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The Okay Corral?

The Okay Corral?

John Montgomery had a barn, stables and blacksmith shop in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881. He named his outdoor horse pen the O.K. Corral*, never knowing it would become the historical site where Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers shot it out with Ike and Billy Clanton...
National Bobblehead Day

National Bobblehead Day

January 7 is National Bobblehead Day. Early versions were called wobblers, bobblers, nodders, and head-shakers and had a head connected to a body by a spring so it would bounce around. The most popular were cats. In 1842 Russian author Nikolai Gogol described a main...
Why 3?

Why 3?

The best way to learn something is to teach it. You have to take what you know (and what you think you know) and put it down in writing. You have to organize it in a way that it makes sense to others. Psychologists and psychiatrists have their own version of having...
How Can You Always Win?

How Can You Always Win?

The desperate young husband was at the roulette table gambling what little money he and his wife had left. It was his only chance to earn enough money to get them out of Vichy-controlled Morocco to Lisbon and from there to the United States. But the trip from...