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Random Notes on Golf Origins

June 11, 2010
By Vannini
Random Notes on Golf Origins

Though the Dutch game of kolf has been claimed as the origin, the first undoubted reference to golf was in 1457 when the Scottish Parliament deplored its popularity, since it took young men away from archery practice...
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June 7th – This Day in History – Henry Miller, Anna Kournikova, Dean Martin

June 7, 2010
By Vannini
June 7th – This Day in History – Henry Miller, Anna Kournikova, Dean Martin

"Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them." Paul Gauguin
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Fact of the Day: Popsicles

June 4, 2010
By Vannini
Fact of the Day: Popsicles

...Though the frozen pop was born that day, it took many years before Epperson began manufacturing Popsicles. He received a patent for the frozen treat in 1924 and called it the "Ep-sicle," a combination of "Epperson" and "icicle," changing the name to "Popsicle" after his children began asking for "Pop's sicles."
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Random Facts : NASCAR

June 3, 2010
By Vannini
Random Facts : NASCAR

A 500-mile NASCAR race is physically demanding, with some drivers losing up to ten pounds during the race. Richard Petty has the most NASCAR career victories, with 200 wins.
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