Actor Humphrey Bogart was an avid chess player, often playing on set between takes. During World War II, he played correspondence chess with members of the military posted overseas or in hospitals. The FBI intercepted this mail and thought he was sending secret codes to Europe.

Humphrey Bogart and Chess Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born on January 23, 1899 in New York City. He was the son of a noted Manhattan surgeon. His mother was was a popular illustrator. Humphrey probably learned chess in 1912. His father taught him chess during their stay at their summer home in Canandaigua Lake, near …

Actor Humphrey Bogart was an avid chess player, often playing on set between takes. During World War II, he played correspondence chess with members of the military posted overseas or in hospitals. The FBI intercepted this mail and thought he was sending secret codes to Europe. Read More »

A Florida man was awarded $37,500 after cops mistook glazed donut crumbs for meth. Daniel Rushing was pulled over when the cops searched his car. They tested white crystals they found and it tested positive for meth. Rushing told them they were donut crumbs but they wouldn’t listen.

Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth It sounds like a joke, but, well — keep reading. In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk …

A Florida man was awarded $37,500 after cops mistook glazed donut crumbs for meth. Daniel Rushing was pulled over when the cops searched his car. They tested white crystals they found and it tested positive for meth. Rushing told them they were donut crumbs but they wouldn’t listen. Read More »

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 »

To combat obesity, Chile passed a law that bans junk food ads aimed at children and prohibits the use of cartoon characters in their packaging

In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger Victor Ruiz Caballero for The New York Times SANTIAGO, Chile — They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war …

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One of the reasons tipping spread in the U.S. was because restaurant owners refused to pay black Americans after the 15th amendment.

‘It’s the Legacy of Slavery’: Here’s the Troubling History Behind Tipping Practices in the U.S. These days, the expectation at U.S. restaurants that diners will tip their servers is a key part of the culinary economy: tips subsidize a server or bartender’s salary at the vast majority of the nearly 650,000 restaurants in the country. …

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President William McKinley (who was assassinated) often wore a trademark good luck charm. It was a red carnation worn on his lapel. While meeting with the public a 12 year old girl asked him for the flower. He gave it to her and moments later was shot.

Assassination of William McKinley On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. He was shaking hands with the public when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot him twice in the abdomen. McKinley died …

President William McKinley (who was assassinated) often wore a trademark good luck charm. It was a red carnation worn on his lapel. While meeting with the public a 12 year old girl asked him for the flower. He gave it to her and moments later was shot. Read More »

Hallmark movies take 3 weeks to film with a $2mil budget.

Hallmark Christmas Movies Star Net Worths: Lacey Chabert, Candace Cameron Bure and More The Hallmark Channel specializes in the business of Christmas. This holiday season, 34 new Hallmark Christmas movies will debut, filling your television with good tidings and cheer. Owned by Crown Media, the Hallmark movie channel has streamlined its holiday empire, shooting each …

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A rare mutation among the Bajau people lets them stay underwater longer: natural selection at the PDE10A gene has increased spleen size in the Bajau, providing them with a larger reservoir of oxygenated red blood cells.

Rare Mutation Among Bajau People Lets Them Stay Underwater Longer The Bajau people of Malaysia and the Philippines are renowned for their free-diving abilities, often working eight-hour shifts in search of fish and other sea critters. Underwater sessions can last upwards of two minutes, with accumulated daily totals of breath-holding often reaching five hours. New …

A rare mutation among the Bajau people lets them stay underwater longer: natural selection at the PDE10A gene has increased spleen size in the Bajau, providing them with a larger reservoir of oxygenated red blood cells. Read More »

The founder of Little Caesers paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years after he found out that she was assaulted and robbed in her home.

Little Caesars founder quietly paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years (CNN) — Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community. Ilitch also had an impact on …

The founder of Little Caesers paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years after he found out that she was assaulted and robbed in her home. Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018.

Queen stops breeding corgis as ‘she doesn’t want to leave any behind’ The Queen’s deep affection for her favourite breed of dog is such that she will always be associated with them. But it is understood that the monarch has stopped breeding Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgies because she does not want to leave any behind when …

Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018. Read More »