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What comes to mind when you think about your favorite candy? Perhaps you think of the chocolate and peanut butter combination of a Reese’s cup, a caramel-filled Twix bar, the coconut and almond pairing of an Almond Joy, or non-chocolate treats such as Skittles, Twizzlers, or gummy bears. At just the right moment, indulging in
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Since the very earliest days of aviation, birds have posed a threat to aircraft. The idea that a small, winged animal could bring down a massive plane seems surprising, but such accidents have caused numerous near-misses as well as devastating crashes and deaths. In 1905, Wilbur Wright—one of the two famous pioneering aviator brothers—wrote in
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Everybody is entitled to the right to privacy. It is a fundamental human right that falls under the first-generation human right—except, with technology, it’s not! Today, there is a lot of controversy surrounding privacy because its definition varies globally. Technology has many benefits, but it hasn’t helped on this front. If anything, its development has
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Usually, when animal stories headline the news, it’s either a feel-good report or something relating to PETA. We’ve all probably seen the videos of first responders risking life and limb to save that little fluffy kitten or treasured family dog from a fire or a flooding storm drain. And you’ve watched as people rush to
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“Freeze! You’re under arrest for… for… oh, wait.” Perhaps no act of aggression better sums up our times than SWAT-ing, the act of convincing teams of typically armed emergency services to swarm a home under false pretenses. With little more than a caller ID scrambler or encrypted virtual private network (VPN), cowards-turned-cyberbullies solicit tense, tenuous
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Riches. Fame. Wealth. Power. These are the things that come with amassing copious amounts of money—money that not every average person can achieve in their lifetime. While everyone’s, or at least most people’s, dreams are to be wealthy, there can only be so many successful people. For the rest, we can only observe and learn
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Many films have shocking twists and turns, but occasionally, there will be a movie that will drastically change course in the middle of the story. It essentially turns into a different kind of picture, sometimes even switching genres. Whatever our overall impression of such a film, whether we ultimately find it entertaining or disappointing, at
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Athletes don’t get banned for no reason. The common denominator for all bans is cheating. For various reasons, some athletes cheat and, by doing so, ensure that the competition is skewed in their favor. This insults clean athletes who have spent years dedicating themselves to their chosen sport only to find that the playing field
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Small-town America’s past contains countless gruesome and unsolved deaths. Yet these ten cold case killings stand out as being particularly unsettling. The chilling attacks here run the gamut, from shady businessmen to suspected organized crime activity, horrific acts of racism, and seemingly random murders. Sadly, justice has thus far eluded these poor victims. Related: Top
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Few things are more fascinating than an exciting conspiracy theory with some scientific basis. In our list, we will go through some extremely intense theories (Has the Earth been pulled into a black hole since 2012?!) and some that truly seem silly and good-natured. Put it this way; you will never look at bird feeders
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The future is a fascinating place. Especially when looked at as a place our children, nieces, and nephews, and the rising generation gets to inhabit. A gateway into the future is found in the pages of bookshelves. Books talk of the future as a fantasy, a future populated with aliens and interstellar travel. Some even
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No one, including futurists, has a crystal ball. Despite centuries of attempts to divine the future using everything from animal innards to tea leaves, little progress has been made, except, in some cases, by scientists (meteorology is one example of relative success). So the future remains, for the most part, relatively obscure. However, that fact
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The first known mention of pizza is in a 10th-century document from Lazio in Italy, with the modern version of the ever-popular dish coming from Naples. The international pizza market brings in around $128 billion annually, and a third of it takes place in the United States alone. These eateries differentiate themselves the best way
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Long ago, The Twilight Zone became a cultural institution. Rod Serling’s original series, which ran from 1959 to 1964, still ranks highly on lists of the greatest TV shows of all time, even in today’s era of peak prestige TV. Serling oversaw 156 episodes over five seasons, writing a whopping 92 of them himself. But
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Naked yoga is a thing. Who knew? Why in the world would someone want to do yoga naked? According to proponents of this unorthodox form of exercise, naked yoga boosts self-esteem, improves body image, and enhances the mind-body connection. While that may sound lovely, you may want to think twice if you have the urge
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