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Everest: The World’s Highest Trash Dump

Everest: The World’s Highest Trash Dump

The last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, it was arguably the loneliest place on Earth — an oxygen-deprived desert perched atop an icy, 29,000-foot ladder of death. Over the last 62 […]

Beau Brummell “The Man Who Invented Men’s Fashion”

Beau Brummell “The Man Who Invented Men’s Fashion”

 George “Beau” Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840) was a Regency dandy and fashion leader, famous for his elegant dress, his witty remarks and his friendship with George, Prince of Wales, the future George IV. But there is one man who stands alone as the forefather of men’s style. The father of dandyism. […]

The Woman Who Survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic Disasters

The Woman Who Survived the Titanic, Britannic, and Olympic Disasters

White Star Line was a prominent British shipping company, famous for their luxurious liners. Founded in 1845, the company had their first liner, the Oceanic, built in 1870. The ship had a successful run; it was taking passengers across the Pacific until 1895 when it was decommissioned and sold for scrap. Encouraged by this success, White Star […]

Was Amelia Earhart Death By The Japanese, A Government Cover Up?

Was Amelia Earhart Death By The Japanese, A Government Cover Up?

 Mad for plaid: Earhart was all smiles in March of 1937 (above) when she took off from Los Angeles on her planned circumnavigation of the globe  Heavy metal: The legendary aviator was last heard from on July 2 of that year, noting the poor visibility and her declining gas levels in a series of transmissions that […]

Labor Day, “A Day Without Labor”

Labor Day, “A Day Without Labor”

On the first Monday of September, the United States celebrates Labor Day. But just what is Labor Day? The fact is, while most of us are happy to get the day off or go to a parade, most of us don’t know the history behind the holiday — only that it’s been pegged as the […]

San Francisco Strikes Back

San Francisco Strikes Back

Protesters opposing a right-wing gathering in liberal San Francisco claimed victory Saturday when the event was cancelled after city officials walled off a city park – a move that the event’s organizer said was more about silencing his group’s message than preventing a violent clash. Civic leaders in San Francisco – a cradle of the […]