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Celebrity Birthdays for August 16 – Madonna, Steve Carell and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Madonna
Age: 54
Occupation: Singer, “Actress” and Attention-Hog
Known For: Being the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all time, dozens of hit singles you no doubt know by heart, her controversial personal life, and recent stage antics that have served only to make her reek of desperation

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This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info)

1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)

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This Spells ‘Trouble’ — Scrabble Player Punted from National Tournament After Cheating

In just about any game, there’s a way to cheat — and consequences if you get caught.

That’s something a young Scrabble player learned this week when he was kicked out of the game’s national tournament after a competitor noticed him doing something untoward.

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Woman Triumphs By Getting $10,000 Check for Unknowingly Paying to Light Streetlamps the Last 25 Years

Reading utility bills can be frustrating. The total amount is usually higher than we think it should be, and figuring out why is nearly impossible.

But one Connecticut woman now knows the reason for her inflated bills: for more than two decades, she was paying the cost of juicing two city streetlamps.

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