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The stunning Canadian actress Yvonne De Carlo, although perhaps best known as the iconic TV vampire Lily Munster in the 1960s, had a respected career as a leading lady in movies before then. She worked musical theater later in life. She was a favorite pin-up in the 1940s, she is a cult figure in the noir world, and her classic Hollywood glamour image has made her a pop culture icon.
Potential for so much more fine works was lost when these ten actors died while still in their twenties.
A dog's health and quality of life are severely undermined by the build-up of toxic blood phosphorus during canine kidney disease. Controlling how much phosphorus dogs eat becomes a priority in later stages of the condition and phosphate binders become an increasingly essential component in battling the disease.
Bernadette Soubirous, a mid-19th century French peasant girl, had visions of the Virgin Mary on 18 occasions in a small cave near the town of Lourdes. Her religious experience led to a media storm and a religious controversy still of interest today -- can divine miracles happen?
Tokyo Rose was an appellation thrown out by Allied servicemen during WWII in reference to English-speaking women broadcasting propaganda from Japan. Tokyo Rose was not a real woman; but one real woman was accused of, and went to prison for, allegedly being this fictional woman. Her name was Iva Ikuko Toguri d'Aquino.
History has left women bereft of a true sense of place in many cases. None are as undervalued in the United States today as women of African descent. There are, however, many truly talented, intelligent, and courageous black women who should be remembered and celebrated for their achievements.
Folk hero, legend, killer of 21 men before he reached the age of 21? Or, in reality, an adenoidal moron, a lucky bastard whose luck finally ran out? The complete picture of the man/boy known more infamously today as Billy The Kid will likely never be clearly drawn.
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.
The mannish 17th century queen of Sweden, Christina, was anomolous in her day. Preferring men's clothing, engaging in manly pursuits, and a scholar, she also abdicated to pursue an interest in Catholicism (illegal in Sweden then). Her androgynous appearance, attachments to at least one woman, and failed "love" interests in men have led many to believe she may have been a hermaphrodite.
If you've ever wondered why you are skeptical when it comes to your religion or religion itself, you will find this article unique and intriguing; it is indeed a new prospective to ponder. And, if you are a seeker, you might even find a spirituality that you never thought possible to have. If religion interests you, Religion: A Perspective to Ponder, is a MUST READ.
A poor working-class widow, Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain. She was vilified in the press most likely because of her station in life (as were more modern judicial victims, the early 1900s' Martha Rendell and the 1980s' Lindy Chamberlain of "the dingo ate my baby" infamy). Mary Ann's story, however, upon closer inspection may prove to be completely false; her execution may in fact have been one of history's more shameful miscarriages of justice.
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.
When two young women--both working professionals, one a teacher, the other a magazine "copy girl"--were found stabbed to death in their apartment in 1963, police had only one thing in mind: close the case. However, their initial suspect, a mentally incompetent black man, turned out NOT to be their killer, though he was arrested, confessed, and put behind bars.
Improving communication skills in order to become an effective communicator is an essential skill to learn. Everyone is born with a clean slate, adapting to the world around him or her and learning as they go. The excellent thing about communication is that like most skills, this can be...
Between AMC's hit with The Walking Dead and the long awaited film remake of Max Brooks' novel World War Z, zombies seem to working their way further into people's hearts and minds. And then possibly eating them. However, zombie literature is not just limited to World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide. Oh yes, it goes far beyond those two classic zombie novels. Some of the best zombie books tell of the struggles of survivors during the zombie apocalypse, others tell the sad tales of sentient zombies trying to live normal lives after undeath.
Top 10 Most Amazing and Creative Recycled Art DisplaysRecycled art is becoming more and more popular as our world is realizing the extreme importance of recycling. Many artists are finding amazing and creative ways to transform trash into treasure. Recycled art, AKA eco art, is a wonderful contribution not only to the world of art but to the world itself. Artists who integrate recyclable items into their artwork end up sparing the world millions of items that would otherwise be wasted, filling up landfills and polluting the earth. The following 10 artists demonstrate uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and the use of recyclable materials; these artistic factors have allowed them to create the most amazing and creative recycled art sculptures and portraits in the world. These top10 works of recycled art are in no particular order, each one of them exudes excellence and all are equally amazing in their own way! This amazing recycled art sculpture, created by artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, took its formation a few years back in Black Rock Desert, NV. The creative concept came from an assignment given to Mark Grieve to create an entryway into an area where a lot of people parked their bikes. Black Rock Desert, home to the yearly Burning Man Project, was the perfect site for their assignment. [read the rest]