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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Ben Franklin and Some of His Famous Quotes

Ben Franklin was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, an author, an inventor, a statesman, a publisher and a ladies' man. He published the Poor Richard's Almanac, which in its day was extremely popular. It gave Franklin a vehicle for the many quotes he wrote. In 1789, he published one of his more famous that we still use today.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Three Stooges Film Thought Destroyed by Fire, Found

The Three Stooges performed from 1925 to 1970, a long run for their hallmark physical slapstick humor. Recently, a Stooges film thought lost in a vault fire in 1967 has been found. It was a Three Stooges 17-minute short called ‘Hello Pops’ released by MGM in 1933.

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Getty Images, photo by Jessica Hromas
Getty Images, photo by Jessica Hromas

A Little History of Daylight Saving and Standard Time

We go from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time this Sunday which means we set the clocks back an hour. The idea of daylight saving goes back to Ben Franklin in 1784 but the Daylight Saving Time we have now began during WWll when President Franklin Roosevelt instituted a year-round Daylight Saving Time known as ‘War Time’.

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Getty Images, photo by Jonathan Daniel
Getty Images, photo by Jonathan Daniel

The Boston Red Sox are the Chosen Team

Now that the Red Sox are headed back to the World Series there are all types of story lines to go with the team, but here’s one you may not have heard. The Boston Red Sox are the ‘chosen’ team.  They are the official baseball team of Jewish people. It goes back to when Wade Boggs played for the Sox and drew the Jewish word chai in the batter’s box before he hit (it means life).

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Maine’s Fire of ’47

Here in Maine they call it the great fire of ’47. It happened on October 17th, 1947. No one knows how it started but they do know where it started: in a cranberry bog near Salisbury Cove and then it spread.

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Getty Images, photo by Martin Hunter
Getty Images, photo by Martin Hunter

Did Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Really Start the Great Chicago Fire?

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was blamed on a cow, probably the most famous cow in history: Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. The fire started in the barn and destroyed 3.5 square miles of the city, killed 120 and left thousands of other homeless. But did the cow start the fire?

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Private Space Company Orbital Docks With Space Station

It was a week late arriving at the International Space Station by Orbital Science Corp’s unmanned cargo ship, the Cygnus, docked with the Space Station. The ship should have docked last Sunday following its launch on September 18th but a navigation glitch kept it from docking.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Pirate Ship ‘Whydah’ Still Holds a Fortune

Aye matey, it could be the find of a lifetime for treasure hunter Barry Clifford as he searches for the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters, the Whydah. The Whydah was captured in 1717 by pirate captain ‘Black Sam’ Bellamy but sank off the coast of Wellfleet, Mass.

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Justin Moore
Justin Moore

It’s Justin Moore Day at B98.5!

Why? Because I said so! I LOVE Justin Moore's music! So Hmph!

He's just your typical cowboy from Arkansas but things kind of fell into place for Justin at an early age. He started performing his junior year of high school and joined his uncle's band just out of high school when they moved to Nashville.

And the story makes me envious even more:

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Believe it or Not, the U.S. National Debt Was Once $0.00

It may seem hard to believe but 178 years ago the national debt of the United States of America was $0 and on January 8th, 1835 the announcement was made. This was the last time our countries national debt was $0. It lasted one year. Andrew Jackson was the President at the time and the debt was $58.4 million when he took office.

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