" I am enchanted, believe me,
To die, thus,
In this mediaeval fashion,
According to the best legends;
Stephen Crane

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Actress Grace Kelly Marries Rainier III of Monaco

Grace Kelly was an Oscar-winning American actress who appeared in many films, including Dial M for Murder and Rear Window. In 1956, she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace, an event that marked her retirement from acting. The couple had three children, one of whom, Albert II of Monaco, is the principality's reigning Sovereign Prince. Grace died in a car accident in 1982. Why was she chosen to marry the Prince of Monaco?




Pizza is a baked pie of Italian origin consisting of a shallow breadlike crust covered with toppings such as seasoned tomato sauce and cheese. Popular throughout the world, pizza is now a symbol of cultural variation: In Brazil, pizzas may be topped with chocolate; in South Korea, sweet potato puree is popular; in Scotland, the "pizza supper" consists of french fries and a deep-fried frozen pizza. What toppings are used in Japan?

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Larry Walters, Lawn Chair Pilot

The unbelievable but true story of Larry Walters began in July, 1982, when Walters, a California truck driver, constructed a homemade aircraft out of a patio chair and 45 helium-filled weather balloons and lifted off from his girlfriend's backyard. Walters quickly rose to an unexpected height of 16,000 feet (4,876 m) and drifted toward Long Beach Airport, where passing airplane pilots reported him to the control tower. How did he make it back down?

Last updated on Thursday, 19th April 2007

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