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12 People Who Got Owned By The Internet
You really have to watch your back on the Internet - it's capable of completely wrecking your life in literally milliseconds. In this article, we'll present some people, both famous and not, who saw their existences torn apart by the fury of the World Wide Web.
The 12 Members Of The Age 27 Curse
On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse became the newest victim of the Curse of the 27-Year-Old Rock Star. This strange string of tragedies began in 1938 with the death of one of music's biggest influences. Since then, more than two dozen other famed rock musicians have perished.
10 Most Beautiful Swamps on Earth
Swamps are sometimes considered eerie places, places where living things die – and perhaps dead things live. In fact, though, they have their own important biosystems and beauty, and are often nature reserves for numerous mammals, insects, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
6 Largest Solar Thermal Power Stations
Nevada Solar One is a concentrated solar power plant, with a nominal capacity of 64 MW and maximum capacity of 75 MW. The project required an investment of $266 million USD and electricity production is estimated to be 134 million kilowatt hours per year. It is the second solar thermal power plant built in the United States in more than 16 years and the largest Solar Termal Energy plant built in the world since 1991. It is in Eldorado Valley in the southwest fringe of Boulder City, Nevada and was built in that city's Energy Resource Zone which requires renewable generation as part of plant development permits; Nevada Solar One was approved as part of Duke Energy's larger El Dorado Energy project that built 1 GW of electrical generation capacity. The solar trough generation was built by Acciona Solar Power, a partially owned subsidiary of Spanish conglomerate Acciona Energy. Nevada Solar One is unrelated to the Solar One power plant in California.
9 Greatest Character Entrances
First impressions mean everything in film. Whether they’re kicking a saloon door open or emerging from the sea looking suspiciously well groomed, our initial image of a cinematic character tends to stay with us. It shapes what we think of them and burns into the collective consciousness. In short, tumbling into the room and labouring to close an umbrella won’t cut it. Here’s our run down of the greatest big screen entrances ever.
16 Tales Of Frugal Fathers
We got over 225 comments when we asked you, "What's the most frugal thing your dad ever did?" You guys have some really crafty pops. Your stories were humorous, heartfelt, and inspiring. I seriously got misty reading some of them. Others made me fearful for how our generation of young men will ever live up to what these heroes of frugality and grit did on a daily basis. Here are 16 of the best.
7 Tech Trade-Offs Worth Making
Buying gadgets can sometimes be like buying a car; it requires sorting through options. Do you go for the navigation package or the rear-seat entertainment system? The faster processor or more memory? The easy answer is “both.” But the reality is that most of us are usually dealing with a finite amount of money to spend, and that means making trade-offs. We want to get the most bang for our buck, not to be lured into paying for features and options that are not worth the money.
6 Things We Lose With the End of the Shuttle Program
For 30 years, the space shuttle fleet—Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour—strutted its stuff in low-Earth orbit. The spacecraft's missions included simple payload deployments, science module sorties, and the delicate assembly and servicing of the International Space Station. They were also used for in-flight repairs to themselves and to other satellites, hyperprecision orbits for radar mapping, tethered experiments, and gentle close-in maneuvering with smaller spacecraft. Those capabilities were originally unimagined by their designers, and they firmly refute the old maxim that "form follows function." Indeed, the shuttles performed functions beyond the dreams of their builders.
10 Fascinating Facts About Phone Numbers
You probably dial a few of them every day, but do you ever stop and think about the history behind a phone number? When were the first numbers introduced? How did you end up with a particular area code? We’ve got the answers to these quandaries and more in our collection of 10 fascinating facts that you might not know about the common phone number. Take a look through the gallery and let us know which facts you found interesting (as well as any gems we may not have included) in the comments below.
10 Hobbies Destroyed by Technology
For the record, I’m not a Luddite. I dig technology… I really do. But, dammit, some of the things from “the good old days” were just flat out better. Don’t argue with me, son. I’ll prove it to you.