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They Died Laughing

Thu, 24 May 2007 02:13:01 +0000

Aside from dying in your sleep, dying of laughter might seem like the perfect way to go. And although it sounds like the stuff of fiction, on rare occasions it has been known to happen in real life. The Greek soothsayer, Calchas, was said to have died of laughter during the Trojan wars. When planting […]

Wisecracking Wit: An Array of Facts about Mark Twain

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:53:07 +0000

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, is considered one of America’s foremost writers.  His works have influenced generations of writers and classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are read in high schools and universities across the country.  Perhaps, best known for his characteristic (and sometimes irreverent) wit, Mark Twain is one of […]

Interesting Facts about George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:00:02 +0000

The property where Mount Vernon, the home of first United States President George Washington, sits was first obtained by John Washington, the great grandfather of George, in 1674.  When Washington inherited the estate after the death of his elder half brother, Mount Vernon would rise to great prestige to become one of the most treasured […]

Kentucky Derby Trivia: Ten Fascinating Facts

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 20:50:48 +0000

The Kentucky Derby is sometimes called the “Most exciting two minutes in sports”. That’s because it lasts just about two minutes. But what a two minutes it is! Here’s a bit of trivia to help you understand and enjoy “The run for the roses” even more: * The idea for the Kentucky Derby was thought […]

Fascinating Facts about Calcutta

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 22:08:57 +0000

With a population nearing the six million mark, the ancient city of Calcutta figures deeply into the imaginings of the wider world.  A city of mystics and saints, artists and throngs of impoverished-Calcutta is a city of great extremes.  The following article lists a wide array of facts and trivia about the Indian city of […]