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SamanthaDS
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Lutheran. Wisconsinite. A lover of a great many things, including (but not limited to) movies, televsion, books, politics, history and sports.

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Entertainment
by SamanthaDS
2 months ago
Popoular TV Shows That Have Driven Their Fanbases Nuts

Television series with issues that have driven loyal fans to madness.

Lifestyle
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
Notable World Leaders Who Weren't Natives of the Countries They Led

Many politicians in history have risen to some of the highest offices in the world who didn't actually originate from the country that they would represent.

Entertainment
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
A Dark and Controversial Crime Fighter

At times guided by morals that are questionable at best, the fictional character of Batman has been working to save the fictional Gotham City for decades.

Pets & Animals
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
The 'Budgie'

With features such as colorful patterns and often an extensive vocabulary, budgerigars have been ranked as third as far as most popular types of pets in the world

Lifestyle
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
Misconceptions About 7 Popular Food Items

Many popular food items have been attached to myths about how they came to be. In some cases, there are several misconceptions about them.

Sports
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
Stories Behind Some of the Most Unique Minor League Baseball Team Names

There is a rich history of Minor League Baseball teams and unique, even strange, team names. Even as times change, there are plenty of eye-popping names in modern times.

Entertainment
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
A Boy That Lived, a Scar, a School and a Dangerous World

A source of delight and of numerous controversies, the 'Harry Potter' franchise has been among the most impactful in recent history, if not all time.

Lifestyle
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
The Stories Behind American Political Mascots

Some of the most, if not the very most, recognizable symbols of certain American political parties are their mascots. Often times, however, people can be left wondering how the associations came to be.

Technology
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
How a Movie Star and a Composer Helped to Directly Shape Modern Technology

During World War II, a European-born movie star and an American music composer would come up with a new angle on an established invention. Originally meant to aid Allied Forces, it has since become a staple of today's technology.

Lifestyle
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
The British Peerage and How It Works

British peers tend to be thought of as people of great wealth residing in a fancy mansion on a large estate. While peers are often featured in pop culture, their roles and responsibilities have often gone unexplained.

Pets & Animals
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
America's Longhair Feline

One of the most popular pet breeds, Maine Coons are also considered on average the largest breed of domesticated cat in the world.

Entertainment
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
A Legendary Literary Journey

Influenced by matters such as faith and history, J. R. R. Tolkien's stories involving the fantastical land of 'Middle-earth' have become some of the most popular in the world.

Pets & Animals
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
The Pomeranian

Descended from larger working dogs, Pomeranians have become one of the most popular companion dogs in the United States.

Entertainment
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
An All-American Superhero

Often seen a symbol of idealistic patriotism, Captain America has been an iconic superhero (and perhaps sometimes a villain) for decades.

Health
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
Historical People Who Could Have Had Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Numerous historical figures have been associated with illnesses, some more strongly than others. However, as time has gone on, some have speculated on the accuracy of certain diagnoses.

Sports
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
History of the Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments

The modern version of tennis dates back to the 19th century and has become one of the world's most popular sports. In the 20th century, four tournaments were designated as the sports most prestigious.

Entertainment
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
A Modern Love Story for the Ages

Quietly released in 2005, 'Twilight' would lead to one of the most successful, and perhaps polarizing, franchises of all-time. Originally marketed mostly towards teens and young adults, it would transcend demographics.

Lifestyle
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
The U.S. Department of the Interior

Often referred to as 'The Department of Everything Else', the U.S. Department of the Interior has a wide range of responsibilities

History
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
MacArthur and Mitchell: Childhood Friends to Legends

Douglas MacArthur and Billy Mitchell have been considered among the most influential and outspoken American military figures in history. Before their famous achievements, they became friends in their youth.

History
by SamanthaDS
1 year ago
The Tragedy of the USS Akron

Constructed during a time period when zeppelin travel, the USS Akron was considered among the crowning achievements of the era before it met a terrible end.

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