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Sandra Mu, Getty Images

National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees for 2015

It’s that time year when the National Toy Hall of Fame picks toys to be inducted into the hall. The ‘hall’ is located in Rochester, New York, and they have announced their finalist for 2015.

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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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George Rose, Getty Images

Monday Night Football Celebrates 46 Years With Jets and Colts

Getting ready to watch Monday Night Football tonight, September 21st, 2015, this is the 46th year of Monday Night Football. It all started in 1970 when the Cleveland Browns beat Joe Namath and the New York Jets 31-21.

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Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning: Country Stars Remember 9/11

"Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?"

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9/11 Budweiser Commercial That Aired One Time [VIDEO]

This commercial is probably one of the best Superbowl commercials of all time.  Featuring Budweiser's iconic Clydesdales, the commercial was aired one time.  Clydesdales passing the Statue of Liberty, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, and finally pausing and bowing in a park overlooking the New York City skyline, without the twin World Trade Center Towers - which were destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001

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Category: History, News, Offbeat
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Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke

Mike the Headless Chicken Lives for 18 Months

In September 1945, Life Magazine ran a story about ‘Mike the Headless Chicken', also known as ‘Miracle Mike”. Lloyd Olson, the owner of the rooster, was sent out by his wife, Clara, to get a chicken for the evening meal.  He headed to the barnyard to behead a chicken wanting to leave plenty of neck because his Mother in Law enjoyed that part of the chicken.

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U.S. Air Force, Getty Images

V-J Day, Japan Surrenders to the U.S. 70 Years Ago

Today, August 14th is V-J Day. The day Japan surrendered to the United States and officially ended WWII. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day". There are three dates that relate to V-J Day, confusing but here what happened.

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Central Press, Getty Images

Rare Historic Photos

Here are some ‘unusual’ and ‘historic’ photos to look at. See a world record 425lb sea bass. An historic moment when John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his Fathers coffin. Check-out the first plastic surgery done in 1917 and soldiers peeling onions while wearing a gas mask.

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Han Myung-Gu, Getty Images
Han Myung-Gu, Getty Images

North Korea to Make It’s Own Time Zone

North Korea now wants to turn back time by a half of hour. The government announced on Friday that it would create its own time zone — “Pyongyang time” — and set its clocks 30 minutes behind those of South Korea and Japan.

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Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images

Baseball History: Lou Gehrig Begins His Streak

One of baseball’s greatest accomplishments ‘began’ on this day (6/1/1925) when Lou Gehrig took over first base for Wally Pipp and started his consecutive games streak. I was today, July 4th, 1939, Gehrig made his famous retirement speech.

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