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20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West
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20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West

As Americans, the wild wild west is somewhat of a

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11 Slang Terms From The Peace Loving 1960s
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11 Slang Terms From The Peace Loving 1960s

While most of my taste for movies, music,, etc.. falls

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97 Final Terms To Help You Win Big At The Casino
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97 Final Terms To Help You Win Big At The Casino

Okay folks you are at the final leg of this

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116 More Bits Of Jargon To Help You At The Casino
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116 More Bits Of Jargon To Help You At The Casino

  Finales – A type of group bets on numbers

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102 Terms To Help You At The Casino
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102 Terms To Help You At The Casino

In the dead of winter, my mind often wonders to

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Every Best Picture Winner 2000-2013
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Every Best Picture Winner 2000-2013

Finally, you’ve made it to the fifth and final part

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Every Best Picture Winner 1980-1999
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Every Best Picture Winner 1980-1999

Part 4 of this series probably contains the most movies

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Every Best Picture Winner From 1960-1979
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Every Best Picture Winner From 1960-1979

Welcome to part 3 of this continuing deluge of great

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Every Best Picture Winner From 1940-1959
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Every Best Picture Winner From 1940-1959

Welcome to part 2 of this trip down Oscar memory

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5 Tall Tales From Alaskan Folklore
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5 Tall Tales From Alaskan Folklore

I’m sure Alaska is a gorgeous place, but I just

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Every Best Picture Winner From 1927-1939
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Every Best Picture Winner From 1927-1939

I used to work at a movie theater where I

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11 Pieces Of Wedding Etiquette Every Bride Should Know
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11 Pieces Of Wedding Etiquette Every Bride Should Know

Until recently I wasn’t aware that there were major “dos

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5 BBC Shows To Binge Before They Leave Netflix
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5 BBC Shows To Binge Before They Leave Netflix

Aw man! I thought the BBC shows were safe on

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6 Interesting Things About Wireless Electricity From Nikola Tesla
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6 Interesting Things About Wireless Electricity From Nikola Tesla

Wireless technology is everywhere! I’d be willing to bet you

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6 Prison Tattoos & What They Mean
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6 Prison Tattoos & What They Mean

Netflix has made prison interesting again with its series Orange is

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5 Celebrity Couples You May Not Have Known Existed
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5 Celebrity Couples You May Not Have Known Existed

In a world dominated by gossip and Hollywood it’s always

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17 Things You May Not Have Known About Vanna White
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17 Things You May Not Have Known About Vanna White

I make it a point to watch Wheel of Fortune

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5 Tall Tales From Alabama Folklore
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5 Tall Tales From Alabama Folklore

Welcome! Every state has a bit of folklore to go

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9 New Words Added To The Dictionary In 2014
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9 New Words Added To The Dictionary In 2014

At Phactual, we have an obsession with old fashioned vocabulary,

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7 Silliest Wars in History
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7 Silliest Wars in History

Wars have been fought since man discovered the weapon. They

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Every Current Girl Scout Cookie With a Recipe Included
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Every Current Girl Scout Cookie With a Recipe Included

It’s January, and I am well on my way into

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8 Weird Calendars For 2015
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8 Weird Calendars For 2015

Well, now that we are all settled back to work

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8 Disney Characters Based On Real People
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8 Disney Characters Based On Real People

I was born in January of 1990, and from as

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5 Really Cool Tombstones Of Normal People
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5 Really Cool Tombstones Of Normal People

Tombstones are something most of us don’t like to spend

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7 Quotes To Help You Start 2015
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7 Quotes To Help You Start 2015

Are you apprehensive about the brand new year? Does a