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14 Greatest Sports Conspiracies
In February 1964, Cassius Clay (he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali the next day) beat heavyweight champ Sonny Liston. The result was so controversial (Liston, claiming a shoulder injury, refused to come out for the seventh round) that a rematch was soon scheduled. In that second bout, an undetectable "phantom" punch sent Liston to the canvas in the first round. Although Liston publicly denied it, it has been speculated that he bet against himself to get out of debt with the Mob or that he was threatened by Muslim extremists who supported Ali.
6 Ridiculous Celebrity Products
Whether youíre talking about a basketball player or a movie star, one of the biggest sources of income for any celebrity is endorsement deals. Most of these star-product marriages make sense, like when Michael Jordan hocks sneakers or Tiger Woods (eventually) gets into the condom selling business. But now and then, youíll find some products not only endorsed by celebrities, but actually boasting their name, like George Foremanís Lean Mean Grilling Machine. Weíre still trying to figure out how exactly George Foreman became an authority on healthy grilling, but at this point heís as famous for his product as he ever was for his boxing career. Some of these other celebrities, however, are probably hoping people will forget about the products boasting their names.
10 Food Facts That Should Surprise You
There is no doubt that food is constantly on my mind. If you are a friend of mine on facebook or a facebook Listverse fan you will see that the majority of my recent posts involve my food experiences. So, this list should come as no surprise! We have had food facts, food misconceptions, food horrors, and now we have food facts that should be surprising to the majority of our readers. The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco in 1909, at the Japanese Tea Garden Restaurant. In 1916, Los Angeles noodle manufacturer David Jung claimed to be the inventor, but a San Francisco court ruled that Makoto Hagiwara, caretaker of Golden Gate Parkís Japanese Tea Garden, was the creator of the cookies, which he served to guests of the gardens. If you have others you think we missed, be sure to add them to the comments.
10 Worst Selling Cars of All Time
Itís hard to believe itís been over a hundred years since the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line. In that time, weíve certainly made some great achievements in the world of automotives. Weíve figured out how to turn a black carriage-esque piece of puttering equipment into a series of sleek, clean-running, space-age automobiles. Weíve learned how to make some of the fastest cars as well as some of the most powerful Ė like the muscle cars re-animated by the team at Graveyard Carz. And not only do our modern cars keep running under incredible strain, they happen to protect our bodies from the million other drivers out there who seem intent on doing us in. On the whole, it seems like weíve done a pretty good job, making cars. Go us! Still, every once in a while a real stinker slips through the cracks. Once in a blue moon, a car is put on the market that is nothing less than a hazard to humanity. Ugly, inefficient, and sometimes even deadly, these cars are consumer repellent and can be fatal to the company that manufactures them.
8 Pizza Toppings Around the World
Though pizza is thought to have originated in Italy (or at the very least in the Mediterranean), in the last century it's become a favorite around the globe. While the classic Napolitano version is crust, sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil, and Americans love pepperoni, cheese and other assorted meats and veggies, pie toppings vary tremendously from country to country. From fried eggs in France to canned tuna in Germany, have a look at eight unique pizza toppings.
10 Most Common Complaints Among Todayís Teachers
Teachers are some of the hardest working people with one of the most difficult jobs. Even though the education system has improved dramatically over the years, there is still plenty to complain about. And now that thousands of teachers' jobs are on the line and budget cuts are hurting schools, their complaints have only gotten louder.
The 8 Beers Americans Don't Drink Anymore
Some of America's most famous beers have lost a tremendous amount of their national sales over the last five years. They are mostly full-calorie beers that lost out to lower-calorie products, as well as imports and craft beers. 24/7 Wall St. looked at the 23 largest selling beer products in America and found eight that have lost a staggering 30% or more of their sales between 2005 and 2010.
10 Terribly False Claims Made by Some Supplements
When someone purchases a supplement, they trust that it is safe for them to take. In many cases, supplements are touting false claims in order to market their products. This has not gone unnoticed, and has even launched an investigation by the Government Accountability Office. Listed below you will find ten terribly false claims made by some supplements.
The 10 Most Terrifying Bosses from TV and Film
Many people have experienced the unfortunate situation of having a bad boss. Fictional characters in particular seem to have the worst of them. Self-serving, sleazy, and even downright evil bosses have been portrayed on TV and film. Here, we'll take a look at the worst of the bunch.
15 Awesome Sci-Fi Toys We Never Got To Play With
Donít you just hate it when thereís something that you really want but youíre told that you canít have it because itís too expensive, itís out of stock or ó and this one I hate the most ó itís not good for you. Itís happened to all of us and whatís ironic about it is that you actually end up never forgetting about those things you were told you couldnít have. Letís go back through memory lane and have a look at those delightfully fantastic goodies that we never got our hands on.