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History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who have lost their lives in war defending our freedom. It didn’t start that way though. It started to honor those who died during the Civil War and wasn’t expanded to horror all who have died in all wars until after World War l.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

April 15th is That Sucks Day

Today is April 15th, known as tax day; the day income taxes are due. April 15th is also known as ‘National That Sucks Day’’.

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NASA, Getty Images

Father Wrote Daughters Initials on Moon

Something I just learned about which I thought was pretty cool. The last man on the surface of the moon, Eugene Cernan, wrote his daughter’s initials on the surface of the moon.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

World’s Oldest Person Holds Title For Only Six Days

It’s a title you know won’t be held for long and Gertrude Weaver held the title for only six days. At 116 years old, she was the oldest person in the world.

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Borja Sanchez Trillo, Getty Images

Earth May Run Out of Gold in 20 Years

Seems hard to believe because it’s been around for so long, but experts predict the world has about 20 years’ worth of minable gold left. Gold has been the sign of wealth for 4,000 years and this year may be when it sees its peak.

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Ben Hider, Getty Images

Most Common Categories on Jeopardy

Patrick Tallao has been playing along with the game show Jeopardy. For the past 30 years, five days a week, from home, Tallao noticed some categories came up more than others.

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Getty Images News

Mars Rover Travels a Marathon

 

The Mars rover has been on the red planet for 11 years and this past Tuesday it ran a marathon. It traveled 26.2 miles on the surface of Mars becoming the first human creation to do so.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

LL Bean Has 3.5 Million Visitors a Year

LL Bean in Freeport was founded in 1912 and today has annual sales of $1.56 billion. Unlike most businesses, LL Bean employees more people in the winter than the summer.

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NASA, Getty Images

Neil Armstrong Moon Mementos Found in Closet

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on August 25, 2012. His widow, Carol, was cleaning out a closet and came across some mementos that Armstrong kept all these years from his trip to the moon.

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Handout, Getty Images

Rope Used to Hang Saddam Hussein Up For Auction

Many served during the Iraq War; I know a lot of soldiers from Maine who were there. Saddam Hussein, who was the president of Iraq for more than 23 years, was captured and hanged for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his own people.

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