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The 12 Most Notorious Tax Evaders Of All-time
Everyone is familiar with the saying “there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes.” However, not all of us accept the latter as a given. As long as there have been taxes, there have been devious, far-fetched, and occasionally brilliant maneuvers to evade paying those taxes. The chosen maneuver varies, ranging from convoluted offshore accounts to filing false returns to brazenly hiding income. And while tax evasion is quite common (some experts speculate that US prisons would fill up if even one percent of deadbeats were prosecuted) some take their IRS dodging to truly newsworthy heights. Today, Billshrink looks back on the 12 most notorious tax evaders of all time – how much they earned, how they cheated, and what ultimately happened.
10 Unintentionally Hilarious 80’s Action Movie Villains
As if 80s action movies aren’t funny enough. When you actually break them down piece by piece you can appreciate how truly humorous they are. From the ridiculous plots (one man taking on an entire army is the plot of at least 5 of these types of films) to amazingly cheezy one liners, to sex scenes that are just stupid, 80s action movies rule. Another great element from these flicks? Clearly it’s the villain. And as funny as the plots are, the villains give these movies that extra spice needed to put it over the unintentional humor top. Here are 10 unintentionally hilarious 80s action movie villians
The 5 Nastiest Things Ever Consumed On TV
If you have a weak stomach, I suggest you skip onto the next post because this is definitely not for the people with weak stomachs …Here are the top 5 most disgusting things ever consumed on in the history of television.
10 Gamblers Who Beat The Casino
Everyone who walks through the doors of a casino is in an optimistic state of mind. The promise that they can walk out a winner is exhilarating and they convince themselves that they can do so. However, most gamblers walk out losers since every game is mathematically designed with a house edge. The following people knew this and were determined to rectify the situation. Whether it was through intelligence and cleverness, or by outright cheating, they were not going to walk out of there without a hefty profit. Many people may consider the list to be “too American” but it’s just what research yielded. It can be concluded that the U.S. has a bit more of a gambling culture than other countries because it is home to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and multiple other gambling cities and towns. Enjoy.
10 Sci-Fi Weapons That Actually Exist
Sure, the gear may look like it came straight out of Avatar or Battlestar Galactica. But all of the laser weapons, robots, sonic blasters and puke rays pictured here are real. Some of these weapons have already found their way onto the battlefield. If the rest of this sci-fi arsenal follows, war may soon be unrecognizable. Read on for a look at some of these futuristic weapons being tested today.
15 Of The Worst Experimental Deaths Of All Time
When you run experiments, there's inherently an element of the unknown. After all, we're trying to figure out things we don't know. And sometimes, things go wrong. FATALLY WRONG! Here are some of the most interesting, most intriguing, and sometimes most horrific, experimental deaths we've ever heard of.
The 50 highest-earning American athletes
Is the slumping economy finally affecting America's premier athletes? For the sixth consecutive year, Sports Illustrated has compiled a list of the 50 top-earning American athletes in salary, winnings, endorsements and appearance fees. And for the first time, the average earnings of those on the list fell -- down $1.5 million per athlete to $23.6 million. That falloff is mostly due to lower earnings for No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Phil Mickelson, both of whom saw their on-course income shrink while also losing key endorsement deals.
The 5 Best Email Clients
Email as a technology has been around for decades, and thanks to wide spread adoption and popularity, it isn't in danger of disappearing. Check out the five most popular email clients to help you wrangle your email. Earlier this week we asked your to share your favorite email client. We didn't restrict the voting to only stand-alone email applications or web-based email clients, but we did specify that if you voted for a web-based tool it had to have distinctly client-like features—such as Gmail's ability to fetch and sort email from other sources. The email Call for Contenders was one of the most popular we've ever had, with over 1,000 votes logged. Here are the five most popular clients used by Lifehacker readers.
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11 Shockingly Insensitive Things Rich People Have Said About Money
For some masochistic reason, I decided to devote a sizable portion of my day to money. Reading articles about the recession, counting and recounting the one dollar bills in my wallet, listening to any hip-hop song made in the past 13 years -- I did all that. By the end of the session I was angry at money, so I decided I needed to redirect my fiduciary anger. And what better target is there than rich a-holes, right? Here are 11 actual quotes about money from rich people. These quotes fall somewhere in a Venn diagram of insensitive and oblivious -- the amount of overlap only known to the speaker.
The 25 Best Action Movies
They don't call 'em motion pictures for nothing. At its heart, film is about motion, forward movement, momentum, unfolding spectacle. In a word, action. There's no medium like the movies for telling stories that are about the pure joy of movement, the heart-pounding excitement of grand events taking place before your eyes, the thrill of witnessing brave and foolhardy deeds you'd never attempt in real life. No wonder action films are a beloved movie genre. And these are 25 of our favorites.