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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

There was once a famous American television sitcom aired from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957. The sitcom became first of many things. It is the first scripted TV series filmed with 35 mm. film in front of a live studio audience. It was also the first show to use the three-camera format. The show is none other than I Love Lucy. Amazingly, those firsts were not even the most impressive parts of the show. These are just whispers of the things that you need to know. We bring you these 40 fun facts about I Love Lucy that you haven't heard before.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

For a lot of people the holiday season is full of the thrill of exchanging pleasantries and gifts, but for those who are tired of the commercial nature of the festivities, fret not, as it is "a Festivus for the rest of us." What started off as a quirky feature in the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" almost 20 years ago, Festivus has grown over the years to be a tradition in its own right. Festivus is celebrated on Dec. 23 every year as an alternative event to the Christmas season, which comes with its inherent pressures.

Put down the controller. Experts say you can be addicted to video games. It's called gaming disorder and it's being officially classified as a mental health condition in the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases published by the World Health Organization due out next year, The Independent reported. The classification will tell health providers that gaming disorder is serious enough to be monitored. The exact write-up has not been released, but criteria is needed to determine if someone suffers from the disorder. New Scientist reported. The publication said that the draft wording about the disorder says that if "gaming takes precedence over other life interests" then someone could be diagnosed with condition, New Scientist reported.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Legendary announcer Dick Enberg, whose amazing sportscasting career spanned six decades, died Thursday at the age of 82. He did play-by-play for college basketball, college and professional football and Major League Baseball. He also called other sporting events such as boxing, tennis, golf, horse racing and the Olympics. ... Enberg's big break came when he was chosen to call UCLA basketball games. During that nine-year stint, the Bruins won eight NCAA titles. When asked what was the most historically important event he covered, Enberg replied, "The Game of the Century." In that 1968 game, the University of Houston Cougars beat UCLA to snap the Bruin's 47-game winning streak.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

When hosting a holiday party, perhaps the best part of having everyone over is the collection of unique treats brought by all your friends and family. However, among the bottles of funky red wine, triple-cream cheese, and slice-and-bake cookies, there's always one outlier in the group: A fruitcake. Fruitcake is heavy, both physically (one can weigh the same as a newborn), and on the belly (there's a whole lot of candied fruit in there, plus it's soaked in liquor). Fruitcake is hard to bite into. Fruitcake can stay edible for years. Seriously, what is fruitcake? When taken at face value, fruitcake doesn't seem that bad. A cake made of dried fruit, nuts, and perhaps a bit of liqueur actually sounds quite good. However, if you've ever gnawed at a piece of fruitcake at a holiday shindig, you know there's a lot more to this cake than its description. read more


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