Here are some one liners...
The Gazette... the First Newspaper -- A gazetta is a small coin which is what the first newspaper sells for. I talk about the scorn placed on Internet news.
Predictably, Nostradamus Writes His First Almanac -- Yes... he makes a few predictions in an almanac and the crowd goes wild! I then talk about what the word "prophesy" really means.
Sweden Falters in it's Foothold on Finland -- Helsinki is founded and then flounders. I talk about government's role in commerce and the Great Boston Molasses Flood.