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April 30, 2007
Wizard of Oz: An American Fairytale
Since its publication in September 1900, L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz has become America's greatest and best-loved homegrown
fairytale. The first totally American fantasy for children, it is one
of the most-read children's books.
April 29, 2007
We've all heard of urban legends, those plausible sounding but false stories
that circulate so widely on email and news groups. There are several web
sites devoted to researching and exposing these fake stories. The same
sort of thing happens in the world of food and cooking, although on a
much smaller scale. This page is the answer.
April 28, 2007
of the day
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Photo of the Day
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April 27, 2007
Most Expensive Movies Ever Made
n 2005, the average Hollywood film cost $60 million to make, according
to the Motion Picture Association of America. That's nearly double the
average from 10 years earlier. But megafilms routinely cost more than
$200 million. The 25 movies Forbes features on their list of
Hollywood's Most Expensive Films averaged $197.1 million (2006 dollars)
in production costs, and most of them were made in recent years.
Top 50 Movie Endings of All Time
What films had the most outstanding finales? Some old favorites and some
surprises can be found in this top 50 list.
April 26, 2007
Suicide Food is any depiction of animals that act as though they wish
to be consumed.
April 25, 2007
Stone’s Top 25 Songs With a Secret
There is often some ambiguity whenever anyone talks about the so-called
real meaning of any song. You can’t always trust the artists to
tell the truth about their sources of inspiration, journalists and fans
all have conflicting interpretations especially regarding particularly
April 24, 2007
The 150 works of architecture in this exhibition represent some of the
best of America's architectural heritage.
April 23, 2007
to Love, Without the Guilt
The most successful animal rights boycott in the United States started
more than 20 years ago and had nothing to do with foie gras. When photographs
of formula-fed veal calves tethered in crates where they could not turn
around appeared across the country, sales of veal plummeted.
April 22, 2007
Pulitzer Prize Winners - FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
For a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white
or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence
or an album, in print or in print and online, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Awarded to Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento
Bee for her intimate portrayal of a single mother and her young son as
he loses his battle with cancer.
April 21, 2007
people indicted in $3 million credit card fraud
The diners didn't know it, but their credit cards were going to pay for
more than their meals, prosecutors said.
Waiters in about 40 restaurants, in New York
and elsewhere, quietly recorded customers' credit card information and
passed it on to people who used the information to make more than $3 million
worth of worth of illegal purchases, according to prosecutors.
April 20, 2007
Seven years ago, Alex Snelius won big in the lottery—and things
went steadily downhill from there.
April 19, 2007
should we have eight hours' sleep?
A survey is suggesting that only a tiny minority of us are getting eight
hours' sleep a night. But do we really need that much?
April 18, 2007
Body Shape in the 20th Century
How has body shape changed during the last century? What were the popular
and glamorized body shapes of the day?
April 17, 2007
amazing, outrageous and just plain weird tax deductions
Take a look at the top 20 funky, strange and outrageous deductions that
folks have tried, and sometimes failed, to get away with.
April 16, 2007
With a little imagination and some common household ingredients, you can
make tasty and original snacks in no time at all.
April 15, 2007
for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943
These colorful images mark a historic divide in visual presentation between
the monochrome world of the pre-modern age and the brilliant hues of the
present. They change the way we look -- and think about -- our past.
April 14, 2007
do users do on the Internet?
4000 people were asked to select among a list of 17 common internet activities
and select those which they did or did not do.
April 13, 2007
Nine Lives of Al Sharpton
When one considers the multitude of hurtful, malicious, deceitful things
Al Sharpton himself has said and done over the years—chiefly for
the purpose of justifying his own existence as a proverbial shepherd dutifully
shielding black Americans from the white racist wolves that supposedly
surround them all times—it is beyond incredible not only that he
hosts his own radio program, but that anyone on earth should take seriously
anything he has to say.
April 12, 2007
of the Income Tax in the United States
The nation had few taxes in its early history. In 1862, in order to support
the Civil War effort, Congress enacted the nation's first income tax law.
It was a forerunner of our modern income tax in that it was based on the
principles of graduated, or progressive, taxation and of withholding income
at the source.
April 11, 2007
of Limitations: Is Your Lawsuit Timely?
Every state has its own time limits, called statutes of limitations, and
even within a state the period of time within which you must file a lawsuit
varies according to the type of claim.
April 10, 2007
moments in Saturday Night Live history
Since it is broadcast live, the American sketch comedy television series
Saturday Night Live has had several infamous events throughout
its history that were either unplanned or provoked sufficient controversy
to receive media coverage. Several hosts and musical guests have also
been banned from returning due to their actions during the show.
April 9, 2007
Kennedy Shriver's Olympic Legacy
When Eunice Shriver was growing up — the middle child in her famous
family — she developed a passion for competition and sports. Shriver's
love of sports led her to later start the Special Olympics, which gave
people with mental retardation the opportunity for athletic competition.
April 8, 2007
April 7, 2007
Theme Songs - alphabetic list of TV show theme music
- search for lyrics by title or artist
April 6, 2007
of the Cottingley Fairies
In 1917 two innocent-seeming English schoolgirls, 16-year-old Elsie Wright
and her 10-year-old cousin Frances Griffiths, launched a deception that
somehow managed to fool many people over the following years, including
the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While playing
in Cottingley Glen, just behind the Wright home, the girls took what they
claimed were close-up photographs of winged fairies dancing amid the foliage.
April 5, 2007
Tired of staying at the Main Street Hilton everywhere you go? Maybe just
one time you'll forget about racking up your Marriott points and entertain
the idea that the hotel you choose can be just as much an experience as
your trip itself.
April 4, 2007
“Excuse me waiter,” my customer, a middle aged woman asks.
“Are the desserts homemade?”
April 3, 2007
One Clear Day.
'On September 5, 1942, the Jews of Wolbrom, Poland were rounded up by
the Germans and their collaborators. By the end of the next day, what
was once a flourishing community, ceased to exist.' This is their story...'
April 2, 2007
Amelia Earhart a doomed castaway?
If what's known now had been conveyed to searchers then, might Earhart
and her navigator have been rescued? It's one of a thousand questions
that keep the case from being declared dead, as Earhart herself was a
year and a half after she vanished.
April 1, 2007
of the best April Fool's Day hoaxes: US museum
From television revealing that spaghetti grows on trees to advertisements
for the left-handed burger, the tradition of April Fool's Day stories
in the media has a weird and wonderful history.
Candy April Fool's Day Collection
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