Did you ever wonder what some of the people who shaped our world looked like..before they shaped our world?
In 1970, 31 years after The Wizard of Oz was released in theaters, the Land of Oz amusement park opened in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina.
In 1974, Photographer Angelo Simon had the enviable assignment of spending two days with boxing legend and American icon Muhammad Ali as he trained in rural Pennsylvania for his Rumble in the Jungle fight against George Foreman.
What exactly are urban legends?
People say they’re stories circulated around that were too crazy to be true and just plausible enough to be believed. Sometimes they’re horrific or funny or embarrassing, but most serve as a cautionary tale.
Then there are these, compiled by Thought Catalog, that are so eerie and often terrifying. And don’t worry. No matter what state you live in, you can’t escape…
Alabama — Hell's Gate Bridge
They say you shouldn’t believe everything you read, and that’s especially true when it comes to things you read online on some virtual inspirational poster.
Below are examples of popular sayings that are actually misquotes or misattributions that you’ve probably used more than once.
It's hard to get good reception up there.
For those unfamiliar, the Smithsonian Institution is the largest complex of museums and research institutions not just in the United States, but in the entire world. The fields of study range from nature to history to art to aerospace. Because of this broad range of study, they collect a LOT of stuff.
All kinds. Almost anything you could think of would have some value to the Smithsonian Institute. Think of it as a sort of Noah’s Arc for research and study.
These are just two of many buildings in the complex.
They say a diamond is forever...
It's no secret that women were treated differently almost 200 years ago.
When doing renovations on a theater from the 1940s, workers expected to find old ticket stubs, maybe a few random artifacts, and a lot of dust and debris.
What they didn’t expect was to find something that would belong to an 85-year-old man who was just as shocked and amazed as they were at the discovery.
Do you want to rock and roll all night and party every day? Personally, I think that sounds exhausting but, if you’re a rock star, that’s the life that you lead.
But before they hit the stage and the big time, they were young and a little bit awkward. Need proof? Here you go…