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The Real Peter Pan Committed Suicide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s something that many people probably don’t know. One of the most popular children’s tales ever told, Peter Pan, was based on a real person. J. M. Barrie, the author of the story, based the title character on his informally adopted son, Peter Llewelyn Davies. What’s more, the real Peter Pan, as he would come to be known …

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Proud As Punch Phrase Comes from a Homicidal Puppet Character

Reading Time: 2 minutes As proud as punch. The chances are you have heard the saying, or even used it yourself at some point in time. The earliest known use of the popular phrase was used in 1797, and it has even been used by Charles Dickens. Dickens also used the alternative variation, pleased as Punch in his novels. As …

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