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In 1910, if someone said they were “blowing the peter,” — it’s not what you’re thinking. From approximately 1890 to 1919, that term meant they were going to the door off a safe to rob it, and the person doing it was called “a yeggman,” slang for safe robber. If someone said they wanted to […]
Here is a good article from writer Sarah Weinman on Buzzfeed.com: “Massacre on Ninth and Main.” Summary: On August 13, 1903, Gilbert Twigg opened fire during a concert in Winfield, Kansas, killing nine and injuring dozens. There was no motive, and no one had ever seen anything like it before, or for decades after. Yet […]
Ever wondered who has served the longest prison sentence in US history and how long it was? How about in the entire world? Who, how long and where? And what was it like to give up more than six decades of your life? What happens to a person who serves 60-plus years in prison? In […]
August Maternity Leave (or whatever they call it for men). Paternity Leave? For those of you that have known me awhile, last November my wife and I tried IVF to get pregnant. With only one good embryo, it worked. Tomorrow evening, our OB/GYN will induce labor and our daughter, Alison, should be born sometime on […]
True Crime Reader is a blog dedicated to the genre of true crime – reviews, news and film and television adaptations. It is managed by Australian True Crime author, journalist, wife and busy mom, Emily Webb. If True Crime Reader says your book is good, it means something. Recently, TCR posted a very nice and […]