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The High School Dropout Who Co-Created Trivial Pursuit

The High School Dropout Who Co-Created Trivial Pursuit

Melissa September 10, 2014 3

In December 1979, in the depths of a Montreal winter, two Canadian newspapermen created one of the most popular board games the world has ever known. High school dropout Chris Haney was the photo

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Why Michael Jackson’s Skin Turned White as He Got Older

Why Michael Jackson’s Skin Turned White as He Got Older

Theodoros II September 3, 2014 5

Scott L. asks: Is it true that Michael Jackson bleached his skin to turn himself white? Many scandals marred Michael Jackson’s personal life, overshadowing his otherwise remarkable musical career. One such scandal was the

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“She Loves You” and The Start of Beatlemania

“She Loves You” and The Start of Beatlemania

Eddie Deezen August 28, 2014 1

This is where Beatlemania begins.  Along with the then “shocking” Beatle haircuts, this song is “the” symbol, “the signature tune” of the early Beatles- the four happy, cheerful, chipper, and harmless moptops.  This is

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The Time the K Foundation Burned a Million British Pounds for No Apparent Reason

The Time the K Foundation Burned a Million British Pounds for No Apparent Reason

Melissa August 1, 2014 1

On August 23, 1994, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty set fire to, and completely destroyed, £1 million. What makes the story even weirder is that nobody, not even the burners, seems to really know

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John Lennon’s First Girlfriend

John Lennon’s First Girlfriend

Eddie Deezen June 23, 2014 0

Barbara Baker’s earliest recollections of John Lennon were of little John perching up in a tree and shooting arrows at her and all the other girls passing by.  Later, she also recalled encountering Lennon’s

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The Voice of Mickey Mouse Married the Voice of Minnie Mouse

The Voice of Mickey Mouse Married the Voice of Minnie Mouse

Deborah Honeycutt June 13, 2014 3

The man who served as the voice of Walt Disney’s iconic Mickey mouse for over 30 years, Wayne Allwine, was married to the woman who voices Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor.  Who knew, right?  The

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Did Sarah Palin Really Say “I Can See Russia from My House”?

Did Sarah Palin Really Say “I Can See Russia from My House”?

Melissa May 28, 2014 2

Sarah Palin never said “I can see Russia from my house.” Tina Fey did, in a hilarious skit on Saturday Night Live. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, on the other hand, said something a

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Buried in the Desert: E.T. and One of the Biggest Video Game Flops of All-Time

Buried in the Desert: E.T. and One of the Biggest Video Game Flops of All-Time

Matt Blitz April 28, 2014 0

On June 11, 1982, E.T. entered Elliot’s tool shed and into the hearts of humans across the world. Roger Ebert famously said the Steven Spielberg-directed film was “not simply a good movie. It is

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The “War of the Worlds” Mass Panic That Never Really Happened

The “War of the Worlds” Mass Panic That Never Really Happened

Matt Blitz April 17, 2014 4

On October 30, 1938, from the Mercury Theater in New York City, Orson Welles broadcasted a “modernized” radio play of H.G. Wells’ (no relation) 1898 novel “War of the Worlds.” For the last three

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Was the Character of Sherlock Holmes Based on a Real Person?

Was the Character of Sherlock Holmes Based on a Real Person?

Matt Blitz April 10, 2014 3

Sue T. asks: My sister told me Sherlock Holmes was based on a real person. Is this true? In 1887, Doyle published the novel “A Study in Scarlet.” It was the first work to

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The King and Queen on “Coming to America” Did the Voices for the King and Queen on the Lion King

The King and Queen on “Coming to America” Did the Voices for the King and Queen on the Lion King

Karl Smallwood April 7, 2014 1

The Lion King is one of those movies you just have to watch; it’s basically Hamlet with lions instead of pretentious English actors, which as an Englishman, I’m fairly certain scientifically makes The Lion

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The Actress Who Played Elaine on Seinfeld is the Daughter of a Billionaire

The Actress Who Played Elaine on Seinfeld is the Daughter of a Billionaire

Emily Upton April 2, 2014 14

Today I found out that the father of Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a billionaire. Seinfeld would have been a lot different with another actress playing Elaine, and that’s what would have happened if Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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That Time the Inventor of Whac-A-Mole Accidentally Blew Up His Warehouse

That Time the Inventor of Whac-A-Mole Accidentally Blew Up His Warehouse

Matt Blitz March 28, 2014 5

It was lunch time on a muggy late September day in 2013 when an explosion shook downtown Orlando, Florida. A warehouse on west Jefferson street was the casualty. Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks

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In the Original Story, Pinocchio killed Jiminy Cricket, Got His Feet Burnt Off, and was Hanged and Left for Dead

In the Original Story, Pinocchio killed Jiminy Cricket, Got His Feet Burnt Off, and was Hanged and Left for Dead

Emily Upton March 20, 2014 8

You probably already knew that Disney has a habit of taking dark, twisted children’s fairy tales and turning them into sickeningly sweet happily-ever-afters. Take Sleeping Beauty for example: it’s based on a story where

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The Historical Inaccuracies in 300

The Historical Inaccuracies in 300

Theodoros II March 17, 2014 6

Despite the awesomeness that is the 300 film (and the sequel)- the epic battles, the amazing directing, the incredible cinematography by Zack Snyder, and all the impressive special effects- our mission in this site

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73 Year Old Frank Sinatra Was Originally Offered The Leading Role in Die Hard

73 Year Old Frank Sinatra Was Originally Offered The Leading Role in Die Hard

Emily Upton March 14, 2014 0

Today I found out that Frank Sinatra was originally offered the main role in the movie that would become Die Hard. This 1940s singer might not be the man who comes to mind when

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The Teenage Girl Who Bawled Out John Lennon

The Teenage Girl Who Bawled Out John Lennon

Eddie Deezen February 24, 2014 0

In 1967, the Beatles filmed their only made-for-TV movie.  It was called “Magical Mystery Tour“.  The film itself is an interesting, checkered, odd little movie directed and edited by the Beatles themselves. It was,

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When the Beatles Met Muhammad Ali

When the Beatles Met Muhammad Ali

Eddie Deezen February 11, 2014 3

It was February 18, 1964. The Beatles had arrived in America just 11 days earlier and had taken the nation by storm. They already had the number one record on the charts and several

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