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Bob Dole Lost 70 Pounds of Pure Muscle After World War II

Bob Dole — Congressman, Senate majority leader, and three-time presidential candidate — was also once a muscular young man. Bob Dole died this morning at age 98 after a lifetime …..

Three sweaty Japanese women smile as they hold up their hands in horns with their second and fifth fingers

A “Punk” Christmas With Shonen Knife

Here’s Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife playing their song “Sweet Christmas.” It’s one of their two big holiday songs, the other being the more-famous “Space Christmas.” Are you in the …..

FDR is a gray-haired man in sensible suit with a striped tie. He has a slight smile on his face.

FDR Probably Got Polio at a Boy Scout Jamboree

You learn something new every day, and today we learned how future president Franklin D. Roosevelt got polio at age 39. Or how he probably got it: from the Boy …..

Will Robert Wadlow Always Be the World’s Tallest Man?

Will anyone ever be taller than Robert Wadlow? The small-town boy from Illinois was a whopping 8’11” tall — that’s right: eight feet, eleven inches — when he died in …..

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How Charlie Watts Did His Thing

The encomiums for Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts were broad and heartfelt after his death last month. Words like limber, subtle, stoic and impeccable were tossed about in obituaries and …..

Emma Radacanu dashes cross-court for a shot. She wears a white tennis dress and a white visor, in accordance with the Wimbledon dress code

Emma Raducanu Biography: New!

Our new biography of tennis star Emma Raducanu is now live. We almost said “tennis prodigy,” but that term no longer applies when you’re the reigning U.S. Open champion. Her …..

A smiling gray-haired Charlie Watts sits behind a drum kit, looking genteel as he plays

Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer, is dead at 80

Charlie Watts, rock-steady drummer for the Rolling Stones since 1963, has died at a London hospital. The band’s official Twitter feed shared the news earlier today: pic.twitter.com/wi6333F6QF — The Rolling …..

John Glenn dressed in a suit and tie looking at piles of letters

John Glenn and the ‘Problem’ of ‘Lady Astronauts’

100 years after the birth of John Glenn, a historian looks at how he inspired girls to want to go to space – but in line with the sexism of the early space program, he offered little encouragement

Bo the Dog Has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

Bo in 2009. (Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy) Bo the Dog has died, sad to say. The former First Dog passed away at age 12 after a bout …..

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Orson Welles Wasn’t Drunk After All

This infamous Orson Welles too-drunk-to-work video has been having a moment lately, 40 years after it was filmed. Now we’re happy to report on a surprising new twist. The story in …..

Megan The Stallion is a powerfully-built young woman in a spangled leotard, singing into a hand-held mike on a fancy gold stage

Megan Thee Stallion Biography: New!

Megan Thee Stallion just won three Grammys at the 2021 Grammy Awards. They included best rap song and best rap performances for “Savage,” her remixed hit with Béyonce, plus best new …..

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