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11 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2012

It’s been a solemn year for the deaths of famous and significant people – and as always, many died who were less famous, but should be saluted nonetheless for their contributions to the world. Here are 11 of the lesser-known greats who passed this year. 1. Murray Lender: Bagel Tycoon Lender’s Bagels Historical Images Murray Lender, son of [...]

12 College Courses We Wish Our Schools Had Offered

It’s that time of year! Here’s a look at all of the fascinating college classes you wish your school put on the course list. 1. Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling, MIT Image credit: WWE If a course that studies “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “Diamond” Dallas Page sounds like your dream come true, congratulations: you can [...]

Does the Key to the City Actually Open Anything?

LOUIS LANZANO/Landov The short answer: no. The long answer: Once upon a time, being presented with the key to the city served a real function. In ancient times, when it was common for European towns to be ringed by walls, visiting dignitaries were presented with a key to the city gate as a gesture of trust [...]