Month: May 2021

Interior and exterior sets and settings, themes and motifs, monsters and menaces, even dialogue and sound effects—all these horror movie elements have been suggested by famous paintings. Inspired by the works of acclaimed artists, horror movie directors have added audio, visual, and dramatic effects to their own creative visions, enhancing their artistic works with those
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The law of war regulating the conduct and conditions of warring parties is often forgotten in times of absolute terror. Violation of principles can range from intentionally killing prisoners or civilians to rape and torture. The following list examines key figures in history that committed such acts resulting in the ultimate punishment of death. Though
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We’ve all been there. Just starting to show, maybe four or five months into your pregnancy—you’re finally over that gosh-awful first trimester. Ugh, the morning sickness, the food aversions, the smells! Well, maybe you still have the smell thing going on. You know, all of a sudden, your husband’s cologne smells like a nauseating wet
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Belarus has been in the news a lot lately, which has left many Westerners wondering about the country. After all, it’s not as well-known as other European nations, leaving many knowing little about it. This list aims to highlight some of the more interesting facts about the country, focusing on its history and the people
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Though we all surf the internet every day, surfing is by definition a surface-level activity. We stay in that nice, clear top layer of cats, nostalgia, and Netflix. For the most part, it’s safe there and it is beholden to the same sets of rules that we are—namely social contracts and the legal system. But
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Novels are a beloved way to escape into the past and imaginary worlds we can only hope to encounter in real life. But sometimes, as much as we love to read the classics, they can be awfully hard to crack. These American masterpieces, whether westerns, science fiction, or feminist works, may have been written during different times
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When you go through minor surgery, there’s nothing major about it. Well, there is—surgery is surgery. But it should be routine, with minimal cuts, maybe a few stitches, and little to no organ rearranging. Most important, you should be able to walk out that outpatient door and recover at home. But sometimes, the best-laid surgery
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The Internet has become the world’s garage sale which I guess would make it a world sale. And if you’ve ever stopped to meander through a garage sale, you’ll see plenty of strangeness. We’ve already had a list about oddities on eBay auctions but we’re going to open it up to all Internet marketplaces. One
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For as long as humans have been fishing to feed themselves, they have also been fighting over access to the best catch. While we don’t have any records of cavemen bashing each other’s brains in over who gets the biggest trout, there is a long history of bitter conflict in the fishing industry. This list
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First appearing in English in 1607, the word ‘pimp’ is thought to have stemmed from the French infinitive ‘pimper’ meaning to dress up elegantly. These days, however, the term has taken on a whole new disgraceful meaning. Nevertheless, such a vile line of work has had its share of colorful moments in history. From the
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Several TV shows like to bring in off-screen characters that are occasionally heard or partially seen and mentioned frequently. Despite the audience never being introduced to certain characters, they still manage to add a lot of humour to these shows and often impact storylines and on-screen characters. Here are 10 of the most noteworthy characters
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Fifteen years or so into the grand experiment of social media, grading its overall net impact is impossible only because there’s no such thing as an F-minus. Grandstanding virtue signallers, vengeful social justice warriors, posed poseurs pretending their lives are utopian, questionably sourced news items shared by even more questionably sane acquaintances… all there for
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Welfare is a life-saver to many families in the United States. It helps the most vulnerable in society meet their basic needs in hopes that they can land right back on their feet again. But there will always be someone to come along and ruin it for those who need it. Scammers discovered that they
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We love October, AKA spooky season. We dress up in scary costumes for Halloween, tap into the terrifying stories of demons and poltergeists, and we get to enjoy some of Disney’s greatest hits, namely “Hocus Pocus” and “Halloweentown.” But what happens when all the horror we reserve for one month ends up hiding in our
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Ah, strippers. For better or for worse, the stereotypes about the profession make strippers a fascinating subject. But while some stereotypes do have some truth to them, a lot are off the mark. For starters, not all strippers are women forced into the profession or “paying for college.” I mean, have you seen “Magic Mike”?
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You might think cancel culture is a relatively new invention. Social media, particularly Twitter, seems to be obsessed with trying to get conservative people banished from their fields of work. These social media pile-ons often have no effect. Some celebrities have successfully manipulated cancel culture for personal gain and used their online notoriety as a
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For thousands of years, humans have worshipped and feared the power of curses. Whether brought on by wrathful god, spurned witch, or confluence of bloody history, curses have vexed hapless souls since the beginning of society. And whether any of these vengeful spells were ever real or just products of our innate tendency to fit
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All 50 states in the United States raise beef cattle, with Texas, Nebraska, and Kansas being the top three producers. It’s not surprising that beef cattle are such a widespread product. Annual revenue from cattle and calves is impressive. In 2020 alone, there were $62,013,996 in cash receipts. With so much money to be made, there’s often
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One of the best things about music is the unique impression it leaves on every listener. Everyone ends a song in a different mood, hearing different pieces, and with a different takeaway on what the song was truly about. Songwriters often use this narrative nebulousness to sneak in concepts they wouldn’t dare make plain. Whether
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A lot of work goes into the creation of a movie or television program such as writing the screen- or teleplay, pitching the idea to a production company, casting, and all the technical tasks which include cinematography, lighting and film editing—all coming together harmoniously to produce a masterpiece which will hopefully be appreciated for generations.
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Simply being in the presence of wild animals in their native habitats is unsettling. Their gaze is pitiless. Quick and powerful, they are often equipped with sharp teeth or fangs and strong, penetrating claws that can rip and shred human flesh. Some sport antlers capable of rending and battering. Many are massive, weighing hundreds of
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Rock ‘n’ roll makes the world go ‘round. Rock music has its own ‘personality’ and fans see it as the superior genre. It is also no secret that rock ‘n’ roll has influenced society in a way no other genre of music has. On this list are just some of the many rock songs that
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Once upon a time, there was a society that could take a lesson or two (or ten) from classic, often anthropomorphic fables. That time was now, and that society was… well, pretty much all of us. Here are ten takeaways for modern-day humans, borrowed from lackadaisical pigs, sensationalist chickens and, of course, big bad wolves.
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Tutankamen tends to grab the spotlight. But there are other mummies with remarkable tales to tell. There is a boy disguised as a hawk and a priest with a baby in his coffin. A mummy called Alex has a cautionary tale for modern society while a Persian princess almost fooled the world (she was something
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