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14 Wiretaps Gone Wrong
When the News of the World phone hacking scandal broke in July 2011, it started us thinking of other heinous examples of wiretapping crimes against the unsuspecting public. While deleting voicemails of a missing teenager is a very serious accusation, governments have been doing worse for years since 1974, when illegal wiretapping entered popular culture through Watergate and the movie The Conversation. Here are some of the lowest of the low.
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Top 10 Ways to Show Confidence With Body Language
They say a picture is worth a thousand words; now picture yourself, approaching a woman or a prospective client, walking into a board meeting or a party. How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into a room? What are your eyes, hands and shoulders saying? What information can people gather about you before you ever say a word? Never thought about it? You should. And you can start by perusing our top 10 tips to show confidence with body language. People read your body language, often via instinct and without thinking. It’s because our poses and postures are a great source of information. They reflect our mood and our confidence level. We stand and walk a certain way when we’re confident and another way when we’re nervous. In a glance, most people can discern if we’re apprehensive or outgoing, relaxed or aggressive. With a little practice, we can learn the tips to show confidence through body language so that we always appear confident, capable and ready.
The 10 Non-MMA Fighters Who Might Actually Survive in the Octagon
MMA is a difficult sport. Athletes have to have strength, nearly bottomless stamina, lighting quick reflexes, and an equally fast mind. Most who walk in have trouble walking out. But there are a few athletes not currently fighting that we think would be able to make it, and a few from history we wish we could have seen. And no, Jose Canseco, you are not any of them.
The 10 Most Awesomely Ludicrous Ways To Stop Bullets
Until laser pistols are invented — or trebuchets come back in fashion — bullets will remain the uncreative weapon of choice for individuals in regrettable situations everywhere. But that doesn't mean we can't imagine a better world where bullets can be stopped with teeth and hairdos. Here are ten ways to stop a bullet — nine are from speculative fiction and one is from weird, weird reality.
5 Actresses Who Went Naked On Film But Totally Didn't
ime was, if a female character was required to get naked for a scene in a movie and the actress playing her didn't feel comfortable with derobing, then a body double would step in. These shots were fairly easy to spot – the rule went, if you can't see their head, then they're not in the bed. Hey, it wasn't just women doing it, either – I'm sure you're familiar with the phrase 'butt-double'. Today, however, we're being lied to by computers. Several modern movies have used trickery to convince the damp-handed viewer that their actress is naked – with her face in the shot and everything – leading to a breakdown in trust between audience member and movie star. Here are five examples of actresses who have gone naked for a movie scene, without ever having removed a single stitch of clothing.
11 Political Myths And Conspiracy Theories That Still Persist
Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors -- type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get -- especially when it comes to politics. Did you know that George Washington wasn't the nation's first president? The Mob killed JFK. And, oh yeah, President Obama wasn't born in Hawaii. All fun to talk about. And all wrong or at least without proof. CNN takes a look at 11 political conspiracies, myths and urban legends and helps you tell fact from fiction.
10 Truly Successful Thieves
Everyone knows that these days, with our enhanced technology, such as CCTV and DNA evidence, being a successful criminal is almost impossible. Because of the over-glamorous heists portrayed by Hollywood, most people assume that, in reality, crimes are almost impossible to get away with it. However lots of high-value robberies or burglaries have been attempted in recent times, and many criminals do get away with it. I have described, here, some cases in which people have been able to successfully steal cash or objects of high value, without having to suffer the consequences. It goes to show that, on occasion, crime does pay.
15 Fascinating Scientific Facts About Siblings
While we have spent a lifetime with our siblings, getting to know every quirk, trait and annoying habit that they have, we often don't stop to think of the real impact that our sisters and brothers have on who we are and how we act. Whether it's the order you were born in or all that good-natured (or bad-natured as the case may be) ribbing to which you subjected each other, our siblings can have an intense and long lasting effect on our lives, influencing everything from our health to how we interact with others. To learn more about how your relationship with your brothers and/or sisters has shaped who you are, here are some facts drawn from scientific research on the subject that helping illuminate the true depth of relationships between siblings.
10 Things Star Wars Has Taught Me About Running A Fascist Dictatorship
The Galactic Empire is shown to be a practically unstoppable force that is run with military precision. Almost. The Empire's strategies are filled with mistakes that are probably a result of cost-cutting measures, overconfidence, or possibly just plain laziness. But the Empire is instructive and, to me, has served as something of a ‘how not to' guide when it comes to being a merciless dictator.
Top 16 Foul-Mouthed Politicians
Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas. Here's a look at politicians who have let their true feelings shine over the years through their own brand of colorful language: