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11 Incredible Navigable Aqueducts
Navigable aqueducts (sometimes called water bridges) are bridge structures that carry navigable waterway canals over other rivers, valleys, railways or roads. They are primarily distinguished by their size, carrying a larger cross-section of water than most water-supply aqueducts. Although Roman aqueducts were sometimes used for transport, aqueducts were not generally used until the 17th century when the problems of summit level canals had been solved and modern canal systems started to appear.
Eerie Sept 11 Predictions That Came True
Filmed in 1981, this dystopian action film is set in a distant future in which America is riddled with crime and the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. At the beginning of the movie, Air Force One strikes one of the Twin Towers and bursts into flames. This shocking scene is believed to be the first hint that something like 9/11 could occur.
Top 10 Shocking Things That Weigh 1000 Pounds
All this week, we at TopTenz will be celebrating the publication of 1,000 articles, with a series of articles centered around the number 1,000. Along with letting The Count from Sesame Street act out his ultimate wet dream, the 1000-themed week will showcase many great articles, this one most of all. Modesty is for weenies. With that, I bring to you a look into the world of things that shouldn’t weigh 1,000 pounds, but very much do. No Oprah jokes allowed; it’s not 1993 anymore, and her fluctuating weight has long become an accepted part of everyday life, just like death, taxes, and blindly idiotic rage in Internet comment sections. The same cannot be said, however, for...
10 Brain Exploding Things You Didn’t Know About Weed
Alright, Bros, let's move the focus on over to a little thing called weed. Pot. The Dope. Whatever label you place on this magical and glorious plant, you can't deny it's power to explode brains. You might hate it, you might be such a stoner that you are able to smoke the THC out of your own dreads--no matter your position on the devil's lettuce... it's always cool to learn about it, man. Here are like 10 facts you totally didn't know about that controversial little herb.
The 13 Most Enjoyably Passive-aggressive WiFi Networks In The Short History Of WiFi
In addition to giving us the freedom to take our computers into the bathroom when we stream porn, the invention of WiFi networks has given us the wonderful ability to piss off the very neighbors we do our best to avoid in daily life. Here are the 13 best examples of people whose networks aren't still annoyingly named "Linksys," doing just that.
20 Things You Didn't Know About Allergies
Curing them by giving yourself hookworms, preventing them by putting RFID tags in your food, and avoiding them in Knoxville, the Allergy Capital of the country.
15 Third-Party Presidential Candidates
You don’t have to read mental_floss to know that President Obama is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket and that Mitt Romney is opposing him on the Republican ticket. However, you might not know about these other political parties and their 2012 presidential nominees.
7 Deadly Weapons You Should Never Ever Make Out of Harmless Household Items
I write a lot about edgy, semi-dangerous scientific projects. So, I get a lot of suggestions from people who want to share their own ideas for risky home projects. I like the reader engagement, but four times out of five, the ideas are dumb, and borderline deadly. Listen to me: if it involves a pipe, match heads, and gasoline, I guarantee you, it's a bad idea. Some ideas show more creativity than others. A lot involve diabolical reuses for simple household items. Here are seven such suggestions—oh, and by the way, don't ever make any of them.
Sisko Wanted to Be Bald and 12 Other Things You Might Not Know about Deep Space Nine
In 1993, Star Trek began a bold experiment: a series set on a fixed location. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was an unusual, experimental and gloriously successful contribution to the Star Trek universe. Here are some facts that you might not know about the show.
The 6 Steps To A Perfect Catchphrase
A group of researchers at Cornell may have explained the mystery of the catchphrase. By dumping a thousand notable movie quotes into a program that runs them against a corpus of typical English, they were able to quantify what makes a brainworm — that is, what makes a catchy phrase, be it a line in a movie, a quote from an ad, or a shareable Facebook status. The paper is called 'You had me at hello: How phrasing affects memorability' and it's a great read. Here, according to SCIENCE, are the rules for coming up with the world's best/most annoying catchphrase.