Chaplin, CT

April 16th marked the anniversary of the birth of Charlie Chaplin.   I have always been an admirer of his.  He was a brilliant filmmaker, actor and even musician.  When my neighbor Mr. Biggs learned about my plan to write a web post about Chaplin’s birthday, he asked me if I had ever been to the magical place called Chaplin, …

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The Truth about Apollo XIII

Popularity is a fickle thing. Not that I know anything about being popular.* But I have been told by people who actually experienced popularity, that it is fickle. NASA learned this fact in 1970 and it resulted in one of the most elaborate hoaxes in NASA’s long history of elaborate hoaxes. In 1969, if you actually believe them, NASA landed astronauts …

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The Great State of Ohio

I have been writing letters to people for a very long time.  But in all that time, I can honestly say I never got a nicer response than the one I received from the wonderful people of the state of Ohio. Here is the letter I sent them: KENNETH SNIPPS PO BOX 9411 FORESTVILLE CT 06011-9411 Department of Commerce 77 South …

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The Madness that is Mountain Time

Did you know time in the Mountain Time Zone can vary as much as an hour and fifteen minutes from regular time? It’s true. My neighbor Mr. Biggs told me about it while he was siphoning heating oil from my tank. I asked what he was doing and he explained the insanity that is Mountain Time. The science behind it …

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Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt is probably the most amazing person to have ever lived. He was a writer, explorer, historian, and naturalist. He was also the 26th President of the United States. Once, while giving a campaign speech, he was shot. Theodore Roosevelt laughed, and continued with the speech for an hour and half more, with a bullet hole in him. Did …

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INCOMING!

That siren you are hearing blaring east of the Pequabuck River is my version of the Emergency Broadcast System. The main difference being, while the EBS transmits on radio and television stations, I just shout my updates from my back deck. I also put them here on the Internet. IMPORTANT NEWS USA Today is reporting an asteroid, identified as 2014 …

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Children’s Books

I am world-renowned as a writer and researcher of unexplained phenomenon, but that is not the extent of my work. “I believe the children are our future,” sang Teddy Roosevelt at his inauguration. With that abstract thought in my head, I made a vow to educate the children of the world with books on subjects I am most knowledgeable. The …

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Which One-Term President Are You?

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Things Mr. Biggs Told Me: Volume IV

I love creating pamphlets. Whenever I have a sufficient collection of interesting facts, I bundle them together into a pamphlet and distribute them to my fellow citizens. I feel it is my civic responsibility. I have been doing this for years. I have created pamphlets about Watergate, UFO’s, How To Use A Public Toilet, The Forestville Hum, and proper techniques …

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Storm Preparedness

In case you haven’t heard the news, the village of Forestville is about to get pounded by yet another winter storm. I know this because the NOAA weather radio I have has gone off.  The alarm always freaks me out. For those of you who do not know, NOAA is a radio station created by the guy who built the …

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