The world of advertising is wildly competitive for your attention. Most people despise ads and prefer to skip or mute them if they can (thank goodness for ad-free streaming TV!). The first thing a commercial has to do is grab your attention, and advertisers will do nearly anything to do so. Sometimes these stunts go
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The potential of wars to wreak death and destruction surely places them among humanity’s worst traits. We all know the staggering cost to human life that the two World Wars and other devastating conflicts have wrought. However, not all of history’s wars have been violent. Here are ten surprising wars in which nobody died at
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The Emerald Isle of Ireland is undoubtedly a beautiful and historic place, filled with amazing cities, gorgeous landscapes, and a thriving culture that stretches back centuries. However, with that storied past come some bloody, spooky, and troubling interludes. So, what are the ten spookiest mysteries in Ireland? Let’s dive in and find out! Related: Top
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While interruptions of plays, concerts, and other live theater events may not be that uncommon, it is unusual for a shocking or tragic incident to take place in the middle of a performance. Sometimes, these moments are caused by accidents or sudden emergencies, but often they are intentional actions by people who want to disrupt
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Addiction: the compulsive urge to continue doing something regardless of its possible adverse outcomes. Every human is unique, with their likes and fantasies. Some like to travel, and others love to stay indoors. From introverts to extroverts and everything in between, we learn to co-exist through our likes and dislikes. When it comes to addiction,
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Death is a huge part of many cultures, with the beliefs surrounding what happens after we pass on causing wars, discussions, and speculation for millennia. Of course, one of the most famous festivals that honors the dead is Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, but there are plenty of other interesting death-related
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The United States is a melting pot for other cultures. Immigrants from across the world have long traveled to America for a new beginning. Many struck it rich, raised families, and contributed to American society. Along the way, they brought customs and traditions from their old homes. For millions, that meant sharing old recipes and
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or that is what Andy Williams merrily proclaims in his hit song that crashes face-first into all stores at the beginning of the festive season (and in some cases even before that). What is never mentioned in all the joyous writings of the jovial holidays and endless
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By the 1960s, America’s television industry had matured as its technology rapidly advanced in visual quality. Dingy black and white shows produced in the 1950s as kinescopes (by filming the screen of a television monitor) transitioned to vivid “in living color” shows by the mid-1960s. The sheer number of shows exploded. Inventive concepts and storylines
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Approximately 71% of the Earth consists of water which is great because we all need water to survive. However, some places receive less than 0.09 inches (2 millimeters) of rainfall on average per year, qualifying them to be referred to as hyper-arid deserts. Even worse, some areas go without rain for years, making them relatively
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Medieval Christianity was very fond of holy relics. The body parts of saints, things they owned, and substances produced by their corpses were thought to be powerful aids to those in need of divine help. If a church had a particularly important relic, then it could attract large numbers of pilgrims. The best relics of
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A list of ten peppers can only scratch the surface. There are over 50,000 different varieties available, and pepper enthusiasts are breeding new ones all the time. Peppers are spicy because they contain capsaicin; the higher the concentration of capsaicin, the hotter your pepper is. In 1912, an American pharmacist, Wilbur Scoville, came up with
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Over the years, many filmmakers have tried to break the mold and do something new. Only the best have created something that has left its mark on the entertainment industry and society. Here, we’ll focus on movies with a human cast, so, unfortunately, there is no room for animation. We’ve chosen the listed movies because
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If Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Macbeth, is any indicator, tales of witches always leave a splash in folklore and literature. These sorcerous figures have earned quite the reputation across every corner of the world. And while there is an ample amount of stories regarding women tragically victimized in various witch hunts in Europe and North America,
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Our minds are trained to accept changes to our favorite franchises. This is a welcome development because the gaming world is ever-changing. As games evolve in graphics, we gladly accept the refined versions—after all, we asked for them. What, however, takes us by surprise is when video game characters get a complete makeover that alters
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Seduction of the Innocent was the title psychologist Fredric Wertham chose for his 1954 book. No, it wasn’t a romance or an erotic thriller. It was an exposé of a product dangerous to the mental health of adolescents everywhere—or so he insisted. His target: comic books that he regarded as violent and risqué. These scandalous
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In recent years, the world has seen the essence of innovation. Innovation has made everything evolve, making life easier for people and organizations. As such, educational institutions embrace activities that allow students to do extensive research. Science fair projects are part of the exciting activities that students take part in at their schools. They are
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The caves of the world contain some of the best ancient works of art ever created. Not all of them may be as spectacular as those of Altamira in Spain, which notably triggered Picasso to say that anything “after Altamira is only decadence.” They all do, however, offer understanding into the way our ancient ancestors
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