Author Archives: John Harrington

23 Most Powerful Secret Societies

Secret societies have captured the imagination of the public for centuries. Many of these groups are thought to be ancient, mysterious gatherings of powerful men who get together and tip ...
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BING PREDICTS: Who Will Win the Oscars

The Academy Awards have fallen on hard times. Last year’s show attracted only 26.5 million viewers -- an all-time low -- and the Academy’s inability to find a replacement host ...
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Each President’s Path to the Oval Office

Only 44 people have ever become presidents of the United States. All 44 were men; all but Barack Obama were white; and all but John F. Kennedy were Protestant. Most ...
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The Weirdest Fact About Every American President

With Presidents’ Day nearing, it’s important to take a moment and reflect on those who served as the chief executive of our country. And while you may be well-versed ...
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Athletes Who Hit It Big in Hollywood

Professional sports are one of the nation’s most popular forms of entertainment. Much like the movie industry, a charismatic personality can boost an athlete's popularity. In a business where athletes ...
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The Most Influential Women of the 21st Century

If a story about the most influential women of the 20th century were written 100 years ago, the choices would have been limited. Outside of female stars in the emerging ...
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Boy Scouts Admit First Girl Troop After 109 Years

The first all-girls troops in the organization formerly known as the Boy Scouts of America took the Scout Oath last weekend and now belong to a new organization called Scouts ...
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50 Most Amazing Things About America Today

The United States of America is a nation unlike any other. The U.S. is different from the rest of the world because it does not have a common ethnic or ...
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19 Disasters That Could End The World

How does the world end? With a bang, or as poet T.S. Eliot suggested, a whimper? Humans have been pondering the end of days since we first contemplated our mortality. ...
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The Most Popular Fashion Designers in History

The most popular fashion designers of all time are names familiar even to those who are not fashionistas. Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Christian Dior are just some of ...
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26 Completely Different New Year’s Days Around the World

While the new year has already commenced for those following the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar in the world, the Chinese New Year, has yet to begin. Tuesday ...
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100 American Towns Founded Before the American Revolution

The United States is a relatively young nation, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still. From Kittery, Maine (founded in 1647) ...
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Who Won the Oscar for Best Director Every Year Since the Oscars Began

Movie directors are the authors of the motion picture. From screenplay writing or supervision to cinematography, the vision, tone, and, of course, direction, of the film belongs to them. That’s ...
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28 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Go To

A record number of Americans are expected to have traveled to other countries in 2018, buoyed by a strong dollar and a surging economy. In 2017, the number of U.S. visits ...
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Most Corrupt Countries in the World

The latest Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International indicates the failure of most countries to control corruption, and the organization believes this is leading to a “crisis of democracy around ...
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