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The Missing Links: Why America Smells (Or Thinks It Does)

The Grinch, Voldemort and Michael Jackson’s Zombie No this isn’t the beginning of a “…walk into a bar…” joke. These are just 3 of the entries in the list of the 16 best special effects makeup creations. (But if anyone can come up with a really good punchline for a joke about those 3 walking into a [...]

Theodore Roosevelt’s Life-Saving Speech

John Flammang Schrank is not as well-known a name as Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Booth or even John Hinkley, Jr. That’s because the president he shot was already out of office and running again on a third-party ticket in 1912. And Theodore Roosevelt survived being shot in the chest. In fact, you are [...]

Did Oswald act alone in JFK assassination ?

Historians and retired Secret Service officers have confirmed that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. As the 49th anniversary of the assassination approac…

Oswald acted alone in JFK assassination

Historians and retired Secret Service officers have confirmed that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. As the 49th anniversary of the assassination approac…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Abraham Zapruder

Abraham Zapruder’s amateur footage of the John F. Kennedy assassination is one of the world’s most instantly recognizable pieces of video. Zapruder himself doesn’t get quite as much press, so let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the cameraman and the odd journey his tape has taken. 1. He Wasn’t [...]

Eye for an Eye: The Punishments of 8 Political Assassins

Note: As server migration week rolls on, we’ve been reposting a few oldies/goodies from the archives. Here’s another from 2009. Good (new!) material is being stockpiled for next week. Ever wonder what happened to the criminals who assassinated various heads of state? The image of Lee Harvey Oswald being gunned down by Jack Ruby is all [...]

Oswald’s Coffin for Sale

The coffin that Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in back in 1963 is up for sale at an auction house in California. The pine coffin is partially water-damaged by the 18 years it spent in the ground before Oswald’s body was exhumed in 1981 to lay to rest rumors that a lookalike Soviet agent was buried [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Failed Assassination Attempts

Today happens to be the anniversary of the day Sara Jane Moore tried to take President Ford out in 1975, so we’re revisiting an old post on assassinations. Had it not been for the quick thinking of the guy next to Moore, Nelson Rockefeller would have been president and who knows where history would have [...]