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Longest Hiccups Ever Recorded Lasted 68 Years – Charles Obsorne

Reading Time: 2 minutes The longest hiccups ever recorded lasted an agonising 68 years and finally ended for Charles Osborne, the unfortunate title holder, eleven months before his death. For most people who suffer an attack of the hiccups it is usually nothing more than an annoying inconvenience. Often it will last no more than an hour, and can be …

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Picasso Burned Many Of His Early Paintings To Keep Warm

Reading Time: 2 minutes When he was a young man on one of his first visits to Paris, Pablo Picasso burned many of his early paintings and drawings just to stay warm. For many people today this must seem ludicrous, especially considering the value of his art work. But during this early period of his life his work was …

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Vincent Van Gogh Only Sold One Painting In His Lifetime

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vincent Van Gogh sold one painting, only one singl solitary painting during his life. Looking back at it today, it hardly makes any sense at all. Here was an extremely talented artist, world renowned artist, yet he was unable to earn a living selling his masterpieces. But it must also be pointed out that he …

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Andrew Jackson’s Parrot Swore So Much It Was Removed From His Funeral

Reading Time: 2 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTQTKFZw4CM Andrew Jackson’s parrot, Polly, swore so much during his funeral it had to be forcible removed from the proceedings. Unbelievable and shocking, but true. Andrew Jackson hardly needs an introduction, but his swearing parrot, Polly on the other hand might. For those who don’t know, Andrew Jackson was a famed US military leader who in later …

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Gary Burghoff Aka Radar from Mash Had a Deformed Hand

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a prime example of how fickle show business can be. Did you know that Gary Burghoff, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal as Radar in both the movie MASH and its television re-incarnation, has a deformed left hand? It’s one hundred percent true. Gary Burghoff has a deformed hand, specifically his …

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Nolan Bushnell Rejected Steve Jobs Offer for 30% Share in Apple

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well that would suck. Could you imagine turning down $140 billion? Yeah, that’s billion with a “B”, and 140 of them. That was the fateful decision one man made one day in 1976, but how was he to know what the future held? Who was the man and what was it he turned down? It …

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Lyndon B Johnson Almost Shot By Secret Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes November 22, 1963, is a day that has gone down in history as the day US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy lost his life by an assassins bullet. Do you know though, that America nearly lost two presidents within a 24 hour period? Newly sworn in president, Lyndon Baines Johnson was almost shot by the Secret …

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The Only Man To Be Both A Dwarf And A Giant

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are a great many people who are dwarfs. Dwarfism is caused by a genetic disorder and is not treatable. There are many different types of dwarfism, with some causing the body to stop growing at an extremely early age. Read about the shortest man here and woman here. A typical dwarf is someone who …

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Al Gore’s Father Proposed a Radiation Belt for Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Al Gore is well known as a conservationist. He has been a proponent for clean and renewable energy, recycling and reducing carbon pollution. Like his father before him, Al Gore entered politics as a Democrat. Despite Al Gores clean credentials, his father, Al Gore Senior, thought up possibly one of the most environmentally damaging proposals …

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