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What Happened to Mal Evans?

Malcolm Frederick Evans was The Beatles’ road manager and personal assistant they hired in 1963 until the band broke up in 1970. But did you know what happened to him? The Beatles had an “all-around man” who did everything from roadie work to bodyguarding. He even did a couple of shows with them. A few …

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Why Did Eleanor Roosevelt Resign from the Daughters of the American Revolution?

At the height of the civil rights movement, Martin Luthor King, Jr. spoke of the hope that all men are created equal from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. But did you know that King wasn’t the first African American to make a stand against racism at the famous steps? When the Daughters of the …

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How Did “The Golden Girls” Teach Us About AIDS?

The Golden Girls sitcom was created by Susan Harris and originally aired on NBC. The show ran for seven seasons in a span of seven years. While the show focused on the lives of four older women living in Miami, they also tackled real-life issues. Did you know about the episode on AIDS? Betty White’s …

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Why was the Betty White Show Cancelled?

The Betty White Show was a daytime talk show that also featured entertainment segments that are quite similar to today’s variety shows. It was first aired in KTLA in 1952 and then again on NBC in 1954. But did you know about the controversy behind the show’s end? In 1954, Betty White refused to remove …

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Who Holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest TV Career?

Since 1955, the Guinness World Records has annually published remarkable human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Most of the awards in the publication are quite peculiar, but do you know who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career on TV? As of 2018, the Guinness World Records awarded Betty White …

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What Caused the Great Clam Chowder War of 1939?

It is believed that the clam chowder we are all familiar with today was introduced by the French, Nova Scotian, and British Settlers. This eventually became a staple dish by the 1700s. While there are different variations of the dish, did you know that it was illegal to use tomatoes in the soup? Cleveland Sleeper, …

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How Did Thomas Garrett Help Harriet Tubman?

Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. She was born into slavery but escaped and went on a mission to rescue several enslaved people, including her own family and friends, through a small network of anti-slavery activists. But did you know about Thomas Garrett and his involvement in Tubmans’ missions? Thomas Garret was …

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Did Judge Judy Get Scammed with a Fake Case?

Most of us are quite familiar with the show courtroom program that stars the family court judge; Judy Sheindlin. In each episode of the show, Judge Judy presides over a real small-claims case within the confines of her televised courtroom. But did you know about the case of the fake dead cat? In 2010, a …

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Who was Responsible for Princess Diana’s Death?

The untimely death of one of the most-loved women in the world has genuinely shocked humanity. While several conspiracy theories are going around on what really happened on the night of her death, the jury on the inquest decided who is truly to blame for her death in 2008. As per the jury, the paparazzi …

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