David Aaron Gray

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The Man of Steel

Posted by davidaarongray on September 30, 2013 at 5:00 AM

The Original Superman?:

Stalin wasn’t his real name but a name he gave himself in his early twenties. With his real name being unpronounceable he took to using this in an attempt to hide his non-Russian roots. It means ‘man of steel’


Shorty McSensitive:


After his...

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Today is Flag Day Everyone!

Posted by davidaarongray on June 14, 2013 at 2:35 PM


Today, June 14th, is Flag Day in the United States. To mark the occasion we should clarify a few things about Old Glory and her 30+ facelifts since her birth.

First things first... the below flag, commonly known as the "Betsy Ross Flag" was NOT EVEN THE FIRST FLAG OF THE USA!


Above: the "Betsy Ross Flag"

Like all new enterprises, ...

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The Other 50 United States

Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM


51) Long Island (not quite long enough it seems)

There are or have been several movements regarding secession of parts of present day New York. The most prominent amongst these have been the movements for a state of Long Island.


The secession o...

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More Historical Myths

Posted by davidaarongray on February 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM
The United States did NOT Declare its Independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776

On July 3, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail with this prediction:

"The Second of July, 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believ...

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Advice from an Unlikely Source

Posted by davidaarongray on January 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM

History has not always been kind to President Richard M. Nixon. Those of us born after Watergate (and more than most who lived through it) are unable (or perhaps unwilling) to recount anything really positive about the life and legacy of our 37th President. This perception was reinforced by the recent film dramatization Frost/Nixon (2008), which grossly misrepresented the facts and tone of the famous 1977 inter...

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Some Great Historical Myths

Posted by davidaarongray on January 21, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson”

The fictional English sleuth never said these words (at least not in any of the works written by Conan Doyle). The first use by Sherlock Holmes himself is believed to have appeared in an early 20th Century film, and consequently never penned in any form by Conan Doyle.

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