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Old 05-12-2018, 05:57 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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THE GREATEST CARD CHEAT

Allen B Kennedy (1897-1961)
His fingers were so quick that he could pull any card from the center of the deck undetected.
A Canadian magician had heard about him and spent years tracking him down so he could learn the trick.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/...toryid=5666567


https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...&GRid=39305816
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:17 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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THE GREATEST PICKPOCKET


Apollo Robbins
I would have liked to have seen the looks on the faces of the Secret Service Agents after they discovered he damn near picked them clean. He even lifted Jimmy Carter's itinerary.


https://www.wired.com/2008/06/someti...catch-a-thief/




https://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/h...Qqv#.yqbYVZ3nl
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Fast Eddie Parker (1931-2001)
He was the inspiration for the Paul Newman character in the movie The Hustler.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/200...ianobituaries1
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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Alvin " Titanic " Thompson (1893-1974)
Gambler, hustler, killer.
He could have been a pro-golfer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_Thompson



https://www.headstuff.org/history/ti...er-and-killer/



Reading about him throwing his key into a lock brought back memories. Once when I was about 14, my brother and I had come home from school and instead of putting the key into the lock, I stood back about 6 feet and began trying to throw the key into the lock. I saw an old movie where a gangster did that and figured I would give it a try. It took many attempts, sometimes the key would just barely go in and then it would fall out. On the final try, I threw it a little harder and it went in almost all the way. My brother tried doing it but never came close. The old man noticed all the scratches around the lock and thought someone had tried breaking in. My brother bragged to all the kids at the bus stop and soon every kid in the neighborhood was throwing keys at their front door.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:05 AM
 
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Thomas Ley (1880-1947)
Australian politician and murderer.
Spent his remaining years in an asylum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Ley
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The oldest pair of Levi blue jeans are kept in a fire-proof safe and only two people know the combination.

https://mashable.com/2015/03/17/olde...is-blue-jeans/
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:45 AM
 
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The very first strike recorded in history started in 1152 BC on November 14 during the reign of Rameses III in ancient Egypt. Workers on the construction of a royal necropolis, a group of tombs, felt they were being underpaid so they all walked off the job.





John King (1838-1872)
Australian explorer
He was the sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition.

John King (1838-1872)
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Jan Janszoon & The Sacking of Baltimore

He was a Dutch pirate, turned Turk, who invaded Ireland and snatched people to be sold into slavery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Janszoon


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sack_of_Baltimore










Evolution of the Television Set

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/the...elevision-set/


I had one of those big wooden sets with the tiny screen once. It was in the trunk of an old car I bought. Took forever to come on but it did work.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:13 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Why are dog stories always sad ?




Shep 1930s

the story of shep






Hachiko (1923-1935)

Hachiko: The dog who continued to wait his owner for more than nine years after his death
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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Could this be the oldest watch ?

https://www.yourwatchhub.com/watches...-in-the-world/
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