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R.I.P., the Father of Pac-Man

Masaya Nakamura recently passed away at the age of 91. You may not be familiar with that name, but his impact on the world was huge: Known as “the father of Pac-Man,” he helped usher in the video game age. The Japanese industrialist graduated from the Yokohama Institute of Technology in 1948. He studied shipbuilding, […]

5 Little Shops Owned By Big Celebrities

There are millions of small business owners in this country, forming the backbone of our economy. And some of them are movie stars and rock stars! Samuel’s Sweet Shop In 1994, a textile worker from New York state’s Hudson Valley named Ira Gutner quit his job in the family business to fulfill a lifelong dream: […]

R.I.P. Florence Henderson

Here’s the story of a lovely lady…beloved by millions for her career-making role on The Brady Bunch. RIP Florence Henderson. She Was a Stage Star While Still a Teenager In 1952, 18-year-old Florence Henderson landed one line in a Broadway play called Wish You Were Here. The theatrical giants of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein […]

Origins of Famous Characters

November 18, 1928, is the birth date of the most famous cartoon ever: Mickey Mouse. Read on for the story of how he got his name, as well as the surprising origins of other famous characters. This article was first published in Uncle John’s Great Big Bathroom Reader.  Mickey Mouse The most famous cartoon character […]