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The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe made his name writing strange, grotesque, and mysterious tales, so it is only fitting that he should have died a strange, grotesque, and mysterious death. On October 3, 1849, he was found completely incoherent in a Baltimore pub called Ryan’s Tavern. He was picked up by an ...

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Frances Farmer, The Patron Saint Of Vulnerable Starlets

Classic Hollywood starlets are often best remembered for their personal lives instead of the mark they made on film—there’s the tragic and short life of Marilyn Monroe; the many marriages of Elizabeth Taylor; and the violent death of Lana Turner’s boyfriend at the hands of her daughter. And while Frances ...

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The Two Versions of Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. is one of the greatest video games of all time, by any metric. Its success led to a string of popular sequels: Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World. But looking back at the early titles in this legendary game series, one of them is a little…off. ...

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A Brief History Of Controversial Perfumes

It’s hard to imagine that something as simple as a perfume could create a scandal. After all, they’re generally considered a luxury item and aren’t necessarily worn every day, even by those who bother to buy them. But at the same time, what’s more personal than scent? Shutterstock During the ...

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How Did Bob Marley Die?

Jim Morrison. Kurt Cobain. Jimi Hendrix. Many talented musicians have died tragically young from the self-destructive habits of their superstar lifestyle. But while we often place reggae singer Bob Marley in the ranks of these rock gods gone too soon, few people know the truth about Marley’s early death. So how did Bob Marley ...

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How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying Catching a liar is an age-old problem. We’re limited by the complex mysteries of the human brain. As a result, our inner thoughts are often inscrutable to others, and vice versa. So, can we really tell if someone is lying, even if the fibber is someone we ...

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Who Is The Richest Man In The World?

Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world’s wealthiest individuals. It’s the definitive ranking, cited by newspapers, websites, and blogs across the globe. If your question is “Who is the richest man in the world?” there’s really only place to find the answer. So, who exactly is the wealthiest person on ...

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The Strange Appeal Of The World’s Most Unreadable Book

At this point, the works of James Joyce mostly serve as a badge of cultural status. The man was a genius, but there aren’t too many people left that are going to spend the time to slog through all 730 of Ulysses’ jumbled pages. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is ...

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why do dogs eat grass? If you’ve ever had a canine friend of your own, or even just observed the family Labrador on a sunny day, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of dogs like to chomp on leafy greens in the backyard. Granted, these are the same animals that love to ...

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