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Meet Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, retired at 22, begun abusing drugs, at one moment being hardly able to raise from a sofa for days on end. In 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal.

Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin Makes His Olympic Comeback After Drug Problems and Attempted Suicide At 35, former gold medalist Anthony Ervin is making a comeback Many of Anthony Ervin‘s competitors were just learning to read and write the last time he won a gold medal, at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, before he abruptly retired …

Meet Anthony Ervin, a swimmer who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics, retired at 22, begun abusing drugs, at one moment being hardly able to raise from a sofa for days on end. In 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal. Read More »

The first U.S. gold rush started in North Carolina in 1803 when a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound gold nugget on his father’s farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation’s mints until 1829.

From 1830 to 1836, a certain bird swooped into Philadelphia’s U.S. Mint building so often that workers named him “Peter the Mint Eagle,” cared for him, and allegedly used him as a model for coin engravings for years to come. Today, it costs more than a penny to make a penny. Source: https://www.rd.com/culture/money-facts/ 16 Mind-Blowing …

The first U.S. gold rush started in North Carolina in 1803 when a 12-year-old boy found a 17-pound gold nugget on his father’s farm. It supplied all the gold for the nation’s mints until 1829. Read More »

Two metal detectorists who thought they’d found a stash of Roman gold coins they estimated to be worth £250,000 discovered the coins were actually a worthless prop for TV show The Detectorists.

‘Roman haul’ turns out to be TV show Detectorists prop Two men who thought they had unearthed a stash of Roman gold coins had their dreams dashed when they discovered the coins were a prop for a TV sitcom. Andy Sampson and Paul Adams had been metal detecting in a field on the Suffolk/Essex border …

Two metal detectorists who thought they’d found a stash of Roman gold coins they estimated to be worth £250,000 discovered the coins were actually a worthless prop for TV show The Detectorists. Read More »

In 1836, a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain which ran directly into the Bank of England’s gold vault. He wrote letters to the directors of the bank and requested a meeting inside the vault at an hour of their choosing – and popped out of the floor to greet them

Underground Vaults, Gold Bars, and A Secret Entrance: The Unlikely History of the Bank of England Today, the Bank of England may have offices in a modern, glass building in Leeds, but its main site still cuts an imposing, columned figure on Threadneedle Street in the City of London. Once upon a time, the bank …

In 1836, a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain which ran directly into the Bank of England’s gold vault. He wrote letters to the directors of the bank and requested a meeting inside the vault at an hour of their choosing – and popped out of the floor to greet them Read More »

After Usain Bolt broke the 100 m world record at the 2009 Berlin World Championships, the mayor of Berlin awarded him a 12 foot long, 6000 pound piece of the Berlin Wall. Bolt accepted and it is now housed at the Jamaica Military Museum.

Usain Bolt “Usain” redirects here. For the organization with the acronym “USAIN”, see United States Agricultural Information Network. Usain St Leo Bolt OJ CD (/ˈjuːseɪn/[12]; born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican retired sprinter. He also is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. His reign …

After Usain Bolt broke the 100 m world record at the 2009 Berlin World Championships, the mayor of Berlin awarded him a 12 foot long, 6000 pound piece of the Berlin Wall. Bolt accepted and it is now housed at the Jamaica Military Museum. Read More »

In the late 90s with millions in the bank, David Lee Roth became a state-licensed EMT who went on hundreds of calls

David Lee Roth “Diamond Dave” redirects here. For the album, see Diamond Dave (album). For the song by the Bird and the Bee, see Diamond Dave (song). David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, author, artist, and former radio personality. He is best known for his wild, energetic …

In the late 90s with millions in the bank, David Lee Roth became a state-licensed EMT who went on hundreds of calls Read More »

Norman Borlaug saved more than a billion lives with a “miracle wheat” that averted mass starvation, becoming 1 of only 5 people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Congressional Gold Medal. He said, “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.”

Dr. Norman Borlaug to celebrate 95th birthday on March 25 Dr. Norman E. Borlaug to celebrate 95th birthday Norman Ernest Borlaug was born in the small northeast Iowa town of Cresco on March 25, 1914. (READ DR. BORLAUG’S DETAILED HISTORY HERE) After earning a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota, he joined …

Norman Borlaug saved more than a billion lives with a “miracle wheat” that averted mass starvation, becoming 1 of only 5 people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Congressional Gold Medal. He said, “Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.” Read More »

Muhammad Ali’s star on the Hollywood walk of fame is not on the sidewalk. It is on the wall of Kodak theater because of his request that “he did not want to be walked on.”

Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali is a retired American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. As a professional, he became the first person to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times. In 1964, Ali changed his …

Muhammad Ali’s star on the Hollywood walk of fame is not on the sidewalk. It is on the wall of Kodak theater because of his request that “he did not want to be walked on.” Read More »

A devout Mormon set out in 1955 on an archaeological expedition to prove the Book of Mormon’s claims. After 15 years instead he found nearly every claim in the BOM was wrong and the papyrus J. Smith claimed written by Abraham was actually just a page ripped out of the Egyptian Book of the Dead

A Mormon Champion’s Loss of Faith Stan Larson, Quest for the Gold Plates: Thomas Stuart Ferguson’s Archaeological Search for the Book of Mormon (Salt Lake City: Free Thinker Press in association with Smith Research Associates, 1997), 305 pages, paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-9634732-6-3 This is a candid yet even-handed survey of Book of Mormon (BOM) archaeology, …

A devout Mormon set out in 1955 on an archaeological expedition to prove the Book of Mormon’s claims. After 15 years instead he found nearly every claim in the BOM was wrong and the papyrus J. Smith claimed written by Abraham was actually just a page ripped out of the Egyptian Book of the Dead Read More »

In the movie “Dumb and Dumber”, Jim Carrey’s chipped tooth is genuine, resulting from a fight with a classmate in his childhood, but he had since had it capped. He simply had the crown temporarily removed from that tooth to portray Lloyd

Dumb and Dumber The Farrelly Brothers had been trying for years to get their first movie made, and it was only when director Peter Farrelly’s agent encouraged him to make a movie himself along with his brother Bobby. The Farrelly Brothers didn’t know who Jim Carrey was, they were only told that he was known …

In the movie “Dumb and Dumber”, Jim Carrey’s chipped tooth is genuine, resulting from a fight with a classmate in his childhood, but he had since had it capped. He simply had the crown temporarily removed from that tooth to portray Lloyd Read More »