The inventor of the grain reaper, Cyrus McCormick, decided at the age of 70 to erect a great house the equal of any other in Chicago and took four years from 1875 to 1879 to build the French Second Empire style mansion at 675 N. Rush St. He lived there for only five years before his death.
Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and King Tut's mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science's favorite archaeology stories of 2014. Rarely do archaeological digs attract so much attention in real time.
German firefighters using protective HAZMAT gear to avoid being bitten by spider whose bite can cause 4 hour erection and even death