Percy Fawcett Lieutenant Colonel Percival Harrison Fawcett DSO was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist and explorer of South America. In 1925, along with his eldest son, Fawcett disappeared during an expedition to find the lost city he called “Z“. Percy Fawcett theorized that a complex civilization once existed in the Amazon region and began explorations… More The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett
“NO MAN CAN FULLY GRASP HOW FAR AND HOW FAST WE HAVE COME… THERE IS NO STRIFE, NO PREJUDICE, NO NATIONAL CONFLICT IN OUTER SPACE AS YET. ITS HAZARDS ARE HOSTILE TO US ALL. IT‘S CONQUEST DESERVES THE BEST OF ALL MANKIND…“ – JOHN F. KENNEDY: ADDRESS AT RICE UNIVERSITY ON THE NATION‘S SPACE EFFORT,… More Be Careful What You Search For…
Who is John Wick ? Screenwriter Derek Kolstad created the character of John Wick and first brought it to the screen in 2014. John was a mob hit man who quit his job when he fell in love. But not every story has a happy ending. This is the story of a retired contract killer coming… More The hit man returns….
A murder mystery requires a unsolved crime. An investigator (protagonist) has to unravel the mystery by putting the clues and evidence together to catch the criminal. There are two ways this can be approached. The two story types are Open and Closed. This can be better explained by looking at murder mystery films and TV shows. Open… More Two Types of Murder mystery
Following on from the other public art trails, this year sees the BFG Dream Jar Trail. There will be 32 Dream Jars to discover from 9 July with another 18 in place by 22 July. Although most are in London there are a few in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. The art works will be on display on the streets… More The BFG Dream Jar Trail
Attempts were made to make Father’s Day an official holiday by introducing a bill to Congress in 1913. It was approved by US President Woodrow Wilson, however, Congress worried that the new holiday would be too commercialized and so defeated two attempts to formally recognize the holiday. Stopping just short of issuing a national proclamation,… More Making Father’s Day an official holiday
Some people cite the a church sermon made in West Virginia, USA in 1908 in memory of 362 men killed in explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company mines. However, this was intended as a commemoration, not an annual holiday. Credit for the annual celebration is more usually attributed to Mrs Sonora Dodd. Mrs. Dodd’s mother had… More Where did Father’s Day start?
What Alice Found Lewis Carroll wrote the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, called Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There in 1871. It is set a few months after the first book. This time Alice climbs through a mirror to enter a fantasy world. The book includes Alice’s meeting with The Red Queen. She also… More Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
A film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With its stellar cast including Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in his last acting role we chose Eye in the Sky. This British thriller is directed by Gavin Hood and based on Guy Hibbert’s screenplay about drone warfare. I’m not a great war film fan but,… More EYE IN THE SKY