Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
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Physician (and Corn Flakes inventor) John Harvey Kellogg had a lot of thoughts on how 19th century girls could be happy and healthy.
Laughter may be good for the soul, but it may also be great for the brain.
As an Illinois state representative, Abraham Lincoln went on a bad blind date that ended up in a very strange and very unexpected place.
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The Oxford English Dictionary just announced its latest update, adding 500 new words and over 2400 new senses of existing words to its online database.
Today’s comediennes stand on the shoulders of many hilarious women who came before them.
The combo spoon/fork's inventor was a rich New York doctor with a string of wacky patents.
Each winter, a group of intrepid divers head deeper and deeper into the country's largest underwater cave.
Thumbing his nose at authority and whipping crowds into a frenzy, he changed music forever.
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