Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more. Wednesday, December 4 There's a Guns N' Roses album called The Spaghetti Incident? (That question mark is part of the title: long story.) On that album is a bonus track called "Look at Your Game, Girl." And that song is by mass murderer Charles Manson. The …Read more.more articles
RELEASE: FEBRUARY 18, 2012
Tim Harper was a campus reporter for the Drake University Times-Delphic in Iowa, when he broke the biggest story of his career on Sept. 17, 1969. Except that none of it was true. That year, Paul McCartney was out of the public eye, as he mulled the pending dissolution of the Beatles. Rumors spread that he had died. Soon, fans were finding "evidence" in the band's album cover art and lyrics, particularly on the newly released "Abbey Road" album. Ironically, Paul McCartney has a 50/50 shot of becoming the last living Beatle.
In 2006, fans erected a 15-foot statue of Shakira in Barranquilla, where she grew up.
D) Puerto Rico
Previous answer: Julie Andrews played the male and female roles in "Victor/Victoria."
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