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The Man Who Survived Two Nuclear Bomb Attacks

The Man Who Survived Two Nuclear Bomb Attacks

Kevin Hughes June 6, 2013 7

Tsutomu Yamaguchi died from stomach cancer.  The cancer part perhaps isn’t surprising given that Yamaguchi is currently the only person officially recognized by the Japanese government as having lived through the atomic bombings of

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10 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Ben Franklin

10 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Ben Franklin

Kathy Padden May 29, 2013 12

Ben Franklin was a man of many and varied accomplishments- a Renaissance man in the grand tradition of Leonardo da Vinci. He was a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and innovator, despite only ever receiving

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Before He Was President, JFK Was a Bestselling Author and Won a Pulitzer Prize

Before He Was President, JFK Was a Bestselling Author and Won a Pulitzer Prize

Melissa May 28, 2013 0

Most remember John Fitzgerald Kennedy as our youthful and inspiring 35th President who, with his elegant wife, turned the White House into Camelot until his assassination in November 1963. But what few today recall

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The Siberian Family Who Didn’t See Another Human for Over 40 Years

The Siberian Family Who Didn’t See Another Human for Over 40 Years

Matt Blitz May 3, 2013 1

To this day, the Siberian wilderness is still one of the most isolated places in the world. Known as the Siberian taiga (meaning “forest” in Russian), its harsh, cold climate greatly discourages human habitation.

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The Man Who Personally Executed Over 7000 People in 28 Days, One at a Time

The Man Who Personally Executed Over 7000 People in 28 Days, One at a Time

Emily Upton March 22, 2013 12

Today I found out about Vasili Blokhin, the “Most Prolific Executioner” of all time, according to the Guinness World Records. Born to a Russian peasant family in 1895, as a young man he quickly

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The Guy Who Gave Hitler the Finger

The Guy Who Gave Hitler the Finger

Eddie Deezen February 20, 2013 1

Bob Young was born in Bakersfield, CA., on January 15, 1916.  As a relay runner, he was to compete in the 1936 Olympics and would go on to win a silver medal.  But despite

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The Man Who Survived Three Consecutive Hangings

The Man Who Survived Three Consecutive Hangings

Eddie Deezen February 19, 2013 1

Joseph Samuels (some sources list his surname as “Samuel”) was an English criminal, born in 1780. After being arrested for robbery at the age of 15,  Samuels was eventually convicted and shipped to Australia

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The Tale of the Man Who Nearly Drowned While Falling from the Sky

The Tale of the Man Who Nearly Drowned While Falling from the Sky

Daven Hiskey January 29, 2013 5

The man was Lt. Col William Rankin.  How did he almost drown in the sky?  In 1959, while ejecting from his F-8 Crusader at 47,000 ft (14,325 meters) and at a speed of Mach

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20 Interesting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

20 Interesting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

List25 January 18, 2013 42

This is a guest post by List25.com. 1) His name was originally Michael, not Martin.  His father was also Michael King, hence why Martin Luther King Jr. was originally named Michael King Jr.  However,

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The Man Who was a Dwarf and Later a Giant

The Man Who was a Dwarf and Later a Giant

Daven Hiskey January 15, 2013 3

The man was Adam Rainer born in Graz, Austria sometime in 1899 (the exact date isn’t known). Rainer’s parents were neither tall nor short for the time, with his father measuring in at 5

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The Olympic Swimmer Who Had Never Been in a Pool Until a Few Months Before Competing in the Olympics

The Olympic Swimmer Who Had Never Been in a Pool Until a Few Months Before Competing in the Olympics

Daven Hiskey December 20, 2012 2

The man was Eric Moussambani Malonga, later nicknamed “Eric the Eel”.  Moussambani is from Equatorial Guinea in Africa and only managed to get into the Olympics at all because of a wildcard drawing system put

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The Odd Eating Habits of Marlon Brando

The Odd Eating Habits of Marlon Brando

Eddie Deezen November 22, 2012 12

He is one of the most admired actors in the history of the movies. Marilyn Monroe called him “the sexiest man” she had ever seen. And if you watch his early, incredible performances in

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How “The Birdman of Alcatraz” Got His Name

How “The Birdman of Alcatraz” Got His Name

Noreen November 22, 2012 3

The real name of the “Birdman” was Robert Franklin Stroud. Seattle born Stroud ran away from home at the age of 13 and was first arrested in 1909 at the age of 19 after

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The Final Day in the Life of Orson Wells

The Final Day in the Life of Orson Wells

Eddie Deezen November 19, 2012 1

On October 9, 1985, the great director and actor, Orson Welles, was scheduled to appear on “The Merv Griffin Show”, one of TV’s most popular talk shows. Griffin had actually met Welles years before

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Abraham Lincoln the Animal Lover

Abraham Lincoln the Animal Lover

Eddie Deezen November 14, 2012 2

Perhaps the most popular and beloved U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln is famous for many of his great and historic deeds. As these have been frequently documented, there seems no reason to repeat them here.

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The Mass Murdering Warlord Turned Christian Evangelist Who Was Known as General Butt Naked

The Mass Murdering Warlord Turned Christian Evangelist Who Was Known as General Butt Naked

Dan Lewis October 15, 2012 10

This is a guest post by Dan Lewis. Dan runs the wildly popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Today

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Steve Jobs’ First Business was Selling Blue Boxes that Allowed Users to Get Free Phone Service Illegally

Steve Jobs’ First Business was Selling Blue Boxes that Allowed Users to Get Free Phone Service Illegally

Daven Hiskey October 5, 2012 13

Today I found out Steve Jobs’ first business was selling “blue boxes” that allowed users to get free phone service illegally. These boxes were designed in 1972 by Jobs’ close friend and future co-founder

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Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Daven Hiskey September 7, 2012 3

Today I found out Kurt Russell was a minor league baseball player until an injury ended his career. While the Russell family is mostly known for their acting, “Baseball is really the family business

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