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Some interesting facts, including: From 1903 to 1970, St. Patrick's Day was a religious observance in Ireland, and all pubs were shut down for the day. What?? Costco sells four times the hot dogs sold at all Major League Baseball stadiums combined each year, and the price hasn't changed since 1984.
How could a big-budget Hollywood movie have screwed up such an elementary bit of geography? The 1831 London Bridge was purchased in as a tourist attraction for Lake Havasu, Arizona, and completed in 1971, bringing tourists and home buyers to the area. RV parks and resorts face all of the same issues as hotels in providing Wi-Fi to guests and have some additional unique challenges. The Ides of March is commonly associated with bad luck, a reputation that it earned at the end of the reign of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.
The secret is out, time-traveler Jesus had an Instant Pot at that wedding in Cana. Dust devils are usually harmless, but can on rare occasions grow large enough to pose a threat to both people and property. 50,000 years ago, an asteroid plunged through the Earth's atmosphere at 8 miles per second and crashed into what would become central Arizona.
In 1999, in response to a song that made Winslow, Arizona famous, a life-size bronze statue and mural was erected, becoming a major tourist attraction.
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Sometimes philosophers are wrong and admitting that you could be wrong is a big part of being a real philosopher. Having a green burial not only helps save the environment, it also saves your family a lot of money. Porch Pirate crime is on the rise, along with the growth of online shopping. Instead of treating all people the same under the law, hate crime laws judge people on their differences.
In an age of micro-managed partisan stagecraft and left-wing media enablers, there is no such thing as a spontaneous question. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. Who hasn’t fantasized about a life off the grid? A life without the usual obligations. Utilize this shelf life resource and stop throwing out perfectly good food.
Black Lake flooded when sea levels rose, and the Aegean Sea breached the land between it and the lake (now called the 'Bosporus Strait' near Istanbul). The Masters has a set of odd rules and customs that just don't exist outside of Augusta National. The attorney-client privilege is a rule that preserves the confidentiality of communications between lawyers and clients. An Internet troll tries to disrupt, attack, offend or generally cause trouble by posting comments, or challenging the integrity of individuals or websites.
Within minutes of the unveiling, CNN reporters were making excuses for why Michelle Obama's portrait looks so bad. Call me an old romantic, but there's nothing that warms my heart more than having someone beaten to death and beheaded. In 1941, Stalin gave orders to deploy three all-female air force units. The women would not only fly missions and drop bombs, they would return fire. Contrary to the popular imagination, bearing arms on the frontier was a heavily regulated business.
At the London games in 2012, athletes went through 100,000 condoms in the first week. The Lake Tahoe estate featured in 'Godfather' is for sale for $3.75 million. Many consider the story of Noah's Ark merely another biblical fairy tale, while others believe that the story is historically accurate. Believe me, I'd rather be in Arizona or anywhere else where it is warm, but family activities caused us to staying too long in Minnesota.
Fred Harvey created the first restaurant chain in the United States, promoting tourism in the American Southwest in the late 19th century. Private planes can cost as much as $75,000 per hour for the Super Bowl, and evidently, VIPs are willing to spend that kind of money on these lavish jets. Football fans yelled ''Everything is free!'' as they looted and trashed stores. Turning over cars and setting them on fire, there was even a report that a police horse was stolen. Myth-busting website Snopes originally gained recognition for being the go-to site for disproving outlandish urban legends. Now it is accused of posing as a political fact-checker, heavily tilted towards the likes of Hillary Clinton. Could this be true?
Every year, hundreds projects - from teapot museums, to potato research, to studies on the mating habits of crabs - are inserted into spending bills. Have you ever noticed that as married couples get older the women does most of the driving? The term ''The Ten Commandments'' is only used once in the Bible and it is used for the covenant listed in Exodus 34:10-2. The book of Deuteronomy gives us the list that you, and almost everyone else, thinks is real. Come take a stroll through Hollywood Graveyard, and see where your favorite stars are buried.
A planet's gravity pulls equally from all sides. Gravity pulls from the center to the edges like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. I know this is shocking news to you, but If you stick your finger in an electrical outlet, the current can maim or even kill you. Winning the award is free, telling anyone you won in your advertising costs a lot of money. Niksen embraces a state of indolence, of languor. It reminds us that periods of doing nothing whatsoever, of purposely avoiding productivity, has great value.
The founders of New California want to take over most of current-day California — including many rural counties — and leave the coastal urban areas to themselves. Commander David Fravor was flying a F/A-18-F fighter jet off San Diego when he sighted an unidentified flying object and tried to intercept it. After the airlines lost his luggage on his way to an important meeting, a friend of mine always wears his suit instead of casual wear when he flies. Trolls are ugly, mean specimens who hide in anonymity and feed off making other people miserable.
No other public holiday in the United States honors a single individual, and many feel this just isn't right. 'WOO HOO, PROMOTION!'  If you or I did this blunder, we'd be fired, but this was a government employee who was simply 'reassigned' to another fireproof area. After the 2010 earthquake, the Red Cross unveiled plans to ''develop new communities.'' None were ever built, but they continued collecting money. According to the author, India’s sole claim to fame is as the world’s largest public toilet.
The ''American Masters'' PBS special about Bob Hope is 2 hours you will not want to get back. Clickbait is a pejorative term for web content whose main goal is to get users to click on a link to go to a certain webpage. Privately financed by Sun Myung Moon  and his Unification Church, the film cost over $46 million and returned just $2 million at the box office. Not on VHS or DVD, but you can watch it on YouTube. Gene Wilder's widow on what it's like to care for someone with Alzheimer's.
When you’re one of the most beloved stars in the world, you can get away with almost anything.            (A clever artist turned Lincoln into Bill Murray.) It takes a challenging and risky maneuver to attach the banner to the airplane before it flies. My four year old granddaughter Audrey was in the hospital in Rome when she looked up and saw the Pope walk in the door. ''Papa Francesco!'' she said. According to President Trump, the U.S. has given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid in the past 15 years and they have given us nothing in return.
Very little of the story of Kwanza is based on fact. Even the Swahili language being taught to children was never spoken by the slaves captured in Africa. Not a single legitimate record exists of the Romans executing any Christians in the Colosseum. A 3-credit college course in ''What is the United Kingdom'' in 5 minutes, 14 seconds. Think we have a little too much government? Upon their return from the Moon, the crew of Apollo 11 had to go through Customs and declare the moon dust they brought home.
For the German version, Warner Bros. deleted all scenes with Nazis in them, with no mention of the war. The famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas Day was created by German artist Emanuel Leutze, and displayed all over Germany to enthusiastic crowds. A second copy was then painted and sent to the United States. In 1966, Kwanzaa was created by ex-convict Maulana Ndabezitha Karengahese, 76, currently a professor of Africana studies at California State University. The phenomenon of hot water freezing faster than cold water is known as the Mpemba effect, named after Erasto Mpemba, a student who in 1963 was making ice cream as part of a school project.
While often thought a joke, shotgun weddings were serious business in many parts of the country. Howard Hughes and the bizarre true story behind the movie ''Rules Don’t Apply''. Erasing Spacey required refilming 22 scenes in ''All the Money in the World,'' about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather’s refusal to pay a $17 million ransom. Straight or Gay, I think you'll find Randy Rainbow's YouTube videos to be hilarious.
The attack on December 7, 1941 wasn't a total surprise to people in Hawaii. Click open the November 30th edition of this newspaper. The Official Site of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Diary of a Snow Shoveler is a bit too close to reality for those of us who regularly experience Minnesota winters. Hijab, niqab, burka - there are lots of different kinds of coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world.
Modern day Christians know very little about the history of their religion. How to avoid going to jail under 18 U.S.C. Section 1001 for lying to government agents. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that some of these people had no business going to college. This drone takes advantage of the GPS and Gyro capabilities in your smart phone, and the company is taking pre-orders, hoping to ship by the end of 2017.
The USS Iowa, at 108 feet wide, was the largest ship to ever pass through the 110 foot wide Panama Canal. In  2016, a third lock 180 feet wide was completed. Comedian John Oliver joked about the sex talk that occasionally came up on CBS Morning News when he appeared on the show in 2015. Now, we realize it wasn't all that funny. A California man plans to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a homemade scrap-metal rocket in an effort to prove that Earth is flat. A very eerie moment when Samantha Bee predicted a Charlie Rose scandal.
How much do you really know about this man? ''Flying a sign,'' as it's called, is a way for the homeless to make their pleas to passersbys quickly without defying laws against aggressive panhandling. Certain mammals have what many people might consider the good fortune to be able to sleep through the winter—to hibernate. Detective Sean Suiter was shot and killed with his own gun just a day before he was supposed to testify in a federal police racketeering case.
Ruth Shaw remembers going to school in the 1930's, a time when life was simpler, for better or worse. Air Force officer L. Fletcher Prouty was in New Zealand when Kennedy was shot, and believed that the local paper reported on Oswald's background too quickly. Ferrero, the Italian company that makes Nutella, insists the quality and all other aspects of Nutella remains the same. But, consumers are not happy. To be a scandal, a fall from grace is required. The mighty have to stumble, the pious to be caught in sin.
Are you judged by a 'jury of your peers'? Hardly. There were so many homeless orphans in the 1800's they were auctioned off to the highest bidder. In Silicon Valley, California, apartments across the street from this motorhome start at $3,000 a month. To some generals like Pershing, the idea of an armistice was repugnant. ''There can be no conclusion to this war until Germany is brought to her knees.''
Some of the most incriminating information about the assassination may have been destroyed or never sent to the National Archives in the first place. Four ways that falling back from Daylight Saving Time can kill you. In this episode of ''Conspiracy Theory'', Jesse Ventura takes on what he has long regarded as the most significant event of his generation. When Lt. Col. Custer left Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota for Montana in 1876, he took along his regimental band, a sixteen-piece brass band mounted on matching white horses.
Do you remember where you were when Kennedy was shot? George H.W. Bush says he can't recall. The photo on the left is in front of the school book depository. If one were to pick a defining moment in the story of the Black Hills coming under the control of the United States, it would likely be the 1874 Custer Expedition. Odes to the state they love from notable Minnesotans. Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC.

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