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Vessel buried under New Jersey beach could be historical find

Brick - Debris from a shipwreck have been unearthed at a beach in Brick, New Jersey, and town officials and historians are eager to excavate the remnants of the vessel.

Review: Depression tale 'Mad Ship' looks great, but lacks coherent tone Special

If you took 'The Grapes of Wrath' and turned it into a dark tragedy about sexual blackmail, then added a long coda about raving insanity, you'd get something like 'Mad Ship'. It's a strange film, although one with gorgeous visual images to spare.

Review: Coos Bay Oregon beaches, lighthouses, hiking and biking

Coos Bay and Charleston, Oregon have super beaches, hiking and biking trails and of course plenty of lighthouses to enjoy.

Van accidentally destroys 16th-century archway of Scottish castle

An archway that has been standing for over 400 years on the grounds of Scotland's Scone Palace was destroyed this week when a contractor's van smashed into it.

Blind singer wins the hearts of American Idol voters

In its eighth poll topping season, American Idol has taken a new and exciting turn as far as the top 12 is concerned. Last night, America voted unanimously for the first legally blind musical prodigy to take part in the singing competition.

Galileo Exhumed For DNA Testing On His Eyes

Scientists are planning to exhume the body of 16th century astronomer, Galileo, in order to perform DNA testing which might help answer some questions about the health of the “father of astronomy,” whom the Vatican condemned for his teachings.

Champagne Fit For a Tsar: Pricy Vintage From The Bottom of The Sea

Are you a champagne aficionado? Do you have an expensive collection or yearn for one? Here’ are some royal bottles to add to it, that is, if you don’t need to pay your mortgage or your child’s college tuition. Read on and …hang onto your wallet.

The John Lecky House Is For Sale For A Dollar

Here's a deal for you if you're in Canada, the historic John Lecky house in Prince Edward Island is on the market for only a dollar.

Whatever happened to the crew of the Mary Celeste?

The sea holds many mysteries, perhaps none more baffling than the disappearance of the crew of the two hundred ton brigantine, the Mary Celeste. What happened will always be a matter of speculation. Read this eerie tale and offer your own conclusions.

William Desmond Taylor: A Hollywood Murder Mystery Most Foul

Who killed William Desmond Taylor and why? This enduring Hollywood mystery might have been solved if the crime has been committed today with the sophistication of DNA and other forensic tools. Read on and take a guess. Yours is as good as anyone else's.

America’s Only Royal Palace: Bet you Didn’t Know There Was One

Did you know America has a royal palace even though it doesn’t have a royal ruling class? I thought so. Well, don't feel bad. Neither did I. Read on, dear plebe, that is, if you dare.

Bowling: An Ancient Pastime

While the sport of kings has always been considered horse racing, did you know that bowling was also a royal pastime enjoyed by ancient royalty? No, well read on, and here’s hoping for a strike!

Ancient Cannon Balls Explode: Talk About Blasts From the Past

What happens when the price of preserving history is a full scale explosion? Ask some archaeologists in Wales if you can get a hold of them in between the times they are running for cover!

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A historic De Havilland Tiger Moth biplane on the outward leg of the Silver Queen Rally.
A historic De Havilland Tiger Moth biplane on the outward leg of the Silver Queen Rally.
A side view of the Tiger Moth biplane. Photo Janet Szabo  used with permission.
A side view of the Tiger Moth biplane. Photo Janet Szabo, used with permission.
Le Puy du Fou  Sign of the Triumph Roman re-enactment
Le Puy du Fou, Sign of the Triumph Roman re-enactment
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