The Truth about Pugwash

The Truth about Pugwash
Captain Pugwash was comedy comic strip about an inept pirate that first featured in the boys’ Eagle comic in 1950. It was taken up in 1957 by the BBC, who commissioned a series of short black and white episodes around 5 minutes long. It seemed to be on constantly throughout the 60’s, and in 1974 ...

Pornography: the Writing’s on the Wall 2

Pornography: the Writing's on the Wall
Allegedly, we all love a bit of porn right? Steady on… I said allegedly… ALLEGEDLY! But if you do love a bit of the old porn, then try this on for size. The word pornography comes from the Latin… Porna – prostitute and the Greek… Graphien – to write So it is literally the writings ...

The Dog Days are over?

The Dog Days are over?
  Britain must be the only country in the world where you can have a tropical storm, without the inconvenience of any hot, dry, sunny weather. And we are in the Dog Days too… Or maybe we’re not! Traditionally the Dog Days signal the beginning of searing heat and sudden summer thunderstorms. They occur in ...

Rosabelle : B-E-L-I-E-V-E 1

Rosabelle :  B-E-L-I-E-V-E
World-renowned illusionist and escapologist Harry Houdini was devoted to his mother. Devastated when she died in 1913, he blamed himself for being on tour and not by her side. Harry was suspicious of claims made by professional mediums, yet his grief was so great he allowed his friend Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock ...
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