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Getty Images, photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant

NBC Has Documentary in the Works on Nancy Kerrigan and Tanya Harding

NBC getting ready for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014 so they are looking back to the 1994 Winter Olympics and the famous ‘Whack Heard Round the World’. NBC is developing a documentary about Nancy Kerrigan and Tanya Harding and the ‘lead pipe’ to the knee incident.

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Getty Images, photo by Paul Johnson
Getty Images, photo by Paul Johnson

August 6th is Root Beer Float Day

Tuesday, August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day, a day to celebrate the delicious combination of vanilla ice cream and root beer. The credit of the invention for the root beer float goes to Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek Colorado.

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Frisbee
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Incredible Frisbee Throwing!

I can throw it straight but THIS guy is UNBELIEVABLE!!

Brodie Smith can make AMAZING shots with a Frisbee!

He faces off in a game of HORSE with a man with a basketball. You NEED to see the shot with the baseball bat

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Lost On A Mountain In Maine
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‘Lost On A Mountain In Maine’ Becoming a Movie

Donn Fendler's novel, the true story of his experiences of being lost on a mountain in Maine when he was 12 years old, has been turned in to a movie!

Take a look at the trailer here!!
www.youtube.com/wat

Who Do You Think You Are?
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Sharon Does Geneology…Do You?

The show 'Who Do You Think You Are?' has returned to television and last night Kelly Clarkson, the first American Idol, was helped to trace her roots back to her 3 times great grandfather only to find him a respected Senator who was an escaped prisoner from the Andersonville prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.

WHAT?

How do they find this stuff out?

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Getty Images, photo by John Kuczala
Getty Images, photo by John Kuczala

Time to Celebrate Bacon, It’s Flitch Day!

Today is Flitch Day, I know what you’re thinking, ‘it seems like we just celebrated Flitch Day’. Actually, you’re probably thinking, ‘what the heck is a Flitch Day’?  Basically, it’s a day of celebration for bacon. A ‘Flitch’ is a measurement of bacon; it’s what we now call a ‘slab’.

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Getty Images, photo by Keystone
Getty Images, photo by Keystone

Joe DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hit Streak Comes to an End

It was July 17, 1941, in Cleveland before the largest baseball crowd that year when Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hit streak came to an end. The most unfortunate thing about that game is it was not televised, so there is no recording of the event that saw DiMaggio go 0 for 3 that night.

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Getty Images Photo

Cassini Space Probe to Photograph Earth From Saturn

The Cassini space probe was launched in 1997 with its mission to enter the orbit of Saturn and study the planet's rings. Cassini arrived at its destination in 2004 and has been studying the planet since. This Friday, July 19, at 5:27 p.m. EDT, the space probe will take a picture of Earth from its vantage point 898 million miles away.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Two House Democrats Want to Make a National Park on the Moon

Two State Representatives, Eddie Bernice Johnson, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology, and Donna Edwards the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Space, filed a bill this week to make a National Park on the moon.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

1946 Baseball and Some ‘Firsts’ to Happen That Year

In this day and age of high-priced baseball players, it’s hard to believe that at one time baseball players made next to nothing. In 1946, for instance, player’s salaries were raised, ‘raised’ mind you, to $5,000 per season and not all players received such an outrageous salary.

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