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5 Things You Didn't Know About Marilyn Monroe_2

On June 1, 1926, Marilyn Monroe was born. She eventually grew up to become one of the most iconic sex symbols in America. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the girl who went from working in a radio plane factory during the war to being one of America’s best-known actresses...

Her Breathy Voice Was Due to a Speech Impediment

Monroe stuttered when she was young, particularly if she was nervous or excited. She went to a speech therapist, who helped her overcome her stuttering by adopting her famous airy voice. While she was making her last movie, Something’s Got to Give, her stutter returned.

Her First Marriage Had Been Arranged

Monroe was still going by the name Norma Jean Baker at age 15 and was living with Grace Goddard, a family friend. However, Goddard moved and Monroe would have been forced to go to an orphanage or another foster home, so she decided to marry instead. She married at age 16 to the neighbor next door, James Dougherty, but the marriage only lasted a little over four years.

Monroe Changed Her Name a Number of Times

Monroe’s birth name was Norma Jeane Mortensen, and she was born in Los Angeles to Gladys Pearl Baker. When she was in her 20s, she did modeling using the names Mona Monroe and Jean Norman, then changed her name to Jean Adair when she started acting. She used the name Marilyn Monroe from 1946 on, but it was 10 years before she legally changed her name.

Monroe Was Far From Being the Stereotyped Dumb Blonde

Monroe may have sounded like a dumb blonde on screen, but she was the opposite. She enjoyed being around intelligent people and was an avid reader with a collection of more than 400 books. She was a shrewd businesswoman who headed a production company and was attracted to intelligent men such as her third husband, playwright Arthur Miller.

She Had an Unusual Diet

Monroe was known to have an odd but healthy diet that was heavy in protein. In the mornings, she would take warm milk and whip two raw eggs in it and drink it. She ate broiled lamb chops or steak for dinner as well as a number of raw carrots. However, she did occasionally indulge herself by going to an ice cream parlor to enjoy a hot fudge sundae.

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5 Things You Didn't Know about Queen Elizabeth II_3

On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at a young age following the unexpected death of her father. Here are 5 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about the longest-reigning British monarch....

The Queen Holds Two Birthday Celebrations

While most people have one birthday a year, the queen celebrates hers twice, on April 21 and again in June. This British tradition began in 1782 and has been continued ever since. Since the London weather in springtime can be rainy and cold, it was decided that the military parade celebrating the monarch’s birthday should be held when the weather was welcoming.

The Queen Has an Unusual Alarm Clock

The queen doesn’t use a traditional alarm clock or a wakeup call the way hotels do in order to rise in the morning. She has a Scottish bagpipe player who toots a tune from 7:00 to 9:00 every morning. The current piper for the queen is PM Scott Methven, who is a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

She Served During World War II

During the second world war, it was suggested that the princesses be taken to Canada to ensure their safety. However, Elizabeth turned 18 in 1944 and was determined to contribute to the country’s war effort. She served as a mechanic and truck driver in the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service. This makes her the only female royal family member to go into the military and serve during World War II.

Her Handbag Serves a Real Purpose

The queen is almost never seen without a handbag, but it isn’t just an empty gesture, and she does carry a few things like lipstick and a small mirror. However, the handbag’s main purpose is to signal staff members, and she places it on the floor as a call for someone to rescue her from a boring conversation. At dinner time, when she places her bag on the table, she’s ready for the meal to be over.

Humor Will Be Banned From British Television After Her Death

It’s one of those strange but true things; humor is banned on British television for 12 days after the queen dies. Once the BBC announces her death, it will be airing documentaries about the life of the queen and cannot show anything that is humorous until after the funeral. Reportedly, the BBC keeps black suits and other appropriate clothing available, so newscasters can change quickly when the need arises.

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5 Surprising Classic Songs That Were Once Banned

On June 3, 1956, rock and roll was banned in Santa Cruz, California, after it was thought by some residents to be detrimental to the morals and health of the community’s youth. Find out which surprising songs were deemed too scandalous for public consumption...

“Puff the Magic Dragon”

It won’t come as much of a surprise that the Peter, Paul and Mary song “Puff the Magic Dragon” was banned because of drug references, even though the poem the song was based on was written to resemble “Custard the Dragon,” by Ogden Nash. Even an article that appeared in 1964 in Newsweek suggested that certain lyrics in the song referred to marijuana. The song was adopted by some American troops during the Vietnam War for the AC-47 gunship, which was armed with Gatling guns and called Dragon.

“Louie, Louie”

The Kingsmen were a clean-cut rock band out of Portland, Oregon, who tended to wear shirts and ties and sport jackets when they performed. But when they released “Louie, Louie”, they ended up being investigated by the FBI. The buzz around the country among teens was that the song contained explicit sexual content, so some radio stations refused to play it. The FBI investigated the group and song for 31 months and then gave up because the words are so slurred it was difficult to even make them out.

“Lola”

The song “Lola,” released in 1970 by the Kinks, is about a transvestite and man who meet, but the song was banned by the BBC because it appeared to offer free advertising. One of the lyrics in the song referred to drinking champagne that tasted like Coca-Cola. The group’s songwriter and lead singer changed the lyrics to read “tasted like cherry cola,” so it could be played in Britain.

“Light My Fire”

This 1967 song from The Doors was on their debut album, which was on Billboard for 121 weeks. Because the song is over six minutes long, radio stations did not want to play it, but did eventually because of all the caller requests. The group became blacklisted by The Ed Sullivan Show after they appeared; although Jim Morrison, the lead singer, agreed to change lyrics that suggested drug use, they ended up playing the original version.

“Let’s Spend the Night Together”

Morals were the issue with this 1967 song by The Rolling Stones when they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Stones were not supposed to sing this song on the show but insisted, saying they would change the lyrics. Jagger mumbled the words so much that they were unintelligible, but Ed Sullivan banned them from ever appearing on the program again anyway.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Bruce Springsteen

On June 4, 1984, Bruce Springsteen released the record "Born In The U.S.A." which would soon become his biggest-selling album of all time.  Here are 5 things you might not know about the singer and songwriter nicknamed “The Boss."

He Was Once Stuffed Into a Trash Can as a Child

Springsteen was apparently somewhat difficult when he was growing up, at least in school. One story is that a nun at the grade school he was attending stuffed him into the trash can underneath his desk, saying he belonged there. Later, while attending Ocean County College, he must have had problems too. Some students who were attending school there got up a petition to expel him from the college.

One of the First Things He Bought Was a Flashy Classic Car

When people suddenly find themselves with money as Springsteen did after the success of his studio album, “Born to Run,” it’s only natural to want to purchase something special. Springsteen bought a black 1960 Corvette, which appeared on some of his album covers; it was his first car.

Springsteen Has Never Had a Number One Hit

Springsteen did have a number one hit, but unfortunately, he wasn’t the one who recorded it. He’s had 12 Billboard top 10 hits, and “Dancing in the Dark” spent more than a month in the No. 2 slot just shy of the No. 1 spot. He can take comfort that “Blinded By the Light” by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band took the No. 1 spot in 1977 — Springsteen wrote that song.

He Won Both an Oscar and a Golden Globe

Rock stars usually don’t win either of the above awards and actors seldom do, so these are major achievements for Springsteen. In 1994, he won ‘Best Song Oscar’ for “Streets of Philadelphia” from the movie Philadelphia, which starred Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. He won the Golden Globe for the title song “The Wrestler,” the sports drama starring Mickey Rourke.

Springsteen Had Numerous Singles in the Top 10 From the Same Album

When Springsteen’s album “Born in the USA” was released in 1984, seven of the singles made it to the Top 10 on Billboard, including “Dancing in the Dark,” which went platinum. It was his seventh studio album and was the biggest seller in 1985, with more than 15 million albums sold in the United States alone.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Bobby Kennedy_2

On June 5, 1968, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel. Despite his premature death, he remains a major figure in U.S. culture and politics. Here are five surprising facts you probably didn't know about Bobby Kennedy...

He Failed Third Grade

Robert Francis Kennedy, the seventh child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy, was constantly changing schools, partially because his father was a U.S. ambassador. He went to 12 different schools during primary and secondary, both in London and the United States. He failed third grade, but eventually got on track academically. After he graduated from secondary school, he attended Harvard and graduated from law school at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Kennedy Was Involved in Several Bar Brawls

Kennedy may have been referred to as the runt of the family, but he got into his first bar fight at 21 when he hit someone over the head with a beer bottle. When working as a Senate lawyer at age 30, he got into a fistfight with a drunk at a bar. After asking the man to take it outside, he struck him in the face and broke the man’s nose.

He Reached the 14,000-Foot Summit of Mount Kennedy

Kennedy was not an avid rock climber, but he was the first to climb the 14,000-foot Mt. Kennedy in the Canadian Yukon, which had been named for his assassinated brother. During the 1965 ascent, he left the climbing team he was with, including his brother, Ted; he reached the top first, planting a flag there. Brother Ted, who months before had survived a plane crash, pointed out that he himself had scaled the Matterhorn.

Kennedy’s Hobby Was Stamp Collecting

When Kennedy was 11, he began collecting stamps and received a gift of stamps in an album from then-President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt also sent him a letter, which invited Kennedy to see his stamp collection if he came to Washington. Kennedy responded to the gift by saying that he liked both the stamps and album and would like to see FDR’s collection. Both of the letters are preserved at the National Archives.

Kennedy Debated With Ronald Reagan and Lost

Kennedy was a seasoned debater and Reagan a rookie when they debated about America’s image and the world’s youth on May 15, 1967 on CBS News. However, Reagan’s knowledge and personable way of speaking made him the clear winner, which Kennedy himself acknowledged. He reportedly told his aides to never schedule him to debate Reagan again.

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5 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on Normandy Beach in what became known as D-Day. Here are 5 shocking facts you didn’t know about this turning point in World War II...

There Has Never Been a Larger Military Operation Than the Normandy Landing

Initially, three divisions were planned to land at Normandy, but that number eventually grew to be much larger, with 39 Allied divisions committing to the invasion at the beach in France. By the close of the invasion on June 11, 326,547 Allied troops had landed, along with 104,328 tons of supplies and 54,186 vehicles. This made it the biggest single operation in history.

The Plans For the Invasion Were Almost Leaked to the Public

Secrecy was important during the planning of the D-Day invasion, so word would not get back to the Germans, but the news almost leaked out, not once but twice. During the summer before the invasion, a copy of the early plan sailed out an open window in Westminster, England, but was fortunately found by a passing man and returned. On June 3, only three days before the invasion, a London teletype operator wrote up a fake invasion news release as practice for the real thing, and it was picked up by AP and announced over 500 U.S. radio stations, but the news was corrected two minutes later.

One American Paratrooper Got Stuck on a Church Spire for Two Hours

One unlucky paratrooper, among the 15,000 who landed at Sainte-Mere-Eglise around midnight on the first day, became stuck when his parachute got caught on the spire of a church. The paratrooper, John Steele, hung from the spire for about two hours and pretended to be dead so the Germans would not capture him. He was rescued by Allied forces about two hours later, and since then, a dummy paratrooper has been a permanent decoration on that church’s spire.

A Pigeon Named Gustav Brought the First Report of the Landing

Gustav was the name of one of the homing pigeons used by the RAF to transmit messages during the Normandy invasion, and he carried the first landing report. While this might sound a little primitive, homing pigeons were so important to the war effort that predator birds were culled to make the skies safer for them. For his service, Gustav was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, along with three other pigeons and Brian the dog, for their devotion to duty and conspicuous gallantry.

A Ghost Army Was Used to Deceive the Germans

The Germans knew that an invasion was planned, but they didn’t know where, and an elaborate ruse was put into operation so they would think the attack would be at Calais. A ghost army of rubber airplanes, inflatable tanks, vehicles and camps was built in Essex and Kent to throw them off, somewhat like the Trojan horse. It worked so well that the Ghost Army ruse was used more than 20 times between 1944 and 1945.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Mount McKinley

On this day in 1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, led the first successful ascent of Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley) the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet.  Here are five things you didn't know about the tallest mountain in the North America...

The Mountain Finally Has One of Its Old Names Back -- for Now

Mt. McKinley has had that name for what is really only a short time -- and in fact, as of 2015, it wasn't named Mt. McKinley anymore. That name was first used in 1897 by a gold prospector who was simply a fan of President McKinley. The national park surrounding the mountain was also named after President McKinley until 1980, when it was renamed Denali National Park and Preserve. The mountain has had several names both in various Athabascan languages and in English, but "Denali" is the one that people have tried to use over the past century. Alaskan representatives continually petitioned to have the mountain itself renamed Denali, but their efforts were blocked every single year because Ohio's representatives wanted the mountain to continue to be named after McKinley, who was from Ohio. Finally, in 2015, President Barack Obama approved the name change. President Donald Trump asked Alaskan senators if they wanted the McKinley name back, and both refused, stating that they wanted the mountain to remain "Denali."

Want to Climb Denali? You'll Have to Climb More Than You Would if You Were on Mt. Everest.

People tend to think of mountain heights as one general measurement, but "highest" and "tallest" are actually two different measurements. "Highest," in terms of mountains, runs from sea level to the top peak of the mountain. "Tallest" runs from the base of the mountain to the top peak. So even though Mt. Everest is the highest mountain because of its massive 29,000+ elevation above sea level, it's not the tallest. From base to summit, it spans only 12,000 feet, while Denali spans 18,000 feet from its base to its peak. (Mauna Kea is the tallest on the planet, spanning over 33,000 feet from its base on the ocean floor to its summit.)

Climbers on Denali Also Have to Deal With Lower Barometric Pressure and Worse Temperatures Than on Everest

Adding to the difficulty is Denali's latitude. Being so far north on the continent means that the atmosphere around the peak is very thin and has a much lower barometric pressure than that around peaks at more moderate latitudes. Low temperatures and wind chills can be worse on Denali, too; for example, Mt. Washington in Vermont, often said to have some of the worst weather on the planet, had a wind chill of nearly -103F in 2004, while Denali has seen wind chills of -118F at its peak.

Denali Has Had "Volcano-Like" Earthquakes, Even Though It Is Not Considered a Volcano

Denali is not considered volcanic despite its proximity to volcanoes in Alaska. However, in 2016, the Anchorage Daily News reported that a slow, volcanic-like quake was observed at the mountain in 2015. The quake was very light but lasted a long time, and it was centered at a part of the interior of the mountain that you would expect to see in a volcano. However, the Alaska Earthquake Center has stated that Denali is not about to turn into a volcano or erupt.

Measuring the Mountain's Actual Height Has Been Kind of a Problem

Finding the actual height to the foot for mountains is getting easier with technology, but it's still rather difficult overall. Denali is no exception; its official height has changed slightly over the years. The latest measurement is 20,310 feet as of 2015, although the mountain is growing ever so slightly each year.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About The Berlin Wall_2

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech in West Berlin in which he challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. To mark the anniversary of Reagan's powerful Cold War speech, here are 5 things you didn't know about the Berlin Wall..

The Wall Fell by Mistake

At a 1989 press conference held by a member of the politburo in East Germany, it was announced that there would be a lifting of restrictions on travel visas that would start right away. However, he misspoke because East Germans would still have to go through the process of visa applications, which was lengthy. Erroneous reports that the border crossings had been opened led to thousands of people showing up, and the head duty officer, overwhelmed, opened the crossing and soon the others followed suit.

The Berlin Wall Was Really Two Walls

Those who are unfamiliar with the Berlin Wall may not realize that it was actually two walls that were 27 miles long and separated East and West Berlin. The two high walls had a wide “death strip” in between them, which contained watchtowers, guard dogs, trip-wire machine guns, floodlights and anti-vehicle trenches. If someone did manage to get over the first wall, it wasn’t an easy task to cross over to the other wall and make it over that one to the other side.

Thousands of People Escaped from East Germany Over the Years

A young East German border guard, Corporal Conrad Schumann, was the first person to escape from East Germany two days after the border was originally sealed. Some escapees made it through by using the sewers, some dug tunnels and others hid in vehicles driven by visitors. Over the years, an is estimated 5,000 people made it into West Berlin and freedom.

A Church Was Located in the Death Zone

The only building that wasn’t destroyed inside the death zone was the Church of Reconciliation, although it was abandoned because its parishioners could not reach it to attend services anymore. Deciding that the church obscured the view from the watchtowers, it was intentionally destroyed in 1985, and a new building was constructed in its place.

Thousands of Guard Dogs Patrolled Inside

Patrolling “wall dogs” were used to help secure the “death strip,” and estimates mention between 6,000 and 10,000 animals that were tethered to 16-foot chains. It isn’t surprising that German shepherds were most popular, although Great Danes, Rottweilers and other breeds were used. The dogs were generally not used to attack attempted escapees but to keep them at bay until guards arrived.

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5 Facts About the Miranda Warning You Have the Right to Know

On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights before questioning by police. Here are 5 things you need to know about the Miranda rights...

When a Miranda Warning Is Used

A Miranda warning is only used if the individual is under arrest or in the custody of the police and will be questioned. Whatever that individual says, whether to an officer or investigator before being taken into custody, is admissible in a court of law. This includes interviews and conversations that are either at a home or crime scene or when the person is free to leave at any time.

Miranda Rights Did Not Help the Person They Were Named After

Ernesto Miranda was a man with a long criminal history, who was arrested as a suspect in a rape and robbery case and signed a confession after two hours of being interrogated by police. He was convicted, but the case ended up in the Supreme Court, where it was overturned because Miranda was unaware of his rights. He was re-tried in the case, found guilty and sentenced to prison for up to 30 years, but died four years after his parole in a bar fight.

Deaf Persons Are Not Given a Miranda Warning

Police are told not to question deaf suspects until they have a lawyer and that person is present for the questioning. No option is given for using a Miranda warning that is written out or lip-reading because both depend on the person’s ability to read and understand. Because there are several technical and legal terms that are difficult to express in sign language, the Department of Justice recommends waiting for a lawyer to show up.

Confession Rates May Be Lower Because of Miranda

The conviction rate of suspects is not agreed upon by legal experts, but some studies show a lower rate of self-incrimination and confession since Miranda rights began. In Pittsburgh, the rate of confessions dropped to 32.3 percent from 48.5 percent in a matter of months after Miranda was required, while in Manhattan, confessions dropped to 14.5 percent from 49 percent only six months previously.

Miranda Rights Don't Apply To Simple Traffic Stops

Police officers don’t read Miranda rights during traffic stops, even though they do question drivers. In Berkemer v. McCarty (1984)—in which an Ohio man fought his DUI arrest on the grounds that the officer did not Mirandize him during the stop, the Supreme Court ruled that advisement of rights only applied when a suspect was in police custody.

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5 Fascinating Facts About Our Nation's Flag

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress chose a national flag based on the design for the “Grand Union” flag with its stars and stripes. Here are 5 fascinating facts about the American flag that you probably didn't know...

Only Eight Places Fly the Flag Around the Clock

In most places, the flag is lowered and taken in at night. However, there are eight places where it always flies. These are at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Flag House Square in Baltimore, The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial at Arlington, Virginia, and the White House. The other locations where it flies around the clock are on the town green at Lexington, Massachusetts, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Valley Forge State Park in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the ports of entry to the country.

The Flag Was Nicknamed “Old Glory” by a Sea Captain

Sea Captain William Driver, who was from Massachusetts, owned a 10- by 17-foot flag, which he named Old Glory; it's said to have survived the Civil War. When the war was over, it was flown over the statehouse in Tennessee. It is considered an important artifact in the nation’s history and is housed at the Smithsonian Institution.

The Flag From the Shelling of Fort McHenry Still Exists

The Fort McHenry flag is important in American history since it survived the shelling by British troops at the beginning of the War of 1812 and was the inspiration for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key. It was removed from the National Museum of American History in 1998 in order to preserve it, especially since it had weakened and become soiled over time. It is in a special storage chamber now with filtered light and low oxygen and examined regularly to prevent further damage.

The Colors in the American Flag Have Significance

Everyone is familiar with the American flag’s white and red stripes and blue field with white stars, but many do not realize the significance of those colors. The blue field in the corner stands for justice, vigilance and perseverance. The white symbolizes innocence and purity, and the red stands for valor and hardiness.

It Was Never Proved the Betsy Ross Made the First American Flag

No documentation has ever been found that says Betsy Ross sewed the first flag; however, this has been taught to school children for many years. It was Ross’s grandson, William Canby, who first stated that his grandmother had made the first flag, when he wrote the story for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. True or not, it is a revered story in the history of the country.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About The Price Is Right

On June 15, 2007, Bob Barker ended his 35-year run as the host of The Price Is Right, the CBS game show where audience members were chosen to guess the prices of various items. Here are five things you didn't know about television's longest-running game show...

Hair Color Proved to Be an Unexpected Boost

There's a lot of pressure to appear younger in Hollywood, but it's not always due to a fear of age. Earlier television cameras, even when color TV was already the norm, weren't that good at picking up certain colors. Gray hair posed a problem because it looked like no hair when it was in patches. Barker had started going gray at the temples and noted that he looked like he simply didn't have hair there, so execs had him dye his hair. At one point, he went on vacation from both the show and the hair dye and found that people around him preferred the gray color. He managed to get the OK from showrunners to stop dyeing his hair, much to his happiness and the apparent delight of the home audience, one of whom wrote in that Barker's sudden change in hair color must have been due to one really adventurous night.

The People Chosen to Be Participants Aren't Totally Random Draws

t's pretty well-known that people sit in the audience on the show in order to get a chance to have their name called. But it's not that well-known, at least to those who have never tried to be in the audience, that the name draws aren't totally random. Everyone in the audience is screened, first when they're in line to get in — a man named Stan Blits greets each person and gives his assistant a code word if he thinks someone in line is a real contender. Then when the show starts, Blits and crew observe the people they met in line and further narrow down the list of names they're likely to call. Blits has said he wants to see enthusiasm, so people who are energetic in line but then quiet all the time in the audience drop off the list.

You Could Technically Lose Cash by Winning

Anyone who has ever won a contest in the United States will know why winning on the show could be a money-losing event: In the U.S., you have to pay taxes on any winnings, even if the winnings themselves aren't cash. So if you win a $20,000 car, you have to fork out the tax money on $20,000 worth of automobile. If you already don't have a lot of money, that could be difficult to swing. The show sends out a letter first, detailing the taxes you need to pay before you get your prizes.

There Was a Wardrobe Malfunction.

Was there ever a wardrobe malfunction, unfortunately. A woman in the audience was called up to the stage and became so excited that her tube top fell. OK, that statement about how the show is expecting enthusiasm? If you're going to get that enthusiastic, be sure your clothing is on very securely.

One Model's Life Was Forever Changed by the Show — and Not in a Good Way

One of the models who worked on the show, Janice Pennington, was knocked over by a camera on set. She fell into the audience and had to undergo surgery that left her with visible physical changes. She remained on the show for several years after that but could not wear the swimsuit that had been her show "uniform" for years. She was eventually fired from the show, though not because of the accident or its effects; there had been a wrongful termination suit against the show, and Pennington gave a deposition in favor of the model suing the show.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie "Psycho"

On June 16, 1960,  Alfred Hitchcock‘s legendary movie Psycho had its world premiere at the DeMille Theatre in New York City. Here are five crazy facts you probably didn't know about Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"...

The Shower Scene Was Supposed to Be Silent

The shrieking music that will forever accompany Janet Leigh's screams in the shower weren't supposed to be there originally. Hitchcock wanted the scene to be silent except for screams and the stabbing sound (made by stabbing a melon -- and they actually tested stabbing melons until they found the one that had the right sound). However, the film's composer came up with a score anyway, and Hitchcock liked it so much that not only did he use it, but he also doubled the salary for the composer.

Major Media Outlets Spoiled the Movie's End Before the Film Was Released

And you thought Game of Thrones spoilers discussed after the show ended were bad. Imagine if you had taken every step possible to hide the outcome of your upcoming film only to have major papers spoil everything six months before the film's release! This happened with Psycho — in January 1960, the Hollywood Reporter managed to give away the ending, and five months later, Variety followed suit. All this despite Hitchcock banning reporters, using fake film names, and swearing the cast and crew to secrecy.

Norman Bates of Psycho Shares a Common Origin With Other Murder/Slasher Films

The movie script for Psycho was based on the novel by Robert Bloch, but the character of Norman Bates was not a complete work of fiction. Bates was based partially on Ed Gein, who confessed to two murders but was suspected of many more, not the least because his house was filled with items like clothes made from human skin. (Bloch later said in an interview that it was more the idea that this gruesome killer could be a neighbor with no one knowing any better that inspired Norman Bates.) Gein was also the influence for the killers in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Silence of the Lambs.

Are You Always on Time for a Movie? Thank Alfred Hitchcock and Psycho

Because the key murder in the film takes place fairly quickly, Hitchcock knew that anyone arriving very late would end up asking about Janet Leigh and why they didn't see her in the film. To prevent this, he demanded that theaters not let people in after the film started. That sounds pretty normal now, but back then, it was normal to show up at whatever time and just keep watching. Hitchcock's requirement that everyone be seated before the film began changed how people treated filmgoing.

Psycho's Use of Black-and-White Film Was a Key Part of the Film's Existence

Hitchcock filmed Psycho in black and white for two reasons. One, the film was cheaper to use; while color was prevalent by 1960, it was still more expensive, and Hitchcock needed to lower costs. But the really important reason was that, by making the film and thus the shower scene black and white, the blood in the shower wouldn't be bright red -- and that was a crucial part of getting the film past censors. The scene was already extremely violent for its time (and it remains one of the most violent movie murders), and putting it in color would have made the censors bin the film.

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5 Shocking Facts You Didn't Know About the OJ Case

On June 17, 1994, O.J. Simpson led Los Angeles police on a low-speed chase for about two hours, culminating in his arrest on suspicion of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Here are five shocking facts you might have missed, even if you were glued to your TV set...

The Bronco in the Low-Speed Chase Is in a Museum

Simpson's Ford Bronco is a powerful symbol of the sensational trial that followed. The Bronco ended up in Tennessee at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Force for crime fans to see. The vehicle is part of the museum’s getaway cars exhibit.

Brown-Simpson’s Children Were in the House At the Time

Simpson and his ex-wife, Nicole, had two children together, Justin, age 5, and Sydney, age 8. Both were sleeping in their bedrooms at the time the murders occurred. They were reported as sleeping upstairs in the condo that Simpson had bought for his ex-wife and children at the time of their divorce. Neither of the now grown children of O.J. and Nicole has spoken publicly about what happened.

Simpson Had No Alibi

A limousine driver arrived at the Simpson home around 40 minutes after the reported commission of the murders to transport Simpson to an airport for a trip. The driver said he saw an adult male wearing dark clothing going up the estate’s driveway. He stated that it was a few minutes before Simpson responded to the gate phone to speak to the driver, and the limo driver said he had previously been calling the house for about 25 minutes with no answer.

Evidence Shows That Simpson Might Have Been Thinking About Running

Simpson, during his slow-speed chase, was found armed with a handgun, his cell phone, $10,000 in cash and his passport. Also, he had a theatrical beard and goatee along with the adhesive to apply them. The police took those items into evidence on the case.

Simpson Lied on the Stand

During the trial, Simpson claimed he would never wear Bruno Magli shoes because they were ugly. Footprints indicating Bruni Magli shoes with blood on them were found at the crime scene. However, the prosecution proved that the former NFL player did wear this brand of shoe when they presented the jury the evidence in 30 or more photographs of him wearing them.

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  I did  not  know  that the  2  children were  a  sleep in the  house  while the  murders  happen

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