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The Late Great Christopher Lee Was A Legend!
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The Late Great Christopher Lee Was A Legend!

Earlier this month, June 7th to be exact, Sir Christopher

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3 Famous Impostors Who Duped Everyone
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3 Famous Impostors Who Duped Everyone

One of my favorite Leonardo DiCaprio movies is Catch Me If

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Salacious Scandals of Roaring ’20s!
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Salacious Scandals of Roaring ’20s!

The decadent 1920s were a fantastically insane time. We were

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Facts about Elizabeth Montgomery, Beyond “Bewitched”
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Facts about Elizabeth Montgomery, Beyond “Bewitched”

The 1960s were littered with happy go lucky, family-friendly sitcoms

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Inga Arvad: Friend of Hitler, Mistress of JFK
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Inga Arvad: Friend of Hitler, Mistress of JFK

Inga Arvad just might be one of the most overlooked

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Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core
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Inge Lehmann, The Woman You Didn’t Know Discovered The Earth’s Core

Ashamedly, when Google presented the doodle for seismologist Inge Lehmann

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Eva Braun, the Woman Who Loved Hitler In Secrecy
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Eva Braun, the Woman Who Loved Hitler In Secrecy

As far as dictators go you can’t get much worse

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12 Things You May Not Know About Sally Ride
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12 Things You May Not Know About Sally Ride

Sally Ride’s birthday passed by at the end of May

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Historical Inaccuracies: Tom Cruise’s ‘Last Samurai’
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Historical Inaccuracies: Tom Cruise’s ‘Last Samurai’

Welcome to another addition of “Historical Inaccuracies”! Today I’ll be

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It’s A Stingray! It’s A Star Fish! No, it’s…an Octopus?!?!
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It’s A Stingray! It’s A Star Fish! No, it’s…an Octopus?!?!

If you read my article on jellyfish you know I

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The Man Behind the Toon: Tex Avery
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The Man Behind the Toon: Tex Avery

Tex Avery is the father of animation when it comes

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How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays
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How the Hawaiian Shirt Invented Casual Fridays

It’s hard to believe that this one brightly colored shirt

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23 Facts About the Original Peanut, Charles Schulz
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23 Facts About the Original Peanut, Charles Schulz

Whether you’re excited for the live action Peanuts movies or

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19 Facts About Faux Mad Woman and Journalist Nellie Bly
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19 Facts About Faux Mad Woman and Journalist Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly recently celebrated a birthday and was so wonderfully

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3 Famous West Point Dropouts
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3 Famous West Point Dropouts

West Point Military Academy is located in Orange County overlooking

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Historical Inaccuracies: Wolfgang Petersen’s ‘Troy’
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Historical Inaccuracies: Wolfgang Petersen’s ‘Troy’

Welcome back to another edition of “Historical Inaccuracies”, today I’ll

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10 Quotes on Death From Your Favorite Writers
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10 Quotes on Death From Your Favorite Writers

Death and taxes, that’s what they say. But for many

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11 Tidbits on Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”
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11 Tidbits on Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”

Tragically Ben E. King passed away last week and now

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Historical Inaccuracies: Zack Snyder’s ‘300’
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Historical Inaccuracies: Zack Snyder’s ‘300’

If I’ve learned anything writing these articles it’s that being

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5 Classic Songs Too Scandalous For Today
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5 Classic Songs Too Scandalous For Today

Political correctness has never been more dominate in society and

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Historical Inaccuracies: Michael Bay’s ‘Pearl Harbor’ (2001)
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Historical Inaccuracies: Michael Bay’s ‘Pearl Harbor’ (2001)

Full disclosure: When this movie came out and I was

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Historical Inaccuracies: Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’
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Historical Inaccuracies: Ridley Scott’s ‘Gladiator’

Ridley Scott faced some backlash at his recent epic, Exodus: Gods

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Empire of the Ants: 7 Facts About Fire Ants
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Empire of the Ants: 7 Facts About Fire Ants

If you live in the Midwest like I do, you

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Historical Inaccuracies: Braveheart
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Historical Inaccuracies: Braveheart

I love “period pieces” whether it’s TV or film I

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Throw Back Thursday: Cartoon Cartoons From Cartoon Network
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Throw Back Thursday: Cartoon Cartoons From Cartoon Network

If you saw my SNICK article you no doubt have