Sam Gupton

Lastest Stories by Sam Gupton

Queen Elizabeth II died Sept. 8 at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands. The Queen, and by extension, the British royal family, is the most famous and talked-about...
As far back as human beings have engaged in organized conflict, each era is scarred by the horrific instruments of violence used to win wars.  Since the early days of military technology, world...
Birthdays are usually a day to celebrate life, but for some notable individuals, they can mean saying goodbye to the world.  24/7 Tempo has assembled a list of famous people who died on the same...
Romance is one of the most common plot lines in movies. In some films the central narrative revolves around a complicated relationship between two characters. In others it’s a side plot where the...
“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” In other words, don’t rush it. Sometimes it is better to wait until people do not expect payback. Revenge may not be part of everyday life, but it is...
As civilizations have evolved over the years, so have the jobs that cater to our wants and needs. Innovations have made some lines of work obsolete while also creating new ones. Some now-vanished...
Not even museum tickets are safe from inflation. Around the country, many museums have increased their cost of entry.  These exhibits of art, culture, history, and knowledge operate using a...
In some cities, apartments with pools and gyms are considered a luxury, while in others, fitness amenities are basically considered a nonnegotiable part of apartment living. To determine the cities...
“The Twilight Zone” brought TV audiences sci-fi, horror, fantasy, absurdism, and beyond, creating stories that excited, scared, and challenged viewers. Premiering in 1959, the series became known...
Weapons have evolved considerably over time. Those created most recently tend to be the deadliest – the deadliest weapon of all time was the 25-megaton hydrogen bomb. Bow and arrows were deadly...
Commuting is never fun, and a tedious drive can be made far worse by an accident. In some cities almost everyone drives to work, and all that commuting comes with accidents — and even the most...
This year the United States will celebrate its 246th birthday – but many of its oldest continuously occupied settlements far predate the founding of the country.  A few of the oldest towns...
Despite sometimes giving out warning signs, volcanic eruptions are unpredictable. Even relatively less explosive ones can cause significant damage and fatalities, like the Nevado del Ruiz eruption in...
Confucius is said to have advised “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” Getting even may seem irresistible to the wronged, but efforts for getting back at malefactors...
Nothing says America like a beef patty cooked to perfection, covered with condiments, and sandwiched inside a bun. We live in a land of burgers, and everyone’s preferences differ. The hamburger was...