The USS Lioness

On the 3rd of November 1911 construction begins on the USS Lioness, a bulk cargo ship built by the Newport Ship Building and Dry Dock Company designed to carry coal and other supplies for naval use. The second of her class of five colliers, she is launched on the 15th of October 1912. Two years later she... Continue Reading →

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 →

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