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It’s a pretty big deal being first, but it’s an even bigger deal to be the one credited with launching a genre. In our top 10 list for today, we’ll be looking at movies that weren’t necessarily the first of their kind but were, rather, influential enough to standardize industry-genre standards. We’re talking about everything
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In today’s world the rise of transportation and exportation has opened the doors to numerous locations across the planet making our contact with other people more frequent than ever. It is easy to see how viral outbreaks might easily spread in such conditions, but what you might not realize is that global pandemics are not
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The United States Congress is en route to doing something truly incredible: passing a major bill along bipartisan lines. In mid-August, the U.S. Senate – a body currently split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, and which requires 60 votes to pass most legislation – passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill to update the country’s roads,
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[WARNING: This list contains disturbing recordings.] In 2017, a pilot flying over Western Australia noticed an SOS made of rocks in a remote location. Realizing that somebody could be stranded in this hostile environment, the pilot reported it to police, who launched an investigation. The mysterious SOS was later revealed to have been created four
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Is it true that a group of journalists stole the Empire State Building for just one day? How did police catch the thieves that stole one of Norway’s most famous paintings? Did anyone ever locate the Stradivarius violin of one of the most well-known concert violinists of the 20th century? Everyone knows that famous artwork
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We can all agree there are a variety of things no one in this world wants to do and getting electrocuted is right at the top of that list for most people. This unfortunately does happen to people though and we always see the movies where people get zapped, but have you ever wondered what
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As we approach the 20th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack on American soil, we’re reminded of the day’s cascading tragedies. Four hijacked planes. Two imploded skyscrapers. The seat of the most powerful military on Earth bursting into flames. Nearly 3,000 people died that day in plane crashes, building collapses and desperate leaps from
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Plastics have become the ‘bad guy’ of materials recently, largely because they don’t degrade easily or quickly. People throw plastics away and they clog up landfill sites or create unsightly litter. This creates a major problem for a lot of wildlife. Marine animals, in particular, often get tangled up in waste plastic. Even worse, tiny
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Do you throw a pinch of salt over your left shoulder if you spill a saltshaker at the dinner table? This odd little tradition is meant to ward off the Devil who, apparently, will lurk over your shoulder if you spill salt… I think. This is because, according to many famed daemonologists, spilled salt is
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Extortion not only sullies the reputations of the accused, but it also typically results in serious time behind bars and may include thousands of dollars in fines for the extortionists themselves. Such crimes frequently make the news, especially when their victims are as famous as the actors, models, producer, celebrity chef, late-night television host, and
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As we look to the stars, a common hope is that we will find planets like our own, able to support life as we know it. However, a search for habitable Earth-like planets is one that takes a lot of patience, as conditions needed to support life are rare. In fact, the space beyond our
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For better or worse, serial killers continue to fascinate us. You can find their stories in every medium, from books, television, and podcasts. We’ve all seen or heard the gruesome tales of Bundy, Dahmer, and Ridgeway. However one name stands out not only for the sheer scale of his crimes, but the fact that he’s
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Every comic book enthusiast has their favorite character. When it comes to comics snagged for the big screen, nothing makes fans quite as happy as when a characters’ importance as portrayed in the comic universes is mirrored in the movie. Studios who nail the results are raking in the cash, especially now that countless DC and Marvel films are released
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Do you ever think about what happens after death? Not necessarily about the afterlife or lack thereof, but about what will happen to our bodies. Death is inevitable; therefore, decision-making regarding end-of-life body disposal is inevitable. It is a choice that we will likely be faced with more than once, ranging from consideration of what
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Schools teach us valuable things. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen. But in some instances, what we learned was questionable. Will we use this? Should I be learning this? Who is telling me to put what where?  From stupid questions to egg babies, we learned some pretty weird stuff in school. Here are the
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All hotels are temporary spaces—a constant revolving door of guests coming and going. Consider the sheer number of people who will go to bed in just one hotel room over time. Now consider how many of those may never wake up again. The Eagles neatly summed it up in “Hotel California” with the line: “You
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There are a couple of major life events that you want to get right. You want high school prom to be a teenage dream, you want graduation from college to be a groundbreaking moment, and you want your marriage ceremony to go off without a hitch. If you skip to the end of your “perfect moments
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New species evolve from their predecessors, right? This lovely process isn’t new and is usually related to Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection. Natural selection is when a species is better able to adapt to its environment, diet, predators, mating, etc. This ability to adapt makes a species have a better chance of survival and eventual reproduction. The
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