In a truly heartwarming story of rags to riches, a servant to Julius III was made a cardinal for doing great services to the peoples of Earth: he had once cared for the new Pope’s pet monkey.
Once again, this is why you do not want governmental power placed in the hands of unelected, unaccountable officials.‚ I feel like I may start to annoy my readers with my constant hammering in of the principles of small government, separation of church and state, and freedom for the people.‚ I don’t really care though, because I don’t want to get burnt at the stake for being a “werewolf” or have my governor be some high school buddy of the President or have the Mayor of Seattle get first rights to my newly married wife.‚ If I hammer to the point of annoying some folks, that’s okay.
Living up to his name, Ivan the Terrible was not a really fun guy to know.‚ In 1555, after the completion of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, he ordered that the architects be blinded so they could never design a prettier building.‚ That act was probably one of the nicest things that he ever did.‚ An enemy of Ivan the Terrible according to one chronicler was “was drawn upon a long sharp-made stake, which entered the lower part of his body and came out of his neck; upon which he languished a horrible pain for 15 hours alive, and spoke to his mother, brought to behold that woeful sight.… read more “Ivan the Terrible: Not A Nice Guy”
Don Carlos died in 1568.‚ Who was this fellow?‚ He was heir to the Spanish throne and apparently was severely mentally challenged due to massive inbreeding in the Habsburg dynasty.‚ He had only 4 great- grandparents (most people have 8), only 6 great-great-grandparents (most people have 16).‚ Two of his great-grandmothers were sisters.‚ Sounds like some folks I know down in the American South…
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My boss sent me a link to a fascinating website of a 53 year old man who spends much of his time in Peter Pan outfits.‚ The Peter Pan Man has tons of pictures of himself looking goofy with a wide variety of people and a surprising number of pretty women.‚ ‚ I hope you enjoy the following pictures of the Peter Pan Man as much as I did.… read more “The Peter Pan Man Pictures & Upcoming Interview”
Dr. John Dee, a mathematician, astrologer & philosopher hired a man named Edward Kelley to help be an intermediary between himself and angels.‚ Through their contact with angels, several books were dictated and written down by Dee that were intended for the service of humanity.‚ The two men toured Europe with their newfound books and ideas for several years until an angel told Edward Kelley that they should share their wives.‚ Dr.… read more “1582: Dr. John Dee Receives Books Dictated By Angels”