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Top 10 Most Expensive Video Games Budgets Ever
Video games are quickly approaching Hollywood movies in terms of budget size, and often surpass then altogether. In the early 90s, video game budgets were around $100,000 — when Doom was released in 1993 it had cost $200,000 and was touted as one of the most expensive games at the time. Today, that barely covers one month worth of production. Here are the top 10 most expensive video game budgets ever.
13 Weird Taxes (And Tax Breaks) From Around The World
Everyone knows that taxes are one of life’s only certainties. But while most of us are well acquainted with income and sales taxes, few of us are aware that some countries tax prostitution. The same goes for tax breaks. No one bats an eye about writing off some office supplies, but did you know that Germany (until recently) allowed businesses to deduct the cost of bribery? The United States and the rest of the world tax – and exempt from taxation – strange activities and behavior that virtually no one would have expected, or has any rational explanation for. Today, BillShrink combs some of the top financial websites online to gather thirteen of the weirdest taxes – and tax breaks – from around the world.
The Top 10 Actors Overdue for an Oscar
What do Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, Paul Newman in The Color of Money, or even Kate Winslet in The Reader have in common? They all won Oscars for performances that very few people would call their absolute best. They could probably be called "career achievement" Oscars or merely “overdue” but it seems like the Academy has been making up for past sins in recent years by finally getting people like Martin Scorsese and Winslet their statues and it looks likely to happen again this year for one of the most underrated actors in history – Jeff Bridges. The word I keep hearing in regard to Bridges' likely win for Crazy Heart is "finally." This got us thinking – who's next? Who else is overdue for an Oscar and who might be the next actor or actress to merit a "finally"?
Top 12 Wooden Creations You Would Love To Spend Your Money On!
We’ve already come to know that wood is the next big thing for gadgets. Wooden gadgets are catching every geek’s fancy. Over the last few weeks, I have seen an array of wooden creations hitting the shelves and somehow thought of doing a round-up for our readers. Here, I have compiled a list of Top 12 Wooden Creations you would love to spend your money on. A few of them might not be available for sale and a few are still in the wilds, but all of them are a treat to geeks who are all-praise for wooden gadgets.
Hot Wax: 13 Cool Candles To Light Your Fire
Wax candles went retro when Edison invented the light bulb, but don’t “bee” sad. We can still spark things up with some creative variations on the original long-lasting lighting source. These baker’s dozen of cool candles prove it doesn’t cost a fortune to buy a little flame.
14 Birthday Freebies
Today is my dog Buff’s 12th birthday. (Happy birthday, Buff!) Too bad he can’t get any freebies at pet-friendly places like PetSmart. However, the humans in his life can enjoy more than a dozen freebies on their birthday.
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The 10 Craziest NBA Trick Shots You Can Find on YouTube
Once upon a time, Allen Iverson complained about having to practice. He obviously didn't consider the upside of practicing with some of the most talented and fun loving basketball players on the planet. Sure, layup drills can be tedious and even annoying for a guy that plays at Iverson's level, but practice has turned into a recess for some of today's stars. Thanks to media access and the ever expanding internet, we can get a glimpse of the amazing abilities of these guys. The trick shot has become a point of pride for some NBA superstars. Showcasing ridiculous shots for camera crews can make a great player look super-human.
8 Female Products That Make Me Glad I’m A Guy
There’s a whole world of feminine care that I knew existed but never knew anything about. At home, women have an arsenal of lotions, scrubs, masks and creams. They purposely wear devices that constrict blood flow in order to shape their bodies. In the pursuit of beauty, women subject themselves to borderline torture with eyebrow threading, waxing and facial extractions. Women pull, pluck and smear hot wax on their bodies, and use alarming words like “exfoliate.” They routinely do battle with terrifying contraptions, chemicals, sharp objects and irons capable of scalding. It’s just standard operating procedure.
8 Strange Things That Fell From the Sky
There were about 600 reports of strange things falling from the sky during the last century and many of them remain unexplained. We have focused on a few of the more recent episodes to bring you as much evidence as possible and let you ponder the theories. Now, be warned, some of the theories seem even more impossible then the event itself.
10 Athletes Who Royally Screwed Up.
The on-court/field/probation athlete regarded by the average sports fan could be described as a hero, an idol, or just another overpaid employee that can jump higher than most people. Off the field though, that athlete has a life to live and loves to entertain all aspects of society whether they want to or not. Their off the field antics have filled many of our days with laughs and give us meaning in our bland, cocaine-less and prostitute-less lives. While many beloved athletes maintain to stay out of the tabloid eyes, there are plenty of superstars from around the sporting world that could fill an entire National Enquirer.