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Lois DeFee Bouncer At The Dizzy Club, New York City 1936

Don’t Mess With The Lady Lois DeFee started her working life at the age of 18 in an unusual occupation – as a bouncer. A couple of years later she would achieve fame of another sort. “Little Miss Bouncer” Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Black And White

A Very Strange Physical Transformation This story appeared in several newspapers in June of 1909 without the source that originally ran the story. Should you believe it?  Truth is stranger than fiction. Los Angeles Herald WHITE MAN SLOWLY BECOMES A … Continue reading

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W.C. Fields Will Gave The Bulk Of His Estate To Establish A College For White Orphans

W.C. Fields Died On A Day He Pretended To Despise, Christmas Day 1946. When His Will Was Read, It Had A Peculiar Racial Provision In It Movie star comedian W.C. Fields is not well remembered by today’s generation, his cerebral … Continue reading

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Smoking Cigarettes For A Living

Here Is A Real Chain Smoker This is not part of some government secret test program to see how many cigarettes you need to smoke before you develop cancer. Testing cigarettes was part of Sol C. Korn’s job as the … Continue reading

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A Strange Grave Monument

Off With His Head! Sir Robert Holmes (1622-1692) fought under Prince Rupert and was governor of the Island of Wight from 1667-1692. Holmes has an unusual story to the statue that sits atop his grave where he is buried at … Continue reading

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A New Yorker Entertains Her Tourist Friend And Finds Her Missing Brother – 1905

Places A Tourist Should Go in 1905? Bellevue And The Morgue. Visiting New York City today there are things that most tourists go and see: The Empire State Building, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty and other typical touristy places. … Continue reading

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The 11-Year-Old New York Pancake Flipping Champ For 1947

Henry McChesney Wins An Unusual Contest Bet you didn’t know there was once a pancake flipping champ in New York? Well there was in 1947. Note the concentration in young Henry McChesney’s face. The rules and how many other entrants … Continue reading

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Why Are There Annoying Flies At Jones Beach Field 6?

Is There Anything You Can Do To Keep The Flies Off Of You? In the summer if you ever go to Jones Beach in Long Island, especially the often filled popular field 6, you will notice one of two things, … Continue reading

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Man Eats Light Bulbs (And Other Delicacies) – 1939

Harold B. Funston Demonstrates An Unusual Talent For Tolerating Pain New York City– Harold B. Funston, accounting machine mechanic of Columbus, Ohio brought to New York for an appearance on a radio program, eats glass from a light bulb in … Continue reading

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Free Beer For Life – 1950

Drink Up, While It Lasts Free Beer For Life New York – Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Slamon, 33, of Portland, OR, samples first installment of a lifetime’s supply of beer, which a brewery President awarded him. The beer biggie was … Continue reading

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