The Pilgrims wouldn't leave Holland without this

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_3198524" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 'Signing the Mayflower Compact 1620,' by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris 1899[/caption] William Brewster is portrayed in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda holding an open Bible, more…

This famous man warned against evils of debt

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904265" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] On April 17, 1790, the son of a poor candle-maker died. The 15th of 17 children, he apprenticed as a printer and more…

Couple scores 'whale vomit' windfall

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Guardian) A couple in Lancashire are in negotiations with potential buyers after stumbling across a valuable piece of ambergris during a stroll on the beach. Ambergris, sometimes known more…

Tiger kills handler at Florida zoo

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Some knew Stacey Feige Konwiser as the Palm Beach Zoo’s "tiger whisperer," a person who communicated with its four Malayan cats in a language they understood. more…

Florida boaters snag sailfish, and then …

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WTVJ-TV) A group of tourists from Virginia out on a fishing trip in south Florida had an experience they won’t soon forget. According to WTVJ, while reeling in more…