Baron/Baroness

This title, Baron, derives from the Old Germanic word “Baro“, meaning “Freeman“. Created c. 1066, a Baron is the lowest rank of peerage, and is usually applied to “tenants–in–chief“, the holders of land granted to them directly by the Monarch. The normal form of address is Lord/Lady. Barony/Baronial/Baronage – Baron‘s were originally (in Britain) those … More Baron/Baroness

20th Anniversary Mac

In 1997, this thing.. was introduced, supposedly a computer. A thin screen and detachable track pad instead of a mouse. I wonder why it wasn’t popular though? Oh yea.. it cost $7,499.00, which would be perfect for rich people, since their track record on buying garbage is pretty high.

Viscount/Viscountess

Created in 1440, the title Viscount comes from the Latin “vicecomes“, or “vicecount“. The Viscount was a sheriff of a shire (county) and was the Earl‘s deputy. The normal form of address is Lord/Lady. Viscountcy/Viscounty – This title is mostly confined to the United Kingdom and France, though it appears rarely in Italy and elsewhere. … More Viscount/Viscountess

Monowheel Vehicles

I know, let’s make a vehicle with only one wheel! yea.. the unicycle.. no! way better! Said someone who was obviously intoxicated, but oddly since 1869, when the first Monowheel appeared, some inventors have relentlessly tried to push this idea, despite being in insane asylums.

Earl/Countess

The term Earl derives from the Old Norse word “Jarl“, meaning warrior, nobleman. The continental equivalent is “Count“, which derives from the Latin word “comes“. In Britain, the title began to be used c.800, replacing the Old Anglo Saxon title of “Ealdorman“. The Earl was the King‘s official representative in the shires (counties). The normal … More Earl/Countess

Flying Saucer Camera

Did you see that?.. What?.. The light that is clearly everything else other than a flying saucer?.. Oh the 1950’s, or UFO mania, was surprisingly high back then, when I saw this I thought.. someone who was a little off probably made this.. and I was right! The Air Force introduced the Flying Saucer Camera, … More Flying Saucer Camera

Marquess/Marchioness

The term Marquess, derives from the Germanic word, “mark“, which refers to a border. In Britain, the title was created in 1385; the borders in question are the marches between England and Wales or Scotland. The normal form of address is Lord/Lady. Marquessate/Margravate – This title glosses to “March Lord“, I.e. a noble in charge … More Marquess/Marchioness