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The Sum of All Numbers On A Roulette Wheel

Text Version: One of the earliest descriptions of the casino game roulette was described in the French novel ‘La’ Roulette, Ou Le Jour’, written by Jaques Lablee. Roulette is named after a French diminutive for “little wheel.” As many of you know, players place bets on either, single numbers or a range of numbers, the colors, or whether the number […]

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Two Pioneering Female Journalists Raced Each Other To Beat The Fictional Character Phileas Fogg from “Around The World In 80 Days” in 1889

Text Version: In 1888, Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) discussed with her editor at ‘New York World’ an idea to write a story, and beat the fictitious character ‘Phileas Fogg’ in Jules Verne’s book “Around the World in 80 Days” by actually accomplishing the feat in less than 80 days. The story became so big that competing New York newspaper […]

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The United States IRS Has A ‘Continuity Plan’ In Place for How to Collect Taxes After a Nuclear Attack

Text Version: Even a nuclear war won’t get you out of paying your taxes or keep the Internal Revenue Service from coming after you. Since the 1960s, the U.S. Treasury Department, has had an Internal Revenue Manual, guiding IRS employees on how to function in the event of wars, natural disasters, pandemic influenza, terrorist attacks and yes, nuclear explosions. According […]

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Harry Potter the Musical?

Text Version: The late Michael Jackson had once approached J.K. Rowling about the possibility of doing a musical version of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling said no to the idea. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she said that she felt that it wouldn’t be successful. She told Oprah, “Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical. I said no to a […]

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Mr. Clean’s First Name is Veritably

Text Version: Mr. Clean made his debut in 1958. Within six months of launching the cleaner, Mr. Clean became the best selling household cleaner on the market. For the first 4 years, Mr. Clean didn’t have a first name. However in 1962, fans spoke up and Procter & Gamble listened. A promotion was started to give Mr. Clean a first […]

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Heaviest President In U.S. History

Text Version: The the 27th President of the United States, President William Howard Taft (serving from 1909 to 1913) was the heaviest President in U.S. history. He was 5’11” tall and weighed 290 pounds. Not only was he the heaviest, he was also the last President to have facial hair. In 1921, Taft became the Chief Justice of the United […]

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