9 Moving Quotes from Pioneering Astronaut John Glenn
The first American to orbit the Earth died today at the age of 95.... READ ON
Weather Channel Meteorologist Dave Schwartz Dies at Age 63
You weren’t Dave Schwartz’s audience. You were his friend.... READ ON
13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London
There's a diva, a secret pub, and some unusual snacks.... READ ON
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How Far Can You Fall and Still Survive?
Sam Simon, Who Gave the Entirety of His Fortune Away to Charity, Dies
Humphrey Bogart Writing to Lauren Bacall
"You'll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you'll bring everything that's important to me in this world with you."... READ ON
Maya Angelou Reads "And Still I Rise"
The author and poet has died at the age of 86.... READ ON
Harold Ramis on Letterman Promoting Vacation
Harold Ramis has died at the age of 69.... READ ON
5 Stories About Shirley Temple
Former child actress Shirley Temple has passed away at the age of 85. But thanks to DVDs (and Turner Classic Movies), she will remain a dimpled, curly-topped 5-year-old for generations to come. We hope you enjoy these fun facts about the life and career of Shirley Temple Black.... READ ON
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Rest in Peace, Baby Beluga
The whale that sparked decades of elementary school sing-alongs has swum to the big ocean in the sky. Kavna, a beluga whale who inspired the children’s song “Baby Beluga,” died August 6 at Vancouver Aquarium. She was 46 years old. Kavna lived a remarkably long life: most beluga whales don’t live past 30. A quick necropsy showed that she probably died of cancer. Kavna wasn’t exactly a baby when singer-songwriter Raffi Cavoukian wrote the famous tune. She was about 14 years old. Raffi... READ ON
5 Things You Didn't Know About Sally Ride
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
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sad Readers
Sad news, detectives. Donald J. Sobol, the creator of Encyclopedia Brown, passed away on July 11 at the age of 87. Sobol wrote 28 books starring 10-year-old Leroy Brown, with the next one, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Soccer Scheme, scheduled to come out this fall. In honor of Sobol, here are a few interesting facts about everyone's favorite reasonably priced detective. (25 cents plus... READ ON
Andy Griffith Sings the Lyrics to The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song
Well, I'll be. Before producers of The Andy Griffith Show decided that whistling set the tone for the show, Sheriff Taylor himself recorded a version of the song with lyrics. That's not him whistling, by the way - that was composer Earle H. Hagen. Here's Andy singing "The Fishing Hole." Rest in Peace,... READ ON
Every Product Billy Mays Ever Pitched
Billy Mays, America's favorite infomercial star, died three years ago today. He began his career selling the WashMatik, a car-washing brush that siphoned water through the bristles without electricity. He moved from that to the Ultimate Chopper, and some of his other products not featured here include The Ding King (dent and ding repair kit), Turbo Tiger (a hand-held minivac), Grip Wrench (an adjustable strap wrench), Green Now (fertilizer), and something called the EZ Crunch Bowl, which promised to be "A... READ ON
The Abraham Zapruder of the Rodney King Video
Shortly after midnight on March 3, 1991, plumbing company manager George Holliday was awakened by the sound of police sirens screaming outside of his Lake View Terrace apartment building. He peeked out the window and saw some sort of commotion going on across the street. He grabbed his new Sony Handycam and stepped out onto his second-floor balcony and shot a video that would change Los Angeles forever. There was no YouTube or other instant outlet for his footage at that time. A friend encouraged him to... READ ON

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