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Venezuela Tops the Misery Index
The Cato Institute, the people that publish the misery report has named Venezuela as the most miserable nation in the world. The formula used to determine the list includes inflation, unemployment, GPA growth and lending rates.
Ben Hur Coming Back to the Big Screen
The classic 1959 film Ben Hur, starring Charlton Heston, may make a big screen comeback in 2016. MGM and Paramount studios would release the movie with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as producers.
Rare Letter From Titanic Sold
A very rare letter than is in excellent shape written by a passenger on the Titanic sold at auction for $200,000. The letter was written by a passenger on the Titanic saying how wonderful the voyage was. The letter was written just hours before the ship hit an iceberg and began to sink.
Listening to John Denver
I was listening to John Denver music this weekend and started to remember what a great artist he was.  From the early 70’s through the late 80s’, he had million selling records, starred in successful movies and hosted numerous T.V. specials.
PEZ Candy Dispensers
PEZ candy dispensers have been around since 1927, first starting as a breath mint for smokers. When Austrian inventor Edward Haas brought the idea to America, he made a couple of key changes. In 1952 he made PEZ a candy to appeal to children, and it worked.
Beards on the Decline, Clean Shaven on the Upswing
According to a new study men’s beards seem to come and go in popularity, depending on how popular beards are. Sounds confusing, but not really. As beards become popular it means more men have beards, as more and more men have beards, it’s not considered rare anymore, …
Willie Marconi the Best in Billiards
Willie Marconi was considered one the greatest billiards players of all time. In my opinion he was the greatest. Willie passed away in 1980 after suffering a stroke. His best game came on April 17, 1956 against Jimmy Moore in Kinston, North Carolina. In that game Marconi sank 150 balls in a row, a p…
Disney’s It’s a Small World Turns 50
April 22nd will be the 50th anniversary of the iconic (and sometimes nerve wracking) song, It’s a Small World. The song was first introduced during the 1964 World’s Fair in New York as Walt Disney was introducing the ride.
Looking Back on 2004 ACM Awards Show
Now that the 2014 ACM awards show is over I thought it would be cool to look back on the ACM show that took place 10 years ago. It was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas where this year some acts were performing. The show was hosted by Reba McEntire which was her third year as host.

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