UK Vet of WW 1 Dead at 111

Dy’er Sez:  Mr. Patch was one of the last remaining links to the WW 1 era. In fact (as the following story points out) there are no German or French vets left, and only one American (Frank Buckles, aged 108) vet … Continue reading

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Mark Twain (part 2 – Quotes)

In the beginning of a change the PATRIOT is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot Suppose you were an idiot. … Continue reading

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Mark Twain (Part 1 – The Man)

Although many writers have graced the landscape of American literature, very few have left the legacy of Mark Twain. In addition to his seminal works (The Adventures of Huck Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), he was a prolific … Continue reading

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Oldest known musical instrument unearthed

Here’s the story of an amazing historical find from AP: Prehistoric flute in Germany is oldest known Associated Press Writer Patrick Mcgroarty  BERLIN – A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is … Continue reading

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Chocolate’s Hidden History

Aahhh, the smell of it…the taste of it…the texture…of course I refer to that thing, that very substance that calls to us when we find sleep elusive at two in the morning; that holy manna that lofts us on high … Continue reading

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