Was Frank Tower the luckiest man ever known? Or is this one of the oldest urban legends in existence?   Frank “Lucky” Tower was a “fireman” by trade. A fireman, or stoker, tended the fires that kept steam-powered engines moving. He was the only individual known to survive not onlyRead More →

Many common ailments have extensive histories of “snake oil,” cures and treatments. Many so-called “treatments” are unhealthy, or even dangerous. Here are some old wives’ tales regarding the tick. The tick is a pest found around the globe. If they aren’t directly on us, they’re on our pets, in ourRead More →

This case is relatively current, yet is destined to become the basis of an urban legend. In an age of crime dramas, forensic documentaries, and entire television channels devoted to investigation, the murder of Hugues de la Plaza continues to baffle, confuse, and confound. Hugues da la Plaza, a 37-year-oldRead More →