Hyenas are more than the carrion-eating villains of 'The Lion King.' While you may not fall in love with these cunning animals, it’s hard not to respect them.... READ ON
Besides “God’s will” and “evil,” here are 12 ways Ambrose Pare believed that monsters like man-goats and brain scorpions were created, from his book On Monsters and Marvels.... READ ON
The Ballad of the Walled-Up Wife chronicles the story of hapless masons who are incapable of building a wall that will last. After years of failure, they learn that in order to make their work last, they must offer up a sacrifice. Once, as their master’s wife passed by, they grabbed her and entombed her in the wall they were building. According to some versions of the ballad, the wall still stands.While immuring wives in walls is strictly outlawed (and largely fictional), the practice of hiding... READ ON
The duffel bag is named for Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold.