The 37th Annual Bolder Boulder wrapped up on Monday afternoon. With 54,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers, this Memorial Day 10K is now the largest race in the U.S. in which all participants are timed. Aside from the race itself, there are also bands, food, crazy costumes and other festivities – it’s really a sight […]
Have you ever heard of a man named Audie Murphy? He’s one of the greatest war heroes the world has ever seen. Sadly, however, the world’s memory of the man is slowly fading with the passing of time. Audie Murphy is the world’s most decorated war hero. During his service in WWII he was awarded […]
Do you have a favorite restaurant? A place you go where they all know your name? One New York man had a spot he liked to go to for a good meal – and he left over $100,000 worth of tips in appreciation. Robert Ellsworth, the world’s wealthiest Asian-art collector, recently passed away at the […]
Carroll Spinney never wanted to be in the spotlight. This is probably a good thing, considering he’s constantly overshadowed by a six foot eight inch primrose-yellow bird. Carroll Spinney is Big Bird. He originated the role in 1969 and continues to play it today at the age of 81. Recently a documentary debuted chronicling Spinney’s […]
Around the world, May 4th is known as Star Wars Day (“May the fourth be with you.”) We’re big Star Wars fans around here, but today brings far more important news related to a different sci-fi franchise. Unfortunately, Star Trek actress Grace Lee Whitney passed away last Friday at the age of 85. While many […]
Here’s a story which had us jumping for joy. A team of U.K. scientists and zoologists have successfully captive-bred the Lake Oku clawed frog. With their natural habitat in danger, successful captive breeding means this weird little frog is no longer at risk for extinction We use the phrase “weird little frog” with love. The […]
Who doesn’t love Rocky Balboa? Even though he’s a fictional character, he still inspires people from around the world. Addrrriiiiannn! We love Rocky Balboa, too. But there’s another boxer named Rocky who inspires us even more – because this Rocky was a real person. His name was Rocky Marciano and today marks the 59th anniversary […]
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