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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Black History Month

Every February, America recognizes the struggles, achievements and contributions that the African-American community has made to honor its ancestry and recognize the advancements and innovations that have shaped our lives and society. I

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Central Press, Getty Images/Universal Pictures
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Did President Eisenhower Meet with Aliens?

According to a former Pentagon consultant and prominent author and lecturer, President Eisenhower met with aliens on at least one occasion during his presidency. Timothy Good, who worked with the Eisenhower administration, made this claim on a recent BBC program.

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500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art [VIDEO]

This was brought to my attention by a friend, I found it fascinating and thought I would share it with you...Enjoy! 

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Atomic Fireball made by Ferrara Pan (User:Atyndall)
Atomic Fireball made by Ferrara Pan (User:Atyndall)
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Atomic Fireball, Red Hots and Lemonhead Creator Dies at 93 [VIDEO]

Do you have a favorite candy?

My favorite is Lemonheads, made by the Ferrara Pan Candy Company. They also make Atomic Fireballs, Red Hots and Boston Baked Beans.

Earlier this month, on February 3, Nello Ferrara died at the age of 93. He was the son of the company's founder, Salvatore Ferrara.

The birth of Nello Ferrara's son is often cited as the inspiration for Lemonheads.

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Nicolas Cage Addresses Immortality Rumors on ‘Letterman’

On Thursday night’s Late Show With David Letterman Nicolas Cage finally addressed the rumors that he is immortal, and perhaps a vampire. At this point, would we really be all that surprised by anything Cage says?

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The Ames Monument. (Qqqqqq/Wikipedia)
The Ames Monument. (Qqqqqq/Wikipedia)
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Ames Monument Lecture at Wyoming State Museum Thursday

Have you ever visited the pyramid between Cheyenne and Laramie?

Just on the other side of Interstate 80 from the Vedauwoo Recreation Area you'll find the Monument to the Ames brothers.

Ames Monument is a 60-foot-high pyramid of stone located in the former railroad town of Sherman.

On Thursday, February 9, the Wyoming State Museum lecture series presents a discussion about the monument with Anna Lee Ames Frohlich, the great-granddaughter of Oakes and Oliver Ames.

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Evening Standard, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Getty Images
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This Day in History for February 7 – Beatlemania Begins and More

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

1926 – Carter G. Woodson founds Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month (More info)

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, ‘Pinocchio,’ premieres (More info)

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Dennis Fernkes, Wikimedia Commons
Dennis Fernkes, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for February 3 – ‘The Day the Music Died’ and More

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

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race (More info)

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax (More info)

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Awakening Punxsutawney Phil (Chris Hondros/Getty)
Awakening Punxsutawney Phil (Chris Hondros/Getty)
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Get Ready For Groundhog Day at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

How do you celebrate Groundhog Day?

Most of us will watch or listen for the weather prediction from Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania.

On February 1, the Paul Smith Children's Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park is hosting a Groundhog Day Exploration. Starting at 4 p.m., attendees will hear a story and help create a miniature puppet theatre. The cost is one dollar per child.

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This Day in History for January 28 – Challenger Disaster and More

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

1915 – An act of Congress creates the United States Coast Guard (More info)

1959 – The Green Bay Packers hire the now-legendary Vince Lombardi as the team’s coach and general manager (More info)

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Study: Getting Married May Not be Better Than Living Together

Are you living with your girlfriend and thinking about popping the big question? You may want to reconsider.

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, show that married couples have only few advantages compared to couples that aren’t married and live together.

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Capitol Records
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This Day in History for January 20 – ‘Meet the Beatles!’ Released and More

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

1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded (More info)

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