Category Archives: Entertainment

The Poltergeist of St. Catherines, Ontario

You are most likely familiar with “The Shining” and the infamous room #237… Continue reading

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Sesame Street #847: An Episode Forever Lost

Margaret Hamilton, swooped down onto Sesame Street on February 10, 1976  guest starring as the Wicked Witch of the West. She dropped her broom presumably in flight over the small town where David retrieved it from the street. David did not want … Continue reading

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Dai Vernon – The Man Who Fooled Houdini

  Dai Vernon (June 11, 1894 – August 21, 1992) – born David Frederick Wingfield Verner, in Ottawa,Canada, was and still is  known  for his contributions to the world of magic. Vernon’s interest in magic was passed down to him … Continue reading

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Houdini in “The Grim Game” Recovered Footage & His Voice on Wax Cylinders

  “The Grim Game” – a silent film in which Houdini performed a high-flying stunt where two planes collide high above the onlookers below. One plane hurtles down towards the crowd and slams into the street with, of course, the damsel … Continue reading

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Edison’s Talking Dolls: “Little Monsters”

  A government laboratory has worked a way to play back the recordings on fragile wax cylinders, which were the working vocals of the dolls made by Thomas Edison in 1890.   Edison employed an army of hundreds of girls, (according to … Continue reading

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Mechanical Tables: For All Occasions – Including Gaming

  Sometimes, nothing needs to be said. Watch and enjoy.   A key transforms this table into a desk, 18th Century Getty Museum   Jean-François Oeben’s Mechanical table, c. 1761–63 Metropolitan Museum   Demonstration of the Roentgens’ dressing table, believed to … Continue reading

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How To Rock A Hanky: Educational Health & Safety

Have you been the victim of Mr. or Mrs. Planet Rude, whom just so happened to sit behind you after boarding a bus, train or plane while you sat quietly, minding your own business – perhaps enjoying the novel you’ve chosen … Continue reading

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – 1920 Cinema: Silent Horror

The release date for “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” was February 26, 1920. It has been hailed as “the first true horror film”and “cult film”. The film – a premonition of the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party  – the addition … Continue reading

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The Organ Grinder & His Monkey

Organ grinders were a special people who brought smiles to the many faces of adults and children alike during very difficult times – war; high unemployment, and so on. If we could please keep our angry thoughts and comments pertaining to … Continue reading

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Our Fancy – The Peanut Butter Solution: List of Ingredients

List of Ingredients: 1 really ripe banana 5 dead flies 1 rotten egg 3 licorice leaves A fistful of kitty litter 3 Connie Crisps 3 Crosbie Crackers 9 spoons of soil, a glass of pepper’s fizz and a spoonful of … Continue reading

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