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More Stuff Brian Williams May Have Exaggerated

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As the Brian Williams fiasco continues and the NBC anchor’s career heads into free-fall, people are starting to question a few other claims Williams may (or may not) have made:

RODE SHOTGUN ON THE MILLENNIUM FALCON

CAUGHT THE LAST HELI OUT OF SAIGON IN ’75

HAD TO DUCK WHEN THE WRIGHT BROTHERS BUZZED HIS BACK YARD

WARNED AMELIA EARHART THE WEATHER LOOKED “IFFY”

BEAT EDWARD R. MURROW IN GIN RUMMY DURING THE LONDON BLITZ

SCORED THE FIRST INTERVIEW WITH SNOOPY AFTER HE TANGLED WITH THE RED BARON

COINED THE TERM “WARP DRIVE”

BEGGED AARON BURR AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON TO SETTLE THEIR BEEF WITH A GAME OF FOOSBALL

WAS THE LEFT SHARK DURING KATY PERRY’S SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW

Say it isn’t so, BriWi.

Children’s Books Written By (or about) Vladimir Putin

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He may be a power-mad Russian strongman, but that doesn’t mean Vladimir Putin doesn’t have a sensitive, artistic side. For example, many people are unaware that Putin has written a number of children’s books. Here are a few titles to get you started.

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE LACK OF WARDROBE

HORTON HEARS A COUP

THE VELVETEEN WHACKJOB

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRANIUM

UKRAINIA BEDALIA

THERE’S A WOCKET IN MY POCKET! NO, SERIOUSLY. THERE’S AN ACTUAL WOCKET IN MY POCKET

THE TAKING TREE

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF TEAR GAS

DIARY OF A KGB KID

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL CRUSH!

BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT SORT OF INSANE PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION DO YOU SEE?

THE LITTLE DESPOT WHO COULD

CURIOUS GEORGE MAYBE SHOULD STOP BEING SO CURIOUS

THE VERY HUNGRY AUTOCRAT

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CRIMEA

VLADIMIR AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD INVASION

He’s still waiting for his first Caldecott, I hear.

The Real Reasons Kim Jong Un of North Korea Is Threatening War

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One of the biggest mysteries in the world these days is understanding the psyche of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Does he really want war with the U.S.? Is he merely angling for money and a better international bargaining position? Well, wonder no more. The real reasons are less complicated than you’d think.

THOUGHT DeNIRO DESERVED THE OSCAR FOR “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”

RODMAN WON’T STOP CALLING

UPSET BY THOSE HORRIFYING COTTONELLE FRESH CARE COMMERICIALS

IF HE LAUNCHES NINE MISSILES, THE TENTH IS FREE

CHICKS DIG LUNATICS

DOESN’T WANT TO LOSE HIS BET WITH AHMADINEJAD

BAD CRUISE SHIP EXPERIENCE

HILLARY UNFRIENDED HIM ON FACEBOOK

JUST HEARD ABOUT NPR CANCELING “TALK OF THE NATION”

CRIBBAGE GAME WITH BIDEN GOT OUT OF HAND

HIS SMARTPHONE TOLD HIM TO DO IT

A long weekend at Disney World might solve the whole thing.

What Felix Baumgartner Thought About During His Jump

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As Felix Baumgartner showed the world this weekend, 24 miles is a long way to fall. Here are some of the things that crossed his mind as he hurtled back down to Earth.

I SHOULD HAVE HIT THE MEN’S ROOM ONE MORE TIME

SERIOUSLY, I’M FALLING FASTER THAN MY FACEBOOK STOCK

OH!MY!GOD!

EDDIE MONEY SURE DIDN’T AGE WELL, DID HE?

NEXT TIME, GET THE “RELAXED FIT” SPACE SUIT

WOWWOWWOWWOWWOWWOWWOWWOWWOW

GREAT, I’VE GOT THAT “GANGNAM STYLE” SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD

DID I REMEMBER TO TIVO CHARLES OSGOOD?

THOSE ANTS DOWN THERE BETTER NOT BE ANTS, OR I’M IN BIG TROUBLE

Congratulations, Mr. Baumgartner.