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Most Common Categories on Jeopardy

Patrick Tallao has been playing along with the game show Jeopardy. For the past 30 years, five days a week, from home, Tallao noticed some categories came up more than others.

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Getty Images News

Mars Rover Travels a Marathon

 

The Mars rover has been on the red planet for 11 years and this past Tuesday it ran a marathon. It traveled 26.2 miles on the surface of Mars becoming the first human creation to do so.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

LL Bean Has 3.5 Million Visitors a Year

LL Bean in Freeport was founded in 1912 and today has annual sales of $1.56 billion. Unlike most businesses, LL Bean employees more people in the winter than the summer.

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NASA, Getty Images

Neil Armstrong Moon Mementos Found in Closet

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on August 25, 2012. His widow, Carol, was cleaning out a closet and came across some mementos that Armstrong kept all these years from his trip to the moon.

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Handout, Getty Images

Rope Used to Hang Saddam Hussein Up For Auction

Many served during the Iraq War; I know a lot of soldiers from Maine who were there. Saddam Hussein, who was the president of Iraq for more than 23 years, was captured and hanged for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his own people.

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David Silverman, Getty Images

The First and Last Sardine Factories in Maine

The first sardine factory in Maine was opened on February 9, 1876 in Eastport. The Wolff & Reesing Cannery was the first in America to can sardine, before that, sardine were imported from Europe.

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Jerod Harris, Getty Images

Game of Thrones Villain Breaks 1,000 Year old Viking Record

The villain known as ‘The Mountain’ on game of Thrones, Hafthor Bjornsson, has been declared as the world’s strongest man. During the World’s Strongest ‘Viking’ competition he broke a 1,000 year old record.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Iceland Building Temple to Norse Gods

Iceland is set to build its first temple to Norse gods since the Viking age. Norse paganism has seen a resurgence in recent years, not because people actually believe in it, but because they use it for as metaphors for life.

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Al Bello, Getty Images

Mask That Inspired Seahawks Logo on Display at Hudson Museum

The home of the mask that inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo is at the Hudson Museum in Maine. It is currently on loan to the Burke Museum in Seattle through July 27th.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Benjamin Franklin a Great American

One of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was a politician, inventor, statesman, scientist, diplomat and so much more. He was the 10th son of 17 children and his Father wanted him to enter the seminary but couldn’t afford it.

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