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8 of the Most Unusual Tunnels in the World
The tunnels are mostly human creations that commonly pass through the mountains and hills. But there are tunnels that have a very unusual purpose, appearance or location. This is a list of tunnels that you can not see often, because they are rare or unique. That is why, some of them have become very popular tourist attractions.
5 Pop Culture Apocalypse Scenarios and How They Might Happen
Since the earliest days, humankind has pondered the end of the world. Weíve imagined messianic judgment days, cataclysmic comets, hyperspace bypasses, and Mega Maids. Here are a few apocalyptic scenarios from recent popular culture, how they might happen, and how likely they are to occur.
25 Homes Built on Their Own Private Island
They say that no man is an island, but a bunch of dead men can make a pretty good reef. However, to say that no home is an island would be to ignore the dozens of pictures in this gallery (and countless Agatha Christie Novels). We found 25 homes built on their own private island that we would love to besiege.
8 Religious Wonders To See In The U.S.
People visit Jerusalem for the rich history, interwoven religious narratives and crumbling holy walls. They visit Europe for ornate churches with painted ceilings and golden trim. They visit India for peace of mind, finding serenity in its carved and colorful temples scattered along the sacred Ganges River. But people rarely travel the U.S. in search of such sanctuaries. After all, what religious wisdom could America, a country still in its youth at 236 years old, have to offer? Although the country may not have a reputation for religious landmarks, America is home to more than just secular city halls and strip malls. Whether or not you practice a faith, visiting these beautiful and historic U.S. religious spots may provide inspiration.
10 Highest Paid Actresses In Hollywood
To determine who the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood are, Forbes considered upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work. They talked to manager, agents, lawyers and other in-the-know folks to come up with their estimates. They did not deduct for things like agent fees or the expenses related to being a celebrity. Anyway, women are still paid less than men in the movie business. The 10 actresses who make up our list earned a total $200 million compared to the $361 million brought in by our top 10 men. Check out!
10 Most Accurate Movies About the Internet
While it certainly doesnít happen very often, every now and then Hollywood gets it right in their depictions of life in the Internet Age. Most films that use it as a plot point either stumble right out of the gate or stray so far from reality as to defy credibility. For whatever reason, few attempts manage to capture the marriage between modern society and high tech in any meaningful way. The following is a list of exceptions to the rule.
Top 10 Fascinating Facts About Castles
Castles arenít the popular form of residence they once were. Mostly because advancements in civilization have rendered them obsolete. But there was a time when castles were a practical real estate choice, as both a sign and means to protect wealth. Now these sort of accommodations are much more discreet, yet there are plenty of ways to let the world know youíre successful than to build a pile of stone that is visible from far distances (Donald Trump notwithstanding). Letís go back in time to when castles were in and technology was out. Here are ten interesting castle facts.
10 Things Most Americans Donít Know About America
Imagine you have a brother and heís an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You donít mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you donít want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I donít want to be near him at the moment. I know thatís harsh, but I really feel my home country is not in a good place these days. Thatís not a socio-economic statement (although thatís on the decline as well), but rather a cultural one. I realize itís going to be impossible to write sentences like the ones above without coming across as a raging prick, so let me try to soften the blow to my American readers with an analogy.
4 Ways The Internet Could Go Down
The Internet was designed to be robust, fault-tolerant and distributed, but its technology is still in its infancy. The fact that the Web has not stopped functioning in its initial decades sometimes encourages us to assume that it never will. But like any system, biological or man-made, the Internet has the potential to fail. The "DNSChanger" malware problem, which affected some 200,000 computers, was much hyped and ultimately inconsequential. But here are four maladies that really do have the potential to wipe out Internet access on a massive scale.