November is Adoption Awareness Month, and in 1911, the people running a foundling home in Paris, France, came up with a unique way to find adoptive homes for some of the orphaned and abandoned infants in their care, and raise money for the others.


My son (the Grenadier Guard) and one of his friends cleaned up the Halloween they went into a local seniors’ home. The residents had decorated the place, and had lots of candy ready, but they were the only kids to show up there the whole night, and thus came in for all the costume admiration […]

I’ve actually stayed in this castle-hotel. The year was 1984, and will admit that I did get ghostly vibes. So did the ten-year-old kid with me. (That’s him at the window of our room.) He said the bathroom ‘felt creepy’, and always passed a certain point on the stairs at a run. And no, I […]

Question: Only one of the young girls who accused people of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials ever apologized. What was her name? Answer: Ann Putnam Jr., who was twelve years old at the time of the accusations in 1692.

The Tower of London is one of my favourite places to go whenever I return to England. On one visit, I met a Yeoman Warder who’d just written a book about the Tower’s ghosts (Ghosts of the Tower of London, by G. Abbott). That was back when I was doing the preliminary research for the […]

Question: Which is older, the Colosseum or Stonehenge? Answer: Stonehenge, by about 1,500 years.

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