Why French wine is mostly American

In the 1860s through the 1870s, the French wine industry was in deep trouble. Somehow American plant lice had been transported to Europe and would eventually destroy around 40% of all French vineyards.


Walt Disney once attempted to collaborate on a short film with famed surrealist artist and architect Salvador Dali. The two artists collaborated in Disney’s studios for eight months in 1946 before the project was suspended.

The forgotten founder of the British Empire

Robert Blake (1598-1657) was a British military commander and statesman. A somewhat late bloomer, his career as a military man only began in 1642 at age 44. He rose through the ranks extremely quickly.