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Ever Wonder What It Was Like To Be On The Titanic As It Was Sinking? Soon, You’ll Be Able To Find Out!

I'm a big history geek.  And, when I was a kid, one of my favorite topics was the RMS Titanic.  Way before Rose and Jack and The Heart Of The Ocean, and "I'll never let go" I knew EVERYTHING about the ship.  And soon, I'll be able to find out exactly what it was like on a sinking Titanic.

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Category: History, Offbeat
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‘Brady Bunch’ Mother, Florence Henderson, Dies on Thanksgiving

One of televisions most iconic moms has passed away. Florence Henderson, who portrayed Carol Brady on 'The Brady Bunch,' died Thursday (Nov. 24) from heart failure. She was 82.

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Remember Which Country Album Was the First to Be Certified Platinum?

Platinum certification for one million albums sold didn't begin until 1976, so while other recordings may have soared past this sales mark, Wanted: The Outlaws became the first official platinum album in country music history that year.

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Favorite candy in 5 states

Candy Corn a Halloween Favorite

Candy Corn Day is October 30 each year to celebrate the sweet candy treat for Halloween that goes back to the 1880's in Philadelphia, Pa. The Wunderle Candy Company and candy maker George Renniger wanted to make a candy that had the shape of corn. Candy Corn was the first candy to be multi-colored, and was available March through November, and became a favorite candy for the fall.

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Capt. Bucks tombstone

Sarah Visits Capt. Buck’s Tombstone Said To Be Haunted By A Witch He Murdered

This weekend, my family and I took a little road trip to Acadia National Park.  On our way home, we took a brief stop in Bucksport to investigate the mysterious legend behind Capt. Buck's tombstone.  In the picture, you can see what appears to be a footprint.  But how and why is it there?

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Grosmont Rail Sheds Prepare For North York Moors Autumn Steam Gala
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Looking For An Adventure? Check Out The Locomotive Graveyard West Of Millinocket

At the Northwest end of Chamberlain Lake, deep in the Allagash wilderness (West of Baxter State Park), there is a graveyard of old steam locomotives.

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Category: History
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Donn Fendler, Author Of Lost On A Mountain In Maine, Has Passed Away

His story has been an inspiration to many.  On July 17, 1939, Donn Fendler was separated from his family near the summit of Mt. Katahdin during a storm.  Battling the elements, not properly dressed, Fendler spent 9 days trying to find help.  When he was found, he was dehydrated, covered in bug bites and had lost almost 16 pounds.  

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T.J. Kirkpatrick, Getty Images
T.J. Kirkpatrick, Getty Images

Little Known Halloween Facts

 

Halloween is coming up fast and here are some interesting things about the day you may not know. The mask for the 1978 movie Halloween was a William Shatner Star Trek mask; it was used because the budget for the movie was tight so they got the cheapest mask they could find.

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Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Jason Kempin, Getty Images

‘American Pickers’ Looking For Antiques In Maine

I have binge watched 'American Pickers' on the History Channel many weekends.Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the country in their van searching for valuable antiques and meeting many interesting people along the way.

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Kelli Ann Wilson, YouTube
Kelli Ann Wilson, YouTube

Maine Has The Largest Tidal Whirlpool In the Western Hemisphere

Did you know that just off the coast of Eastport, Maine is the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere? It's the 'Old Sow' whirlpool has a diameter of approximately 250 feet.

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