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1962: Iconic film star Burt Lancaster takes a pie to the face

1962: Iconic film star Burt Lancaster takes a pie to the face In 1962, Burt Lancaster was at the height of his film career, having won a Best Actor Oscar two years prior for his performance in Elmer Gantry.The muscular, blue-eyed star of From Here to Eternity was taking on diverse and challenging roles, from a Nazi war criminal in Judgment at Nuremberg to an Italian prince in The Leopard.

The Evolution of RPGs: A Quick History

The Evolution of RPGs: A Quick History Should you find yourself looking for a quick-and-dirty history of the key Japanese and Western role-playing games that graced various platforms since the 1970s through today, this new editorial on Gaming Bolt will likely do the trick.Most of the mainstream titles that spring to mind from the past forty years are at least briefly mentioned, with the handful of paragraphs to follow covering a majority of the 1990s:

Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy discuss making their World War II thriller

Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy discuss making their World War II thriller Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy sat down with Mashable to chat about acting, Irish affection and their favorite movie-watching treats.Knowing the film is based off of true events further inspired Dornan and Murphy.

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax For those who don’t know, the Piltdown Man controversy essentially went like this.His discovery, named Piltdown Man, would be heralded as one of the most important finds in the entire study of human evolution.

Paleontologists just found a 2,500-pound T. rex skull in Montana

Paleontologists just found a 2,500-pound T. rex skull in Montana paleontologists have unearthed its skull, making an extremely rare find for the realm of dinosaur fossils.The 2,500-pound boulder of a bone traveled west this week to Seattle, where it arrived at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

The History of How We Discovered All the Planets in the Solar System

The History of How We Discovered All the Planets in the Solar System Here are the stories of how astronomers living hundreds of years ago discovered each planet in our solar system.The second planet in the solar system, Venus is the brightest of the planets as observed Earth.

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers

The sad story of the last Tasmanian tigers The thylacine, more popularly known as the Tasmanian tiger, was an apex predator in Australia and Tasmania before its extinction in the early 20th century.Despite its superficial resemblance to a large dog, the thylacine was actually a marsupial, with no relation to canines — its doglike features emerged as it evolved to fill an ecological niche similar to wolves.

Dueling with wax bullets was a fun and safe way to defend one's honor

Dueling with wax bullets was a fun and safe way to defend one's honor In the first decade of the 20th century, the age-old custom of pistol dueling was briefly resurrected as a non-lethal sport, even making it into the 1908 Olympics as a side event.To accurately simulate the conditions of a duel, opponents would use real dueling pistols and gunpowder.

Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed

Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed When it was opened, it was found to contain burned and crushed fragments of ancient parchment scrolls.At a loss for what to do, conservationists left the fragments in archival storage until scientists could figure out technology that would let us read the scroll fragments without unrolling them.

Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls Review

Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls Review Superdimension Neptune Vs.Sega Hard Girls--A title that both confuses theliving heck out of you and also helps you completely understand what it'sabout.

Oriental Empires - PC Preview | Chalgyr's Game Room

Oriental Empires - PC Preview | Chalgyr's Game Room China has a rich and diverse history that goes sadly under-represented in the gaming world.There are some titles, such as the Warriors franchise, that use historical figures, but beyond that?

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on a desert island

New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on a desert island But — and this is critical — these skeleton measurements are the merest tip of the iceberg as far as the evidence TIGHAR has encountered.The discovery of a water catchment system in 1944 that could’ve been built using materials carried aboard Earhart’s Electra.

World War II warships, submarines are being stolen off the ocean floor

World War II warships, submarines are being stolen off the ocean floor The battle was a massive defeat for the Allied fleet, which contained ships from the Australian, Dutch, UK, and American navies.Over the course of the engagement, two Allied light cruisers and three destroyers were sunk, while one of the heavy cruisers was badly damaged.

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens

DNA evidence shows the Soviets covered up an anthrax accident that killed dozens Now, long after the true cause of the outbreak was revealed, scientists have been able to perform DNA analysis on the deadly bacterial strain.From viewing the original materials, Meselson’s team knew without a doubt they were looking at inhalation anthrax, not ingestion anthrax as the Russians originally claimed.

Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong?

Chinese company begins construction of full-sized Titanic replica—what could go wrong? It has been more than a century since the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.The real Titanic sank on April 15 1912, taking 1,500 people down with it.