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US president Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge used to buzz for his secret service and then would hide under his desk while they frantically searched for him

‘Silent Cal’ Peter Clements evaluates the thirtieth president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. ‘Calvin Coolidge believed the least government was the best government; he aspired to become the least president the country had ever had; he attained that desire’ (Irving Stone). The man who achieved this back-handed compliment took over as president on the …

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When former ‘Tonight Show’ host Johnny Carson died in 2005, ‘Late Show’ host David Letterman recited a comedic monologue at the beginning of the show, revealing later that every joke had been written by Carson, who had been sending in one or two jokes a week during his retirement

Letterman pays tribute to Johnny Carson It was Johnny Carson’s last monologue and, predictably, it drew plenty of laughs. David Letterman paid tribute to Carson, who died Jan. 23, by delivering a “Late Show” monologue Monday composed entirely of jokes the retired “Tonight” show host had quietly sent him in his final months. Only after …

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What Happened to Rebecca Twigg?

Rebecca Twigg is a former Olympian for the United States. She won several awards, including two Olympic medals. Needless to say, at the peak of her career with several product endorsements and magazine covers. But where is this wonder woman today? After winning two Olympic medals in cycling, six world championships, appearing on the cover …

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Who Was the Drummer in Ornette Coleman’s “The Empty Foxhole” Album?

Jazz is a genre of music that is quite difficult to define. Ornette Coleman, and his experimental approach with free improvisation truly revolutionized the way the genre was appreciated in the 60s. Did you know who played the drums while he was recording his live album? Instead of hiring a professional jazz drummer, Ornette Coleman …

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Which Former British Royal was Supposed to Star in the Sequel of The Bodyguard?

In one of his interviews, Kevin Costner revealed that he offered a role to a former British Royalty for the sequel of his hit film The Bodyguard. But which former British Royal was he referring to?  Princess Diana decided to act in ‘The Bodyguard 2’ when Kevin Costner approached her. The plot revolved around a …

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Letters to Santa

What Happens to All The Letters Sent to Santa Claus?

The tradition of writing letters to Santa Claus started when Charlie Green had kids in town drop letters in a box in his shop. His wife, Verna Green started answering them and she had kept doing so for up to 30 years. But do you know what happens to the letters kids send to Santa …

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What Did Francis Ford Coppola Do After Making Movies?

  Francis Ford Coppola is a director, producer, and screenwriter. He became wealthy by writing and directing films such as The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, Patton, The Outsiders, and Dracula. While he is considered to be one of the most iconic figures in the industry, he did not earn his massive fortune from it. Did …

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How Did A Samurai Clan Pay Off Their Debts?

Recognized as honorable warriors from Japan, the samurai class emerged from the rise of battles between the samurai lords. Highly skilled in the sword and the bow, the samurai were essential to the Japanese armies. Regardless of their talent, the demand for samurai lowered when peace came in the 1600s. And with that, the samurai …

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