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The Surprising Last Words of 11 Entertainers

What do actors, musicians, and writers say when they die? I consulted the reference Last Words of Notable People by Bill Brahms to collect eleven examples. Read on, and get a hanky ready. 1. Bob Hope (1903-2003) The words: “Surprise me.” The story: “Bob” Hope’s full name was Leslie Townes Hope. As an actor [...]

How Many Spider-Men Can Fit Inside a Jamba Juice?

On May 8, 2007, David Letterman asked perhaps the least important question any man could have asked: “How many guys in Spider-Man suits can fit into a Jamba Juice restaurant in New York City?” In order to answer this question, Letterman sent a rather large group of Spider-Men into a Jamba Juice, filming [...]

11 Amazing Under-the-Radar Sports Dynasties

You’ve heard all about the great Yankees teams, or the Chicago Bulls dynasty that won six championships in eight seasons. But can they top a 452-game winning streak? Or how about 17 consecutive championships? From squash to horseshoe pitching, here are some of sports’ best little-known dynasties. 1. Heather McKay What’s more impressive about Heather McKay’s squash [...]

A Little Bit of Lotto History (Including Thomas Jefferson’s Take on Lotteries)

EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up over $500 million—the biggest lottery prize ever. Whether you call it the poor man’s dream, a casino without walls, or a tax on the stupid, the lottery has deep and widespread roots. Here’s a look at three quick stories about the numbers game. Lotteries of Yore Lotteries have [...]

The 48 Laws of Power

Every day people try to outdo each other in the military, at the workplace, and at school by showing their “power.” But did you know that there is an actual list of 48 Laws of Power as outlined by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers to help you get ahead? My favorite is law number 15 [...]

How the NCAA Made Robert Parish Disappear

It’s tough to question Hall of Fame center Robert Parish’s place in NBA history. He won three titles with the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 80s (and added a fourth as a backup with the 1997 Chicago Bulls), made nine All-Star games, and holds the league’s career record for games played with 1611. He must [...]

Did the Exodus really happen ?

Did Moses really lead the Israelites out of Egypt and were there really ten plagues ? One religious author has provided textual proof that the Israeli…

Google Exodus: What if Moses had Facebook?

What if Moses had Facebook? That’s what Jewish content website Aish.com asked (and answered) with this clever YouTube clip: [YouTube Clip]

Man Can Turn Feet Backwards, Intends to Set World Record for Backwards Walking

Moses Lanham, Jr., who bills himself as “Mr. Elastic”, can turn his feet 120° backwards. He’s journeying to Rome to attend a show hosted by Guinness World Records. There, he hopes to win the record for walking with his feet backwards: His second record attempt will clock how fast he can walk 20 meters with his [...]

The Origin of Symbols: Fun Facts, Art & Photography

“QUANTUM SHOT” #662Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Familiar Symbols and Emblems – Their Origin and Meaning (with Some Unexpected Appearances in Arts) We see various symbols and signs every day, and maybe think ‘I know what that means, but I wonder where it came from’? Well, here’s a look at some of [...]