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12 Conspiracy Theories About TV Shows
Joss Whedon's Firefly didn't last through its first season in 2002, but its diehard fan base has yet to let the cancellation go. Some, like writer David Mark Brown, believe it was the American political system that shut the cult favorite down. As Brown argues, the show's plot focused around an independent "who fights for civil liberties in order to stick it to the man by encouraging a free-trade economy based on bartering and simple living" He claims this is the "last thing either Democrats or Republicans" in power wanted.
What Were We Thinking? The Top 10 Most Dangerous Ads
Often the criticism of vintage ads focuses on their inherent sexism, racism, or other displays of social prejudices, which we find laughable today, despite their continued presence. But what about ads that steered consumers into dangerous territory, espousing outmoded scientific evidence or misleading half-truths to convince people that appallingly toxic products, or even deadly ones, were actually good for them? While some faulty campaigns were merely the victims of evolving scientific knowledge, many blatantly ignored facts in their race for the dollar, using so-called experts to promote products terrible for public health, like cigarettes. Revered professionals like doctors and scientists routinely told us precisely the wrong things to do, as they are likely still doing today.
10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers
After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously.
10 People Who Gained Extraordinary Abilities From Brain Damage
Savants are people who display extraordinary abilities, sometimes far exceeding what we might think of as normal. These abilities can include exceptional memory recall, lightning calculation ability and uncanny artistic skill. Certain cases have attracted the attention of the media, even the 1988 film Rain Man was inspired by a real figure, and the field is subject to constant scientific research and debate. Among the most amazing cases in this area are “acquired savants”, individuals left with extraordinary abilities following a brain injury or central nervous system trauma. The leading American authority on savant syndrome, Dr Darold Treffert, believes that there are probably fewer than fifty living prodigious savants, that is, those whose gifts would appear incredible in anyone. Yet, while some of these acquired abilities continue to amaze and baffle, Dr Treffert is not alone in thinking that such cases may point to untapped abilities in all of us. Read on to find out what these might be.
Top 10 Most Remote American Outposts in the World
To pick where a military base goes has to be an easy job. Putting a military base in a place where there’s fighting is a no-brainer. But sometimes you find these bases on tiny islands that can’t be seen, even when you zoom in entirely on Google Maps and have no civilization for miles around. Why they put bases is there is a mystery. Here are ten of the most remote military bases. Seriously, we feel bad for the guys deployed there; they must have huge balls to survive.
Top 10 Interesting Facts About English Language
English has become an official Language all over the world and many of us have familiar with tenses and all the stuffs associated in English speaking , learning and writing but still there are some interesting facts and things you will love to know and i hope many of we are unaware of them even having a good deal of English Language knowledge. One may speak English Fluently but it doesn’t certify him to be a TOEFL master until and unless he knows and in depth analysis of all these things. Here are top 10 Fun facts about the Words in English Language.We have come up with some of the interesting things and facts you may not have heard of.
12 Cleverest Tip Jars
Tipping isn't always mandatory, but is a kind thing to do! Meet ten people who have figured out how to guilt, flatter, and trick customers into dropping a few dollars into their jars.
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25 Best Places For The Rich And Single
Money can't buy you love, but what's wrong with a little window-shopping? Check out these 25 towns for the wealthy unattached.
10 Promising Free Web Analytics Tools
Web analytics is the process of gathering and analyzing your web content’s data in order to glean meaningful information about how your site is being utilized by your users. There are plenty of Web analytics applications out there, and you probably already know the big guns such as Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, and remote-site services such as Alexa and Compete. We go off the trodden path and explore a few lesser-known Web analytics options. In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent and free tools and applications to help you gather and analyze data about your web content.
25 Scholarships For Aspiring Psychology Degree Seekers
For students who are aspiring psychologists, there are a great many psychology scholarships, grants and other opportunities that are available. Here is a sampling of the many opportunities out there: 25 scholarships aimed at future psychology degree holders.