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Napoleon and the Great Pyramid: Myth and Reality December 2, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Modern
Napoleon and the Great Pyramid: Myth and Reality

One of the best WIBT (wish I’d been there) moments in history must have been that wonderful occasion when Napoleon ascended to the royal chamber in the Great Pyramid and asked to spend a minute alone with the pharoahs: perhaps it is so fantastically attractive as history because no one was there and so there […]

Napoleon in a Pot January 16, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Napoleon in a Pot

Anyone who love history has a little black list of people they would have gladly have seen choked at birth: Hitler, Ida Amin, Verdi… Fairly close to the top of Beachcombing’s is that jumped-up world destroyer Napoleon Bonaparte, a man who ‘could by industrious valour climb/ To ruin the work of time/ And cast the […]

Agony at the Dentists October 7, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Agony at the Dentists

Beachcombing went to the dentist this morning and had the inside of one of his teeth removed: apparently too many peanut, honey and banana sandwiches are bad for you… But, in the inevitable passing-the-time-of-day conversation between scoops of tooth, something interesting came up – pain control. Beach had noticed in his last trips that dentists […]