Author Archives: John Harrington

The 40 Most Disappointing Draft Picks of All Time

When professional sports franchises get a high draft pick, the hope is that the athlete can grow into franchise-changing superstar to bring the team to a championship level. While players ...
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Most Popular Flowers in Every State

Winter is over, according to the calendar, but not according to weather reports. The central and eastern regions of the United States have had a series of snowstorms and even ...
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The Creepiest Haunted House in Every State

Everyone loves a good ghost story, whether you believe in spirits or not. It’s in our DNA. Curiosity about the paranormal likely dates back to when our ancestors were cave ...
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The Middle of Nowhere in Every State

The image of the frontiersman blazing a trail through the wilderness is an archetype of American culture. It has been immortalized by paintings and poems depicting the rugged trailblazer ...
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50 Worst Movies Based on True Events

True stories provide as the basis for some of Hollywood’s greatest films. Films such as “Raging Bull,” “All the President's Men,” and “Dunkirk,” show that audiences often desire little more ...
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50 Best Movies Based on True Events

Truth, it is said, is stranger than fiction -- and Hollywood, it seems, has adopted the old adage. Film studios frequently turn to true life stories for movie inspiration. Filmmakers ...
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Most Notorious Criminal in Every State

Every state has been stained by the notorious acts of criminals. Whether they are serial killers, terrorist bombers, school shooters, assassins, fraudsters, or kidnappers, the American public has an insatiable ...
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Weirdest Tradition in Each State

Each U.S. state has its own history, a history that helped create and mold the state's culture. Whether it is because of past events or influential people, each state also ...
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The Best Movie Filmed in Your State

When we think of where motion pictures are filmed, California and New York quickly come to mind. Scenes shot at the Golden Gate Bridge and the Empire State Building have ...
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Worst Corruption Scandal in Each State

With a nearly daily barrage of stories questioning the ethics of the Trump administration, and a political campaign in 2016 that focused on the ethical lapses of Democratic Party candidate ...
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30 of the Largest Royal Weddings

Receiving an invitation to a wedding is a big deal, especially if those getting married are near and dear to you. On average, 120 people get the save the date ...
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Most Important Historical Event in Every State

Each U.S. state has borne witness to an important historical event that has shaped its history -- for better or worse. In many cases, the event has had implications beyond ...
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50 Most Powerful Leaders of All Time

Since he’s become president, Donald Trump has become enmeshed in a power struggle with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over that country’s relentless development of its nuclear capabilities. The ...
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Oldest Historic Town in Every State

In a country as young as the United States, being the oldest of anything can be a source of pride. Towns that claim their origins before the American Revolution, or ...
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The Grandest Historic Mansion in Each State

Before neighbors could show off their wealth by purchasing the latest sports car, wealthy people in America flaunted their money by building opulent mansions. Because of modern advancements in building ...
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