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Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head.

When Ethel Rosenberg was executed in New York in 1953, she was 37 years old and the mother of two young sons. Julius, her husband, had been executed not long before her. They were both found guilty of espionage crimes on behalf of the Soviet Union. But did you know what happened during her execution?  …

Ethel Rosenberg’s Execution was Deemed Barbaric. After She was Given Three Shocks, Her Heart was Still Beating. Two More Shocks were Applied, and Smoke Rose from Her Head. Read More »

Person of the Century

Jesus Christ and Ric Flair Ranked on the Top Spots of Time Magazine’s People of the Century’s Online Poll. None of Them were Considered Eligible for the Title.

Time Magazine has been one of the most authoritative and informative guides to what is happening in current affairs, politics, business, health, science, and entertainment since its inception in 1923. Over 20 million subscribers worldwide turn to Time weekly for award-winning exclusive coverage. But do you know who was voted Time Magazine’s Person of the …

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Charles R. Forbes

Charles R. Forbes, One of the Early Directors of the Veterans Bureau, Stole Over $2 Million. This was Under President Warren G. Harding’s Administration. Harding Had to be Physically Restrained from Strangling Forbes when the Corruption was Revealed.

Disability compensation programs, insurance for service members and veterans, and vocational rehabilitation for the disabled were all included. In August 1921, the Veterans Bureau was formed by combining the War Risk Bureau and the Rehabilitation Division of the Federal Board of Vocational Education. But did you know that Charles R. Forbes, one of the early …

Charles R. Forbes, One of the Early Directors of the Veterans Bureau, Stole Over $2 Million. This was Under President Warren G. Harding’s Administration. Harding Had to be Physically Restrained from Strangling Forbes when the Corruption was Revealed. Read More »

Emma Coronel Aispuro

Emma Coronel, El Chapo’s Wife, was Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Assisting Her Husband in His Criminal Enterprise. Rumors Say That the Government Reduced Her Sentence from 10 Years in Exchange for Her Cooperation.

Emma Modesta Coronel Aispuro is a former American teenage beauty queen. She is best known as the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, the most wanted drug lord in Mexico until he was sentenced to life in prison. But did you know how long El Chapo’s wife’s sentence was?  Emma Coronel, El Chapo’s wife, was …

Emma Coronel, El Chapo’s Wife, was Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Assisting Her Husband in His Criminal Enterprise. Rumors Say That the Government Reduced Her Sentence from 10 Years in Exchange for Her Cooperation. Read More »

Popcorn Prices

Joshua Thomson Sued the Michigan AMC Movie Theater for Overly Priced Concession Snacks. He Used to Bring His Own Snacks Before the Establishment Banned the Practice

The cinema is defined by excess: large screen, large speakers, and large food. Massive sodas, tubs of popcorn, and enough candy to keep you awake during the screening of the entire Star Wars and Lord of the Rings sagas are available. Did you know why Joshua Thompson sued a movie theater in Michigan? Joshua Thompson …

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Lysistrata

Lysistrata is an Ancient Greek Comedy Where Women Withheld Sex to End a War.

From the 6th century BCE, ancient Greek comedy was a popular and influential form of theater performed throughout ancient Greece. Aristophanes and Menander were the genre’s most famous playwrights, and their works, as well as those of their contemporaries, poked fun at politicians, philosophers, and fellow artists. But did you know there’s an ancient Greek …

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Resolute Desk

The Resolute Desk was Built from the Scrap of the HMS Resolute. It Has Been Used by Most Presidents Since the Year 1880.

Sometimes a piece of furniture comes along and completely transforms our surroundings. Furniture is meant to be lived in, slept in, worked in, sat in, just as a painting is meant to be looked at, and fashion is meant to be worn. It governs how we interact with our surroundings. But did you know how …

The Resolute Desk was Built from the Scrap of the HMS Resolute. It Has Been Used by Most Presidents Since the Year 1880. Read More »

Caligula

Caligula is Known as the Most Mad Roman Emperor. His Name was Given to Him By His Father’s Soldiers While Being on Campaign with Them in Germania. His Name Means “Little Boots”.

Mad, evil, and bloodthirsty. These are a few epithets attributed to men traditionally considered the worst Roman emperors. Ironically, these miscreants are among the best-known Roman rulers for all the wrong reasons. The list of their misdeeds is vast, from flinging people off cliffs to naming a horse a consul to playing an instrument while …

Caligula is Known as the Most Mad Roman Emperor. His Name was Given to Him By His Father’s Soldiers While Being on Campaign with Them in Germania. His Name Means “Little Boots”. Read More »

Darius McCollum

Darius McCollum Has Been Arrested Over 30 Times for Impersonating Transit Employees, Stealing Trains and Buses, and Driving Their Routes.

People with Asperger’s Syndrome have difficulty socially connecting with others, and their behavior and thought patterns can be rigid and repetitive. But have you heard about Darius McCollum, the New Yorker with Asperger’s Syndrome who has been arrested over 30 times? Darius McCollum, an Asperger syndrome-diagnosed New Yorker, has been arrested over 30 times for …

Darius McCollum Has Been Arrested Over 30 Times for Impersonating Transit Employees, Stealing Trains and Buses, and Driving Their Routes. Read More »

Super Mario

Nintendo’s Mario was Created with a Mustache to Eliminate the Need to Animate His Mouth.

Mario has been jumping on screens and collecting coins for decades. Mario has had undeniable staying power as one of, if not the, most prominent figures in video games. Mario has become so popular that many people now celebrate today, March 10, as Mario Day, or “Mar10,” as some call it. Do you know why …

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