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In 1920 a 4th century lead tablet was discovered in which Silvanus asked the god Nodens to curse the thief that stole his ring. The ring, interestingly, has been identified as one found 130km from the tablet 200 years prior.

Ring of Silvianus The Vyne Ring or the Ring of Silvianus is a gold ring, dating probably from the 4th century AD, discovered in a ploughed field near Silchester, in Hampshire, England, in 1785. Originally the property of a British Roman called Silvianus, it was apparently stolen by a person named Senicianus, upon whom Silvianus …

In 1920 a 4th century lead tablet was discovered in which Silvanus asked the god Nodens to curse the thief that stole his ring. The ring, interestingly, has been identified as one found 130km from the tablet 200 years prior. Read More »

The song ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (1981) was the first single featuring a rap to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has said many rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, told her it was the first rap song they ever heard.

Rapture (Blondie song) “Rapture” is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980). In January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album. The song became their fourth and last single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where …

The song ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (1981) was the first single featuring a rap to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has said many rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, told her it was the first rap song they ever heard. Read More »

On the night that MTV launched, the opening sequence for the network featured footage of the Apollo 11 launch, simply because it was public domain and free to use. It was that opening sequence that connected MTVs image with astronauts, including the Video Music Award “moon man” trophy.

Ever Wondered Why The VMA Statue Is A Moonman? The creator of the iconic trophy speaks to MTV News about the history of the Moonman The Academy Awards has a slim gold “Oscar” figure. The Emmys has a winged woman hoisting an atom. The Golden Globes has a… well… golden globe. And the MTV Video …

On the night that MTV launched, the opening sequence for the network featured footage of the Apollo 11 launch, simply because it was public domain and free to use. It was that opening sequence that connected MTVs image with astronauts, including the Video Music Award “moon man” trophy. Read More »

Mr T., born Lawrence Tureaud, took on his moniker after hearing all his family members called “boy” by strangers. He decided the only way for a black man to earn a title of respect was to make that title part of his name, so Mr. would be the first thing out of everyone’s mouth.

Happy Birthday: Mr. T Happy Birthday actor Mr. T Born: Lawrence Tureaud May 21, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA Quotes: [Playboy magazine – September 1983] I am the best bodyguard, because I’ll take a bullet, I’ll take a stab wound, I’ll take a hit upside the head; I’m like a Kamikaze pilot; The President got …

Mr T., born Lawrence Tureaud, took on his moniker after hearing all his family members called “boy” by strangers. He decided the only way for a black man to earn a title of respect was to make that title part of his name, so Mr. would be the first thing out of everyone’s mouth. 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 »

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 »