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Dick Van Dyke was Once Saved by Porpoises When He Found Himself Lost at Sea on a Surfboard

Dick Van Dyke was Once Saved by Porpoises When He Found Himself Lost at Sea on a Surfboard

Daven Hiskey February 20, 2012 3

Today I found out Dick Van Dyke was once saved by porpoises when he found himself lost at sea on a surfboard. In his younger years, Dick Van Dyke frequently spent time surfing.  In

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Former Major League Baseball Player Moe Berg was Once a Secret Agent in the Predecessor to the CIA

Former Major League Baseball Player Moe Berg was Once a Secret Agent in the Predecessor to the CIA

Daven Hiskey February 9, 2012 1

Today I found out former MLB player Moe Berg was once a secret agent in the predecessor to the CIA. Morris “Moe” Berg was originally recruited to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the

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Mark Wahlberg was a Drug Dealer and was Charged with Attempted Murder Before Forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Mark Wahlberg was a Drug Dealer and was Charged with Attempted Murder Before Forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Daven Hiskey January 26, 2012 29

Today I found out Mark Wahlberg was a drug dealer and was tried for attempted murder before forming Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg, born the youngest of nine children all living in

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Conan O’Brien Spent Two Years as a Writer and Producer of the Simpsons

Conan O’Brien Spent Two Years as a Writer and Producer of the Simpsons

Daven Hiskey December 22, 2011 5

Today I found out that Conan O’Brien spent two years as a writer and producer of The Simpsons before replacing Letterman as the host of Late Night. After becoming burnt out working at Saturday

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Kim Jong-il’s Real Name was Yuri Irsenovich Kim

Kim Jong-il’s Real Name was Yuri Irsenovich Kim

Daven Hiskey December 19, 2011 12

Kim Jong-Il was born Yuri Irsenovich Kim.  His official biography states that he was born on a sacred mountain (Baekdu Mountain, the legendary birthplace of Korea’s first kingdom) on February 16, 1942, where his

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The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

The Guy Who Played Mr. Bean has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

Daven Hiskey December 16, 2011 12

Today I found out Rowan Atkinson, the guy who played “Mr. Bean”, has a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Atkinson originally received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (EE) at Newcastle University before enrolling

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Albert Einstein Did Not Fail at Mathematics in School

Albert Einstein Did Not Fail at Mathematics in School

Daven Hiskey December 9, 2011 13

Today I found out Albert Einstein did not fail at mathematics in school. In fact, he actually excelled at mathematics throughout his schooling and even considered becoming a mathematician for a time.  This rumor

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Marie Antoinette Never Said “Let Them Eat Cake”

Marie Antoinette Never Said “Let Them Eat Cake”

Daven Hiskey December 6, 2011 10

Today I found out Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake”. Now, I know what some of you are thinking, “Of course she didn’t, she spoke French!” But, in fact, she didn’t say

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Al Capone Had A Brother Who Was A Prohibition Enforcement Officer

Al Capone Had A Brother Who Was A Prohibition Enforcement Officer

Scott November 25, 2011 3

Today I found out Al Capone’s brother was a police officer who at one point was also a prohibition enforcement officer. James Vincenzo Capone, born in 1892, was 7 years old when his infamous

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Whitey Ford Gave Pete Rose His “Charlie Hustle” Nickname

Whitey Ford Gave Pete Rose His “Charlie Hustle” Nickname

Daven Hiskey November 17, 2011 2

Today I found out Whitey Ford gave Pete Rose his “Charlie Hustle” nickname. It was during spring training of what would turn out to be Pete Rose’s rookie year that Ford gave the nickname

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Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Elizabeth Taylor was at One Time Carrie Fisher’s Step-Mother

Daven Hiskey November 13, 2011 0

Today I found out Elizabeth Taylor was at one time Carrie Fisher’s step-mother. Carrie Fisher, who’s best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is the daughter of famed entertainers Eddie

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A Woman Who Lost the Ability to Smell, Taste, See, and Hear as a Child was the First Deaf-Blind Person to Be Fully Educated

A Woman Who Lost the Ability to Smell, Taste, See, and Hear as a Child was the First Deaf-Blind Person to Be Fully Educated

Daven Hiskey November 4, 2011 1

Today I found out about a woman who lost the ability to smell, taste, see, and hear as a child, but went on to become the first deaf-blind person to be fully educated. The

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A 61 Year Old Potato Farmer Once Won One of the World’s Most Grueling Athletic Competitions

A 61 Year Old Potato Farmer Once Won One of the World’s Most Grueling Athletic Competitions

Daven Hiskey October 27, 2011 4

Today I found out a 61 year old potato and sheep farmer once won one of the world’s most grueling athletic competitions. The man was an Australian by the name of Albert Ernest Clifford

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Jimmy Stewart Was a Two Star General in the U.S. Military

Jimmy Stewart Was a Two Star General in the U.S. Military

Daven Hiskey October 10, 2011 8

Today I found out Jimmy Stewart was a two star general in the United States military. In 1940, Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the United States Army, but ended up being rejected due to

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Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky Were Named After the Two South Park Creator’s Parents

Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky Were Named After the Two South Park Creator’s Parents

Daven Hiskey October 6, 2011 0

Today I found out Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky were named after Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s parents respectively. Trey Parker’s dad’s name is Randy Parker and, like Randy Marsh, he’s

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The First Woman to Cast a Vote in Chicago Did So With Her Feet

The First Woman to Cast a Vote in Chicago Did So With Her Feet

Daven Hiskey October 4, 2011 3

Today I found out the first woman to cast a vote in Chicago did so with her feet. The woman was Kittie Smith.  Smith lost her arms as a child, after having both her

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Dick Cheney Likely Doesn’t Have a Pulse, No Really

Dick Cheney Likely Doesn’t Have a Pulse, No Really

Scott September 26, 2011 4

Today I found out that Dick Cheney likely doesn’t have a pulse. No, really! Dick has had several heart attacks since 1978. These heart attacks have made his heart extremely weak and he is

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The Popsicle Was Invented By An 11 Year Old

The Popsicle Was Invented By An 11 Year Old

Julia August 25, 2011 13

Today I found out that the Popsicle was invented by an eleven-year-old boy. In 1905, eleven-year-old Frank Epperson from San Francisco, California invented the popular hot weather treat, the Popsicle as we know it

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