At the start of the 20th century, Harry Houdini was the world’s most popular entertainer, and one of its most famous celebrities. In 1910, he came to Melbourne.
The English language is littered with common catchphrases. Here are 8 with an unlikely, but true, origin story.
German scientists, CIA experiments, avant-garde therapy; the back story of THE party drug of my generation is suitably wild.
Henry Fielding is a literary legend; the 18th century author of the classic ‘Tom Jones’. In 1754, he witnessed a kitten go overboard.
They cannot be constructed, they serve no practical purpose; why would anyone make an Impossible Object? This points to a deeper, philosophical question: why does anyone, do anything?
House music is one of the defining genres of my life time. It was started by one DJ, at one night club, in Chicago’s West Loop district.
Brunswick is a province in Northern Germany. So how did its name get attached to one of Melbourne’s hip, inner north suburbs? The answer, involves a long ago scandal.
170 years ago, most people worked 6 or 7 days a week, and about 12 hours each day. But the eight hour day, was coming. And it started right here in Victoria.
65 million years ago, the earth had a very bad day. This was the end of the age of the dinosaurs. The key to what happened to them was Irridium, a rare substance from deep space.
Friend of Matisse, muse of Picasso, Francoise Gilot’s eventful life lead to the creation of some wonderful works of art.