See You Next Wednesday

(aMyth) “See you next Wednesday” was first heard in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was said to the astronaut, Frank Poole, by his wife and father, right before Hal killed everybody off. Frank was long gone by that referenced Wednesday.

SYNW2001John Landis claims he originally had the movie idea as a fifteen year old, in 1965, but the film has never actually been made. He has said that he purposely referenced his …

Strange, but True: The Story of Edgar Allan Poe

Not only are his works of literature the stuff of legends these days, but Edgar Allan Poe himself has become a legend in his own right. He may not be the drunkard and drug-addict that an enemy claimed he was in a largely false biography, but there is certainly enough mystery to make it most appropriate that he is best known for dark and macabre works of his own.

I don’t know when my own …

The Legend Of Count Dracula And The Character We Know Today!

(PCM) Many believe that the origin of Count Dracula can be linked to an area of Romania known as Transylvania, which is believed to sit upon some of Earth’s strongest magnetic fields and some feel that it gives individuals who reside in the area various types of extra-sensory perceptions.

The area gave birth to famous author Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, as Dracula is literally translated in Gaelic as Drac Ullah meaning bad blood. It is easy …

The History Of Trick Or Treating And How It Adapted To The Modern Age

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(PCM) As the Halloween season approaches each year many children begin to think about what types of costumes they will be donning and begin to plan which neighborhoods to visit in hopes of getting the best candy when heading out for trick or treating.

For many, many years children have been gallivanting around neighborhoods dressed up in costumes that range from ghosts and witches to superheros and cartoon characters, knocking on doors and requesting treats, …

Time To Get Your Butt In Gear And Celebrate National Kick Butt Day!

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(PCM) There is nothing wrong with a little positive motivation, so of course there is no better day to give yourself a swift kick in the rear and get into gear than on National Kick Butt Day which is celebrated on the second Monday in October! It is not a day of remembrance, but instead a day of action.

We urge everyone to take a look at some of the dreams, wishes and goals that …

Time To Get Your Butt In Gear And Celebrate National Kick Butt Day!

Kick-butt-day

(PCM) There is nothing wrong with a little positive motivation, so of course there is no better day to give yourself a swift kick in the rear and get into gear than on National Kick Butt Day which is celebrated on the second Monday in October! It is not a day of remembrance, but instead a day of action.

We urge everyone to take a look at some of the dreams, wishes and goals that …

Biggest Egos in History: Top Thirteen Infamously Egotistical People

(PCM) Did you ever wonder how someone with a tremendously huge ego could even fit their head through a doorway? A little bit of an ego never hurt anyone; being confident in oneself and one’s abilities are assets in life. But there are some people who just take it too far.ego photoNarcissistic and self-involved, egotistical people are often (and unfortunately) not that easy to ignore. When they’re not talking about themselves, they’re often trying to …

The Myth Of The Great Chicago Fire! Additional More Deadly Fires Broke Out The Same Day!

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(PCM) Over the years all of us have surely heard some version of the story about how the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 broke out. The devastating blaze killed more than 250 people, left over 100,000 homeless, destroyed 17,400 buildings and burned more than 2,000 acres of land, but did you know that the Great Chicago Fire was not the deadliest blaze to break out on that fateful day of October 8.

While the Great …

Happy Anniversary To The CD Player

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(PCM) Despite the fact that the CD player may soon very well be a relic, it’s invention changed the course of musical history and the way that music fans around the world were able to experience their favorite tunes. It was on October 1, 1982 that Sony released the very first commercial CD player called the CDP-101 available only in Japan for approximately $1,600 dollars. In the years that followed, the CD players popularity would …

Famous Catchphrases And Where The Originated!

(PCM) Catchphrases have been a part of the advertising world since it first began. It is believed that the first advertisement ran in a French newspaper called La Presse in June of 1826 and after it proved to be successful, newspapers all over the world began to include various advertisements throughout their pages.

The very first television advertisement that aired in the United States was on July 1, 1941 …

Ever Wonder Why Everyone Woman On TV Has The Same Hair? We’ve Got The Answer!

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(PCM) If you are a avid television fan like us than you have probably taken notice that nearly everyone woman that graces the screen appears to share the same hair cut. Seriously, take a look. It’s mind-blowing.

We figured that there had to be some sort of logical reasoning behind this hair phenomenon and lo and behold Racked.com has actually discovered the answer to this puzzling mystery.  It actually has more to do with …

A Look At Pop Culture’s Most Famous Pirates

(PCM) Every September 19th it is time to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day. In honor of this parody holiday, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of pop culture’s most famous pirates and “Arrrrr..matey…perhaps you will get a bit of the ol’ inspiration!

1. Captain Hook

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Captain Hook was the villain character created by author J.M. Barrie’s book “Peter Pan” in 1904. He was the captain of the Jolly Roger …