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A Brief History On August 19, 2019, Stipe Miocic, a heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter fighting in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) promotion, is recuperating from his hard fought regaining of the UFC Heavyweight title from Daniel Cormier, another UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight fighting legend. Digging Deeper Miocic, a charismatic firefighter and rescue technician/paramedic from suburban Cleveland, Ohio, had won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in in 2016, by knocking out reigning champion Fabricio Werdum in the first round.  Stipe went on to beat highly regarded challenger Alister Overeem, also in 2016, and also with an impressive first round knockout. …

A Brief History In 1974, Roy Lloyd, a metal detector enthusiast, managed to find a high school class ring that had the initials “M.B” engraved. The ring was buried deep down a four inches lake of sand. He then found “Miles Baker” whom the ring belonged to. The ring had been lost for over 45 years before it got reunited with its owner. That shows how metal detecting is an important hobby before it ever became interesting or fun.   Metal detectors have come a long way since Alexander Graham Bell first invented them in 1881 to locate an assassin’s bullet…

A Brief History On August 13, 2019, we went and saw the latest horror movie from Hollywood, the movie version of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.  Perhaps you read the books back in the day (the 3 books spanned the time from 1981 to 1991), as we did.  Aimed at the preteen and teen-aged audience, even as an adult I found the stories interesting enough to read and finish the books.  It was with this fond memory that we went to the movies this morning. Digging Deeper We enjoyed the movie.  While not a pure anthology…

A Brief History On August 12, 30 BC, Cleopatra VII Philopator is alleged to have committed suicide by allowing an Asp (a venomous snake of the cobra family) to bite her.  (Yes, she was THE Cleopatra.)  We used this occasion to publish our article, “10 Famous Suicides,” and today we list another list of those that took their own lives, “5 More Famous Suicides.” We have also addressed the suicide phenomena in our articles “10 More Famous Suicides,” “10 World Leaders that Committed Suicide,” and “The Origins of Dr. Death (Assisted Suicide).” Please note that we do not glorify or…

A Brief History In 1997, Nokia launched the successful mobile game Snake for monochrome phones.  Long gone are the days when there was one game that everyone played on their phone. Do you remember the Era of Snake? Come to think of it, is quite surprising how addictive it was when there was not much graphics, not much excitement and just a 2D game with minimal graphics. Even so, the amount of time spent on that one game was incredible. Nowadays there are infinite options when it comes to mobile games. Digging Deeper Installation  When mobile phones first surfaced, the games that…

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