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. 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 ...
  2. 12 Surprising Things That Happened Immediately After Hitler Killed Himself

    12 Surprising Things That Happened Immediately After Hitler Killed Himself

    On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his subterranean Berlin bunker. The impact of Hitler's suicide on the war was more emotional than ...
  3. 11 International Unsolved Crimes That Americans Have Never Heard Of

    11 International Unsolved Crimes That Americans Have Never Heard Of

    The United States frequently generates sensational and disturbing crimes that make headlines all over the world. The Kennedy assassination, the Manson Family ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 12 Killers Who Custom-Built Devices for Their Crimes

    12 Killers Who Custom-Built Devices for Their Crimes

    Just because serial killers are typically deeply disturbed, violent psychopaths doesn't preclude them from also being very inventive and skillful.  At the ...
  6. 11 President/Vice President Pairs That Absolutely Hated Each Other

    11 President/Vice President Pairs That Absolutely Hated Each Other

    Throughout American political history, there have been numerous White House feuds and bad presidential pairs, which created ...
  7. +vote 12 Hellish Things That Have To Happen In Order For Your Amazon Order To Arrive On Time

    12 Hellish Things That Have To Happen In Order For Your Amazon Order To Arrive On Time

    312 votes
    Most Americans probably never even think about how Amazon ships packages so quickly. Working in an Amazon fulfillment center is a physically backbreaking, ...
  8. 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.
  9. The Most Hardcore WWII Spy Stories You'll Ever Read

    The Most Hardcore WWII Spy Stories You'll Ever Read

    It is not surprising that a global conflict like World War II generated so many amazing spy stories. Espionage has always been a business marked by deceit, ...
  10. 15 Maniacal World War II Plans That Never Came to Fruition

    15 Maniacal World War II Plans That Never Came to Fruition

    World War II precipitated many amazing military operations and feats, yet also gave birth a number of totally hair brained and completely insane schemes you've ...
  11. 14 Normal Jobs Nazi Leaders Used To Have That Prove Evil Can Come From Anywhere

    14 Normal Jobs Nazi Leaders Used To Have That Prove Evil Can Come From Anywhere

    The jobs Nazis had before the war frequently influenced their subsequent careers and behaviors. Some of Hitler's followers came from sophisticated and ...
  12. 13 Stories of What Happened Immediately After Atomic Bombs Were Dropped on Japan

    13 Stories of What Happened Immediately After Atomic Bombs Were Dropped on Japan

    World War II was one of the most brutal wars in world history, and is often revered as one of the most important for many reasons. One of the biggest ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 14 Brutal Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped Justice

    14 Brutal Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped Justice

    Following World War II, numerous high-profile Nazi war criminals were apprehended and some were executed. However, thousands of other notorious Nazis not only ...
  18. Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Were Swapping Ladies All The Time

    Rock Stars You Didn't Realize Were Swapping Ladies All The Time

    There is something about rock and roll musicians and the response they elicit from members of the opposite sex that seems to smash the boundaries and limitations ...
  19. Falling Free Bird: The Truth About The Infamous Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash Is Even Stranger Than The Fiction

    Falling Free Bird: The Truth About The Infamous Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash Is Even Stranger Than The Fiction

    Tragedy struck Lynryd Skynyrd, one of the best Southern rock bands, just three days after the group released its fifth album and was seemingly on ...
  20. 15 Secret WWII Operations So Crazy They Might Have Been Genius

    15 Secret WWII Operations So Crazy They Might Have Been Genius

    Covert operations carried out by Allied and Axis powers during World War II included some truly astonishing enterprises. Not all of these WWII ...
  21. Crazy Facts About Johann Sebastian Bach

    Crazy Facts About Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Brandenburg Concertos. The Goldberg Variations. "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor." When you consider his body of work, there's no denying that composer ...
  22. +vote The 12 Most Brutal Mob Bosses In Recent History

    The 12 Most Brutal Mob Bosses In Recent History

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    Plenty of people watch mob movies or binged Breaking Bad. But real life recent mob bosses are a far cry from conflicted, almost Shakespearean characters like ...
  23. 14 Facts About The D-Day Invasion Most People Don't Know About

    14 Facts About The D-Day Invasion Most People Don't Know About

    On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion by Allied forces began in the French region of Normandy. What happened on D-Day, one of the largest military undertakings in ...
  24. Totally Weird Nazi Mysteries That Will Freak You Out

    Totally Weird Nazi Mysteries That Will Freak You Out

    Although it took a world war and one hundred million deaths to eradicate Nazism, many mysteries were left behind by this strange and terrible movement. Some ...
  25. 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 ...

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