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One of history's more enduring, and unsolved, mysteries concerns a wandering vagabond of the mid to late 19th Century in America. Wearing a 60-pound, homemade heavy leather suit the Leather Man of New England walked the same 364-mile circuit for 30 years. While a fixture on the landscape of his day his identity and back-story remain a mystery.
John Brown (1800-1859) used terrorist tactics to achieve his heart felt goal of abolishing slavery. Although he failed in his mission, his actions forced the issue of slavery to the fore and in all likelihood caused the American Civil War to start sooner than it would have otherwise.
History and pop culture can be at odds many times with respect to an event or a certain historic figure. The name "Bligh" conjures up images of an abusive, megalomaniac British naval captain of the "Mutiny on the Bounty" infamy. However, it was not Bligh, the commanding officer of "HMS Bounty", who was the wrongdoer in the events leading to the well-known mutiny. It was the spoiled dilettante, Fletcher Christian, who was the true villain of the "Bounty" Mutiny.
Almost 88 years after its introduction into the United States Congress the Equal Rights Amendment remains unratified by the majority of states needed. This makes the ERA not only an epic failure but also a disappointing embarrassment for American politics and basic human rights in this country.
One of the great murder mysteries of all time involves the Kansas family of the late 19th century, "The Bloody Benders". In this group of cooperative killers was an enigmatic, attractive young woman, a self-professed Spiritualist with the alias "Kate Bender". The mystery is not about the family's murders, however; the mystery is what happened to the Benders after they were about to be discovered.
In the Travel Channel series Man v. Food, the host Adam Richman travels the United States, sampling the best food that different cities have to offer.
Killer Elite stars Jason Statham (Safe) as Danny, a former member of what appear to be a team of mercenaries and/or assassins who has since retired to Australia after he lost the taste for the job after his last contract. The film is set in the 80s, and is claimed to be based on true events. Although Danny has got out of the game, his mentor and friend Hunter (Robert De Niro) hasn't. One year later Hunter is captured and Danny flies to Oman in order to do a job in order to free him.