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XII Super Bowl Fun Facts in One Handy Infographic

If your excitement for Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday stems more from a love of chili than a love of football (which is tooootally fine, by the way), here are some facts for you (in handy infographic form!) about the big game and the Super Sunday game to end all games in general. Learn them and you might even score yourself a few extra wings at the party.

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Mount Everest (flickR User/ralky)
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Mark Jenkins Discusses Climbing Mount Everest at LCCC Tonight

Have you ever wanted to climb Mount Everest?

You can get an idea of what it's like climbing the world's highest peak by attending Mark Jenkins' talk at Laramie County Community College on Tuesday, January 29, at 7 p.m.

Jenkins, a Wyoming native, is an avid climber and writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming. He climbed Mount Everest last spring as part of a North Face expedition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of the mountain.

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The Batmobile and 5 Other Hollywood Cars That Sold at Auction

BAM! The original Batmobile sold at auction for $4.2 million this weekend which has both car lovers and cartoon lovers giddy. Famous Hollywood cars like those from 'Starsky and Hutch,' 'Knight Rider' and 'The Pink Panther' go up for sale from time to time, bringing out the most nostalgic buyers. Here's a look at how five memorable cars fared when they hit the open market, and what they fetched for sellers:

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Inauguration 2013 — Barack Obama Sworn In For Second Term As President

Barack Obama took the oath of office just before noon in Washington on Monday to begin his second term as president of the United States.

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‘Dear Abby’ Creator Pauline Phillips Dead at 94

Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of people as the woman who created the 'Dear Abby' column, has died.

She was 94.

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Vincent van Gogh's 'Starry Night' (Sean Gallup/Getty)
Vincent van Gogh's 'Starry Night' (Sean Gallup/Getty)
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Van Gogh Exhibit at Denver Art Museum Ends This Sunday, January 20th

Have you been to the Mile High City to see the Vincent van Gogh exhibit?

'Becoming Van Gogh' runs through this Sunday, January 20, at the Denver Art Museum and tickets are sold out, they had even extended the viewing times by about 200 hours.

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Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins (Courtesy)
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Wyoming Frontier Prison Featured on Travel Channel’s ‘Ghost Adventures’ Tonight

Do you watch the 'Ghost Adventures' TV show?

They'll be investigating a site in Wyoming on tonight's episode, January 11.

The Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins will be featured on the Travel Channel at 7 p.m., Channel 12 on Optimum and DirecTV channel 277.

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Vedauwoo off I-80 Between Cheyenne and Laramie (flickR User/ampersandyslexia)
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Wyoming State Museum Presents Free Lecture on History of Vedauwoo Tonight

Have you ever wondered about the history of the rocks of Vedauwoo?

Tonight the Wyoming State Museum kicks off their 2013 Lecture Series with Roger Ludwig discussing the history of Vedauwoo and the Pole Mountain area.

The lecture is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the Barrett Building's Multipurpose room.

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Man Drives Same Rolls-Royce For 78 Years

You can't take it with you. Isn't that the expression people always use when they want your stuff after you drop dead? Mr. Allen Swift knew he couldn't take his 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster with him to the afterlife, but he made sure it was well taken care of after they tossed him into the ground.

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Santa Ornament (flickR User/kevin dooley)
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See ’1,000 Faces of Santa’ at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens’ Childrens Village

Have you seen the '1,000 faces of Santa' display in Lions Park yet?

The free exhibit at the Paul Smith Children's Village, part of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, runs through 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24.

'One-thousand Faces of Santa' is a large, rare and unique collection of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century. It is a part of the Thom Wise Collection and has been featured on HGTV.

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10 Unusual Historical Events That Happened During Christmas

Everyone knows Christmas Day is all about tearing open presents, spending time with loved ones, gorging on lots of good food and celebrating the holiday spirit in general. Even though most of us have got the holiday thing down by now, some folks out there might not be aware of some of the unusual and history-making events marking Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in the past.

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This Day in History for December 19 — House Impeaches Bill Clinton, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776: Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled 'The American Crisis' (more info)

1777: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (more info)

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