Birthstones and Gemstones

A birthstone is a special gem dedicated to each month of the year, often due to beliefs that a stone’s mystical power is stronger during its month, or that the stone possesses a virtue that can be given only to those born that month. The concept of the birthstone has been a part of many cultures for centuries. Many scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones started with the Breastplate of Aaron, a religious garment …

What Is A Dirge? – Mourning Songs in Music

“What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss.” – Rob, High Fidelity (2000)

Dirge.
You may have heard the word before, but it’s more likely you’ve heard an actual dirge, a sad song on mourning.…

U.S. Copyright Office Says Monkey Selfie Can’t Be Copyrighted

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(PCM) The U.S. Copyright Office is siding with humans and has recently claimed that a photo taken by a monkey or any other type of artwork created by an animal can not be copyrighted by that animal.

The office has made an update to their rules which now explain in-depth works that are not eligible for protection. They include: “a photograph taken by a monkey” and “a mural painted by an elephant.” The office has …

A History of the Fist Pump

Fist Pump like a Champ :
A History of the Fist Pump

by Lisa Poirier

AllieFP(aMyth) It’s hard to escape it these days. It is sweeping the world like an epidemic. When you see someone’s fingers and thumb start to curl into their palm and they begin to raise their arm, there’s only one thing that could be coming… the fist pump or ‘guts pose’ as the Japanese call it.

Users on UrbanDictionary.com, a collaborative …

Hatfield And McCoy Descendants Unearth The Site Of Their Families 1888 Ambush

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(PCM) Nearly everyone knows the story of the infamous Hatfield And McCoy family feud that claimed at least a dozen lives leading up to an ambush that took place in 1888 and did not officially come to an end until the descendants of both families signed a truce in 2003. Many believe that the actual feud began during the Civil War, but there were many dispute that popped up between the two families over timber …

Did You Hear This One About Andy?

Andy does not have a daughter born in 1989!
Although she claimed to be Andy’s daughter in November of 2013, actress Alexandra Tatarsky is not. Many claim that he is still interred (buried) at Beth David Cemetery, next to his mother, Janice T. Kaufman. She was born in 1989, and was probably hired by Andy’s brother Micheal.

Rumors persist that Andy Kaufman may be alive, in spite of his apparent death in 1984. Before we …

Jelly Sex Bracelets and Their Color Meanings

Jelly Sex Bracelets and Their Color Meanings…

What Do The Jelly Sex Bracelet Colors Mean?(aMyth) Many people have inquired about the fad supposedly going on in in colleges, high schools, even middle schools!

This story has been going around since 2003, thanks to some rumors in Marion County, Florida , and periodically re-discovered by school principals, local communities, civic organizations and even some churches, giving some busybodies something new to worry about, especially on …

Did A Hawk Really Toss A Snake At A Family? Experts Say No!

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(PCM) The latest video to go viral purports to show a hawk tossing a rather large snake at a family who was picnicking in Australia, however upon further analyzation of the video experts are claiming that the video is actually a fake.

The video was originally posted by YouTube user Daniel Wong and shows a hawk swoop down and pick up a large snake in a Melbourne area park and then drop the snake right …

The Mysterious And Unexplained Disappearance Of Pilot Felix Moncla

(PCM) Was it a UFO,some kind of spontaneous combustion or just a freak accident? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves when delving into the mysterious and unexplained disappearance of United States Air Force Pilot Felix Moncla.

It is rumored that Mocla had an encounter with a UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) when he was flying his jet. In 1953, Moncla, an Air Force Lieutenant who was stationed at Kinross Air Force Base in …

A Look At The Insanely Long Dance Marathons Of The Mid 1900’s

(PCM) If you have ever visited a night club you will quickly realized the dancing the night away is definitely still a trend that spans throughout the globe. However, you don’t tend to see very many dance competitions or dance marathons these days, but they were certainly all the rage back in the mid 1900’s to early 1930’s.

The first ‘known’ dance marathon winner was Alma Cummings, who danced for 27 hours without stopping back …

Ever Wonder Why A Revolving Door Was Created?

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(PCM) For some reason many people seem to have an aversion to using revolving doors. Could it be the feeling of claustrophobia trapped in your little triangle as the door spins or perhaps it is the fear of becoming stuck if someone else fails to complete the rotation. Either way, people will go out their way to avoid using them, even if it means having to walk to a further entrance with a regular door …