On July 8, 1822, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the English poet, drowned in a sudden storm in the Gulf of Spezia, in Italy. His body washed [...]
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The passing of the great Italian author, thinker and semiotician leaves a huge hole in the worlds of literature and academia that will never be filled.
A devastating earthquake in 1693 made permanent rubble out of this Sicilian town that had existed as a community since the Bronze Age.
It's rare that stockfish--a traditional Norwegian staple with a tradition going back to medieval times--makes the news, but we can count on ThorNews to bring [...]
Burned, blown up, hijacked, bankrupted, and finally sunk...ships don't get much unluckier than this one.
Just in case you were wondering what happened to this story, here's an update.
Evidently people in the 18th century found geography just as boring as most people do today.
France is falling, Byron's getting married and Pug's wife is fooling around. Where's my wine?
What wine would you serve during a "phony war"?