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  • Tuscany's Excalibur Is The Real Thing, Say Scientists

    09/24/2001 7:46:55 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 2,702+ views
    The Observer ^ | 9-16-2001 | Rory Carroll
    Tuscany's Excalibur is the real thing, say scientists Rory Carroll in Rome Sunday September 16, 2001 The Observer The sword of St Galgano, said to have been plunged into a rock by a medieval Tuscan knight, has been authenticated, bolstering Italy's version of the Excalibur legend. Galgano Guidotti, a noble from Chiusdano, near Siena, allegedly split the stone with his sword in 1180 after renouncing war to become a hermit. For centuries the sword was assumed to be a fake. but research revealed last week has dated its metal to the twelfth century. Only the hilt, wooden grip and ...
  • Pope Joan: The Female Pope whose Real Gender was Revealed after she Gave Birth in a Procession

    05/28/2015 7:47:55 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 63 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Ḏḥwty
    The origins of the Papacy can be traced to St. Peter, one of the original disciples of Jesus. The current pope, Francis I, is the 265th successor of St. Peter. Needless to say, all 266 popes are male. Yet, during the middle ages, there existed a story about a pope who was actually a female in disguise. The name of this supposed female pope was Joan. Who was this mysterious Pope Joan, and did she really exist? The statue that still stands in Rome is Joanna with a papal crown.( first written account of Pope Joan can be traced to...
  • John Legend 'Calls Out' Patriots Coach Bill Belichick For Checking Out Wife Chrissy Teigen

    04/27/2015 1:26:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mon, April 27, 2015 3:10pm EDT | by Evan Real
    <p>Uh-oh. Another man checked out Chrissy Teigen’s assets and her hubby John Legend is not happy about it! The culprit? New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Unfortunately for Bill, this isn’t the first time his eyes were glued somewhere they shouldn’t be — and John wasn’t afraid to call him out on it!</p>

    04/04/2015 8:10:55 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    FOX News Channel (FNC) will present a 10-week run of historical episodic specials entitled, Legends & Lies: Into the West, with the first installment debuting on Sunday, April 12th from 8-9PM/ET, announced Bill Shine, Senior Executive Vice President, FOX News. Executive produced by FNC’s Bill O’Reilly, the hour-long episodes will recount the tales of the greatest characters of America’s Wild West, including Jesse James, David Crockett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid. In making the announcement, Shine said, “We are thrilled to present our viewers with insight that defined the West’s past and pay tribute to some of the most...
  • The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows

    10/31/2013 6:13:05 PM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 1982 | Jack Santino
    Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning...
  • Ponce De Leon Never Searched for the Fountain of Youth

    05/25/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Smithsonian magazine ^ | June 2013 | Matthew Shaer
    The real story goes something like this: In 1511, messy political squabbling forced Ponce to surrender the governorship of Puerto Rico, an appointment he had held since 1509. As a consolation prize, King Ferdinand offered him Bimini, assuming the stalwart conquistador could finance an expedition and actually find it. J. Michael Francis, a historian at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg who has spent decades studying the Spanish colonies in the Americas , says no mention of a Fountain of Youth occurs in any known documents from Ponce’s lifetime, including contracts and other official correspondence with the Crown. In...
  • Lord of the Rings - Yearly Ritual

    12/26/2011 5:31:35 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 51 replies
    12/26/11 | dagogo redux
    Every year now for a number of years my wife and I watch the entire six disc extended version of the Lord of the Rings during the gloomy Northwest winter around the Thanksgiving-to New-Years time. It helps us through the winter gloom, but since Obama's election it also helps us maintain hope and courage. I grew up on Tolkien before he was well known, and it probably shaped me in ways I can scarcely appreciate. My wife on the other hand, from the Third World, had no inkling of Tolkien until this movie cycle came out. We are both very...
  • Charlie Pride: Choices (review)

    03/24/2011 9:25:52 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 21 replies
    Without doubt, Charley Pride is one of the most respected and successful personas in all of country music. After all, it was the three-time Grammy winner who made music history when his 1969 classic "All I Have To Offer You Is Me," bolted to the top of the US Country chart, making him the first African American in country music to land a No. 1 hit. To date, the multi-platinum selling Pride holds 36 No. 1 hits and has sold more than 70 million records (albums and singles combined). On March 8, 2011, Pride releases Choices (Music City Records), his...
  • 2,000-year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down by vandals

    12/09/2010 4:17:16 PM PST · by penelopesire · 51 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9th December 2010 | Luke Salkeld
    "Standing proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters. The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been chopped down in what is being seen by some as a deliberately anti-Christian act. A feature of the skyline surrounding the Somerset town, the tree has been visited by thousands retracing the steps said to have been taken by Joseph of Arimathea, who some say was Jesus’ great uncle. Legend says it sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, the...
  • The 13th Century manuscript that shows Robin Hood and his Merry Men weren't so popular after all

    03/14/2009 7:48:20 AM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 70 replies · 2,162+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14th March 2009 | Paul Sims
    Folklore holds that Robin Hood was a fearless outlaw loathed by the rich and loved by the poor. Fighting injustice and tyranny, his gallantry became the stuff of legend - and Hollywood movies. But according to a newly-discovered manuscript entry it appears that Robin and his Merry Men may not have been as popular as the stories would have us believe.Written in Latin and buried among the treasures of Eton's library, the 23 sparse words shed new light on the Sheriff of Nottingham's mortal foe. Translated, the 550-year-old note reads: 'Around this time, according to popular opinion, a certain outlaw...
  • ‘Legends of Wrestling’ Tour Rolls Into Bagram

    01/28/2008 4:18:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 777+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. George Welcome, USA
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Jan. 28, 2008 – When the “Legends of Wrestling” tour rolled in here Jan. 26, servicemembers and civilians gathered at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation clamshell to take part in the festivities. Army Pfc. Michael Grandi Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, holds the WCW Championship belt with wrestling greats (from left to right) Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, Diamond Dallas Page, and Nicholai Volkoff during the "Legends of Wrestling" tour that came to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2008. Photo by Spc. George Welcome,...
  • 7 Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe

    12/21/2007 7:24:50 AM PST · by Watershed · 87 replies · 577+ views ^ | December 20, 2007 | Robert Roy Britt
    Popular culture is loaded with myths and half-truths. Most are harmless. But when doctors start believing medical myths, perhaps it's time to worry. In the British Medical Journal this week, researchers looked into several common misconceptions, from the belief that a person should drink eight glasses of water per day to the notion that reading in low light ruins your eyesight. "We got fired up about this because we knew that physicians accepted these beliefs and were passing this information along to their patients," said Dr. Aaron Carroll, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. "And...
  • Ancient coin contradicts legend of Cleopatra's beauty (Oooof! She looked like Ed Koch)

    02/14/2007 10:45:05 AM PST · by dead · 65 replies · 4,253+ views
    The image of Cleopatra on the silver denarius of dated to 32BC, being displayed t Newcastle University, Newcastle, England. Wednesday Feb. 14, 2007. So maybe Mark Antony loved Cleopatra for her mind. That is the conclusion drawn by academics at the University of Newcastle from a Roman denarius which depicts the celebrated queen of Egypt as a sharp-nosed, thin- lipped woman with a protruding chin. In short, a fair match for the hook-nosed, thick-necked Mark Antony on the obverse. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
  • Dispelling the Myths in James White's Legends: A Response

    02/13/2007 11:57:37 AM PST · by Titanites · 33 replies · 439+ views
    American Catholic Truth Society ^ | May 31, 2000 | Scott Windsor
    Catholic Legends Windsor's Response The large gap that exists between Roman Catholic historical scholarship and Roman Catholic apologists is a large one indeed. One often finds the historians admitting what the apologists will not regarding the truths of history that are so often utterly contradictory to later Roman dogmatic claims. This is especially true regarding such modern doctrinal developments as the Marian dogmas and the infallible Papacy. Over the past few years Roman Catholic apologists have been producing a great deal of written material of varying levels of quality. Books and magazines of this nature gain a wide audience....
  • Steve Ray Responds to James White’s: “Catholic Legends And How They Get Started”

    There is a weak new movement among a few misinformed Protestant apologists which attempts to quickly master the Church Fathers and twist them anachronistically (I love this word, especially since it is one of our critic’s favorite words) to fit their Protestant traditions and wishes. Many Protestant apologists, and often the anti-Catholics in complicity with them, simply parrot the likes of William “Bill” Webster, but Webster proves to be much better at it than the parrots. Funny thing how history repeats itself. The Papal antagonists of today are nothing new. This “patristic argumentation” against the papacy was done with much...
  • Dessie, the great grey, rides off into the sunset (Britain mourns death of a legend)

    11/14/2006 4:48:42 AM PST · by propertius · 10 replies · 740+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14th Nov, 2006 | Neil Tweedies
    Just occasionally along comes a racehorse who makes his jockey appear like mere freight, an animal far more famous – to the non-racing fraternity at least – than the man riding on his back. Arkle was like that, and Red Rum. And Dessie – Desert Orchid, the superlative steeplechaser – who died yesterday at the age of 27. Weeping over the death of a racehorse is probably going too far, even for the anthropomorphic British. There was, however, genuine sadness at the news that a great character had passed away. The winner of the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup, one of...
  • Jersey Devil

    10/31/2006 5:45:29 AM PST · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 339+ views
    10/31/06 | vanity
    JERSEY DEVIL 1 Deep in the Jersey Barrens Outside the town of Leeds There lived a lonely widd-errr- No man to tend her needs ! So, one All Hallows Evenin’ When the moon was pale and white She cried, “I’d let ol’ Satan himself Come share my bed tonight !” Chorus Keep to the middle of the trail,friend When the moon is pale an’ white An’ build up the fire in the ol’ campsite- The Devil walks tonight ! 2 Old Satan come a courtin’ Kept her dancin’ till the dawn: One year later to the day The Devil’s Child...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Spanish investigators have discovered Atlantis's archaeological evidences...

    11/25/2004 6:49:34 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 38 replies · 12,309+ views
    Atlantis News's Agency (C.O.S.S.) ^ | 11-25-2004 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Spanish investigators have discovered Atlantis's archaeological evidences... Atlantis = Iberia. Atlantis in Gibraltar and Ibero-Morrocian. The Georgeo's theories (I Part) Extracts the Georgeo's theories an hipotesis. (Forum Atlantis-Rising 2001-2004)Official website of the Georgeos's tehories (in spanish)http://Atlantis.sitio.nethttp://Atlantis.miarroba.com Spanish investigators have discovered archaeological evidences underneath the sea, near the coasts of Gibraltar, that could belong to the Atlantic civilization described by Plato with the name of Atlantis and that the Greek philosopher located exactly in front of the Columns of Hercules (Straits of Gibraltar), next to the region of Gadeira (Cadiz, Andalusia) and of the Atlas (Morocco). The first findings were...
  • Holy Grail Riddle Solution 'To Be Revealed'

    11/24/2004 11:03:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 203 replies · 5,344+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Katherine Haddon
    A team of Second World War codebreakers was today poised to reveal the solution to a cryptic 18th century riddle which is rumoured to reveal the location of the Holy Grail. Oliver Lawn and his wife Sheila, the leaders of the team, are now in their 80s but were posted at the codebreaking centre at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, during the Second World War. The couple, who worked on cracking the Enigma code, have spent the last seven months deciphering the significance of a sequence of letters on the Shepherd’s Monument in the Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire. The marble slab, located...