Keith Richards is ranked 10th on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Deborah Feingold hide caption

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Thomas B. Reed was the larger-than-life speaker of the House during America's turbulent Gilded Age. His outspoken politics brought the position to prominence and forever changed the House of Representatives. Library of Congress hide caption

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Forty cars lined up for the start of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911. Courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hide caption

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In 1974, Evel Knievel attempted a three-quarter-mile jump across Idaho's Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He failed, but the highly promoted stunt helped him achieve celebrity status. AP hide caption

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John Waters darkens his mustache with an eyebrow pencil. "It's there," he says, "but it needs help, just like everything needs help that has some kind of style to it. It doesn't come naturally. It needs a little bit of help." Greg Gorman hide caption

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Quandary: If a man shops by himself, did a woman put him up to it? That's one of the questions prompted by Helen Simpson's short story "Night Thoughts." Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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