Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, William Taliaferro Close was the personal physician of President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire. He was also the chief doctor of the army.
On Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito plays Gus Fring, one of the scariest characters on television.
From 1989 through 1993, the world was captivated by the tales of Doogie Howser, M.D., a character played by a then-unknown Neil Patrick Harris.
The Peoria Chiefs, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, joined the list of LeBron James' bashers when it staged a "LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway" after the D
In this TEDxCaltech talk, physicist Leonard Susskind talks about his old friend Richard "Dick" Feynman.
I've been hanging out over at English Russia a lot recently, and I came across an archive of Russian propaganda posters.
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The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1
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Signs You Have Arrived: when there’s a drink named after you.
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From Greg Braxton in The Los Angeles Times:
The series was inspired by concerns [series creator] Vince Gilligan and writer friend Tom Schnauz had after The X-Files ended about the scarcity of scree
1. There Are Human Remains in the Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is one of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d expect.