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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,
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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Sydney Cricket Grounds

Major League Baseball Starts Season In Sydney, Australia

Now that the Super Bowl is over it’s time to start thinking baseball. Spring Training gets underway soon. For the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, pitchers and catchers report February 15 with position players reporting February 18. This year, Major League Baseball will travel to Australia for the opening series of the season.

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General Photographic Agency, Getty Images
General Photographic Agency, Getty Images

Chimp J. Fred Muggs Joins the Today Show in this Day in 1953

Seems strange these days but on this day, February 3, 1953, a chimpanzee named J. Fred Muggs joined the Today Show and host Dave Garroway as his sidekick.  The chimp was the mascot of the show from 1953 to 1957. It was the brainchild of NBC network president Pat Weaver.

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Chris Hondros, Getty Images
Chris Hondros, Getty Images

Punxsutawney Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter

In case you haven't heard, Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts the weather came out of his burrow yesterday at 7:25 a.m. to see if we would have six more weeks of winter. If he sees his shadow it means we will, if he had not seen his shadow we would be in for an early spring.

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Gianni Farrari
Gianni Farrari

Small Vial of Blood Belonging to the Late Pope John Paul ll Stolen

At the small Church of San Pietro della Lenca in Italy, a vial of blood from Pope John Paul II was stolen recently. The break-in was discovered by a custodian this past Sunday and a region wide manhunt is underway. The thieves also stole a large crucifix along with the gold reliquary containing the vial of blood.

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