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an·ec·dote Click to hear the pronunciation [an-ik-doht]
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1. A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.
2. pl. an·ec·dotes or an·ec·do·ta: Secret or hitherto undivulged particulars of history or biography.

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George Clooney: Clooney's Vault

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In 2003, George Clooney bought a home on lovely Lake Como in Italy. Among the contents left by the previous owner was an empty thousand-pound safe marked "Explosives." One day, Clooney arrived home and was astonished to find that burglars had attempted...

Jessica Simpson: Pants Off

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"I'm really clumsy, so I trip and fall a lot," Jessica Simpson once confessed. "And every time I perform in New York my pants split onstage. That's happened four or five times. Every time, I pull on my mom's jeans as fast as I can, so there we are, sta...

Richard Branson meets Sir James Goldsmith

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Virgin Records' founder Richard Branson was once invited to an exclusive party at the luxurious home of billionaire merchant banker Sir James Goldsmith. While admiring Goldsmith's beautiful pool, Branson -- on a whim -- crept up behind his host and pus...

Charles M. Schulz: Good Grief!

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"Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz's comic vision was inspired by a childhood punctuated by a series of misfortunes and failures. One day the future cartoonist went to see a movie at a theater which had promised chocolate bars to the first 1...

Niels Bohr: Barometer Question

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During a physics exam one day, young Niels Bohr was asked to "describe how to determine the height of a skyscraper with a barometer." "You tie a long piece of string to the neck of the barometer," he replied, "and lower the barometer from the roof of ...

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    On May 30, 1922, Max Flack and Cliff Heathcote played against one another in a double-header between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs. Immediately after the first game, they were traded -- for one another -- and promptly switched teams for ...
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    The director D. W. Griffith (often called the father of the motion picture), began his career as an extra. According to legend, he was initially considered a terrible actor; he moved so erratically, for example, that on the screen he often appeared to ...
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