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USING COWS TO EXPLAIN ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

This infographic uses two cows as a medium for explaining the various types of socio-economic systems.

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Source: Econintersect

TLBSPEDIA: JACK NICHOLSON

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Jack Nicholson was born in Neptune, New Jersey, on April 22 1937, and grew up in Manasquan, New Jersey, about 50 miles south of the city on the Jersey Shore. The people he believed to be his parents were named John and Ethel May Nicholson. John was a department store window dresser and Ethel May was a hairdresser as well as a talented oil painter. June Nicholson, whom he believed was his older sister, was an aspiring actress.

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STAR TREK RANDOM FACTS

Here you can see a cool infographic about Star Trek universe.

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Source: Visual.ly

TLBSPEDIA: PULITZER PRIZE

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In the latter years of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer stood out as the very embodiment of American journalism. Hungarian-born, an intense indomitable figure, Pulitzer was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles, and a visionary who richly endowed his profession.

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TLBSPEDIA: DON RICKLES

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Donald Jay Rickles was born on May 8 1926, in New York City, New York. The only child of Max, an insurance salesman, and Etta Rickles, he grew up in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, where he was actively involved in the local synagogue.

Following his graduation from Newtown High School in 1944, Rickles spent two years in the U.S. Navy. He then attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps as an insurance salesman before enrolling at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where his classmates included Jason Robards and Grace Kelly.

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT ‘MARRIED WITH CHILDREN’

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Photo by Fox

In April 05 1987, one classic tv show of the 80’s premiered, ‘Married With Children’. The show is about Al Bundy, an unsuccessful middle aged shoe salesman with a miserable life and an equally dysfunctional family. He has a very attractive but lazy wife named Peggy who constantly nags him to death while throwing the little money he earns away on herself. He also has a very promiscuous teen aged daughter named Kelly who makes up in attractiveness what she lacks in IQ points, and a not so attractive but bright teen aged son named Bud who seems to think he is a ladies man.

Stars: Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, David Faustino
Creators: Ron Leavitt, Michael G. Moye

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this show.

  • Ed O’Neill’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is in front of a shoe store.

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT ‘POKÉMON’

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In April 1 1997, was released one iconic cartoon of all time, ‘Pokémon’. The cartoon is about the ten-year-old boy, called Ash, who aspires to be the greatest Pokémon (pocket monster) trainer in the world. To do this, he enlists the help of two friends, Misty and Brock, and his own Pokémon, Pikachu. Together, they must search their world for all 150 Pokémon, while avoiding the likes of Team Rocket and their Pokémon, Meowth.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart
Creators: Satoshi Tajiri, Junichi Masuda, Ken Sugimori

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this cartoon.

  • Ash’s starter Pokemon was going to be Clefairy but was swapped for Pikachu to make it appealing for boys and girls alike.

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TLBSPEDIA: ELTON JOHN

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Singer, songwriter, composer and icon Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He discovered his passion for music at an early age. He taught himself how to play piano when he was only four years old. John soon proved to be a great talent, winning a scholarship to a youth program at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He attended classes there on the weekends.

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CURIOSITIES ABOUT ‘LETHAL WEAPON’

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Photo by Warner Bros.

In March 6 1987, was released one classic action movie, ‘Lethal Weapon’. The movie is about Martin Riggs, who is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Director: Richard Donner

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, here are some of the curiosities about this movie.

  • Mel Gibson was only 30 when the movie was filmed, although his character Riggs was supposed to be 38.

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