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Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core
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Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core

Ashamedly, when Google presented the doodle for seismologist Inge Lehmann

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

Shakespeare coined some 314 new words by adding the prefix

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13 Quotes From George Orwell
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13 Quotes From George Orwell

George Orwell is one of the most celebrated sci-fi novelists in

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Hate Noise? You Might Be A Genius
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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
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‘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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27 Doctor Who Quotes Full of Feels
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27 Doctor Who Quotes Full of Feels

Doctor Who, the long-running British science fiction show, has spanned

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Carl Sagan’s Brilliant ‘Baloney Detection Kit’
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Carl Sagan’s Brilliant ‘Baloney Detection Kit’

We can be fooled or manipulated by propaganda and pseudo-science,

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Kurt Cobain’s Idols
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Kurt Cobain’s Idols

Now an idol to millions, Kurt Cobain’s childhood idols were

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10 Quotes on Death From Your Favorite Writers
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10 Quotes on Death From Your Favorite Writers

Death and taxes, that’s what they say. But for many

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15 Unforgettable Quotes from The Princess Bride
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15 Unforgettable Quotes from The Princess Bride

The 1987 film, The Princess Bride, has become a legendary

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Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month With 15 Eclectic Quotes
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Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month With 15 Eclectic Quotes

Jazz appreciation month lasts for the entirety of April, but

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7 Myths You Probably Believe About the Cold War
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7 Myths You Probably Believe About the Cold War

JFK’s “I am a jelly donut.” Kennedy’s famous speech in

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Words Of Wisdom: 17 Quotes From Mahatma Ghandi
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Words Of Wisdom: 17 Quotes From Mahatma Ghandi

The words of Mahatma Ghandi have been celebrated for decades.

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From Laundress To Glamorous Movie Icon: 10 Joan Crawford Facts
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From Laundress To Glamorous Movie Icon: 10 Joan Crawford Facts

The glamorous Joan Crawford would have turned 110 this week.

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Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s 82 Years With Her Most Scathing Quotes
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Celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s 82 Years With Her Most Scathing Quotes

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg turned 82 years old this weekend.

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The First Recorded Opium Addict?  The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius
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The First Recorded Opium Addict? The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

The opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) has been used as in

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Meet Samuel Smiles – The Shut-Up-And-Get-On-With-It Victorian Self-Help Guru
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Meet Samuel Smiles – The Shut-Up-And-Get-On-With-It Victorian Self-Help Guru

The World’s first self-help book was written in the Victorian

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25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains
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25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains

Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight

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Celebrate Fabio’s Birthday With 13 Quotes From his 1994 Slow Jams Album
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Celebrate Fabio’s Birthday With 13 Quotes From his 1994 Slow Jams Album

I was going to celebrate the March 15th birthday of everyone's favorite romance cover model Fabio with a post of facts, but then I found out that he released an album in 1994 that is basically him soliloquizing about romance, Fabio-style, in between other people's songs, and I knew what I had to do.

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The Brilliantly Bad Poems of James McIntyre – Poet of Cheese
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The Brilliantly Bad Poems of James McIntyre – Poet of Cheese

James McIntyre had an unstoppable urge to write poems on

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Treat Him Mean – The Incredibly Needy Love Letters of King Henry VIII
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Treat Him Mean – The Incredibly Needy Love Letters of King Henry VIII

Henry VIII’s letters to his mistress show his desperate insecurity.

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Science, Life, Philosophy – 7 Stephen Hawking Quotes
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Science, Life, Philosophy – 7 Stephen Hawking Quotes

With  The Theory of Everything nominated for five Oscars, Eddie Redmayne

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James Dean – “I try so hard to make people reject me. Why?”
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James Dean – “I try so hard to make people reject me. Why?”

His striking beauty and charm made him easy to love,

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15 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Grammy Speeches
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15 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Grammy Speeches

This year’s Grammy nominees have quite a legacy to follow

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Wise Words from Kurt Vonnegut
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Wise Words from Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut’s books show his satirical take on life’s wonder, coincidence,

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