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Danny Groner has spent several years working in the fields of media, journalism and publishing. He specializes in writing about people, events, ideas, and the world we live in. "With such an extensive area of expertise, this guy is a walking Wikipedia," said one blogger.
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10 Lucky Movie Quotes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day brings out the superstitious side in all of us. Though it doesn't get the same love in cinema that other high-profile holidays receive, Hollywood does have a rich tradition of crediting "Lady Luck" for certain milestones and achievements. Here are 10 "lucky" movie quotes that you can pull out on St. Patrick's Day.

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What’s a Billiken, and How’d It Find Its Way to St. Louis?

St. Louis University is seeded fourth in this year's NCAA Tournament, and they're a sentimental favorite for a lot of hoops fans this year. In December, their coach, Rick Majerus, died of heart failure at the age of 64. The team dedicated their season to the memory of their coach.

But an additional reason to root for St. Louis is their mascot: the Billiken. What exactly is a Billiken anyway?

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The Batmobile and 5 Other Hollywood Cars That Sold at Auction

BAM! The original Batmobile sold at auction for $4.2 million this weekend which has both car lovers and cartoon lovers giddy. Famous Hollywood cars like those from 'Starsky and Hutch,' 'Knight Rider' and 'The Pink Panther' go up for sale from time to time, bringing out the most nostalgic buyers. Here's a look at how five memorable cars fared when they hit the open market, and what they fetched for sellers:

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Martin Luther King and 10 Other Famous ‘Juniors’

Today people will stop and reflect about the legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. — one of a number of famous people who made marks of their own despite having names that ended with "Junior." Dr. King's father was also a minister who inspired many followers, but obviously his son reached even greater heights. Here's a look back at ten other famous Juniors.

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10 Other Objects We Drop on New Year’s

Everyone knows about the ball that drops in New York City's Times Square to mark the start of a new calendar year. What you may not realize, though, is that other cities around the nation have similar traditions that entertain and enthrall their local communities. Here's a look at some of the odder traditions that will be taking place in America tonight:

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10 Couples Who Met on TV Show Sets

For as long as Hollywood's small and big screen industries have existed, actors have found unexpected romantic interests between takes. There are stories of long-term love like that of Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa who met while shooting 'All My Children' in 1995, and eloped the next year

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10 NBA Player Cameos in Music Videos

Some basketball players like Shaq and John Salley have shown their musical prowesses off the court, or even made a second career out of their vocal skills (or lack thereof). But, at other times, NBA players without any vocal abilities have dipped their toes into the waters of the music world thanks to cameos in music videos.

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What’s a Boilermaker, and What Does It Have to Do With Purdue?

Have you even been watching a University of Purdue football or basketball game and found yourself wondering what their nickname, the Boilermakers, means?

According to legend, the nickname dates back to the late-19th century when the school perennially routed nearby Wabash College at football, and Wabash supporters wound up hurling derogatory names at their competition. The town began calling the Purdue team things like "a great big burly gang of corn-huskers," "rail-splitters," "foundry molders" and "log-haulers."

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