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Elizabeth Bisland Raced Nellie Bly With One Steamer Trunk!

Elizabeth Bisland Raced Nellie Bly With One Steamer Trunk!

Nov. 14, 1889. Nellie Bly packed her single hand bag so efficiently, that it would put to shame even today’s Read More>...

Nellie Bly Raced Around the World With One Handbag!

Nellie Bly Raced Around the World With One Handbag!

Nellie Bly: Her skeptical editor at the New York World Newspaper initially rejected her proposal to beat Jules Verne’s fictional Read More>...

Did Cranky Queen Victoria Bring Joy Into Your Home?

Did Cranky Queen Victoria Bring Joy Into Your Home?

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria, May, 1819 – January, 1901) was the longest reigning monarch in British history (63 years) from Read More>...

Elizabeth Bisland Races Nellie Bly Around the World!

Elizabeth Bisland Races Nellie Bly Around the World!

In 1889, Nellie Bly launched on a trip around the world, attempting to turn the fictional Around the World in Read More>...

Victorian Era Hidden Camera: Who Were They Secretly Photographing?

Victorian Era Hidden Camera: Who Were They Secretly Photographing?

The Victorian Era was an explosive time for inventions. It seems we couldn’t live without countless items that saw their beginnings Read More>...

Did Edison Post the First Cats Gone Bad Video?

Did Edison Post the First Cats Gone Bad Video?

Did this film titled “Professor Welton’s Boxing Cats,” spawn today’s crazy cats gone bad videos? If so, did Thomas Edison Read More>...

Victorian Era Spanx: Is Her Corset Too Tight?

Victorian Era Spanx: Is Her Corset Too Tight?

Today we have Spanx, although some die hards will not relinquish their corsets.  Corsets have pushed, pulled, squeezed, flattened, widened, Read More>...

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