Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Eric Johnson is a history major at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As a child, he wanted to be a pirate, Jedi, and/or velociraptor. He's put those plans on hold, however, and is now the news blog director at 95.5 WBRU (news.wbru.com). Eric also writes for Brown's satirical newspaper, The Brown Noser. His favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back, his favorite book is All the King's Men, and his favorite TV show is 30 Rock.
If you weren't alive when Francis Gary Powers got shot down over the Soviet Union, you probably heard about it in high school history. But just in case you slept through that class, here's a quick recap: Capt. Powers had been working for the CIA, carrying
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In the nearly 75 years since it was first released by Parker Brothers, Monopoly has inspired hundreds of spinoffs. Most of them are licensed by Hasbro, but there are also plenty of eccentric and unauthorized variants, like many of the ones below. 1.