Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Two Lon Chaneys

Lon Chaney Sr. was born 1 April 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Both his parents were deaf, and because of this he learned pantomime. He started traveling with popular Vaudeville acts in 1902. In 1905 he met and married singer … Continue reading

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Conspiracies

[Note: I will simply give you the info I have and let you decide for yourself what you think, Also, just because I include a conspiracy does not mean I believe it. It only means I find it interesting enough … Continue reading

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Erhu

No, I didn’t put random letters as the title of this post. The Erhu (or 二胡) is a traditional Chinese musical instrument, and the sound you think of when you think of Chinese music. It’s a 2-string bowed instrument that … Continue reading

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Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

In the 1920s, an unknown animator known as Walter Disney made a series of animated/live action shorts known as the Alice Comedies, which were based upon Alice in Wonderland. From 1923 to 1927, Disney and his business partner, Ub Iwerks, … Continue reading

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

“With rosy cheeks and flaxen curls,And sparkling eyes and teeth like pearls,Tripping and skipping, ran merrily afterThe wonderful music with shouting and laughter.”  -from “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” by Robert Browning Most of us grew up hearing the story … Continue reading

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Corn Flakes

The story of Corn Flakes dates back to the late 1800s. A group of Seventh-Day Adventists were creating new foods to tie in with their vegetarian diets the church made them do. Most of them experimented with a number of … Continue reading

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Stupidity

I am too tired to think clearly enough to write a post tonight, so here is a BBC documentary on stupidity. I’ll do a regular post tomorrow. Warning: This video may be unsuitable for some people. If you have a … Continue reading

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