Lizzie Borden Took A Trademark...

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The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast of Fall River, MA, has won the exclusive right to merch bearing the hometown alleged-axe-murderess's name. Yes, that Includes "Everything I Need to Know About Anger Management I Learned From Lizzie Borden" shirts. [Newser]

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I just Googled Lizzie Borden, and until today I had no idea that she was an adult when she allegedly committed the murders. All this time, I had assumed she was a kid — probably because of her name (Lizzie versus Liz or Elizabeth) and the fact that she was famous for supposedly kiling her parents. So I always imagined the infamous Lizzie Borden as a Victorian Michael Myers figure.