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Elvis Performs on the Ed Sullivan Show for the First Time September 9, 1956

This day, September 9, 1956, is the day Elvis Presley performed on the Ed Sullivan Show with his hit song 'Hound Dog'. The first appearance on the show was not hosted by Ed as he was recovering from a car crash. Guest host Charles Laughton introduced Elvis.

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Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones
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Long Lost Marine’s Love Found His Diary…in Museum

It sounds like it should be turned into a Nicholas Sparks movie. Imagine walking through a museum and seeing your picture in it only to find out the journal your love was writing in wartime was right next to it.

He kept her picture with him...through training and battle. And, unfortunately, battle took him away from her. His last request was his journal be delivered to the woman he loved...but it never happened. Until now.

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Mathmos.com
Mathmos.com

Still Groovy After All These Years: Happy 50th Birthday Lava Lamp

Ya, baby! The iconic 60’s home decoration, the lava lamp is 50 years old. They were created by an English company in 1963.  Since then gazillions of the lava lamps have been sold, but the originals, Mathmos lava lamps are still being made to this day.  

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Category: History, Lifestyle, Offbeat
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Remembering Samantha Smith, 13 Year Old From Manchester, Maine

 

Yesterday, August 25, is the day Samantha Smith from Manchester, Maine died in a plane crash, but she will be remembered forever as the Manchester Elementary School fifth grader who wrote to Soviet President Yuri Andropov worried about nuclear war.

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Old phone Joe Raedle

Sounds We Don’t Hear Anymore

For me, it is the dialing of a rotary phone. I used to love that sound. Remember? My cell phone has a retro feel because it rings like that old rotary phones. However, there are many more sounds we may never hear again.

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Category: Audio, History, Offbeat
Getty Images, photo by Alex Wong
Getty Images, photo by Alex Wong

The Undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins Finally Make It to the White House

It took 41 years but the undefeated Miami Dolphins football team from 1972 finally made it to the White House. 31 team mates from the ’72 team attended the ceremony to honor their accomplishment and their win in the Super Bowl over the Washington Redskins.

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Detector Sharon
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon and Family Are Real ‘Diggers’

The tv show 'Diggers' is a staple in our household. When Ringy and King George find something in the ground, whether it is roundness in the hole, some civ or even some rev (if you don't know the lingo, you will) we all get excited!

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Getty Images, photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant
Getty Images, photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant

NBC Has Documentary in the Works on Nancy Kerrigan and Tanya Harding

NBC getting ready for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014 so they are looking back to the 1994 Winter Olympics and the famous ‘Whack Heard Round the World’. NBC is developing a documentary about Nancy Kerrigan and Tanya Harding and the ‘lead pipe’ to the knee incident.

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Getty Images, photo by Paul Johnson
Getty Images, photo by Paul Johnson

August 6th is Root Beer Float Day

Tuesday, August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day, a day to celebrate the delicious combination of vanilla ice cream and root beer. The credit of the invention for the root beer float goes to Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek Colorado.

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Frisbee
Photo from YouTube

Incredible Frisbee Throwing!

I can throw it straight but THIS guy is UNBELIEVABLE!!

Brodie Smith can make AMAZING shots with a Frisbee!

He faces off in a game of HORSE with a man with a basketball. You NEED to see the shot with the baseball bat

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