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9 Intriguing Excerpts From Old FBI Files

Under J. Edgar Hoover, everybody who was anybody had an FBI file. Here are some interesting things we found while poking around their archives. 1. Albert Einstein Our favorite scientist’s file is over 1800 pages long. Einstein’s German roots always made the Bureau nervous. It didn’t help that he was an outspoken pacifist and socialist (not to [...]

11 Things You Might Not Know About Winnie the Pooh

Did you know today is Winnie the Pooh Day in honor of his creator, A.A. Milne’s birthday? If Mr. Milne were still alive today, he’d be turning 130 and he would no doubt be honored to see that his creation is still bringing joy to children to this day. In honor of Milne and his [...]

Aches on a Plane

On April 7, 1994, pilots Captain David Sanders and Captain Jim Tucker took off in a FedEx cargo jet from Memphis. Andy Peterson was their flight engineer. Also aboard was Auburn Calloway, a FedEx flight engineer who was just hitching a ride. But getting a ride wasn’t his entire plan, which became evident only a [...]

That Was Awkward: First Date Ended in Jail

Did you ever have an awkward first date? Not like this, you didn’t! Here’s how a couple’s first date ended up in the local jail: Florida police arrested two teenagers last week for allegedly attempting a "dine-and-ditch" after the couple [...]

Two Rules Named After Deion Sanders

Today Deion Sanders is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even if the legendary cornerback weren’t enshrined in Canton, history would remember Neon Deion. After all, he has two rules named in his honor. Take Your Finals When Sanders was a college star at Florida State, he came up with a big [...]

7 Horrifying Aircraft Landings (in which no one died)

Many people board an airplane flight thinking that if anything goes wrong, they will probably die. We board anyway, knowing that the odds of something going wrong are pretty small. In these seven stories, hundreds of passengers thought it was the end for them, but thanks to skilled pilots and crew members (and a fair [...]

Five Times MC Hammer Changed History

MC Hammer (aka Stanley Kirk Burrell) isn’t just the hip-hop superstar behind “U Can’t Touch This” and “Pump it Up.” He’s an influential figure, touching big events in the last two decades, kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Don’t believe me? Check out these five times that Hammer changed the world. Getting Michael Crabtree Signed Michael [...]

The Quick 10: Winnie-the-Pooh Particulars

It was 83 years ago this week that A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh first hit bookshelves everywhere. Even if you think Disney’s Pooh is passé (I myself am not a fan), you have to admit that the original story is a classic. Here are a few facts about one of the world’s most famous bears. 1. All [...]