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10 Dumb Urban Legends
Urban legends have existed for as long as people have had a friend of a friend who swears that what you're about to hear is true. And as a general rule, they're pretty dumb. Sure, urban legends are fun to hear when you're sitting around the campfire as a kid. But eventually you grow up, and realize that a night of drinking while on vacation won't end with you in a bathtub filled with ice and missing a kidney or that "The Hook" isn't as scary when he's chasing Jennifer Love Hewitt. While the best urban legends shed some light on our shared cultural history, a great many of them are a complete waste of time.
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10 Most Notorious Money Laundering Cases of the 20th Century
Money laundering, to put it simply, is the process by which illegally obtained cash is made to appear as if it has been obtained by legal means. The funds are moved into valid accounts or businesses in order to hide or disguise the financial trail that leads back to the criminal activity. In 1996, it was estimated that between 2 and 5 percent of the world’s gross domestic product consisted of laundered money. That’s a lot of dirty money made to look whiter than white. Here we present ten of the most notorious money laundering cases of the 20th century.
8 Things Your Butcher Wants to Tell You
You probably visit the meat counter every time you go to the grocery store, but have you ever wondered about what goes on behind it? To learn the tricks of the butchery trade, we spoke with butchers from grocery-store chains, gourmet supermarkets and specialty shops. Read on to get the inside scoop on freezing, preparing, shopping and saving money on meats so you can carve out some savings next time you hit the counter.
8 Controversial South Park Cameos
Comedy Central’s animated series, South Park, has been causing trouble since its premiere in 1997. Since its inception, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended for the comedy to entertain mature audiences in surreal, satirical and crude ways… and they have never faltered. One of the most effective methods they use to deliver on their promise to always have cutting-edge (and often controversial) commentary is to feature cameos by relevant celebrities. Over their run, they’ve included personalities from every sphere. From Dallas star Patrick Duffy in season one (currently starring in Patrick Duffy and the Crab, another irreverent comedy) to Steve Jobs in season fifteen, cameos have been an integral part of the South Park brand. And as such, several appearances have been met with the same controversy as the show itself. Here are a couple of appearances that bunched some panties.
10 Actors With The Most Insane Acting Range
There are some actors who are good at what they do, but they are one-trick ponies. They play the same type of part over and over. And over. Hey, good for them. Cash that check. But here we’re going to celebrate 10 actors with insane range. These actors can play almost any role. Seriously, we checked. Let’s begin.
10 Tech Innovations From NASA's Space Shuttle That Trickled Down to Non-Astronauts
Your life is full of what NASA calls "spinoffs": ideas or products initially designed for NASA's particular (and particularly challenging) uses, but which trickled down to become commercial products. Of course, you may not recognize these items--there's no "made for NASA" sticker, and many of the iconic NASA products (Tang, Teflon, Velcro) weren't actually designed for or by NASA at all. But NASA-developed stuff is everywhere, from insulation to infant formula, from prostheses to fishing nets. Here are ten of our favorites that originated in the Shuttle program--the very program that just saw its last launch ever.
Top 8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Credit Card
In a world of easy credit, it's so simple to swipe a card and amass a pile of belongings without ever thinking about the credit card itself.
10 Cheap Date Ideas She’ll Actually Love
If you’ve decided to take on the challenge of dating women instead of simply hanging out with them, there’s both good news and bad news. The bad news is that you’re going to have to overcome your nervousness and fear of rejection. But the good news is that taking women out on dates doesn’t have to be expensive. It simply takes a little more thought. Too many men make the mistake of believing they can buy their way out of thinking. But creative, cheap dates are often the best kind. They’re more memorable than the standard dinner and a movie, and when a woman sees that you’re thoughtful, she won’t care how much dough you spent on taking her out (if she’s a keeper, that is).
10 Robust Services To Determine How Fast Your Web Page Loads
Site owners often need to bookmark a number of web page speed testing web tools. These tests include site loading time testers, optimization testers, site comparison tools, and performance tools of any web page. You can read our previous post too where we discussed 7 Excellent Websites To Test And Compare Website Speed. If you are looking for these tools, then look no further. Below you will find our list of free online web page loading speed tools. Read about each of the ten entries and determine yourself which one is most useful for you and bookmark-worthy.
10 Oddest-Named New-Car Features
Automakers not only strive to develop new gizmos and gadgets to capture the hearts and minds of new-car buyers, they love to create intriguing names for what are otherwise relatively mundane components. As introduced on the 1941 Chrysler Imperial, power windows were dubbed as being “Hydro-Electric,” while the car’s optional automatic transmission was called the “Vacamatic.” In the 1960’s, Oldsmobiles didn’t come powered by mere V8 engines – they were “Rocket 88s.” Buick’s once offered a “Super Sonomatic” car radio, and later designated its bump-absorbing suspension “Dynaride.” That sort of oddball naming convention lives on in the 21st Century, with high-tech-sounding suffixes like “–tronic” and “–matic” continuing to abound and confound, particularly among upscale automakers to help their cars seem more, well, special. To help car shoppers cut through the clutter we’ve compiled a list of 10 contemporary new-car features carrying oddball names that could well have been taken from a 1930’s edition of Popular Science. They range from MINI’s sci-fi sounding “Openometer,” to Mercedes-Benz’s nature defying “Magic Sky Control” and BMW’s provocative “Gentleman Function.” See if you can guess what each of them actually do before reading the descriptions.