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Penny Chavers

Penny Chavers

Writer

Penny, besides writing, loves to spend her time with family and friends. In her spare time, she also enjoys playing the piano, board games, and taking online classes on topics that interest her.

The Dark History Of Poveglia

August 23, 2019

Poveglia Island. Source: (horizontimes.com) Located in the Venice Lagoon off the coast of Northern...

Hetty Green: The Witch Of Wall Street

August 22, 2019

Hetty Green. Source: (thedabbler.co.uk) Nicknamed the “Witch of Wall Street,” Hetty Green...

Where Opera Originated From

August 21, 2019

Opera House. Source: (pinterest.com) Operas were put on by royalty as a way of showing off how weal...

History Of The Big Band Era

August 19, 2019

King And Carter Jazzing Orchestra. Source: (Wikipedia.org) Big Band music has been well loved by ma...

The Naga Fireballs: Supernatural Occurrence, Scientific...

August 15, 2019

Naga Fireballs. Source: (all-that-is-interesting.com) Twice a year, ...

Natalie Wood: From Child Star To Unsolved Mystery

August 14, 2019

American actress Natalie Wood (1938 - 1981), circa 1960. Source: (Photo by Silv...

The Oldest And Largest Car Graveyards

August 13, 2019

WHITE, GA, AUG 17: Michael S. Williamson. Source: (The Washington Post via Getty Images 486...

Mount St. Helens – Fire Mountain

August 12, 2019

Mount St. Helens Before 1980 Eruption. Source: (Wikimedia Commons) Mount St. Helens was a be...

Encephalitis Lethargica: The Sleepy Sickness of the 192...

August 11, 2019

Robin Williams and Robert De Niro in Awakenings. Source: (oscarchamps....

Captain John Smith: Hero or Villain?

August 10, 2019

Captain John Smith. Source: (chesapeakebay.net) John Smith was a lot of things - an explor...

Halley’s Comet Panic Of 1910

August 8, 2019

Halley’s Comet 1910. Source: (Wikipedia.org) An innate part of human nature is the tendency to f...

Capuchin Catacombs Of Palermo

August 7, 2019

Capuchin Catacombs. Source: (Wikimedia Commons) Tourism is one of the largest industries in the w...

Discovering The Rock Of Gibraltar

August 4, 2019

The Rock of Gibraltar. Source: (Wikipedia) An amazing piece of real estate such as this huge ...

Buckingham Palace and Its Residents

August 3, 2019

Buckingham Palace. Source: (commons.wikipedia.org) Buckingham Palace, located in Westminste...

Marco Polo Goes to China

August 2, 2019

Marco Polo. Source: (travelzhejiang.com) For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when they...

Antikythera Mechanism: A Two-Thousand-Year-Old Computer...

August 1, 2019

Antikythera Mechanism. Source: (thespiritscience.net) Computers are ...

Whoopee Cushions And Prank Phone Calls: The Oldest Tric...

July 31, 2019

Display box for Whoopee Cushion. Source: (psmag.com) No one knows wh...

Karaoke – Origin and Modern Tradition

July 28, 2019

Tokyo, Japan: With Story Japan-Society-Karaoke. Source: (Photo from YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/G...

The Homeric Question

July 25, 2019

The Apotheosis of Homer by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Source: (Wikipedia) Most people will recognize t...

The Legend of the Night Marchers

July 24, 2019

Still from Night marchers The Gods Retake Hawaii. Source: (codejunkies.co.uk) All cultures hav...

Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Min...

July 23, 2019

Superstition Mountain Range. Source: (Wikipedia) With the exceptio...

Australia – From Aboriginals To Crocodiles

July 20, 2019

Aboriginal farmers - Franklinford 1858. Source: (commons.wikimedia.org) Australia ...

First Movie Studio to Award-Winning Modern Studios

July 19, 2019

Films. Source: (Library of Congress) What goes into the production of a movi...

Fireworks: An Explosive Tradition

July 16, 2019

Display from the World Fireworks Championship. Source: (Wikipedia) Fireworks are a common sig...

Early Adoption Practices: Child Slavery in Disguise?

July 15, 2019

Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett in Annie (1982). Source: (mentalfloss.com) ...

Hedy Lamarr: More Than Just the Most Beautiful Woman in...

July 14, 2019

Hedy Lamarr publicity portrait for the film Samson And Delilah, 1949. ...

Dance Hall Girls Of The Old West

July 13, 2019

Diamond Belle Saloon. Source: (pinterest.com) In the Old West, dance hall girls were hired in ...

British Caricaturists and James Gillray

July 11, 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: A portrait of late 18th century caricaturist James Gillray...

The Ruins of Machu Picchu

July 9, 2019

Machu Picchu. Source: (Wikipedia.org) Named in 2007 as one of the new seven wonders of the world, Mac...

Bizarre Facts About Tycho Brahe

July 8, 2019

Tycho Brahe. Source: (thefamouspeople.com) Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer whose observatio...