Author Archives: John Harrington

America’s 40 Hottest New Music Stars

Pop music consistently requires fresh talent in order to remain relevant and -- most importantly -- cool. While artists like Madonna and Mariah Carey have led careers that have spanned ...
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Team Names That Make No Sense

Nicknames of sports teams can sometimes provide insight into the region where they play. They can be based on the presence of certain ethnic groups, industrial activity, types of ...
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Every James Bond Movie Ranked Worst to Best

James Bond is arguably the most famous spy in cinematic history. Created by British author and journalist Ian Fleming in the early 1950s, the always suave character with a license ...
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31 Worst Food Recalls of All Time

Food recalls have become very common. So far in 2019 almost every other day a new item is listed on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recalls, market withdrawals, and ...
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Most Expensive Wars in US History

With the recent commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we are reminded once again of the human cost of freedom and liberty. While some attempt to rank wars by ...
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Longest-Running Car Models

American, European, and Asian car makers have produced hundreds of car models since car manufacturing became a big business at the turn of the 19th century. Only 27 models, however, ...
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States Most (and Least) Prepared for a Disaster

As a nation, the United States is becoming better prepared for possible disasters, disease outbreaks, and other emergencies, according to a recently published preparedness study. The National Health Security Preparedness ...
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30 Heroes Fighting to Save Our Oceans

The oceans are in trouble, and it’s our fault. Humans have caused water temperatures to rise, polluted the oceans with tons of plastic and other materials, and overfished the oceans. ...
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Musicians Who Told Politicians ‘Don’t Use My Song’

Campaign songs promoting candidates have been in use since the days of George Washington. Today, rather than dedicated campaign tunes, politicians often use popular hits. But because the use might ...
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27 Longest-Running Car Models

American, European, and Asian car makers have produced hundreds of car models since car manufacturing became a big business at the turn of the 19th century. Only a select few ...
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50 of America’s Most Decorated War Heroes

There is no greater service to the nation than giving one’s life for one’s country. President Abraham Lincoln movingly referred to sacrifice of Union soldiers in his Gettysburg Address in ...
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What Military Parades Used to Look Like in America

Americans like parades, like the ones that show of their ethnic identity and origin or the pride parades of the LGBTQ community that take place in June. Political marches that ...
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The Grandest Military Parades in History

Nations have been holding ostentatious military parades since at least ancient Mesopotamia, when its victorious armies returned from battles fought to expand the empire. It’s safe to say that probably ...
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Most Iconic Cars From History

In the 100 or so years that cars have become an integral part of our culture, there have been historic events and other cultural phenomena in which automobiles have ...
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Elton John’s Best Albums

Critics have been heaping praise on “Rocketman,” the new biopic about the life of English rock superstar Elton John. The movie takes a fantastical approach to the singer’s story ...
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