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Thomas Edison Was Afraid Of The Dark

Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know that Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark? This was a man who was and is regarded by most people as a genius, one of the greatest inventors the world has ever know. He is most notably known for two of his most used inventions. One was the forerunner of vinyl records, the phonograph, which …

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Jean-claude Van Damme the Predator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Van Damme the Predator. No, we’re not talking some Michael Jackson biopic, we’re talking about the classic film starring the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, from 1987. It was a smash hit as far as alien encounter, action films are concerned. It proved to be such a success that it has spurned several sequels. Some notably poorer than …

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The Electric Chair Was Invented By A Dentist

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you heard that the electric chair was invented by a dentist? One of the most easily recognisable methods of execution in the 20th century and beyond is the electric chair. It has been used for decades, and its sight is often enough for many to realise that it is a device designed to end …

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Henry VIII Was Thin Until He Had An Accident

Reading Time: 2 minutes He was the prime example of medieval gluttony. King Henry VIII of England was an over weight, over sexed and it would appear, out of control when it comes to marriages and religion. Most portraits of the king show a man who is clearly obese, or extremely over weight at best. But he wasn’t always …

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Johnny Knoxville Has To Use A Catheter Twice A Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jackass star, Johnny Knoxville, has to use a catheter twice a day. This is not something that is publicized openly, and for a Hollywood star, it surprisingly hasn’t seemed to hurt his career at all. So why is it that a daredevil such as him, and pure maniac in my opinion, would need to use a …

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John Elwes The Real Ebenezer Scrooge Fought A Rat For Food

Reading Time: 5 minutes All my life I thought that the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens “A Night Before Christmas,” was nothing more than a fictional character. the result of a creative imagination. But to my surprise, he was based on a real person. That’s right, the real Ebenezer Scrooge was based on a real person, a …

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Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Is Banned From Star Wars Conventions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The actor who played Darth Vader, David Prowse, is banned from Star Wars conventions. For those who don’t know who he is, and can not place him in the movies, he was the man who wore the mask of Darth Vader. Obviously, apart from a few fleeting scenes at the end of the third original …

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The Voice of Winnie the Pooh Calls Sick Children in Hospital and Talks to Them in Character

Reading Time: 3 minutes You know, there are some really amazing people in this great big world. Take for instance Jim Cummings. Most of you would probably never have heard of this man, but there’s a good chance that you have heard his voice. Can’t think of it yet?  Jim Cummings provides the voice of Winnie the Pooh, as well …

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