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A Brief History On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his invention he called the “telephone.”  Far from the device people today cannot seem to drive a car or eat dinner without, the original model did not even have push buttons or an LCD screen!  No wonder people had a hard time adapting to the new technology.  For example, how does one answer a phone?  Invent something and a new problem is created.  Bell’s answer to answering the phone was to loudly state a brisk, “Ahoy, hoy!”  Really, no kidding.  The guy that invented the telephone…

A Brief History On March 6, 1964, the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, dubbed convert to the religion boxing champion Cassius “The Louisville Lip” Marcellus Clay, Jr. as Muhammad Ali.  (Note: Elijah Muhammad was born Robert Poole.)  Many White Americans did not take kindly to the name change, and many continued to call Ali “Clay” throughout the life of the controversial and highly vocal boxing legend.  Sometimes sports name changes occur before the person is famous, but when they occur after the athlete has achieved fame it seems awkward for some fans to remember who they are…

A Brief History On March 29, 2016, SoundCloud, an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website, unveiled SoundCloud Go, a subscription-based music streaming service.  Questions for students: Are you on SoundCloud? Do you even know SoundCloud? Whatever the case is, if you’re an aspiring artist, then this article is for you. Digging Deeper How many times have you heard this? “It’s an eat or get eaten world out there.” I’m sure you’ve read or heard that line a dozen times already – be it in movies, books, or in real life. But it is exactly because that line has been…

A Brief History On February 26, 2013, a sightseeing hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, was carrying 20 passengers and the pilot when something went horribly wrong.  A leaking fuel line caused a fire to break out on the balloon when it was only a few meters off the ground, and the ensuing flames caused the balloon to rise dramatically.  Engulfed in flames, some passengers jumped out of the gondola to their deaths, while others stayed in the passenger compartment until the balloon exploded, killing 19 of the 21 people that had been aboard, the worst death toll in hot…

A Brief History On February 17, 2019, we take a look back to this date in 2015, when we listed “10 of the Sexiest Songs of All Time.”  Today we list another 10 of the Sexiest Songs of All Time, and as always, invite you, our valued reader, to nominate those songs you believe should be on this list.  The so called “sexiness” can be sort of explicit lyrics (but not out of the range of what you might hear on the radio or in common use), the suggestiveness, use of double entendres, or the general ability of the song…

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