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The Man Who Died, Came Back to Life and Won the Lotto Twice- the Second Time When Reenacting the First Win for the Media

The Man Who Died, Came Back to Life and Won the Lotto Twice- the Second Time When Reenacting the First Win for the Media

Daven Hiskey October 30, 2013 5

In 1999, 37 year old Bill Morgan was a truck driver living in a travel trailer in Australia. That’s when disaster struck- while working, he got in a pretty bad accident that he nonetheless

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The Man Who Cheated Death Seven Times, Then Won the Lottery

The Man Who Cheated Death Seven Times, Then Won the Lottery

Staci Lehman October 23, 2013 3

Depending on how you look at it, Frane Selak, a now 85 year old retired music teacher from Croatia, is either the luckiest, or unluckiest man in the world, having lived a life that

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The Man Who Created James Bond Also Wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Man Who Created James Bond Also Wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Emily Upton October 14, 2013 2

Today I Found Out the man who gave the world one of the most enduring fictional characters of all time, James Bond, also wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The man was Ian Fleming. Born

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The First Man To Walk In Space Almost Got Stuck Out There

The First Man To Walk In Space Almost Got Stuck Out There

Emily Upton October 7, 2013 4

Today I Found Out that the first man to walk in space almost got stuck out there. That lucky individual was Alexei Leonov, who was born in the Soviet Union on May 30, 1934.

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The Amazing Jim Thorpe

The Amazing Jim Thorpe

Matt Blitz October 4, 2013 4

When people make lists of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, they are populated with the usual suspects: Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Wayne Gretzky, Jim Brown, Pele… but there

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The Peasant Who Became a Powerful Emperor: Basil I

The Peasant Who Became a Powerful Emperor: Basil I

Melissa September 30, 2013 1

Born into a poor peasant family in a foreign land, no one had worse odds to become the ruler of the Byzantine Empire than Basil. Yet, through a combination of hard work, scheming, murder

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The Real Life Indiana Jones: Roy Chapman Andrews

The Real Life Indiana Jones: Roy Chapman Andrews

Emily Upton September 24, 2013 6

Today I Found Out about the amazing life of Roy Chapman Andrews. From the picture there on the right, you might mistake Andrews for Indiana Jones. In fact, Roy Chapman Andrews’ life is like

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The Engineer Who Bought Over 12,100 Cups Of Pudding to Earn 1.25 Million Air Miles

The Engineer Who Bought Over 12,100 Cups Of Pudding to Earn 1.25 Million Air Miles

Karl Smallwood September 18, 2013 59

Air Miles are awesome, they can be used to score free flights, hotel stays and if you’re really lucky, the scorn and hatred of everyone you come in contact with who has to pay

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What Happened to Howard Hughes’ Money After He Died

What Happened to Howard Hughes’ Money After He Died

Emily Upton September 17, 2013 6

Today I Found Out what happened to billionaire Howard Hughes’ money when he died. Over his lifetime, Howard Hughes’ wallet became one of the fattest of his time. It isn’t known exactly how much

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The Man Who Fought in WWII With a Sword and Bow

The Man Who Fought in WWII With a Sword and Bow

Emily Upton September 12, 2013 13

Running into battle armed with a broadsword, bow, and quiver of arrows was perfectly acceptable if you were fighting in the Hundred Years’ War or fending off some orcs on Middle Earth. But when

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The Revenge of Han van Meegeren, One of the Great Art Forgers of All Time

The Revenge of Han van Meegeren, One of the Great Art Forgers of All Time

Emily Upton September 10, 2013 1

Today I Found Out about Han van Meegeren, the great art forger. Han van Meegeren was born in 1889 and developed an interest in painting at a young age. He wasn’t supported in his

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Who is Craig From Craigslist?

Who is Craig From Craigslist?

Terynn Boulton September 6, 2013 6

Melissa asks: Was there really a “Craig” who started “Craigslist” or is that just a marketing gimmick? Craig Newmark is the Craig of Craigslist whose estimated net worth as of 2010 was around $400

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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, a.k.a., The Red Baron, Crashed In His First Solo Flight

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, a.k.a., The Red Baron, Crashed In His First Solo Flight

Melissa September 6, 2013 0

Even after our most heart breaking failures, parents, teachers and coaches encourage us to get back up and try again. Perhaps this is because they know that rather than being a permanent condition, failure

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Marie Curie Once Had Two Duels Fought Over Her After An Affair with a Married Man

Marie Curie Once Had Two Duels Fought Over Her After An Affair with a Married Man

Emily Upton September 5, 2013 10

Today I Found Out that Marie Curie once had two duels fought over her after she had an affair with a married man. Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, were no strangers to the

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The Remarkable Nellie Bly and Her Adventure in a Mad-House

The Remarkable Nellie Bly and Her Adventure in a Mad-House

Emily Upton September 2, 2013 3

Today I Found Out about Nellie Bly, the woman who purposefully got herself committed to a notorious insane asylum so that she could report on what actually went on inside. Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran

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The Founder of Hershey’s Booked a VIP Ticket on the Titanic But Didn’t End Up Boarding

The Founder of Hershey’s Booked a VIP Ticket on the Titanic But Didn’t End Up Boarding

Emily Upton August 29, 2013 1

Today I Found Out that Milton S. Hershey bought a VIP ticket for the Titanic but ended up not boarding. The Titanic, the unsinkable ship, launched on April 10, 1912, carrying some 2,200 passengers

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Edgar Allan Poe was Once Court-Martialed And Convicted

Edgar Allan Poe was Once Court-Martialed And Convicted

Emily Upton August 29, 2013 2

Edgar Allan Poe is probably best known for his raven that squawks “Nevermore,” but he’s also one of the first American short story writers and is often credited with being the “inventor” of detective

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The First Woman To Officially Run in the Boston Marathon

The First Woman To Officially Run in the Boston Marathon

Emily Upton August 28, 2013 3

Today I Found Out about the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer. “No woman can run the Boston Marathon,” said Arnie Briggs, Kathrine Switzer’s running coach. This coming from

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