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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 »

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 »

In 1848 entrepreneur James Lick arrived in San Francisco with 600 lbs of chocolate to sell. When all of his chocolate sold quickly, he urged his confectioner friend in Peru to come to San Francisco and start his own Chocolate company. That confectioner’s name is Domingo Ghirardelli.

Lick arrived in San Francisco, California, in January 1848, bringing with him his tools, work bench, $30,000 (the relative value in 2017 is $941,000) in gold, and 600 pounds (275 kilograms) of chocolate. Upon his arrival, Lick began buying real estate in the small village of San Francisco. The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill …

In 1848 entrepreneur James Lick arrived in San Francisco with 600 lbs of chocolate to sell. When all of his chocolate sold quickly, he urged his confectioner friend in Peru to come to San Francisco and start his own Chocolate company. That confectioner’s name is Domingo Ghirardelli. Read More »

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003”

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (インターステラ5555 Intāsutera Fō Faibu, “Four Five”) is a Japanese-French animated film released on 28 May 2003. The film is the visual realization of Discovery, the second studio album by Daft Punk. Interstella 5555 tells the story of the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop band. …

Daft Punk’s album “Discovery” was turned into a feature length anime film. Having no sound effects or dialogue, the movie was hailed as “the best animated movie made in 2003” Read More »

Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn’t legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the ‘Flying University’, a secret organization.

Marie Curie – Early Years Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, in Congress Poland in the Russian Empire, on 7 November 1867, the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława, née Boguska, and Władysław Skłodowski. The elder siblings of Maria (nicknamed Mania) were Zofia (born 1862, nicknamed Zosia), Józef [pl] (born 1863, nicknamed Józio), Bronisława (born 1865, nicknamed Bronia) and Helena (born 1866, nicknamed Hela). On both the paternal and maternal sides, …

Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences couldn’t legally attend college, so she did it illegally, going to what was known as the ‘Flying University’, a secret organization. Read More »

The pirate Benjamin Hornigold once raided a merchant ship just to steal the hats from the ship’s crew because his crew had gotten too drunk the night before and had thrown their hats overboard.

The hat-hungry Hornigold In 1717, Hornigold hunted down a merchant ship off the coast of Honduras. When they boarded the ship, Hornigold explained that he and his crew had gotten wasted the night before and thrown their hats into the sea. Hornigold organized small raids, using sailing canoes and a small ship to attack larger …

The pirate Benjamin Hornigold once raided a merchant ship just to steal the hats from the ship’s crew because his crew had gotten too drunk the night before and had thrown their hats overboard. Read More »

Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name.

Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is a creamery that produces Hershey’s brand ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, and other frozen treats such as smoothies and frozen slab style ice cream mixers. In the mid-1990s, the companies settled their most recent legal battles out of court, with the creamery agreeing …

Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name. Read More »