Life Magazine Hula Hoops

Hula Hoops!

“We completely lost control.” Richard Knerr. For over two decades, Richard Knerr, along with his childhood buddy and partner, Arthur “Spud” Melin, were leading purveyors of fun. Working out of … Continue Reading →


Vanderbilt

The 200 Million Dollar Man

“The workman now earns the equivalent of a barrel of flour each day.” William H. Vanderbilt. William Vanderbilt knew his business. After inheriting 95-million-dollars from his father, the venerable Commodore … Continue Reading →


Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx

“Those are my principles; if you don’t like them…well, I have others.”  Groucho Marx. Groucho Marx began entertaining audiences in 1905 and continued nonstop for 56 years before fading from … Continue Reading →


First Conspiracy Theorist

Conspiracy and You

“I am very sorry I did not open my eyes before.”  John Hardouin. John Hardouin is the great granddaddy of conspiracy theorists. An 18th-century French scholar, numismatist, and theologian, he … Continue Reading →