Phil Gibbons

Phil Gibbons

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Phil Gibbons is a writer, journalist, filmmaker and podcaster.  He has a BA in European History and an MA in Communications from schools with lousy football teams.  His work has been published in numerous national publications including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Fair.org's "Extra!" and France Today.  In August, 2000 he won $500,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire!?".  For more info see http://www.someveryfamouspeople.com/?page_id=32 
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  1. Absolutely Insane Courtney Love Stories That Could Have Only Happened To Courtney Love

    Absolutely Insane Courtney Love Stories That Could Have Only Happened To Courtney Love

    There are many crazy Courtney Love stories, insane but true incidents that range from the bizarre to the pathetic. After an unconventional upbringing and a youth ...
  2. What Happened To Natalee Holloway?

    What Happened To Natalee Holloway?

    What happened to Natalee Holloway? In 2005, the Alabama high school student suddenly vanished while on a graduation trip to Aruba. She is one of the many ...
  3. 14 Insane Facts About The Bay Of Pigs, The CIA's Most Half-Assed Disaster Op

    14 Insane Facts About The Bay Of Pigs, The CIA's Most Half-Assed Disaster Op

    Nothing epitomizes the disastrous Cuba policy of the United States better than the abortive, three-day, failed Bay of Pigs invasion conducted by anti-Castro Cuban ...
  4. Judy Garland Lived A Tragically Miserable Life Full of Torture And Heartbreak

    Judy Garland Lived A Tragically Miserable Life Full of Torture And Heartbreak

    Judy Garland was an undeniably sparkling presence on film, from her breakthrough role in The Wizard of Oz to later successes like A Star Is Born.
  5. The Most Common Causes of Death in Ancient Greece and Rome

    The Most Common Causes of Death in Ancient Greece and Rome

    The most common causes of death in ancient Greece and ancient Rome had much to do with a lack of some of the basic elements of modern healthcare and ...
  6. 14 Lesser-Known Stories From World War II That Should Be Made Into Movies

    14 Lesser-Known Stories From World War II That Should Be Made Into Movies

    The European theater in WWII was such a mammoth and complex chapter in history, it's probably impossible to document every astonishing, horrifying, or ...
  7. 17 Bizarre, Mind-Blowing Facts and Stories About Mozart

    17 Bizarre, Mind-Blowing Facts and Stories About Mozart

    Genius and insanity often go hand-in-hand, so it should come as no surprise Mozart, the paramount musical genius of the western world, was kinda off his ...
  8. What Did Famous Presidential Candidates Who Lost Get Up To After Their Defeats?

    What Did Famous Presidential Candidates Who Lost Get Up To After Their Defeats?

    What do presidential candidates do after losing the election? Getting that close to the most prestigious political and professional responsibility in the world and ...
  9. Interesting Facts About Audrey Hepburn's Life You Probably Never Knew

    Interesting Facts About Audrey Hepburn's Life You Probably Never Knew

    Audrey Hepburn is quite possibly one of Hollywood's most timeless stars. Born in Belgium in 1929, she went on to become an actress, model, dancer, and ...
  10. 12 Dark Facts About Che Guevara, Who Was More Complex Than His Image Suggests

    12 Dark Facts About Che Guevara, Who Was More Complex Than His Image Suggests

    Ernesto "Che" Guevara has generated as much controversy as any historical figure in recent memory. The cliche Guevara and his ...
  11. 11 Popes Who Didn't Take Celibacy Very Seriously

    11 Popes Who Didn't Take Celibacy Very Seriously

    Despite the vow of celibacy that is a cornerstone of the Catholic priesthood, throughout history there were many popes that were not celibate. These sexually ...
  12. 22 Haunting Pictures From Concentration Camps

    22 Haunting Pictures From Concentration Camps

    There are very few photos of the Holocaust and concentration camps were taken while these camps were being operated by the Nazis.
  13. 14 Fascinating Things Most People Don't Know About Anne Frank's Family

    14 Fascinating Things Most People Don't Know About Anne Frank's Family

    Anne Frank's story was first published in 1947, under the title The Annex. Since then, the work now known as The Diary of Anne Frank has enthralled and ...
  14. 19 Holocaust Survivors Tell Haunting Stories of Life In Concentration Camps

    19 Holocaust Survivors Tell Haunting Stories of Life In Concentration Camps

    Nazi death camps have received a great deal of attention in film and popular culture. Accounts of Holocaust survivors and life in concentration camps have been the ...
  15. The Most Gruesome and Terrifying Murders Committed by the Mafia

    The Most Gruesome and Terrifying Murders Committed by the Mafia

    Life in the American Mafia typically ends in one of two ways: death or prison. In a perpetual struggle over illegal power and money, murder is practically an ...
  16. What Happened When Shackleton Was Stranded In The Antarctic For Years?

    What Happened When Shackleton Was Stranded In The Antarctic For Years?

    Few exploits of the 20th century could match the courage and perseverance of the Shackleton expedition. Ernest Shackleton became the ultimate model ...
  17. 11 Things That Don’t Add Up About The Boston Strangler Case

    11 Things That Don’t Add Up About The Boston Strangler Case

    Beginning in June of 1962, one of the most mysterious serial killers in US history surfaced in the city of Boston. This killer was dubbed by the press as ...
  18. The Untold Story of How The Mormon Mafia Built Las Vegas Into What It Is Today

    The Untold Story of How The Mormon Mafia Built Las Vegas Into What It Is Today

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has a fascinating history. From its founding in the 1820s by Joseph Smith to the its modern-day prevalence in ...
  19. Revisiting The Rodney King Beating & L.A. Riots Proves Nothing Has Changed

    Revisiting The Rodney King Beating & L.A. Riots Proves Nothing Has Changed

    On March 3, 1991, California law enforcement pulled over a motorist named Rodney King after a lengthy high-speed chase. Because of King's attempt to ...
  20. Inside 'The General Crisis,' Statistically The Worst Time In History To Be Alive

    Inside 'The General Crisis,' Statistically The Worst Time In History To Be Alive

    What was the General Crisis? It was a period of unbelievable global strife, rebellion, death, and revolution that took place over the course of the 17th century.
  21. 12 Shocking Facts About Amy Lynn Bradley, The Woman Who Disappeared At Sea

    12 Shocking Facts About Amy Lynn Bradley, The Woman Who Disappeared At Sea

    On March 24, 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley went missing from a cruise ship en route to Curacao from Aruba. Although the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley did not ...
  22. Historical Figures Possibly or Definitely Affected By Syphilis

    Historical Figures Possibly or Definitely Affected By Syphilis

    One prolonged look at basically any historical moment brings into sight a plethora of irrational and unstable behaviors on the part of ...
  23. Robert Louis Stevenson: Legendary Author, Gigantic Cocaine Addict

    Robert Louis Stevenson: Legendary Author, Gigantic Cocaine Addict

    The creative life of Robert Louis Stevenson was relatively brief. In fact, Stevenson was already in his thirties by the time he first achieved literary ...
  24. The Tortured, Fascinating Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

    The Tortured, Fascinating Life of Friedrich Nietzsche

    The life of Friedrich Nietzsche belies his status as a proponent of existentialist philosophy, which emphasized personal evolution, mental clarity, and ...
  25. What The History Books Never Told You About Lawrence of Arabia

    What The History Books Never Told You About Lawrence of Arabia

    Thomas Edward Lawrence is one of Great Britain's most illustrious and highly acclaimed heroes, with his World War I exploits and role in the 1916 Arab Revolt in ...

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