Month: January 2022

So often, what’s considered good and bad in art can be dictated by a very small group of people working within very narrow parameters. That’s why outsider art is such an important thing, then. It allows for mediums to grow beyond these constrictions, usually with no fear of being rejected, as so many of the
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Around a century ago, the world’s technology was far different from now. Even the most intelligent scientist would have thought the notion of the internet sounded like crazy witchcraft at the time. Automobiles for the ordinary citizen were just becoming widespread, the television had yet to be created, and the internet had yet to be
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A good way to live on forever is to become a word. Well, it’s a way for your name to live on, anyway. Chances are, the origin and your legacy will be completely forgotten. People will likely forget the word was ever a name at all. Here are ten surprising eponyms and the unique people
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We just began another year, and we still don’t know MH370’s final resting place, who Jack the Ripper was, or whether the Alcatraz three really survived their brazen escape. Astronomers are still trying to solve intriguing space mysteries, and scientists are still hoping to find out what caused the Cambrian Explosion. The Ark of the
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NASA is well-known for its operations in space. It is hard to miss giant rockets streaking across the sky, bulletins about space meteors, and their stylish spacesuits. When not exploring outer space, NASA sponsors research that leads to spinoff technologies. Many inventions developed for space have an impact on Earth’s environmental efforts. NASA’s budget was
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The gaming world has changed entirely. There are thousands of games, consoles, and other tech available to the everyday gamer, a near endless amount of options to pick from. Gaming has even become somewhat glamorous. Gone are the days when gaming seemed geeky. YouTube has made some gamers millions, and now everyone wants a piece
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With the recent release of Get Back, Peter Jackson’s thorough examination of the Beatles in a time of trouble, interest in the famed band has increased. More interesting than their work together was the music the quartet recorded individually in the 1970s. This list offers a tidy selection. Related: Top 10 Bizarre Conspiracy Theories About
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Many animals participate in a matriarchal society, like the African elephant. African elephants live in herds with women or matriarchs leading their groups. The top matriarch leads the herd with confidence and skills to sense and alert others to danger while working as a unit to raise their young. We also see matriarchies in other
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The men on this list were cruel dictators. At their orders, if not by their own hands, thousands or, in some cases, even millions, of victims were killed, often after being tortured. These dictators’ names are deservedly infamous. So vicious and villainous were they that it is almost impossible to believe that any of them
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The dreaded meet-the-parents. We are all desperate to make a good impression on the in-laws. We want to be accepted and welcomed into the family, but things don’t always go as planned. Some mothers-in-law take things to the extreme regarding their children’s new partners. Is it jealousy? Is it insanity? Maybe it’s both. Related: 10
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Movie props play a crucial role in the art of filmmaking. Some might even say the starring role. Once an actor touches these infamous objects, and the film itself is a smash hit, makeshift items of everyday materials can become prized possessions. Nowadays, many movie props are barcoded and cataloged into a database at the
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Today, we think of Olympic events as being held in state-of-the-art venues built specifically by the host city for that year’s illustrious games. When cities are awarded the opportunity to host, the planning committee gets right to work. The result has given us spectacular Olympic venues where the athletes compete, hoping to win gold. However,
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When the terms “troubling social trends” and “U.S. colleges” are used in tandem, the first things that come to mind are young-adult vices like binge drinking, fraternity hazing, and a heaping dose of HPV. But alas, other worrisome habits have crept into many American colleges, and the consequences could be far more serious than a
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Given the sheer volume of material that television so often demands, it can be very easy for a show to get stale before its time. That’s why, aside from just keeping the quality of the material up to a high standard, writers will often try to keep things interesting by experimenting with the form, creating
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“The citizens of Afghanistan, man and woman, have equal rights and duties before the law.” Modest by Western standards, the above guarantee represented a “momentous change” when enshrined in the 2004 Afghanistan constitution. Never had Afghan law acknowledged the equality of men and women. Yet, before this, women’s rights had already begun to improve the
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Finally, 2021 is in the rear-view mirror. Most of us enter a new year hoping for bigger and better things. Worldwide, countries are hoping for an end to Covid-19 and a boost in the global economy. Well, don’t get your hopes up. According to several mediums and psychics, even long-dead ones, 2022 won’t be a
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In case you haven’t heard, the universe is old. So old, it just kind of popped up about 13.77 billion years ago, for some reason. Throughout that lengthy period, it’s had a lot of time to stretch its feet and evolve into what we see today. Though it’s stupendous that we can even see that
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