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Life in the 1500′s

Life is very different these days than they were in the 1500's for sure but those were the times when many of the phrases and traditions we use today came from. He are some examples of what I mean.

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Shaun Botterill, Getty Images

Some of the Greatest Soccer Goals Ever

With World Cup soccer in full swing and the U.S playing this Sunday against Portugal here are some the all time best soccer goals ever scored.

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David McNew, Getty Images

Self Service Gas Stations Turn 50 Years Old

What we know today as the ‘convenience store’, a store where you pump your own gas and get snacks, turns 50 years old. It all started in 1964 by John Roscoe in Westminster, Colorado. Roscoe sold milk, bread and soda in his chain of Big Top stores but gas was sold at full service gas stations.

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Rob Carr, Getting Images

Little League Baseball Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Seems it is every little boys dream is to become a professional baseball player and that dream often starts in Little League. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Little League baseball, started by Carl Stotz in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Chester Nez, Last of the Navajo Code Talkers Passes Away

Today, June 6, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The day, in 1944, when the Allies invaded Europe during World War ll. The greatest generation to live in America as they put their lives on the line for freedom around the world.

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Handout, Getty Images

Female Hurricanes vs Male Hurricanes

There has been a study showing that, historically, hurricanes that have female names have killed more people than hurricanes with male names. Looking at death rates from 1950 to 2012, of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, female named storms have averaged 45 deaths while male named storms have averaged 23.

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Joerg Koch, Getty Images

The First Kiss More Memorable Than First Sex

According to psychologists a first kiss is more memorable than the first sexual encounter. Up to 90% of people can remember their first romantic kiss because the lips are sensitive. It also activates feelings of closeness and arouses the brains love chemicals.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Pac Man 34 Years Old and Still Going Strong

The video game Pac-Man celebrated its 34th birthday on May 22, and what a classic game it has been all these years.  The idea came from 27 year old Toru Iwatani, a Japanese student, and it the world by storm.

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What’s the Meaning Behind Leaving Coins on Military Headstones?

Have you ever wondered about the coins that seem to be placed on top of military headstones at cemeteries? You might be surprised to find out their meaning.

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George A. Wyman and His Incredible Journey

The first person to cross America on a motorized vehicle was George Wyman of San Francisco, California. Wyman made his trip in 1903 when there weren’t many roads in America and making even more difficult, he did on a motor bicycle, his brand new 1902 ‘California’ brand motorbike.

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