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Revealed: the woman who was allowed to vote seven years before it became legal because officials mistook her for a man

The story of how one woman became one of the first ever to vote in Britain when she was mistaken for a man has emerged after more than 100 years.<p>Frances Connelly made history in 1911 - seven years before women were enfranchised - after an error on the electoral register.<p>She was accidentally sent a …

Great Britain

7 Forgotten Foods Found on Old Restaurant Menus

As our tastes have changed, and so have menu offerings across North America. Here's a sampling of meals that you rarely—if ever—see dished out at …

Dairy Queen

A Blind Woman With Multiple Personalities Can See When She Is a Teenage Boy

Doctors believe she has over 10 personalities.<p>A 37-year old German woman who survived an accident 17 years ago, is slowly regaining her vision–sometimes. The woman, known as "BT" also suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and her doctors believe she has over 10 personalities. While being …

Five Things Medieval People Would Hate About the Modern World

<i>By Danièle Cybulskie</i><p>Although a medieval person vacationing in the twenty-first century would no doubt be overjoyed at things like electricity, modern …

Medieval

8 Truly Terrifying Ghost Stories That Prove Atchison Is The Most Haunted City In Kansas

Jackson Park (shown here in a 1930s postcard), is home to Molly; a woman who was found hanging from a tree in the park the morning after her prom. …

On Santorini, the indigenous tomato paste gets its own historical museum

They had me at the triple-concentration tomato paste.<p>That’s not to say that Santorini’s Tomato Industrial Museum, set inside the stone shell of one of the Greek island’s former tomato-processing plants, didn’t have other charms. But the flavors we had just sampled at lunch made a visit to a museum …

European Travel

FOUND: A Cuneiform Text That Shows How Babylonians Used Geometry to Track Jupiter

The Moon and Jupiter (Photo: Eric Kilby/Wikimedia)<p>Among the tens of thousands of cuneiform tablets and fragments dug up in the early 19th century …

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

Orion Pictures<p>The unassuming Norman Bates might creep you out, and the flesh-hungry Hannibal Lecter might make your skin crawl.<p>But according to one …

Unwashed jackpot

Who goes to museums with old coins in them? Better to give this Roman haul away<p>The least visited galleries of museums are those displaying flint axe-heads, pottery shards and ancient coins<p>Mark Copsey unearthed 3,339 Roman coins with his digger while levelling a hockey field in Yeovil, Somerset, and …

Victorian Seaside Souvenirs & Harry Houdini

You come to the Jersey Shore on vacation and you buy a t-shirt to show where you’ve been. Or a hat. Or a refrigerator magnet. Or a Christmas tree …

Christmas Shopping at C. C. Clayton’s in Ocean Grove, 1895

Portion of an ad appearing in the December 14, 1895 edition of the Ocean Grove Record in Ocean Grove, New Jersey.<p>Illustration of Queen Victoria, …

The Romance of Halloween in Turn-of-the-Century Ocean Grove

Antique Halloween postcard portraying a woman playing a divination game, revealing to her the identity of the man who loves her.<p>We tend to think of …

The Great Ocean Grove Bathing Suit Controversy of the 1870s

“Bathing Censorship at Ocean Grove”, from the Illustrated Police News of London, England, circa 1877.<p>This image, titled “Bathing Dress Censorship at …

Swimwear

The History of Day’s Ice Cream of Ocean Grove, New Jersey

The legendary Day’s Ice Cream is a Victorian delight and the oldest continually operating business in Ocean Grove, NJ. In the latest episode of our …

Mrs. Wagner’s Pies and Ocean Grove, New Jersey

In the early 20th century, Mrs. Wagner’s Pies could be found in tens of thousands of American stores and restaurants. (Even Simon & Garfunkel sang …

New Video! The Rjukan Shipwreck of 1876

Did you know that there are the remains of a 19th century shipwreck just off the beach where Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach meet? The Rjukan went down …

Asbury Park

Orphans of time: Photographer captures the beauty of abandoned buildings - Telegraph

This Strange Phenomenon In Ohio Is Too Weird For Words

Posted in Ohio<p>There’s something strange about King Memorial Rd. in Mentor, Ohio.<p>All throughout the U.S., “gravity hills” are a phenomenon attracting …

World's Oldest Tea Discovered In An Ancient Chinese Emperor's Tomb

Tea is often referred to one of the world's oldest beverages. But just how old is it?<p>A Chinese document from 59 B.C. refers to a drink that <i>might</i> be tea, but scholars cannot be certain. Now, a new analysis proves that plant remains found in tombs 2,100 years old – about 100 years before that …

Russian Artist's Dolls are So Realistic it's Frightening

Michael Zajkov is a Russian artist who crafts these chillingly realistic dolls' faces and bodies out of polymer clay. The dolls' eyes are handpainted …

Dolls

There is a long history of regarding John Dee as a possible spy (Letters, 21 January). The 17th-century scientist Robert Hooke suggested that Dee was employed on “affairs of state” by Elizabeth I, and that Dee’s “book of spirits” was in fact cryptographic. In 1968, Richard Deacon said Dee signed …

See Vivid Vintage Photos of California Gold Rush Territory

Caption from LIFE. In the grocery store in Volcano, oldtimers who have spent their lives in the worked-out gold fields p<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Herbert Gehr—The …

Vintage

Knight fights: Inside the strange and savage world of medieval MMA

There is a scene in the 1989 cult classic <i>Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure</i> in which various historical figures, from Billy the Kid to Abraham Lincoln, find themselves thoroughly out of their depth when they are transported to 1980s California.<p>We see Beethoven testing out the latest electronic …

'Doppelganger' strangers take DNA test to find out if they are related

Two strangers who were told they look so alike that they could be related have taken a DNA test to find out whether this could be the case.<p>Niamh …

Plague skulls and stone-age axes: London's history dug up in 10 objects

A Shakespearean cannonball and a Victorian plate that survived 100 years in a rubbish dump are among relics photographed for Museum of London show<p>If the history of the world can be told in 100 objects, the lives and deaths of Londoners can be documented in 10, on the evidence of a new collaboration …

Archaeology

Biotech scientists now raising human–animal chimeras on U.S. farms

Despite a funding ban, several U.S. research facilities are moving forward with experiments that could produce human–animal chimeras. The possibility …

The closest living relatives to decapitated Roman-era 'gladiators' found in York are in Wales

Specialist genome technology has suggested a mysterious set of decapitated skeletons found a decade ago in York are most closely related to people in …

A British Antiques Roadshow Fan Cracked a Centuries-Old Secret Code

A man in England recently solved a 230-year-old mystery that left <i>Antiques Roadshow</i> experts stymied: a numerical code engraved on an 18th-century …

Welsh Government

PICTURED: Crazy 'alien being' spotted cloud surfing from window of UK-bound plane

NICKO'DONAGHUE•YouTubeThe cloud surfer as snapped from a pane window by Nick O'Donaghue<p>No one appears to know what it is… but it has two arms, two …

Luke Skywalker

Medieval chastity belts: Scary, uncomfortable and probably fake

Chastity belts<p>Grim artifacts from a backward time. Or maybe not.<p>c. 1400<p><i>Note: the authenticity and specific dating of these artifacts is …