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30 Things You Might Not Know About Cheers

Most folks consider Cheers a classic comedy.  If you’re one of them, then you’ll want to check out Mental Floss’ 30 Things You Might Not Know About Cheers.

10 All Time Most Baffling Unsolved Mysteries

Distractify recently posted 10 of the Most Baffling Unsolved Mysteries of All Time.  Here’s are the four that I would love to see solved …

The Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley:  Amy (in the red striped shirt) disappeared on March 24, 1998 at the age of 23 from Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas. She was last seen with a member of the ship’s band, Blue Orchid, known by the alias “Yellow…”

Craig: No family should face the uncertainty of a missing child.  You would think this would be the most solvable of the mysteries listed.

The Roanoke ColonyOne of the first settlements in America completely vanished. All evidence of 150 colonists vanished at some point during the Anglo-Spanish war while their mayor was detoured in England retrieving supplies To this day there has been no conclusive evidence as to what happened to the colonists…

Craig: I remember hearing about this colony in elementary school and wondering what happened.  I still wonder.

The Dyatlov Pass IncidentThey set out to go on a ski hike, but days later the mysteriously orange-tanned, half-naked bodies of 9 hikers were found near their demolished tent and a note that read: “From now on we know there are snowmen.” Many of the poor souls also had crushing wounds, and it’s been reported that the bodies were slightly radioactive. And, strangely, one woman was missing her tongue…

Craig: The note “From now on we know there are snowmen” is creepy enough, add in the “crushing wounds” and slightly radioactive corpses and we have a real mystery.  I want to know what happened!

The WOW SignalOn August 15, 1977 Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977 quite possibly detected a sign of intelligent life in the universe. The signal came from deep space almost 120 light years away. It lasted for the full 72-second window that Big Ear was able to observe it, but has never been detected again. Scientists say that if the signal came from extraterrestrials, they are likely to be an very advanced civilization because their transmitter would have to be much stronger than any we currently have on earth.

Craig: Discovering intelligent life on another planet [I've given up looking on this one] would be THE story of the century.  CNN would probably even stop their round-the-clock coverage of the missing flight to cover it.


How Many Classic Movies Have YOU Seen?

How Many Classic Movies Have YOU Seen?


Source: Buzzfeed.

25 Things You Might Not Know About the Shinning.


Here are 25 Things You Might Not Know About the Shinning.

Then again you might.  I knew at least 12 of them and I’m no expert on The Shinning.


Everyone Knows “The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral”

Everyone knows the story of The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Well, let me rephrase that.  Everybody thinks they know the story of The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

You’d be surprised at how many people think the gunfight really took place at the O.K. Corral.  [As an interesting side note, had the Cowboys stayed at the O.K. Corral, they wouldn't have broken any city laws by wearing their guns, which of course was the "reason" for the confrontation between the Earps, Doc Holiday and the Cowboys.]

If you’d like to read a short, detailed and well written account of The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, by Eddie Deezen, you can, thanks to Neatorama.

Are You Better than the Average American at Science?

Are you better than the average American at Science?

I figured I would do pretty well, but wasn’t sure I’d ace the quiz.  I did though, scoring 10 out of 10.  perhaps there is hope for me yet.

Which “I Love Lucy” Character are You?

Which “I Love Lucy” character are you?

I got Fred Mertz which didn’t surprise me one bit.

How Many Gangs were in The Warriors?

How many gangs were featured in Walter Hill’s cult classic The Warriors?

Let’s see…

There were, of course, the Warriors.

Everybody remembers the Baseball Furies.

The gang that called all gangs for a meet were the Gramercy Riffs.

Then there was the scary gang that rode [inside and outside] the school bus — the Turnbull AC’s.

The all girl gang was the Lizzies.

The gang that almost let the Warriors pass through their territory was the Orphans (so low on the gang food chain they weren’t even invited to the gathering).

The gang that set all other gangs on the Warriors were the Rouges.

There was a gang that dressed flashy and were only seen at the start and they were called the Boppers.

So I got 8.  Did you do better?

There were actually 21 street gangs featured in The Warriors and Mental Floss counts them down for us!

Which Superhero Are You?

Which Superhero Are You?

As you can see I got Professor X.  Perhaps from now on you should refer to me as Professor Z.

10 Unsolveable Ancient Murder Mysteries

Listverse recently posted 10 Ancient Murder Mysteries that We’ll Never Solve.

The article is interesting reading for the not-faint-of-heart since it contains cannibalism, “ritual killings, revenge, rival culling, and genocide.”  It is amazing how scientists can piece together so much information about events that happened so long ago.

What Famous Work of Art Are You?

Today’s Buzzfeed question is What Famous Work of Art Are You?

I ended up as The Kiss because I am a true romantic.

The maniacal laughter you’re hearing is my wife upon reading the sentence above.

Which X-Men Character Are You?

Let’s be honest.

When I took the Which X-Men Character Are You? quiz  I was hoping for  Wolverine.  Wolverine is cool.  He’s a loner.  He is loyal to friends and can handle himself in any situation.  Who wouldn’t want to be Wolverine?

I got Beast.

After reading the characteristic’s of the Beast, I’d like to think that they got it right.  I’m not Wolverine.

I’m the  Beast.

32 Things You Always Believed That Aren’t True


That’s how many things I believed were true out of the 32 Things You Always Believed That Simply Aren’t True.

Eleven not’s bad.  Zero would have been better.

Believe that.

Which Circle of Hell Will You Go To?

Today’s question is… Which Circle of Hell Will You Go To?

How about that?  Level One.  Limbo.

That’s probably not so bad.  I think I visited there once when I had to get my driver’s license renewed.