While he didn't make quite the mark on history that his father did, Robert Lincoln had a pretty interesting life.... READ ON
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has passed away. She was 61. This story on her life and accomplishments originally appeared last... READ ON
You know Orson Welles was one of the most revered actors and directors of the 20th century, but how much do you know about his sketchy big break or his deft efforts to make rabbits disappear? Let’s take a look at five surprising things about Welles.
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Actor Bryan Cranston finally made his triumphant return as Breaking Bad’s Walter White last week. In honor of the critically acclaimed show’s fourth season, let’s take a look at five things you may not know about its Emmy-winning leading man.
1. He’s Got Experience as a Carny
Cranston earned a two-year degree in police science, but he didn’t go into a law enforcement job after graduation. Instead, he took a decidedly different tack: he and his brother took to the road on their motorcycles.... READ ON
A 1989 Washington Post poll revealed that only nine percent of Americans could correctly identify William Rehnquist as the Chief Justice of the United States. In news that surely made civics teachers everywhere cringe, though, a stout 54 percent of Americans knew that Joseph Wapner was the judge on The People’s Court. Let’s take a look at five things you might not know about the most famous TV judge of the 1980s.
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The world hasn't been quite as funny since we lost John Candy in 1994. Let's remember the star of great comedies like Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles by taking a look at five things you may not have known about Candy.
1. He Was Almost a... READ ON
You probably know Jonas Salk as the man behind the polio vaccine. You may not know about his scientific rivalries, love life, and non-polio projects, though. Let's take a look at five unheralded aspects of the doctor's life.
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You may have a box of Duncan Hines cake mix in your cupboard, but you may not have known that, unlike Betty Crocker, Hines was a real person. Here are five things about the patron saint of powdered dessert mixes that might surprise you.
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Charles Lindbergh was born 109 years ago today. In honor of the famed aviator’s birthday, let’s hop onto five things you might not know about The Lone Eagle.1. He Was Time’s First Man of the... READ ON
A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.