“Because of marital problems, and despite his lack of sailing experience, Bonnet decided to turn to piracy in the summer of 1717.”
Talent is a myth. Via Shaun.
A new dialect of Spanish is emerging in NYC. Also via the Shaunmeister.
Just in time for your Rabbie Burns’ Day celebration (January 25th!), Scotland is pleading with the US to re-allow the importation of haggis, Scotland’s national dish. Though I generally agree with Charlie McKenzie that most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare, I have tried haggis and it’s actually pretty tasty. Read Burns’ “Address to a Haggis“.