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Famous Yellowstone Wolf Killed Same Way as Mother

December 3, 2018 |

Yellowstone wolf-watchers are mourning Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack member 926F—a she-wolf better known as “Spitfire.” The 7-year-old wolf was legally killed by a trophy hunter in Montana just outside the park’s boundary, the New York Times reports. Spitfire’s mother, known as the “most famous wolf in the world,” died…
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QB’s Gruesome Injury Came Exactly 33 Years After a Famous One

November 19, 2018 |

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was horrified when current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in Sunday’s 23-21 loss against the Houston Texans—especially when he realized it was 33 years to the day since he suffered the same gruesome injury . Theismann was watching from a suite at FedEx…
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Famous S. Calif. Landscape 83% Burned by Wildfire

November 14, 2018 |

The Woolsey Fire burning in southern California has devastated a landscape millions of Americans know from movies and TV. Authorities say a shocking 83% of federal parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains was burned in the fire, including the set of M*A*S*H and the Reagan Ranch, reports the Los Angeles…
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136 Years Later, Famous Landmark to Be Completed

October 19, 2018 |

It’s taken nearly 140 years of building and two recent years of talks , but it looks like Barcelona’s most-visited tourist attraction, the unfinished Sagrada Familia, may finally see its finishing touches put on. The Guardian and New York Times report a $ 41 million, 10-year deal has been struck between trustees…
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Famous Pimp Found Dead at His Love Ranch Brothel

October 17, 2018 |

Dennis Hof, a legal pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his business and who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, has died, Nevada authorities said Tuesday. An employee at Hof’s Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside of Las Vegas…
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World’s Most Famous Fish Market Closes This Week

October 4, 2018 |

After years of delays, Tokyo’s 80-year-old Tsukiji fish market is closing on Saturday to move to a more modern facility on reclaimed industrial land in Tokyo Bay. The new $ 5 billion facility at Toyosu will open on Oct. 11, over the objections of many working in Tsukiji who contend the…
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One of Art History’s Famous Nude Models Identified

September 25, 2018 |

A French historian says he has inadvertently solved an enduring mystery in the world of art—the identity of Gustave Courbet’s nude model in his 1866 painting The Origin of the World . For those unfamiliar, a headline at the Local notes that the painting features “art’s most scandalous vagina.” For…
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His Name May Not Be Familiar, but His Famous Test Endures

September 21, 2018 |

A psychologist by the name of Walter Mischel died this month at age 88, and if the name doesn’t ring a bell, a test he concocted in the 1960s just might. It’s the “marshmallow test,” and the premise is simple: Mischel presented young children with a marshmallow (or other treat)…
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One of History’s Most Famous Ships May Have Been Found

September 19, 2018 |

Americans know the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria; in Australia, the Endeavour is the ship that’s burned into memory. It set sail from Plymouth, England, in 1768 with Captain James Cook at the helm and was in 1770 the first European ship to chart parts of Australia during…
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