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There was a Russian woman named Mariya Oktyabryskaya whose husband was killed by Nazi’s in WW2, so she sold her house for a tank. With permission from the Soviet union, she went to kill Nazi’s with her own tank, avenging her husband death.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya When the stars are all burned out and human beings are but fairy tales told by robots, somewhere there will be a list of the toughest women who ever lived. And near the top will be Sergeant Mariya Oktyabrskaya, the first women to win the Hero of the Soviet Union Award, and her …

There was a Russian woman named Mariya Oktyabryskaya whose husband was killed by Nazi’s in WW2, so she sold her house for a tank. With permission from the Soviet union, she went to kill Nazi’s with her own tank, avenging her husband death. Read More »

After Robin Williams’ death, Disney wanted to make a new Aladdin movie featuring Williams’ unused Genie outtakes from the previous films. However, this was forbidden by a special clause in Williams’ will, leading to Disney scrapping their plans.

A former Disney executive revealed that enough of the actor’s lines from the original 1991 recording sessions wound up on the cutting-room floor for the company to use them and make a fourth installment of the “Aladdin” franchise, according to the Times of London. Three movies that were filmed before the Oscar-wining actor’s death — …

After Robin Williams’ death, Disney wanted to make a new Aladdin movie featuring Williams’ unused Genie outtakes from the previous films. However, this was forbidden by a special clause in Williams’ will, leading to Disney scrapping their plans. Read More »

The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food.

The food at San Francisco’s infamous Alcatraz Prison was pretty damn good. This Sunday, Discovery Family Channel’s show Secrets of America’s Favorite Places features Alcatraz, which had the best food in the federal prison system. So now the obvious question: If the food was so outstanding, why did Clint Eastwood need to escape so badly …

The food in Alcatraz Prison was so good that the guards and prison staff ate the same exact meals as the prisoners. This was because the warden believed most trouble in prison is caused by bad food. Read More »

During WWII Hitler ordered the British town of Blackpool be spared from bombing as he intended it to be his personal holiday resort after Germany had won the war

His invasion plans of Great Britain included making the Lancashire resort a headquarters for his paratroopers and also a “playground” for him and his men. The German intelligence maps have been recovered from a military base and clearly reveal how Hitler had earmarked the safety of Blackpool Tower and the three piers. “It had been …

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Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere.

Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本 茂 Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, pronounced [mijamoto ɕiɡeɾɯ]; born November 16, 1952)[4] is a Japanese video game designer and producer for the video game company Nintendo, currently serving as one of its representative directors. He is best known as the creator of some of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling video games …

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such Nintendo games as Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda, has a hobby of guessing the measurements of objects, then checking to see if he was correct. He enjoys the hobby so much he carries a tape measure with him everywhere. Read More »

It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne.

Today is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, and what might the president, on his special day, have had to eat? And the meal may have been polished off with ice cream, pastry, pudding, or crème brûlée, and followed up with an after-dinner glass of Madeira, which Jefferson believed was good for the health. Though common dogma holds …

It was Thomas Jefferson was a serious foodie, who introduced America to waffles, Mac and cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, and champagne. Read More »

Billy West, who does the voice of Philip J. Fry’s on Futurama among other characters, intentionally made Fry’s voice close to his natural voice as a job security measure because it would be more difficult to replace him.

Veteran voice actor Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy, Doug) joins Matt this Wednesday (6/27) evening on The Matthew Aaron Show starting at 6pm PT. West is best known for his voice-work on Ren & Stimpy, Doug and Futurama. West’s most notable film work was in Space Jam (1996) providing the voice of both Bugs …

Billy West, who does the voice of Philip J. Fry’s on Futurama among other characters, intentionally made Fry’s voice close to his natural voice as a job security measure because it would be more difficult to replace him. Read More »

When Michael Jackson granted Weird Al Yankovic permission to do “Fat” (a parody of “Bad”), Jackson allowed him to use the same set built for his own “Badder” video from the Moonwalker film. Yankovic said that Jackson’s support helped to gain approval from other artists he wanted to parody.

Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (/ˈjæŋkəvɪk/ YANG-kə-vik;[1] born October 23, 1959)[2] is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, satirist, film producer, and author. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007),[3] recorded more than 150 parody and original songs,[4][5][6] and performed more than 1,000 live shows.[7] …

When Michael Jackson granted Weird Al Yankovic permission to do “Fat” (a parody of “Bad”), Jackson allowed him to use the same set built for his own “Badder” video from the Moonwalker film. Yankovic said that Jackson’s support helped to gain approval from other artists he wanted to parody. Read More »

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together.

From the beginning, Rogers specifically challenged the nation’s understanding of race through his friendship—both on and off-screen—with Francois Clemmons, the Neighborhood police officer who just happened to be an African-American. Soon after hearing him, Rogers invited Clemmons to appear in the Neighborhood—as a police officer. But Rogers prevailed and Clemmons joined MRN in August 1968, …

Months after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Fred Rodgers and Francois Clemmons worked together to show the word how to integrate swimming pools by soaking their feet in the pool together. Read More »