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Hold on to your butts, blog readers. I have a frightfully fun Friday Five just for you. Murder! Bath bombs! Anatomical Venus! Poison! Salem!
Of course, she didn't actually give her (step)mother forty whacks. At most, Mrs. Abby Borden had at least 19 whacks. Mr. Andrew Borden? About 11.
Nestled high in the hills of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, rests the Grand Old Lady of the Ozarks: The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. She is a Grand Old Lady with her lush lawn, white pillars, and purple accents. It's natural to speak of the building as though it's alive because, well, she is.
Though she left this mortal coil in 1817, Jane Austen continues be an influence today. From adaptations of “Emma” (see: “Clueless”) to her most famous work (“Pride and Prejudice), Austen continues to be celebrated not only in her native England, but all over the world. Recently, a provocative question has been posed: Did Jane Austen die of arsenic poisoning?