A machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles.
Fact of the Day
According to Suetonius, emperor Caligula banned anyone mentioning goats in his presence, because he looked like one.
Quote of the Day
"In this country, it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others. "
~ Voltaire on Admiral Byng's execution
On This Day
1660 Charles II marched into London and was restored to the throne after 11 years in exile.