The Vomit-Drinking Doctor

The Vomit-Drinking Doctor
How far would you go to prove a theory? Stubbins Ffirth, a doctor-in-training living in Philadelphia during the early nineteenth century, went further than most. Way further. Having observed that yellow fever ran riot during the summer, but disappeared during the winter, Ffirth concluded that it was not a contagious disease. Instead, he theorized it ...

Stupid Questions & Stupid Answers

Stupid Questions & Stupid Answers
Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it. What do you see when the Pillsbury Dough Boy bends over? Doughnuts? Why is air a lot like sex? Because it’s no big deal unless you’re not getting any What do you call a smart blonde? A golden retriever. What do attorneys use for birth control? ...

Was Russian Empress Catherine the Great Killed by a Horse

Was Russian Empress Catherine the Great Killed by a Horse
Widespread rumors about Catherine engaging in aberrant sexual practices became a way of saying that Catherine herself was an aberration, a freak of nature. Catherine the Great actually expired alone and of natural causes. On the morning of 5 November 1796, Catherine arose, drank coffee, and sat down to write. About three hours later her ...