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History
by Marlando
8 years ago
The Decade of Fury and Fascination, those Incredible 1960s

In this world of constant conflict, massive human hunger, self-serving governments and Darwinistic business practices; of noise and chaos there arrived a primal howl from the country’s youth for a more peaceful, loving world. That youth would be called the flower children but would evolve into the more politicalized hippies. It would be the hippies of those ragged years of outrage and outcries who were destined to change the world.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
John Reginald Halliday Christie & The Serial Murders of 10 Rillington Place

One of the 20th Century's most vile serial killers, John Reginald Halliday Christie, grew up humiliated by his sexual ignorance and inexperience.  It left him almost completely impotent.  However, he later discovered that the act of strangling and otherwise overpowering a woman gave him great sexual pleasure.  In this early part of his murderous career, he killed two women, the second of which was murdered with the aid of a device of his own making, a glass jar through which he dispensed lethal coal gas.  

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
9 years ago
St. Bernadette: Beatific Light

46 years after her death, the Catholic Church beatified Bernadette, the first step toward canonization as a saint. During the years of investigation, her life and her death were examined in detail. Her body was exhumed more than once, and initially found free of advanced decomposition, a condition known as "incorruptibility".

Lifestyle
by Marlando
7 years ago
Answering President Obama: Who Can We Trust

It doesn't matter if you're an Obama fan or not--if you plan on ever voting again in your life you need to take the time to read this food-for-thought article. Obama asked us all the question--if we can't trust government, who can we trust. Well, we obviously cannot trust government so...?

History
by crin
7 years ago
Was Dracula A Monster?

At the beginning of the seventies, I was working as a tour guide in Romania, for the only agency which was state-owned. It was a lot of fun, however at times there was a lot of work, and not enough hours to rest, but overall, it was not a bad experience. Here are some stories related to a tour whose main character was... Dracula

Environment
by egdcltd
7 years ago
America's First Tree Hugger, Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman

Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman roamed the frontier Midwest of post-Revolutionary War America planting apple seeds. However, while he loved Nature and was perhaps a gentle and caring man he was no philanthropist: Johnny Appleseed's legendary apple trees had been planted for profit.

History
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Warrior Woman of Early Islam, A'isha

The story of Islam, for those open-minded enough to explore it as a purely historical narrative, is as riveting as anything found in the classic collection of fantasy tales, The 1,001 Nights.  And, much like The 1,001 Nights, Islam has its Scheherazade.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
4 years ago
8 Great: Grade B Movies that Transcended

Grade B movies-the thrown-together, low-budget projects that they are-sometimes transcend their lowly status and become iconic for their innovations or storytelling.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
5 years ago
America's First Serial Killer and the Texas Servant Girl Murders

While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings. 

Technology
by brandon_gardner221
7 years ago
Breaking Down YouTube's Tribute to 2012

Ever find yourself wondering who exactly all the people were in YouTube's 2012 Rewind Video? Check out my breakdown of the tribute to 2012 and all the people featured in it!

Entertainment
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Revenge of the Nerd: The Hugh Hefner Story

Hugh Hefner built a publishing empire on something he had not experienced in the flesh until his marriage at age 23: female nudity.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Ruth Ellis' Last Stand: Britain's Final Female Execution

Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain before it abolished capital punishment, was a bleached-blonde party-girl.  Her crime, shooting her lowlife boyfriend to death was, was not very interesting or unique. The only reason Ruth Ellis' execution is remembered today is simply this: she was pretty. And pretty people make for better copy.

History
by DebW07
6 years ago
14 Fascinating Stories from 2014

Some of the most fascinating stories from 2014 include shocking allegations, deals, and deaths. 

Sports
by Travis_Aitch
9 years ago
Skateboarding

SkateboardingSkateboarding is an activity that has seen more evolution in its history than perhaps any other sport. First bursting onto the scene in California in the 1950s as a new way to "surf on land", skateboards have gone through countless stages since the original prototype--a simple wooden plank with two roller skate trucks nailed to the bottom. In the early days, skateboarding was considered an off-shoot of surfing. Often referred to as "sidewalk surfing", skateboarders used their basic wooden planks and wheels on land to emulate the feel of riding the waves. It wasn't until the rest of the country caught onto this new fad that it just blew up and became what we now see it as today--a highly competitive sport consisting of ridiculous stunts, tricks, and maneuvers using skateboards with perfect dimensions and intricate artwork. 1940s The first prototype of the modern skateboard was created. It was called the "Skeeter Skate", and it was made from aluminum and was ridden on four pedal-car style wheels. The surface of the Skeeter Skate was about 4 3/8 inches wide and 15 3/4 inches long. You could ride it with a handle attached or without one. Before the Skeeter Skate, a few other things came out resembling skateboards, but they never had steering; you could only go straight on them. This was the first skateboard-type device with axles that you could steer, known as "trucks". [read the rest]

Beauty
by D One
5 years ago
50 Natural Ways to Grow Hair Faster

Here are some proven ways to grow hair faster naturally (references provided).

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