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Chung Ling Soo

{ Article added: 01/21/2013 }
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Chung Ling Soo was a stage magician who performed in Europe in the early 20th century who was in fact an American man named William Ellsworth Robinson who created the persona of a Chinese man. To add to the ...Read More »

Eddie Waitkus

{ Article added: 01/16/2011 }
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Eddie Waitkus was a professional baseball player in the 1940s and 1950s who partially inspired the character of Roy Hobbs in the 1952 book and 1984 film The Natural. Waitkus was a World War II veteran who became a ...Read More »

George Metesky

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Categories : Crime, People
George Metesky ("The Mad Bomber") planted at least 33 pipe bombs in New York City between 1940 and 1956 due to his resentment of his former employer, ConEd. The first bomb was very crude and was located before it ...Read More »

James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Crime, Historical, People
James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh was a Scot who, in 1570, committed the first assassination with the use of a firearm (in this case, a carabine of nearly three and a half feet in length). Hamilton's victim was James Stewart, ...Read More »

Joseph Force Crater

{ Article added: 03/21/2010 }
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Categories : People, The Unexplained
On August 6, 1930, Judge Joseph Force Crater left Billy Haas's Chophouse on West 45th Street in New York City after eating dinner with two friends and disappeared forever. He had recently emptied his safety deposit box and had ...Read More »

Jim Creighton

{ Article added: 03/20/2010 }
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Jim Creighton was the first superstar in baseball, as well as the first professional baseball player, playing in the mid 1800s. Creighton excelled as both a hitter and a pitcher. His fastball was unthinkably quick, so much so ...Read More »

Anna Bågenholm

{ Article added: 01/24/2010 }
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Categories : Medical, People
Anna Bågenholm is a Swedish woman famous for experiencing the lowest known body temperature in a case of hypothermia and surviving. In 1999, Bågenholm was skiing and fell headfirst onto a frozen stream where her upper body was soon ...Read More »