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The Worst-Named Roman Emperor
historical-nonfiction: One of the soldier-emperors during the mid-200s was named Pupienus. Which is pronounced “poopy-anus.” Seriously. He was possibly the son of a blacksmith, who rose through the ranks of the military until he became an aristocrat. Basically, an ancient form of New Money. Then, when the senators were looking for a replacement for a general emperor who was popular with...