Since the 1970s, every January 19, a mysterious visitor has left three red roses and a half-bottle of cognac at the grave of Edgar Allen Poe at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on the anniversary of his birthday.
HENRY IIIThe royal motto of Henry III was qui non dat quod habet non accipit ille... MORE
MIAMIIn March 2009, Serena Williams played Rafael Nadal in what was billed as 'the first... MORE
CATHERINE IBorn Martha Skavronsk, but rechristened Katarina Alexeyevna when she became the mistress of Peter the... MORE
GEORGE VKing George V had a pet parrot called Charlotte. The King always made a point... MORE
AUSTRIAThe world's biggest liver dumpling was cooked in the Austrian village of Zams on 16... MORE
CURTISJamie Lee Curtis was once engaged to a grandson of Marlene Dietrich.
In both the 1994... MORE
BORGIAThe power of the House of Borgia in Italy and the Vatican began when the... MORE
DARWINDarwin was the grandson of the great potter Josiah Wedgwood.
He married his first cousin, Emma... MORE
CHURCHILLChurchill's mother was one-eighth Iroquois Indian.
His father and Al Capone's father both had syphilis.
Baudelaire also... MORE
SHEEPWith 155 mentions in the Old Testament and 45 in the New, sheep are the... MORE
TOURISMTourism began on 5 July 1841, when Thomas Cook organised his first trip for fellow... MORE
VIRGIN ISLANDSThe Virgin Islands is the correct name for what is commonly known as the British... MORE
SEDUCTIONIt is illegal to seduce the wet-nurse of an heir to the British throne.
In 2008,... MORE
DRIVINGAccording to a survey conducted in 1997:
7% of lorry drivers think of sex, drink, food... MORE
PUCCINIPuccini's wife put bromide in his coffee and soaked his trousers in camphor when attractive... MORE
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