This may be the most famous aviation quote that is not verifiable. It is attributed everywhere including in some Smithsonian publications and the Washington Post to Leonardo da Vinci. There is a more detailed discussion of this on the Leonardo da Vinci "Talk" page. It is a fact that Kelvin did not believe in heavier-than air flight  , but there is no reliable source that he or another physicist from 19th century said it was impossible from a scientific point of view. The oldest known source is the book from Chris Morgan Facts and fallacies: a book of definitive mistakes and misguided predictions Good Morning, Dave.
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Enoch Powell, the controversial British politician, in the s made a speech referring to the supposed dangers of immigration, which has always been known as the Rivers of Blood speech, but the actual words included "the River Tiber foaming with blood. Not only that, but this man is reliably reported to practice nepotism with his sister-in-law, he has a brother who is a known homo sapiens, and he has a sister who was once a thespian in wicked New York.
Worst of all, it is an established fact that Mr. Pepper, before his marriage, habitually practiced celibacy. Attributed to George Smathers. Smathers never made this speech, nor did he express any such sentiment. The speech, which uses wordplay that would dupe a poorly educated or passive listener into thinking Pepper was part of a family of sexual perverts, was already a sort of urban legend circulating by the time Time magazine first placed it in print in Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. Supposedly the last words of Mexican Revolutionary military leader Pancho Villa following his assassination.
However, most accounts of that event say that he died instantly, without any time to say anything.
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That's where the money is. Willie Sutton regularly denied, for the rest of his life, having given this answer to a reporter's question about why he robbed banks, and it is believed to have been the reporter's invention. Those denials did not, however, deter Sutton from titling his autobiography Where the Money Was , which may have led people to believe he did say it. I may be drunk, Bessie, but you are ugly, and tomorrow I shall be sober. There is no record of Churchill making this comeback, often attributed to him, to Bessie Braddock ; similar versions of the story involving other public figures of the era circulated before it became attached to him.
The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. While often attributed to the Duke of Wellington on a visit to his alma mater later in life, historians consider it unlikely that he said.
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It was only first said to have been said by him four decades after the battle, after he had died; in addition he had not spent much time at Eton and did not recall those years fondly. Biographers familiar with his style of speaking also consider it doubtful that, had he expressed a sentiment like that, he would have expressed it that way. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Gove did not end his sentence here; he was interrupted by the interviewer . The full quote is: "The people of this country have had enough of experts from organizations with acronyms, saying that they know what is best, and getting it consistently wrong.
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Fortunately, esteemed inspector Hercule Poirot and his equally esteemed mustache are on the case. For fans of Jodi Picoult who want something a bit more substantial, Diane Chamberlain is your solution — and you should start with Necessary Lies , a historical drama about a small town in s North Carolina. At what point do her lies to the Harts stop being necessary, and start being monstrous? As Mrs. Serena is a remarkable woman: strong, capable, and single-minded.
She proves all this to her husband George when they move to the mountains in , ready to establish a timber empire together. But when Serena discovers that she is barren — and that George has fathered an illegitimate child who lives in their small mountain community — she flies into a rage.
Suddenly that single-mindedness is a menace, as Serena goes after the child and George finds himself unable to stop her… or to keep her from coming after him next. Journalist Camille Preaker left behind her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri long ago, but is forced to return when a young girl is murdered and Camille has to cover the story. The year is ; the place, Barcelona. An isolated, possibly haunted hotel in the dead of winter, a volatile alcoholic writer, and his young family — what could go wrong?
This elegant work of horror relies heavily on tense, psychologically revealing scenes between Lecter and Starling, which would later be immortalized in the film. Alicia Berenson is living the dream, working as a painter in London and happily married to her photographer husband. But even the most idyllic-looking life can be a tenuous illusion — as Alicia demonstrates the day she shoots her husband to death. Now she refuses to speak, even to defend herself.
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A vicious murderer who uses snowmen as his calling cards: pretty chilling concept, no? When Detective Harry Hole realizes that a recent murder in Oslo follows the same pattern as cold cases from twenty years earlier, he understands that only he can track down the killer before it happens again. The main characters of this novel come from completely different worlds: Louise works multiple jobs to pay her NYC rent, while Lavinia is a spoiled socialite partying her life away.
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Yet the pair forge an unlikely bond after fate brings them together. The Surgeon is the first in that series, about a murderer whose M. When her husband turns out to be a serial killer, midwestern mom Gina Royal is forced to completely remake herself to escape the past.
Now calling herself Gwen Proctor, and having moved to the remote Stillhouse Lake with her children, she thinks she can finally breathe easy. Perhaps only Hitchcock can match Patricia Highsmith in her masterful invocation of classic psychological suspense. The Talented Mr. Ripley was originally published in , and has become since shorthand for sociopathic duplicity: it follows a scam artist named Tom Ripley who kills a wealthy friend and adopts his identity, hoping to live out a life of leisure abroad. But his troubles are far from over, as more innocents are caught in his increasingly complex web of lies.
Eight years ago, Dr. David Beck lost his wife after tragedy struck during an anniversary celebration. The Lisbon family is thrown into disarray when the youngest daughter, Cecelia, inexplicably kills herself, and her sisters Lux, Bonnie, Mary, and Therese are put on suicide watch. This modern work of cosmic horror from Helen Oyeyemi is another atypical suspense novel — not exactly thrilling, but penetratingly creepy.