Dogs have definitely won the propaganda war when it comes to pet popularity. Dogs are man’s best friend while cats are those aloof animals who will only occasionally allow a human to touch them. For all their stand-offish behaviour humans still tolerate cats enough to let them poop in a tray in their homes. Yet
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Boy bands pretty much ruled the 1990s and early 2000s. On stages everywhere, groups of young men crooned while doing synchronized dance steps, dressed in all-white suits or long, dramatic trench coats. There were some successful boy bands before the 90s explosion and after the 2010s with the massive popularity of One Direction and lately
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If someone mentions the period 1492-1800 in Europe, you might think: Columbus’ discovery of the Americas; Protestant Reformation; Shakespeare; Charles II; Scientific Revolution via Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and co; Dr Johnson and Mad King George III. What you probably don’t know is that, at just the time when European Christians were denouncing supposed cannibals
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Dwayne Johnson) this list takes a look at 10 popular disaster movies and delves into what experts have to say: Dr Victoria Petryshen, environmental scientist and Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Environmental Studies at USC.Morgan Page, Earthquake expert and Research Geophysicist at the Earthquake Science Center.Michael Angove, tsunami expert and meteorologist and Tsunami Program Manager at
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Human history has often not been kind to women. Even when they escaped the strict boundaries society placed on them they were often scorned. Cleopatra was a mighty queen but to her Roman opponents she was an Eastern witch who beguiled unwary Roman men to their doom, a reputation she has struggled to shake. Yet
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Human eyes are limited. But thanks to simulations and real photographs, people can now see the invisible world like never before. We can gaze at mysterious sparkles around flowers, an atom (not magnified), and even the speed of light. But not everything is happily agreed upon. A new kind of UFO has taken to the
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Earth is more than just a fuzzy blue and green ball floating in space. Our planet houses more than 7,5 billion people, spinning all of us through four seasons each year while providing us with magical views of oceans, mountains, valleys and more. There are a host of mysterious locations around the world, some extensively
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Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo is widely considered to be literature’s greatest contribution to the revenge tale and was even inspired by one of the entries on this list. Because we all seek justice when faced with wrongdoing, history is littered with tales of revenge. Here are ten examples of the greatest stories
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A rose by any other name would still be a rose. But were it called something silly, like Pukebud or Stenchflower, would it be the most overpriced florist flora come Valentine’s Day? Names aren’t everything, but they’re certainly not nothing – unless, of course, you’re item #8 on this list. They can attract or repel,
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The Hot 100 is not a meritocracy. If it was, then “The Monster Mash” would have just spent its 58th year at the top. Many of the most iconic songs ever recorded were denied the #1 position for comparably worse records. Immortal classics stalled at #2 behind forgettable one hit wonders, frivolous novelties, or just
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Hitler was a bad guy. That is an example of a well known fact about the second world war. There aren’t many periods in world history that have been more scrutinized, had more written about them or inspired more creative works than WWII (the tiny mustache boogaloo). Given just how complex and all-consuming the war
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Dogs are humanity’s best friends. From the first moment humans tempted wolves into being friendly with some scraps of food human and dog evolution has gone hand in hand. Today we have bred our best friends into an amazing range of breeds to suit any jobs that we want done for us. From sheepdogs to
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When you stop to think about it for a moment, there are actually a lot of animals that don’t have eyes. Jellyfish, Hydras, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, worms, and many more critters never evolved a means of looking around, and instead, use other means to make their way in the world. Other than those animals,
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Every once in a while, someone comes along with the world’s greatest invention — or so they say. New devices come about all the time, but few have the societal impact of actually changing the world. Most new inventions offer a slight improvement on previous designs, or they might even offer something unique. Still, changing
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While cinema has always been the thriving medium of visual storytelling, it is only in the last 15 to 20 years that short films have developed the immense popularity they now have. Thanks to Internet culture, a variety of amazing shorts have become incredibly successful and inspired millions to tell their own stories. From comedies
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Few countries celebrate Halloween like the United States. Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on candy, decorations, costumes, and nights out. It is a time when mischievous children play pranks on one another, adults reminisce about their misspent youth, and communities come together and have some lighthearted fun. While Halloween has become increasingly commercialized
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This week the world lost guitar god Eddie Van Halen after he passed away of throat cancer aged 65. He’s been remembered as a once-in-a-generation musician with remarkable talent. Van Halen’s albums and tracks are legendary already, but Eddie’s lightning-quick fingers and fret-tapping technique was revolutionary. But there’s a lot more to Eddie and Van
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Synthwave is a genre that has taken a life of its own recently. Between movie soundtracks and mainstream pop stars adopting the genre more and more frequently, this current era will look back at the defining albums that have shaped this new movement. While some have contributed to popularizing the genre, others have solidified a
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Humans have always been fascinated with (and terrified by) the paranormal. This doesn’t prevent some of them from going out of their way to try and force an encounter with the unseen. However, sometimes spooks are the furthest thing from their mind when they are suddenly confronted with something they can’t explain. It is no
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4chan was once a discussion board site that celebrated anime, but because users could post and upload content anonymously, it soon morphed into a counter-culture hub for edgy political groups, controversial subcultures, organized pranks, hackers, and even pornography. It’s a place where some users feel free to post whatever they want with little repercussions—you know,
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The ten titleholders featured on this list exemplify that size – for better, for worse, and for just plain gross – certainly does matter. But while having something considered the largest of its kind in the world may have its advantages – pride, prestige, even fortune – being the biggest isn’t necessary the best. While
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