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Girl’s Names That Aren’t as Popular Anymore

Ancestory.com did a little digging to find out what popular girls names from the past you don’t see or hear much anymore. These are names that were common in their day, but aren’t as common now.  The names aren’t strange or hard to spell; they are now considered ‘vintage’ names.

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History Developing ‘Sons of Liberty’ Series, Let the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Jokes Begin

History has carved out quite a presence in the world of original scripted series this past year, between the Emmy wins of 'Hatfields & McCoys,' the breakout success of 'The Bible' and a season 2 renewal for 'Vikings,' and now the historical network has added yet another buzz-worthy mini-series to its development slate. History has officially announced 'Sons of Liberty,' a new Revolutionary War drama following some of America's most integral figures, but will the drama prove as monumental as history itself?

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Milk Delivery
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Milk in a Bottle for the First Time in 1879

It’s amazing to think that milk first appeared in glass bottles for the first time in the United States 1879 and was a big improvement in hygiene and convenience. Before milk came in a bottle, people would buy it as a bulk item usually from a keg or bucket and put it in any type of container they had. The new method of delivery caught on fast with some states requiring milk to be sold in a bottle by the first decade of the 20th century.

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KC and the Sunshine Band
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‘Boogie Shoes’ Inducted into the Library of Congress

The 2012 inductees into the National Registry of the Library of Congress have been announced and K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s, Boogie Shoes’, their disco classic, which brings the registry of the total number of recordings as of 2012 to 375.  A recording is inducted for the cultural, historical and significance of its influence in the era they were recorded. The recordings must be at least 10 year old as well.

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Deep Space
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Universe is 80 Million Years Older Than Thought

How they figure this stuff out is beyond me, but scientists just found out the universe is older than they originally thought. A look at the split second after the ‘Big Bang’ shows the Universe is 80 million years older, putting at 13.81 billion years. The European Space Agency’s Planck probe took a look at the afterglow of the Big Bang and found the Universe is older, but they also found it is expanding a rate slower than they thought.

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Bear
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1962 U.S. Military Ejects a Bear From a Supersonic Jet to Test New Capsule

In 1960, the U.S. Military put the Convair B-58 supersonic jet into service but they had a problem, it had standard ejection seats in it and at supersonic speeds and at high altitude, that meant there was good chance the crewman would not survive the extreme conditions. The military had to come with a better idea, so they worked with Stanley Aircraft to develop an ‘escape capsule’, and they did. One problem, who to test it on?

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FBI
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FBI Most Wanted List Created in 1950

It was in 1950 the FBI came out with their Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list to publicize dangerous criminals, basically the toughest guys the FBI wanted to capture.

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Watch The Vatican Chimney Live [VIDEO]

As the world waits for a new Pope, CBS News has found a new way to allow people to waste time at work, by watching live video of a chimney!

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Abbott and Costello
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When Comedians Were Funny, Remember Them?

I was so disappointed with the Oscars last night. I hope they never ask Seth MacFarLAME, oops, make that MacFarlane, to host again.

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Cracker Jacks at Ballpark
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Over 17 Billion Toys Put in Cracker Jack Boxes

Cracker Jacks, the candy popcorn, made its debut in 1893 at the Chicago World’s Fair, the same fair that introduced the Ferris wheel, Aunt Jemima Pancakes and the ice cream cone. A German immigrant sold popcorn from a cart when he and his brother came up with the idea of candy-coated popcorn they named ‘Cracker Jacks’.

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