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Posted in art, books, children's book, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, ebook, fiction, gross, horror, literature, macabre, middle grade, monster, reading, scary, Uncategorized, weird, Words, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 05/22/2017 by Edward Brock

Today is the final day to get my newest story, An Apple A Day, for Free (on Kindle).

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Historical Happening – Arthur Conan Doyle

Posted in adventure, art, books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fiction, Film, history, kindle, kobo, life, literature, movies, mythology, News, non-fiction, people, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , on 05/22/2017 by Edward Brock

Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on this day–in 1859.

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Historical Happening – Pac-Man Debuts

Posted in art, Cool Stuff, Games, history, kids, News, technology, toys, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 05/22/2017 by Edward Brock

The hugely popular video game, Pac-Man, debuted on this day (in Japan), in 1980. It would make its way to North America in October of the same year.

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Historical Happening – Diamond Sutra

Posted in art, books, Cool Stuff, history, literature, reading, Uncategorized, wisdom, Words, writing with tags , , , , on 05/11/2017 by Edward Brock

The Diamond Sutra, is believed to be the oldest known printed book. It is dated to May 11, 868.

Historical Happening – Twinkies

Posted in Cool Stuff, food, history, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 04/06/2017 by Edward Brock

Good or bad, one of the most popular snacks, Twinkies, was invented on this day, in 1930–by James Dewar.

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Historical Happening – Terracotta Army

Posted in art, Cool Stuff, history, life, mythology, non-fiction, people, Smithsonian, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 03/29/2017 by Edward Brock

The incredible Terracotta Army sculptures (of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang) was discovered on this day, in 1974.

Terracotta Army, View of Pit 1

Historical Happening – King Kong Premiere

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/02/2017 by Edward Brock

The classic, King Kong, made its New York premiere on this day–in 1933. (It was released nationwide on April 7th).

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It’s also Willis O’Brien’s birthday (who created the marvelous stop-motion effects for the film). He was born in 1886.

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