Browsing: April

A Brief History On April 17, 2015, Universal Pictures releases Unfriended (previously known as Cybernatural and before that as Offline) to theaters in the United States of America.  The film tells the story of the paranormal aftermath of when a high school student named Laura Barns committed suicide due to ridicule received over an embarrassing video of her passed out at a party, but did this incident really happen? Digging Deeper An initial search of the internet might suggest that the incident actually occurred.  The embarrassing video of drunk Laura was posted on Youtube here, but “has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s…

A Brief History    On April 13, 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods won his first Masters golf tournament, becoming the youngest player ever to do so.  Not only that, but he won by a crushing 12 strokes and seemed already well on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all time.  Newsflash: On April 12, 2015, Jordan Spieth was crowned the second youngest Masters winner of all time after Tiger Woods! Digging Deeper If one regards victories in the 4 major gold tournaments (Masters, British Open, U.S. Open and PGA Championship) as the  measuring stick, however, then it is Jack Nicklaus, with his…

A Brief History On April 6, 2011, the second San Fernando mass killings incident was discovered.  On February 22, 2014, the day I actually wrote this article, cable and national news outlets trumpeted the capture of Mexican drug Kingpin, Joaquin Guzman, known as “Shorty” or “El Chapo” in Spanish. Digging Deeper Although not the drug lord responsible for the San Fernando massacres, as head of the Sinaloa cartel his underlings have committed perhaps hundreds of murders, massacres, and have certainly planted more than a few mass graves!  Making billions of dollars of ill gotten profits a year, Guzman was perhaps…

A Brief History On April 6, 1941, German forces commenced the invasions of Greece and Yugoslavia.  The Second World War was a conflict that left tens of millions dead, perhaps even as many as 60-80 million.  Being such a monumental historical event, many motion pictures have been made about the war, and in a follow up to our previous article on the “10 Best World War II Movies,” here we list 10 of the worst ever.  If we hurt your feelings by listing some of your favorites in the “worst” list, please know that we actually like some of these as well.  There are so…

A Brief History It is believed that on April 5, 1994, Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain, killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head.  He was only 27 years old and had been a brilliant musical success, his band having sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Digging Deeper Despite being rich and successful, Cobain was depressed and got into trouble with drugs, specifically heroin.  Sadly, it seems drugs are at the root of many celebrity suicides and accidental deaths. Cobain had not always had it so good.  He had dropped out of high school and had been kicked out of the house by…

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