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Walter Breuning stopped smoking cigars at age 103 because they became too expensive. At age 108, he began smoking cigars again after receiving a lot of gifts of cigars. He ultimately ended up living to age 114.5 and was the second-last verified surviving man born in the 1800s.

Walter Breuning Walter Breuning (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest recognized living man in the world between July 18, 2009 and his death. As of 2021, Breuning was the third-oldest verified American man ever, behind Danish-born Christian Mortensen and Mathew Beard, as well as the second-oldest …

Walter Breuning stopped smoking cigars at age 103 because they became too expensive. At age 108, he began smoking cigars again after receiving a lot of gifts of cigars. He ultimately ended up living to age 114.5 and was the second-last verified surviving man born in the 1800s. Read More »

A study found that Ellen DeGeneres and Kim Kardashian rank among the highest for fake followers on social media, nearly 50%.

Report: Nearly half of Kim Kardashian’s Instagram followers are fake Reality TV queen Kim Kardashian boasts an Instagram following of well over 100 million people. But a recently released report says that nearly half of those are fake, according to The Daily Mirror. The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London just concluded an audit …

A study found that Ellen DeGeneres and Kim Kardashian rank among the highest for fake followers on social media, nearly 50%. Read More »

A New York University study found that people with easier-to-pronounce names have higher-status positions at work

13 surprising ways your name affects your success Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Getty Images What’s in a name? Potentially your future. A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from …

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Maurice Sendak’s classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” was supposed to be titled “Where the Wild Horses Are” but he realized he couldn’t draw horses so he changed it to “things” instead

10 wild facts about Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are President Obama chose to read one of his favourite children’s books, Where The Wild Things Are, for the 2016 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. His very dramatic reading, accompanied by First Lady Michelle, featured claws and roars from the excited crowd! As …

Maurice Sendak’s classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” was supposed to be titled “Where the Wild Horses Are” but he realized he couldn’t draw horses so he changed it to “things” instead Read More »

Researchers at Harvard and Columbia concluded that Sarcasm promotes Creative Thinking because both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions.

Go ahead, be sarcastic Science & Technology Go ahead, be sarcastic “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.” That was how The Onion famously announced Barack Obama’s election as president in 2008. Rather than a feel-good story trumpeting the historic occasion, the satirical publication sarcastically detailed the economic and political mess Obama would inherit (and be …

Researchers at Harvard and Columbia concluded that Sarcasm promotes Creative Thinking because both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions. Read More »