The Monster of Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, located in the town by the same name Scotland’s county of Angus, has long been associated with tales of the supernatural. Tales of ghosts, witches, and even the Devil himself are wrapped up in the history of this 15th century castle, which was once home to Queen Elizabeth II’s mother. The Earls of…

The Pigeon Hero of World War I

Most city-dwellers today consider pigeons a nuisance. Often referred to as “rats with wings,” they are a bird that people love to hate, and are generally considered to be unintelligent and dirty. During World War I, though, the lowly pigeon played a critical role in serving the Allied Forces. One of these birds was credited…

Early Dinosaur Relative Identified

Researchers have just identified the oldest-known ancestor of the dinosaur, and what they have discovered is changing scientists’ view of the evolution of the ancient reptiles. Bones from what is now termed the Teleocrater rhadinus were first discovered in Tanzania several decades ago, but there were not enough remains to put together an identifiable skeleton.…

Mexico’s Macabre Doll Island

Located about two hours by canal boat from Mexico City lies an island that seems as though it was created for the sole purpose of horrifying and shocking visitors. Known as the Island of the Dolls (Isla de las Munecas), it is adorned with hundreds of dolls in varying states of disrepair due to exposure…