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Getting Wood From a Stone

It’s unfair to claim that Sharon Stone, born on this day in 1958, is famous for one very brief, revealing scene in a single film. Obviously I’m referring to that moment in Catwoman when she says to Catwoman, ‘Hey, you’re Catwoman’. But perhaps the most surprising fact about this versatile and talented actor is the fact that her middle name is Yvonne. Yvonne Stone. That’s not the nam... Read more >

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Phoning It In

If you are currently glued to your smartphone, simultaneously reading this while playing a rousing game of Crushed Candy or whatever its called, you can thank Alexander Graham Bell. On this day in 1876, Bell conducted the first successful telephone conversation, telling his assistant, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you.” It is not known, though I’m happy to assume, that Bell then hid when... Read more >