Pennies (and Other Objects) From Heaven

Throughout history there have been cases of strange things raining from the sky, as if some unseen celestial prankster is making merry at our expense. In Gorsky, Russia, 1940, thousands of silver coins tumble to the earth, much to the delight of the local peasants. In Kendarington, England, 1989, a couple in a churchyard witness... Continue Reading →

The Man Who Fell Through Time

Gareth Roberts was born in Wigan in 1946, the youngest of five sons. He grew up in an impoverished household in post-war England, and having to wear the hand-me-down clothes that dressed his four brothers before him instilled in the young boy a resolve to succeed that his siblings lacked. This resolve pulled him through... Continue Reading →

Incident at the Temple of Debod

January 9th 1960 It is on this date that construction of the Aswan High Dam across the River Nile in Egypt began in earnest. Its reservoir, Lake Nasser, becomes one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, covering over two thousand square miles; two thousand square miles that were once home to several important... Continue Reading →

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