You might be familiar with the phrase “A very merry unbirthday to you”—but what is an unbirthday, exactly? Well, they’re absolutely worth celebrating, for one thing—and if you haven’t been observing your own thus far, this may just convince you to start doing so.
The legend of the Grand Duchess Anastasia is one of the twentieth century’s most enduring popular myths. What really happened to the Russian imperial family, and what is it about the legend of Anastasia’s survival that has made it endure for so long?
Nothing inspires readers, viewers, or listeners to tune into the next installment of a thrilling adventure quite like a good, old-fashioned cliffhanger does—but have you ever wondered exactly where the term “cliffhanger” comes from in the first place? If you have, there’s good news and bad news: The bad news is that the saying’s history is a little hazy—but the good news is that there absolutely are cliffs involved.