Joined: Mar 24, 2022
Lorna Wallace has a Ph.D. in English Literature and is a lover of all things science fiction and horror. She lives in Scotland with her rescue greyhound, Misty.
13 Facts About Mount Fuji
11 Facts About Shakespeare’s First Folio
10 of the World’s Most Terrifying Hikes
13 Authors Whose Deaths Were Stranger Than Fiction
Unusual deaths aren’t just found on the page. A number of authors have themselves died in bizarre ways—and sometimes, they seem even stranger than fiction.
9 Fascinating Facts About Amelia Bloomer
Amelia Bloomer’s impact on the women’s rights movement went much further than inspiring a fashion revolution.
8 Facts About The Giant’s Causeway
In Northern Ireland, thousands of hexagonal stone columns of various heights rise out of the North Atlantic Ocean and climb up to the foot of a cliff, as if they had been placed by a massive mythical creature.
9 Facts You Should Know About Robert Burns and Burns Night
Robert Burns was voted the greatest Scot over iconic warrior William Wallace in a 2009 poll.
10 Unusual Libraries From Around the World
While there are many beautiful libraries in the world, there are also a number of more unique ones—from creative architectural wonders to libraries that aren’t housed within buildings at all.
Ring in the New Year Like a Scot With First Footing—As Long as You Have Dark Hair
If you’re at a New Year’s Eve party in Scotland, don’t be surprised if a guest leaves the house a few minutes before midnight just so that they can re-enter as the first footer after the bells.
9 Festive Facts about Hogmanay, Scotland’s New Year’s Celebration
Celebrating the New Year is a big deal in Scotland.
11 Facts about John Dee, Queen Elizabeth I’s Court Astrologer
John Dee served as Queen Elizabeth I’s court astrologer and conducted séances in an attempt to speak to angels.
11 Scientific Advancements Inspired by Sci-Fi Stories
These sci-fi tales have gone beyond predicting technological advancements to directly inspiring scientific progress, from robotics to rocketry and everything in between.
10 Books and Texts That Are Actually Impossible to Read
Some are written in codes or ciphers that haven’t been cracked, while others are purposefully designed to remain incomprehensible forever.
11 Books That Are (Probably) Lost Forever
Every so often the literary world is rocked by the discovery of a work that was thought to be lost forever—but there are many books that remain lost to this day, much to the sadness of readers everywhere.
10 Facts About Munros, Scotland’s Tallest Mountains
Scotland is known for the rugged beauty of its mountainous landscape.