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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Rare Coins Found in California May Be From a U.S. Mint Heist

The best news in the world for a Northern California couple may turn out to be the worst news in the world. The couple made an incredible find on their property when they were walking their dog; it was over $10 million in gold coins. A find of rare coins that is considered the greatest find in U.S. history, one the couple thought would bring them untold fortune. Not so fast.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

George Strait Bio and Concert at Gillette Stadium

George Strait was born and raised in Texas on his family’s ranch, a ranch that had been in the Strait family for nearly 100 years. George’s music career started when he was teenager playing in rock & roll garage band. He attended college, briefly, deciding to drop out, get married and join the Army. While in the Army is where he began playing country music.

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NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

Fun With Maps! The U.S.-Canadian Border Has Some Interesting Twists and Turns

I love this. There are 8,000 markers that define the border between the sister nations of Canada and the United States, establishing the 'no touching zone'. ( MOM, Canada is touching me again!!)  This video will explain a lot of the 'whys' of all of that. 

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images
Chris Jackson, Getty Images

The U.S. Army and the Great Camel Experiment

In 1843 the Quarter Master General of the United States received a letter from Captain George H. Crosman stating the importance for the U.S. Army to use camels in the military. Crosman believed camels would have an advantage over horses by scaring them before a confrontation could begin. Native Americas used horses

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By Paul Paladin, Thinkstock
By Paul Paladin, Thinkstock

Betty White is Older Than Sliced Bread! That & Other Fun ‘Time Facts’

Funny, I was just talking with a friend about time and that classic feeling about time just 'slipping away'. It becomes even more bizarre when you start to compare certain events. Check these out! 

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Rare Coins

$10 Million in Rare Gold Coins Found as Couple Walks Their Dog

Imagine taking your dog for a walk and coming home $10 million richer. That’s what happened to a Northern California couple earlier this month. They were walking along their property when they saw something: cans of gold coins.

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Miracle on Ice U

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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