The Unimportance of the Letter “E”

Written in 1939 by Ernest Vincent Wright, “Gadsby” (not to be confused with The Great Gatsby) is a rather boring novel about a man organizing a group of young people to save his dying town. Despite the novel’s dull content, a first edition is now worth over $4,000. Its value stems from the fact that out of the over 50,000 …

For Rent: One Pineapple

Upon their discovery by Christopher Columbus, Europeans fell in love with pineapples. They were taken with the sweetness of the fruit, its exotic appearance, and the “crown” upon its top.

Horatio Nelson’s Brandy:

British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. However, Nelson died during battle.

The day Gaddafi went too far

In 1996, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (1942 – 2011) was informed of a prison revolt in Abu Salim prison. The revolt initially began because the prisoners lawyer was arrested himself and the living conditon were horrendous.