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Introducing NNDB Mapper

The NNDB Mapper is a visual tool for exploring the connections between people in NNDB, linking them together through family relations, corporate boards, movies and TV, political alliances, and shadowy conspiracy groups. Maps can be saved and shared for others to explore.

As of this writing, the major demographic breakdown in NNDB is 23462 living, 13553 dead, 30136 male and 6877 female.

Recent Deaths: 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014

What is NNDB?

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)

But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with.

Most Recent Deaths: Obituaries

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And yes this is what passes for a gossip column in these parts

26-Nov-2014 · Wal-Mart still hasn't paid the measly $7,000 fine imposed by OSHA for the 2008 Black Friday trampling death of an employee ... US House Republicans will try to block Washington DC's newly-enacted law legalizing recreational marijuana ... Ridley Scott will produce but won't direct the Blade Runner sequel ... Joni Mitchell doesn't want Taylor Swift to play her in a movie ... US Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) says Democrats shouldn't have done the biggest thing they've done in the past five years — Obamacare ... Mark Cuban made billions from an open internet, and now he wants to kill it ... Judges overturn same-sex marriage bans in Arkansas and Mississippi ... HBO and Frances Bean Cobain are making a documentary about Kurt Cobain ... Piano from Casablanca sells for $3.4-million ... Is US Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) trying to name a climate change denial notion after himself? ... Parts of the original Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) computer have been restored for H. Ross Perot ... Man falsely convicted of murder sues Chicago over coerced confession ... Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson compares his case to the police killing in Ferguson, MO ... US Food and Drug Administration posts rules requiring calorie counts on food products at convenience stores, bakeries, coffee shops, pizza delivery, amusement parks and vending machines ... George Eads is leaving CSI ...

25-Nov-2014 · Scientists propose rejiggering abandoned TV frequencies as "super wi-fi" ... Twitter CFO accidentally tweets inside info publicly ... Was Pitch Perfect actually an allegory about 9/11? ... Riots follow verdict as Grand Jury and prosecutor say "No probable cause exists to file any charges against" Ferguson, MO cop who killed an unarmed black man ... 1970s actress wants to file a class-action lawsuit against Bill Cosby ... Idaho family buries female transsexual as a man ... Obama administration continues to strong-arm journalists into revealing sources ... Another hundred or so K-Mart and Sears stores are closing ... US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is forced out ... Maybe a toy gun that looks "indistinguishable from a real gun" isn't the very best Christmas present ... Jerry Lee Lewis is sued over alleged double-sale of music rights ... Medical marijuana clinic in Oregon provides free THC pills that seem to cure chronic seizures in children ... Dilip Kumar is not dead ... Honda blames under-reporting of injuries and deaths from accidents on "inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors" that spanned 11 years ... Hackers break into Sony's website ... Tiger Woods hires a swing consultant ... HBO has lots of lawyers scrutinizing its upcoming documentary on Scientology ... Sting will join the cast of his troubled Broadway show ... Rockefeller Family moves its offices out of Rockefeller Center in New York City ... 35 dead so far from GM's infamous defective ignitions ...

24-Nov-2014 · NBC hires Native American consultant to "clean up" Peter Pan's racist song ... Let's go skateboarding in an abandoned New York mental hospital ... Steroid-addled baseball star Jose Canseco will not be auctioning off his finger after all ... Burger King pulls the plug on 89 franchises in Germany over hygiene standards and working conditions ... Ursula K. Le Guin doesn't want to watch American literature get sold down the river ... Obamacare website seems to hide health plans with low deductibles and co-pays from low-income patients ... American Red Cross funnels donations intended for Colorado wildfire relief to local Chamber of Commerce ... Why do fire trucks in San Francisco still use wooden ladders? ... US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) says Republican-controlled investigation that absolved the Obama administration on Benghazi is "full of crap" ... Texas textbooks will include Moses as one of America's founding fathers ... Vancouver will issue heroin prescriptions for addicts ... Nutball Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio sues Obama administration over immigration order ... More accusations against Bill Cosby … Former NBC employee says he arranged meetings and cash payments with women on Cosby's behalf ... The failed bill to reform the US National Security Agency was a sham anyway ... For the first time, we will be able to test quantum physics in space ... Why do men in Hollywood movies have no penises? ... Starfish are disintegrating along the North American coast ... Not everyone thinks that Nickelback is terrible ...

23-Nov-2014 · NBC doesn't get the joke in its upcoming Tina Fey-produced Ellie Kemper sit-com, so it sells the show to Netflix ... Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz is for sale, if you have $1-million or so ... US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tallies the results: October 2014 was the 38th consecutive October that was warmer than the 20th century average ... Georgia cops skip fingerprint check, and jail wrong man for 525 days for child molestation ... Bill Cosby finally responds to rape allegations — "a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos" — and gets a standing ovation in Florida, as two more women claim Cosby atrocities ... Dinesh D'Souza explains that President Obama is an extremely spoiled brat and Republicans need to spank him ... Delta Airlines stands with President Obama on immigration policy ...

22-Nov-2014 · McDonald's worker wins $437-thousand in lawsuit after cop falsely claims to have found glass in a burger ... Another investigation finds Benghazi scandal adds up to basically nothing ... There were plenty of blown chances to help 2012 Connecticut school killer before he snapped ... More women accuse Bill Cosby of rape and sexual assaultVegas casino cancels Cosby concert ... Norman Lear turns down an offer to reboot All in the Family ... Republicans seem generally displeased with President Obama's executive order on immigration, and sue over Presidential rewrites of the Affordable Care Act ...

21-Nov-2014 · Sephora is sued for alleged on-line discrimination ... Obama administration fudged the numbers in reporting Obamacare sign-ups ... Wal-Mart again asks customers for donations to help underpaid employees ... Skyscraper rollercoaster is planned for Orlando ... President Obama orders immigration authorities to target "felons, not families" ... Attorney for Bill Cosby smears rape accuser … Another woman accuses Cosby of rape … Is it too soon for Sarah Silverman to joke about Cosby? … The Cosby Show is too great and important of a program to let disappear ... New York sheriff says he'll stop running warrant checks on everyone who enters the county's Social Services building ... Columbus Blue Jackets player files bankruptcy after his parents spend millions of dollars of his money ... Ty Herndon is an out, proud, and happy gay man, and the revelation inspires Billy Gilman to come out too ... Death toll from New York blizzard climbs to ten ... Cop in controversial Ferguson, MO killing received uncommon preferential treatment in grand jury proceedings ... After the public address system goes out, Toronto Maple Leafs fans finish singing the American national anthem ... Afghanistan gets its first amusement park ... Cleveland cop admits raping 15-year-old girl and videotaping it ... NFL Players Union appeals season-long suspension without pay for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ... Jerry Seinfeld is not autistic ... Canadian woman is billed $950,000 for giving birth in USA ... Yet another study shows that satire programs like The Daily Show do a better job informing viewers than actual news outlets ... Google offers another option for supporting the websites you like ... Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will return to Parks and Recreation ... Nick Jonas wants you to know that he's still a virgin ... Quebec cop who killed 5-year-old while speeding in non-emergency situation will not be charged ... CVS customer is locked inside closed store for an hour and a half ...

20-Nov-2014 · Wells Fargo Bank tries to screw widow out of her money ... It's unclear whether Tracy Morgan will fully recover from accident ... American "pick-up artist" is barred from entering the U.K. ... This is what we know about A Prairie Home Companion ... Bono undergoes surgery after bike accident ... Associated Press "scuttled" footage of Bill Cosby's "no comment" when he asked them to … No, Cosby didn't molest Raven-Symoné when she was a kid … CNN anchor Don Lemon offers advice on how to avoid being raped by Cosby … NBC dumps plans for new Cosby sit-com ... The Nielsen Company will start measuring Netflix viewership ... Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is still pretending his company's horrible satisfaction ratings are just a normal part of being so huge ... Same-sex wedding bells ring in Montana ... Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo take big swings ... Mattel sure is sorry about Incompetent Coder Barbie doll ... John Hodgman gets serious ... Mozilla switches default search from Google to Yahoo! ... Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport to announce his retirement ... Judge won't dismiss charges against Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) ... AutoZone vows to appeal $185-million verdict over discrimination against pregnant employee ......

19-Nov-2014 · Barbie is a game designer now, but she needs help from men to actually write code ... Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of rape, and Netflix "postpones" premiere of Cosby stand-up special ... Buffalo is blanketed with seventy inches of snow ... Bob Marley's face will be used to front a brand of marijuana ... European Space Agency mission discovers carbon — the basis of life on Earth — on comet ... Seven big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more than they paid in taxes ... Aaron Swartz was not was a criminal, and his attorney is here to clear up a few misconceptions you may have about what he did and what he was charged with ... Rev. Al Sharpton owes more than $4.5-million in back taxes ... US Congress would rather you drive to work than take public transit ... Firestone funneled millions of dollars to support former Liberian President and genocidal dictator Charles Taylor ... NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspends Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the season, without pay ... Steroid-addled superstar Jose Canseco says he'll auction off his middle finger ... Dave Chappelle doesn't think despised former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling should have lost the team ... US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doubles down on misunderstanding the internet and net neutrality ... Can the Catholic Church successfully claim it has the religious freedom to skip showing up in court? ... Economist Paul Krugman explains why Obamacare was set up the way it was ... Dwight Howard is investigated for alleged child abuse ...

18-Nov-2014 · LSD found in beef from Wal-Mart ... Hackers break into US State Department ... Court tosses challenge to Sherman Hemsley's will ... Maryland's millions of dollars in tax credits for the producers of House of Cards and Veep bring next-to-no economic benefit to the state ... Mike Tyson hopes to broaden his acting repertoire by starring in a TV version of William Shakespeare's Othello ... Toyota launches sales of hydrogen-fuel cars ... Drug testing plan proposed by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) is illegal and (probably) unconstitutional ... Charles Manson gets a marriage license ... Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house, calls for early elections ... US Drug Enforcement Administration investigates NFL team doctors ... HBO greenlights Westworld TV series ... US Justice Department defends Marshals Service's airborne cell tower spoofers, while refusing to acknowledge the program exists ... Bill Cosby's planned sit-com could be scuttled amidst rape allegations ... US Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is opposing net neutrality without even knowing what it is ... Barry Diller wants to build a floating park in New York City's Hudson River ... Cleveland pays $3-million settlement over police firing 137 shots and killing two after a car chase ... Bono injures his arm in a bike accident ... NBC thinks it's snagged the next Cheers with a cruise ship sit-com ... Church of England decides female bishops would be OK ...

17-Nov-2014 · When Baby Ruth sued Babe Ruth for trademark infringement ... U.S. government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as businesspeople, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers ... Michigan seeks to void hundreds of same-sex marriages ... As another rape allegation surfaces, Bill Cosby finally sort of responds, through his lawyer, who says he won't respond ... Republicans threaten to impeach President Obama if he issues executive action on immigration ... Jennifer Lawrence calls for laws against buying, posting, or selling photos that have been obtained illegally ... Napoleon Bonaparte's hat sells for $2.4-million ... Jesus and Virgin Mary share an Iowa tree ... How Tesla got Nevada to give it $1.4-billion in exchange for a giant battery factory ... Los Alamos National Laboratory took shortcuts in handling nuclear waste ... Monsanto sues to block ordinance that bans new genetically engineered crops within Maui, HI ... Reddit apparently isn't leaving San Francisco for suburban Daly City, CA ... Quentin Tarantino says "it's not etched in stone," but he plans to retire after making his tenth film ... Will President Obama veto Keystone XL legislation? ... Neil Young calls for boycott of Starbucks ... What sucks about Yelp ... Uh, no, Pope Francis is not a liberal ... ISIS issues a bloody reminder that they're still bad guys ... Where are the familiar faces from Doctor Who? ...


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