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15 Rock Music Conspiracy Theories
In March 1977, as Britain's Queen Elizabeth was to celebrate her Golden Jubilee, an anti-monarchical anthem was storming up the pop charts. "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols hit #2 the week prior, but when the Top 100 arrived the week of the Jubilee, the single was nowhere to be found. Even more mysteriously, the #1 was spot was… entirely blank.
The 50 Best Shotguns Ever Made
Established in 1814, James Purdey and Sons of London builds one grade of double, "best," which costs as much as a small house. The Purdey doesn't earn the top spot because it's expensive; it's here because it epitomizes the British game gun, which represents the Platonic ideal of a shotgun. Start with wood and steel and cut away everything that's not a gun, and you're left with a game gun. Slim, light, ergonomically perfect and fitted to the owner, it comes as close as any firearm can to becoming part of the shooter. Given $100,000 to spend on a house or a gun, I'll take living indoors every time, but I'm glad that Purdeys exist to show us what a shotgun aspires to be.
10 Spectacular Radio Telescopes around the World
Take a whistle stop tour of some of the most spectacular radio telescopes in the world and find out about what actually goes on there. On almost all of the continents these giants command the landscape as they survey the skies. Radio telescopes can be found the world over. They are used in radio astronomy, the science of studying, at radio frequencies, celestial objects such as galaxies and stars as well as more difficult to understand phenomena such as Masers and Pulsars. They also collect and track data from space probes and satellites that we have shot up in to the atmosphere and space. Here are some of the more significant and – in terms of design – beautiful radio telescopes in the world.
Powerhouse Ideas: 10 Futuristic Clean Power Concepts
Producing power used to be so simple when it seemed like fossil fuel would last forever. But since we’ve wised up and realized that finding and developing viable alternatives is a rather urgent priority, amazing concepts have abounded. From wind power to foot power and from the predictable to the slightly insane, these 10 concepts could one day power our world.
10 Richest College Dropouts on Earth
A college education is often touted as being a prerequisite to a good life and a high income. Unsurprisingly, college prospectuses promote the success of their alumni as a reason why you should choose to complete a degree at their particular campus. However, there are plenty of billionaires in the world who traded in their college degrees for a successful business life. In fact, the Forbes World’s Billionaires list 2011 actually identifies the most wealthy college dropouts on earth today. Proof if ever it was needed that slackers don’t always comes second, and that when it comes to business, the studious can’t always cut it.
5 Ways to Get Into Your House Without Keys
Pretty much everyone has done this at some time or other during their life. They find themselves locked out of their house with no keys. Either they’ve locked the keys inside or have returned home without them, for some reason. If you have been wise enough to hide a spare key somewhere outside of the house, you have an easy solution, but what if you have not? How can you get in?
33 Things You Didn't Know About The Movie Titanic
In celebration of Titanic's return to theaters, here's a collection of facts about the movie you probably didn't know.
13 Practical Jokes Gone Horribly Wrong
All pranks are hilarious - until something goes wrong. This list of practical jokes gone wrong cites elaborate jokes that ended with illness, arrest, and even death. While most of them share a common element of teenage boys, another running theme is reckless stupidity. Don't try these pranks at home.
12 Foods That Aren’t Eco-Friendly
You know what foods are bad for you, and you know you should eat them in moderation to stay healthy. However, there are also many foods that are bad for the Earth's health. Check out these 12 foods that are hurting the environment and learn how you can eat a more planet-friendly diet.
10 Ways to Measure Your Time Spent Online
Time being spent online can easily eat away at a 24 hour day but we often don’t realize just how much time we are spending browsing the web. Here are 10 different applications that can help you measure that time accurately and, in some cases, help you to put a limit on it.