The Father of Dinosaur-Mania

Baron Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás (1877-1933) was a self-taught aristocrat considered to be the father of paleobiology. After his sister found a dinosaur skull in the backyard of their estate in Transylvania he started obsessively studying paleontology from his library.

A Man Named Sandwich

The humble sandwich gets its name from the English 4th Earl of Sandwich, a man known for his obsessive gambling.

The 6 million skeletons underneath Paris

Catacombs of Paris

Paris, France is one of the most visited cities in the World and rightfully so. The beautiful architecture, stunning monuments and countless cultural treasures are second to none. However, a dark, yet very interesting fact of the past are the millions of human skeletons which lay below the city.

Vinegar Valentines

In Europe and the United States in the 1900’s, a strange Valentine custom developed. In addition to sending sweet, romantic Valentine cards, individuals also sent cards with rude, insulting poems.