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Getty Images, photo by freelancebloke

Mike the Headless Chicken Lives for 18 Months

In September 1945, Life Magazine ran a story about ‘Mike the Headless Chicken', also known as ‘Miracle Mike”. Lloyd Olson, the owner of the rooster, was sent out by his wife, Clara, to get a chicken for the evening meal.  He headed to the barnyard to behead a chicken wanting to leave plenty of neck because his Mother in Law enjoyed that part of the chicken.

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U.S. Air Force, Getty Images
U.S. Air Force, Getty Images

V-J Day, Japan Surrenders to the U.S. 70 Years Ago

Today, August 14th is V-J Day. The day Japan surrendered to the United States and officially ended WWII. It is called "Victory In Japan Day or "Victory Over Japan Day". There are three dates that relate to V-J Day, confusing but here what happened.

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Central Press, Getty Images
Central Press, Getty Images

Rare Historic Photos

Here are some ‘unusual’ and ‘historic’ photos to look at. See a world record 425lb sea bass. An historic moment when John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his Fathers coffin. Check-out the first plastic surgery done in 1917 and soldiers peeling onions while wearing a gas mask.

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Han Myung-Gu, Getty Images
Han Myung-Gu, Getty Images

North Korea to Make It’s Own Time Zone

North Korea now wants to turn back time by a half of hour. The government announced on Friday that it would create its own time zone — “Pyongyang time” — and set its clocks 30 minutes behind those of South Korea and Japan.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

April 15th is That Sucks Day

Today is April 15th, known as tax day; the day income taxes are due. April 15th is also known as ‘National That Sucks Day’’.

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NASA, Getty Images
NASA, Getty Images

Father Wrote Daughters Initials on Moon

Something I just learned about which I thought was pretty cool. The last man on the surface of the moon, Eugene Cernan, wrote his daughter’s initials on the surface of the moon.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images

World’s Oldest Person Holds Title For Only Six Days

It’s a title you know won’t be held for long and Gertrude Weaver held the title for only six days. At 116 years old, she was the oldest person in the world.

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Borja Sanchez Trillo, Getty Images
Borja Sanchez Trillo, Getty Images

Earth May Run Out of Gold in 20 Years

Seems hard to believe because it’s been around for so long, but experts predict the world has about 20 years’ worth of minable gold left. Gold has been the sign of wealth for 4,000 years and this year may be when it sees its peak.

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Ben Hider, Getty Images
Ben Hider, Getty Images

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
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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