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August 23rd is Gene Kelly's birthday: here's a brief bio and the famous Singin' In The Rain dance. Related, this excellent compilation of Rita Hayworth's dancing, set to Stayin' Alive 8 Unexpected Signs You're Smarter Than Average. Why We ...
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August 21st is Dorothy Parker's birthday: quotes, poems, a brief bio, and the weird journey of her ashes How Not to Get Eaten After Sex (If You're a Black Widow) This 1960s Comic Strip ...
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August 18 is the anniversary of the death of Genghis Khan: founder of the Mongolian Empire, prolific spreader of DNA, and climate-change hero. Related: Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be ...
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July 26 is Brave New World author Aldous Huxley’s birthday: here’s a brief bio, audio of him narrating Brave New World, a 1949 letter from Huxley to Orwell, and a Huxley vs. Orwell infographic. Why is ...
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On July 20, 1969, man first landed on the moon. Here are NASA's Original Mission Video (over three hours -- if you just want to see the first step, start at ...
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On July 16, 1945, the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test. Related, this 1954 PSA, How a Clean, Tidy Home Can Help You Survive the Atomic Bomb, and a rather naively ...
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July 9 is Nikola Tesla's birthday: bio, some science and engineering, Tesla coil music, Tesla vs. Edison rap battle. What a Conservative Learns In College: . . . as a conservative at ...
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June 30, 1934 was the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler's purge of those standing in his way. 22 Real Places That Inspired Disney Animated Movies.  That time the FBI tested for ...