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Peter Cook: Looking down on world from the stars - On the 84th anniversary of his birth on 17 November 1937, it's weird to think British comedian Peter Cook is looking down on us from above... but in a way he actually is. Out in the asteroid belt, somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, among the numerous irregularly shaped bodies such as Ceres,…
Hedy Lamarr: Ecstasy and invention - MGM called her “the most beautiful woman in the world” but there was a lot more to the Austrian sex bomb who depicted the film world's first female orgasm than mere good looks... Hedy Lamarr also had an incredible mind, making a major contribution to the later development of wifi, GPS and Bluetooth. Born 107…
Coco Chanel: The designer who allowed women to be stylish - It was 138 years ago today that possibly the most influential woman of the last century was born. A revolutionary of society as well as fashion, Coco Chanel came from nothing to become arguably the most significant woman of her age, tearing down stereotypes and leaving a lasting legacy on women's fashion that has survived…
Doyle Brunson: Crushing it at 88 - An accomplished college basketball player and middle-distance runner with great potential, Doyle Brunson appeared to have a successful sporting career ahead of him until a summer job in a gypsum plant in the 1950s changed that trajectory immeasurably and ultimately gave rise to perhaps the greatest legend the world of professional poker has seen. With…
Rahm A Drama Ding Dong devalues Memorial Tournament - Credit to Jon Rahm, on his part he seems to have taken his forced withdrawal from the Memorial Tournament on the chin… but when a man who is leading a championship by six strokes going into the final day is asked to withdraw because of a bogus virus to give credence to the lunacy overwhelming…

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