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The 20 Worst Examples Of Government Waste Ever
In the twilight years of the Roman Republic, the ambitious politicians realized that the easiest way to stay in power was to give the people what they wanted — in this case, free bread and gladiator games. Today's politicians might be more sophisticated. They promise job creation, infrastructure projects, and tourism development. But it's really just another type of bread and circuses — lavishly spending government money to stay in office. Here are some ridiculous examples of wasteful government spending on bread and circuses.
5 Ways To Tell You're Eating Americanized Mexican Food
The United States is littered from sea to shining sea with places that pass themselves off as Mexican food. Most of the people who work there have probably never been to Mexico or eaten real Mexican food as it's served in Mexico. That's not to say that eating occasionally at the El Toritos of the world is a bad thing, but it's best to go in knowing what to expect. So how do you tell if you're at a real Mexican place or an Americanized facsimile?
10 Cool Auto Inspired Creations You Would Love To Own
Auto enthusiasts are always on a hunt to own things that come soaked in the aura of various vehicles. These creations give them chill thrills and are definitely very cool to own. Designers have been creating collectibles, gadgets and even sportswear that have been heavily inspired by various cars and motorbikes. Below is a list of ten 10 Wacky auto inspired creations you would love to own even if you are not an auto lover.
9 Awesome Hotel Pools
For the cream of the world’s hotels, a swimming pool isn’t just somewhere to sooth your crisply burnt skin – it's a focal point. A point of difference. Something that cannot be replicated in terms of style. A statement about what the hotel itself stands for. Each of the pools in the list we have compiled, we believe, has something that marks it out- something above and beyond what anyone has any right to expect from a pool.
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Top 10 Amazing Bioluminescent Organisms
When most people find out what bioluminescence is, the first thing they associate it with is firefly butts, but the world has way more interesting life with built-in flashlights than beetles that use it to get nookie. And while we may not have glowing redwoods like Pandora, we do have the following.
10 Concerns About Pay-As-You-Go Internet Service
Pay-as-you-go Internet service isn’t a new idea; versions have been available for years. One of the attractions of the method is that there are no contracts necessary, another is that the consumer doesn’t pay for unused service. Pre-paid service, like telephone calling cards, may also work well for people who travel a lot. There are a number of concerns about pay-as-you-go, however, and some of those are presented here.
The 10 worst crimes against the original Star Wars trilogy
In 1983, George Lucas’s tripartite masterpiece was complete. The Star Wars trilogy had finished and secured a highly regarded place in the history of cinema. But Lucas had big plans for his greatest work. In the years following the release of the films, they were, I’d argue, mutilated. I know I'm not alone in this feeling. A load of ill-fitting CGI was tacked on (though changing the Sarlacc was probably for the best. Anything to make it look less like genitalia in the desert), sound effects were changed, dialogue was dubbed over, and most appallingly of all, Greedo shot first. I may be a purist, but to me, this is the equivalent of taking a painting that you’ve spent years working on and that is beloved by all, and deciding to improve it by...
5 Video Game Urban Legends That Ruined Childhoods
Since the days of the arcade there have been rumors of video games containing more content than what is presented at face. While Easter Eggs in games have become very common fare, some never existed but still caused an entire generation to waste their collective youth searching.
Top 10 Growing Countries for Call Centers
Depending on your perspective, you can either choose to embrace or protest the continuing migration of call center work from companies in the U.S. to other countries. At a minimum, you must recognize that it is happening and that it is largely a cost take-out model. U.S. businesses are reducing costs and trying to reinvest in other facets of their business (or simply just stay afloat). There are certainly advantages and disadvantages that would make another great article, but the purpose of this article is to identify the top 10 growing countries for call centers.