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Top 10 Urine Myths and Theories
Urine for some weird stories. Baseball players are known for their superstitions: some wear women's underwear, others have pre-pitch rituals. Former Major Leaguer Moisés Alou pees on his hands, claiming that urine is therapeutic and alleviates calluses, which allowed him to bat without the aid of gloves.
11 Rappers Turned Actors
Rappers transitioning into acting has been going on since Grandmaster Flash showed off his skills in Wild Style, but very few have the staying power or the actual talent that makes movie-goers want to see more (we're looking at you, Ludacris). Which lyricists will always get our attention when their names show up on the movie poster credits? Here's the best rappers turned actors. And sorry, Eminem fans, but one good role does not a good actor make.
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8 Interesting International Tripoints Worldwide
The International tripoint is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries meet. There are currently 157 international tripoints (i.e., tricountry points) by some accounts. Usually, the more neighbours a country has, the more international tripoints that country has. China with 16 tripoints and Russia with 11 to 14 lead the list of states by number of tripoints. This is list of 8 interesting international tripoints worldwide.
7 Inspiring Dogs from the Pets With Disabilities Project
Award-winning photographer Carli Davidson has always been an animal lover. An experienced animal trainer who volunteers at local shelters, Davidson has spent years working with abandoned cats and dogs, as well as doing regular photo shoots for the Oregon Zoo. “I love photography, but it has never trumped my desire to work with animals. I started taking pictures of the animals I was working with 12 years ago and shortly thereafter refocused my photography career toward them," she says. Davidson began her “Pets With Disabilities” series two years ago after seeing a wheelchair-bound German shepherd playing fetch with its owner on an Oregon beach.
5 Most Unusual Aircraft Homes/a
Housing does form an important element of our overall economy. Figures alone speak in support of it, as according to moderate estimates the United States housing bubble made an unprecedented loss of $400 billion by 2009. This adverse effect did take its toll on traditional housing facilities along with the associated mortgages. But that shouldn't stop the more innovative (and perhaps rich) among us to take the unconventional route of designing and living in alternative forms of shelter. Aircraft homes allude to such a fusion of fervent capriciousness and efficiency.
16 Hot Sauces You Never Knew Existed
When you buy a bottle of hot sauce, you normally base your decision on one factor and one factor only: Will this make me cry like a little girl? Whether you lean “Mild” or “Someone Have 911 on Hold,” the heat is usually the defining characteristic of the condiment. There is another world of hot sauces out there, where heat alone does not define the bottle.
Most Expensive 9 American Cities
What drives costs in the most expensive cities in the U.S.? The answer is housing. But the nationwide trend of falling home prices won't knock the city with the highest cost of living, New York, out of the top spot anytime soon. According to an index of 306 cities published by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) released last week, the cost of living in the borough of Manhattan in New York City is 128 percent higher than the national average, with an index score of 228. The council has published the quarterly data since 1968, after it was originally published by the government, and uses the prices of 60 consumer goods and services in six categories: grocery items, housing, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous items.
9 Nicknames for Natives
While the meanings of monikers such as Ethiopian, Hobokenite, and Earthling aren’t hard to suss out, it’s a little tougher to guess where to find a Moonraker or a Zonie. And why the heck are Oklahomans called “Sooners,” anyway? Here are the stories behind the nicknames.
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8 Biggest Pricing Errors in History
Accurate pricing equals accumulation of profit. In business correctly pricing your product is essential: price your product too highly you will lose customers, too low and you risk losing profit. So it's startling to see major companies make major pricing errors. Below you'll find 8 of the biggest pricing errors in consumer tech history.
Facebook Scams You Need To Know About: The 9 Most Common Hacks And Attacks
Facebook recently launched a new security wall to block scammers, but many are worried these measures won't stop spam from spreading and that determined con artists will simply find new ways to get at unsuspecting users. We've all seen suspicious posts on Facebook--a friend's curiously impersonal message that's riddled with odd typos, the irresistible app offering a chance to see who has viewed your profile, and more. These scams are sometimes obvious and easy to avoid, other times nefarious and simple to fall for. Despite Facebook's security features, safe social networking rests in the user's own hands.