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12 Things You May Not Know About Sally Ride
History Science

12 Things You May Not Know About Sally Ride

Sally Ride’s birthday passed by at the end of May

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‘Gruntle Me’ – 19 Forgotten Words To Use Right Now
History Pop Culture Quotes

‘Gruntle Me’ – 19 Forgotten Words To Use Right Now

Shakespeare coined some 314 new words by adding the prefix

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The Terrifying Life of Benito Mussolini
History

The Terrifying Life of Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini is one of the most well known and

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Last Words From 16 Iconic People
History Movies Pop Culture

Last Words From 16 Iconic People

Moving, witty, sad, or eerie, last words are sometimes just

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Historical Inaccuracies: Tom Cruise’s ‘Last Samurai’
History Movies Pop Culture

Historical Inaccuracies: Tom Cruise’s ‘Last Samurai’

Welcome to another addition of “Historical Inaccuracies”! Today I’ll be

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Ping Pong Crazy – The Fad Of 1902 in 11 Facts
History Pop Culture

Ping Pong Crazy – The Fad Of 1902 in 11 Facts

1902 marked the start of a two year Ping Pong

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The World’s Greatest Liar? Louis De Rougemont in 7 Facts
History Pop Culture

The World’s Greatest Liar? Louis De Rougemont in 7 Facts

In 1898 this Victorian sensation published his ‘Adventures’ with cannibals, moustachioed

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The Snowball Protests and Other Police Overreactions
History

The Snowball Protests and Other Police Overreactions

There have been times in history in which the police

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The Forgotten Swedish Da Vinci? Emanuel Swedenborg in 11 Facts
History Pop Culture Science

The Forgotten Swedish Da Vinci? Emanuel Swedenborg in 11 Facts

Born in 1688, his vision and scientific mind were centuries

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11 Tricks To Trigger Ideas
History Pop Culture

11 Tricks To Trigger Ideas

From the logical to the downright odd – some are

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Laws That Stuck Around Way Past Their Time
History

Laws That Stuck Around Way Past Their Time

Sometimes government is slow to change, which means that we

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Mountain Dew’s Connection To Whiskey And 7 Other Dew Facts
Geography History Science

Mountain Dew’s Connection To Whiskey And 7 Other Dew Facts

What to add with whiskey? Mountain Dew of course! What

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Esperanto – The Made-Up Language Spoken By Millions
History Pop Culture

Esperanto – The Made-Up Language Spoken By Millions

Invented in 1887 to promote peace and equality, Esperanto has

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6 of the Most Heroic Acts From American History
History

6 of the Most Heroic Acts From American History

Throughout American history there have been some individuals whose actions

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Here’s Why Benedict Arnold Was a Hero Before He Was a Traitor
History

Here’s Why Benedict Arnold Was a Hero Before He Was a Traitor

Most people know Benedict Arnold as the epitome of a

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The Looney Gas Building – Where Work Literally Drove Men Insane
History

The Looney Gas Building – Where Work Literally Drove Men Insane

#1 In 1924 employees at the Standard Oil refinery were

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9 of the World’s Most Impressive Prodigies
History

9 of the World’s Most Impressive Prodigies

Most people don’t do a whole lot with their lives

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Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Rasputin
History

Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Rasputin

The life of Rasputin is one of the most bizarre

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Hate Noise? You Might Be A Genius
Books History Pop Culture Quotes

Hate Noise? You Might Be A Genius

Many of the world’s great thinkers have drawn a link

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‘We’ve Had Some Sex.. Um.. Setbacks” – 8 Presidential Malapropisms
History Pop Culture Quotes

‘We’ve Had Some Sex.. Um.. Setbacks” – 8 Presidential Malapropisms

The inappropriate use of a word is so much worse when

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A Girl’s Best Friend: 7 Diamond Facts
History Science Uncategorized

A Girl’s Best Friend: 7 Diamond Facts

Diamonds are nothing but tiny crystals of carbon converted into

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The Man Behind the Toon: Tex Avery
History Pop Culture TV

The Man Behind the Toon: Tex Avery

Tex Avery is the father of animation when it comes

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Top Ten Things You Might Not Have Known About David Letterman
History Pop Culture TV

Top Ten Things You Might Not Have Known About David Letterman

The King of Top Tens, David Letterman ended his 33-year

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How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays
History Lifestyle Pop Culture Travel

How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays

It’s hard to believe that this one brightly colored shirt

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19 Facts About Faux Mad Woman and Journalist Nellie Bly
History

19 Facts About Faux Mad Woman and Journalist Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly recently celebrated a birthday and was so wonderfully