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Some Historical Moments in Sports on this Day in History

Some interesting and stand-out accomplishments in sports occurred on this day, February 24, in sports history. Some of the highlights: in 1960 the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated Germany 9-1 in the final rounds to win the United States first gold medal in hockey. This medal win is known as the ‘forgotten miracle’ because the U.S. was not considered to have a chance to win.

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Viking

Another ‘World Comes to an End’ Apocalypse to Happen This Saturday

It seems every year the world is facing an apocalypse, the end of the world. So far so good: we’re still here. In 1910, when Haley’s Comet was coming, scientists thought it would be the end. In 1997, Heaven’s Gate thought an alien ship was following a comet. One of the biggest recently was Y2k: that was supposed to happened on January 1, 2000. Most recently, two years ago, the end of the Mayan calendar was supposed to be the end the world.

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Nachos

Nachos Named After a Man Named ‘Nacho’

Here’s something you may have never heard before, Nachos were invented by a guy named ‘Nacho’. They were invented in 1943 and served for the first time in a restaurant in Mexico when 12 U.S. soldiers went on a shopping trip south of the border.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Happy Anniversary Lucky Charms!

Green Clovers! Blue Diamonds! Pink Hearts! Orange Stars! Yellow Moons! Purple Horseshoes! Red Balloons!

Lucky Charms turns 50 this year!

Lucky the Leprechaun is one lucky guy!

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Chevy Sonic

New World Record Set for Jumping Cars…Backwards

Rob Dyrdek, who stars in MTV’s Fantasy Factory and has broken 21 skateboarding records including the longest board slide, has another record to his credit. It wasn’t a skateboard record this time; it was a car jumping record…backwards! It was the farthest reverse ramp jump over a car clearing 89 feet and three quarter inches.

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Hulton Archive,

Some Fun Facts About George Washington

With Washington’s Birthday coming up on February 22, here some interesting facts about the country’s first President. He was actually born on February 11, 1731, but shortly after the Gregorian calendar came into effect his birthdate (which he celebrated) became February 22, 1732.

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Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images
Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Coming to Theatres March 7

Coming to theatres March 7 is a cartoon that dates back to 1959 called 'Peabody’s Improbable History'. It started as a fill-in cartoon for the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and became a hit with kids and adults with 91 episodes over 5 years. The series continued its popularity in the 1960’s into the 1970’s.

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Al Capone's Mansion

Al Capone’s Miami Beach Mansion Sells for $7,000,000

The last days of mobster Al Capone’s life were spent in a mansion on Miami Beach, a 36,000 square foot place he bought in 1928 for $40,000, bought from Clarence Busch of the Anheuser-Busch brewing family. That $40,000 in tod

Gold Medalist Irene Wust

The Dutch are Tops in Speed Skating in the World

Dolph Lundgren

MENSA Founded in the U.S. on MAY 10, 1971 and Some Surprising Members

Mensa, where the only qualification is to have a high I.Q., 132 or above, first formed in England in 1946 by British scientist and lawyer Dr. Lance Ware and Australian lawyer Roland Berrill. Race, Creed or Country of origin didn’t matter as long as you had a high I.Q., you were in. On May 10, 1971, the American MENSA society formed in New York.

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