The mystical realms of Fairy tales, leading us to an imaginary world of fantasy, never cease to fascinate or cast a magical spell. Filled with Fairies, Elves, Talking Animals, Wicked Stepmothers, Bad Witches, Fairy Godmothers, Princes And Damsels in distress, reflecting the challenges of the day to today lives, these enchanting characters, from the dark […]
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Records are made to be broken. Some, however, take way longer than others. You can run the world’s fastest marathon in about two hours or so, which is nothing. Get back to us when you’ve entered the Guinness Book for something that requires COMMITMENT.
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Oceans are such vast and often overwhelming subjects. Because of their sheer scope in size, the discussions that are often had regarding seas and different discoveries within it, can be both mind boggling and intriguing. There are enormous mysteries in the depths of the oceans. While some of these phenomena have been explained by analysts […]
There’s not much doubt that Michael J. Fox is one of the most beloved entertainers of the past half century. He was Marty McFly and Alex P. Keaton, for God’s sake! But have you ever wondered exactly what that “J” stands for? If you have, well, you might be a little confused to learn it […]
A Brief History On December 5, 1945, a flight of U.S. Navy TBM Avenger torpedo flew into history, providing grist for the paranormal mill that the Bermuda Triangle became! Digging Deeper The training flight of Avengers took off from Naval Air Station (…
A murder-suicide involving a celebrity is always horrible and tragic, even though we only knew them as celebrities. Usually, these entertainers seemed well-off emotionally, which leaves us all wondering what in the world happened. Here are ten of the more famous examples of celebrities offing themselves and others in the worst manner imaginable.
Veritably. Yes, that’s right, Mr. Clean, everyone’s favorite bald-headed purveyor of household cleaning products was given a first name in 1962. This came about at the end of a promotion called, well, “Give Mr. Clean a First Name.” What can I say, the Don Draper types weren’t as clever as television wants us to believe. […]
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Few miscarriages of justice are worse than the one where someone is arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to years behind bars for a horrible crime they did not do. A huge chunk of their life has just been torn away, for literally no reason whatsoever. The following people have lived that nightmare and, sadly, they’re not the only ones.
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There are certain animal-related facts that just about everybody knows by heart. Or at least, they think they do. Many widely-known facts about animals are just plain wrong. Luckily, we’re here to set the record straight.
For something that takes up 70% of our planet, and is responsible for life itself, we sure exploit the crap out of our ocean. Over the years, we have not been kind of to our water, due to a deadly combination of laziness and stupidity. This one-two punch has contributed to some awfully disgusting, and depressing, truths about today’s water.
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in our society. It has become a daily staple for many people, who enjoy the smell, the taste and the energy and alertness that it brings. Coffee has a very rich history associated with it. From the coffee beans themselves, to the way that each specific drink […]
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If your country was #1 in something, you’r probably prefer it be something noble, like education or stupidly awesome rock music. But many countries take home the gold in far less conventional categories. If your country made it onto this list, drink till you feel proud.
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We are headed into a world in which there is actively a fourth Transformers film being made as well as a third G.I. Joe film. Films are now being made based on amusement park rides as well as video games. Given all the attendant nostalgia which now grown up geeks have for their youth, there […]
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Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve already sat down for the traditional feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and a loss by the Detroit Lions, then by all means bon appetit. But if you haven’t eaten yet, and would prefer this year’s menu be a tad more traditional, here are ten types of food that the Pilgrims likely ate at their first Thanksgiving.