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10 Most Outrageous Pranks Played on Google
When it comes to pranks – as when it comes to pretty much everything else in the virtual world and beyond – Google are in a league of their own. Their April Fools' Day japes and jokes are deservedly recognized for their humor and intelligence, for one. They've been playing them since the start of our young century, and this year's offerings didn't disappoint. A 2012 list that includes Google Maps "re-launched" with retro Nintendo 8-bit graphics, a "click-to-teleport" extension on Google Chrome, and the Really Advanced Search showed that the Internet monolith hasn't lost any of its nous in the viral marketing department.
18 FBI Conspiracy Theories
Though first organized in 1908 to police interstate commerce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has spread its wings to cover much of American law enforcement. The post-9/11 Patriot Act has given the FBI more power than ever before and there are those who believe the federal government's top crime fighting unit is abusing its mandate.
Food Safety: 11 Cooking Habits That Can Make You Sick
There are times when we walk the line and indulge in questionable foods. Two-for-one steak dinners at a local rest-stop diner or those year-old gas station hot dogs that suddenly look appetizing. We know full well when making those decisions that we may suffer consequences -- like food poisoning -- from these brave actions. Yet, we take the risk. And sometimes we get sick. But when preparing food in your own home, most of us would assume that we're free of that danger. Unfortunately, this just isn't the case. There are a handful of all-too-often committed cooking mistakes many home cooks make that can make you and your family sick -- really sick. Don't let that happen to you.
15 Picturesque Shipwrecks Worldwide
The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. But, also, shipwrecks can be found on deserted beaches, on coral reefs in the middle of the ocean, at restricted diamond areas, uninhabited islands or other remote & uncivilized places. Therefore, this is a list dedicated to picturesque shipwrecks which are still visible on beaches around the world.
10 Celebrity Teen Brides
Nineteen-year-old Miley Cyrus just announced her engagement to ‘Hunger Games’ star Liam Hemsworth. But she’s not the only star to marry young—from Olivia Wilde to Kim Kardashian, Hollywood’s teenage ‘I dos.' In addition to Hannah Montana, we can soon give Miley Cyrus a new alter ego: Mrs. Liam Hemsworth. The 19-year-old Cyrus revealed to People that Hemsworth, a 22-year-old star of The Hunger Games, proposed to her on May 31 with a 3.5-carat engagement ring from Neil Lane. “Thank you for all the love today,” she tweeted after the announcement. “I’m happy to share this news with you all. I feel like all my dreams are coming true.” No word on a date for her wedding party in the U.S.A.
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10 Celebrity Cars That Got Stolen
Celebs tend to drive nice cars, and nice cars tend to jacked. In honor of cops recently finding Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini Gallardo stuffed in a storage container in Florida, we count down 10 celebrities who have fallen victim to grand theft auto. From Kanye's Porsche Panamera to Stallone's custom Mercury, we cover it all.
The 5 Craziest People On The Internet
Most of the people who use the Internet fall somewhere between Charles Manson and Street-Corner-Hobo-With-Surprisingly-Strong-Religious-Convictions on the crazy spectrum. This is the likely reason that most people spend as little time wandering about the world wide web as possible. However, hidden deep among the vast sea of illegible YouTube comments and terrifying pretend-hacker groups is a subset of creatures whose worldviews are so mind-blowingly mind blowing that their very existence transcends common humor, heading straight for the realm of the surreal. These are their stories.
Top 10 Best Simulation Games
Simulation games are among the most popular game genres, perhaps the most important innovation to ever hit the gaming world. They made their appearance as far back as the 1950s, when designers experimented with tennis games on an oscilloscope, and by the 1980s technological advances made it possible for anyone who owned a computer to play simulation games. Simulation games have entered the real world as well, from computer-generated movie simulations to Disney theme parks, and they are used for many educational purposes.
17 Pushbutton Configurations that Didn’t Make the Cut
Ever wonder who came up with the order of numbers on a telephone? Ever wonder why it isn’t the same as those on a calculator, or a keyboard, ascending from lowest to highest? After all, adding machines and mechanical calculators were around for at least a few hundred years before the invention of the pushbutton phone. Turns out, the standard descending 3×3 (plus 1) grid we’ve grown up on might have been a lot different. Check out the 18 options below presented to various focus groups. They come from a report issued in 1960 by The American Telephone and Telegraph Company, just before pushbutton phones went mainstream. In addition to key arrangements, other categories of design features were studied, like force-displacement characteristics and button-top size/design.