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10 Movie In-Jokes and Traditions
The movie business is now more than a century old – and in that time, numerous traditions and movie in-jokes have developed. These range from industry habits to personal calling cards from movie makers, which can all add a solid dose of interest to those with an appetite for movies. You may have noticed that in films where a telephone number is spoken or somehow visible, it almost always starts with ’555'. This dates back to the 1960s, when some telephone companies in America set up a range of fictional telephone numbers for use in movies and TV shows. This was to avoid customers being harassed by coincidentally having the same telephone number that might appear in a film. For the most part, films abide by this guideline – though watch out if you live outside North America, because the 555 prefix is only protected in that region and may be a valid phone number in other countries.
9 Cutest Animals in 2012
Cuddly animals have never been more popular on the Internet. All the world media almost every day funny or cute pictures and videos of animals that melted and most constricted heart. For lovers of sweet little animals enjoy this list. Thorny old baby anteater only 30 days were brought to the zoo, "Taronga" after they found him helpless on the track near Sydney. Experts suspect that the animal, which is named Boo, fell out of his mother's bag. Individuals of this species would not leave lairs before the 45th of age.
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The 10 Most Expensive Cars Auctioned In 2012
With no more auctions scheduled for 2012, we're safe in looking at the top 10 sales of cars at public auction from 2012. I understand that talking about extremely expensive cars will always generate extreme controversy among some audiences. Personally, I am less and less upset about the notion. Instead of getting upset about high prices, think about celebrating the fact that great cars are being more widely recognized as being worth a lot. I'm sorry if you can no longer afford a 250 Testa Rossa, but for the rest of us, what's happening in the seven-figure market has no bearing on Mazda RX7 and Dodge Dart prices. I'm not shopping for 540Ks any more than I'm shopping for Cézannes. I just hope whoever does buy them does the right thing and lets the rest of us see them. Someone has to buy them – the cost isn't an issue; it's failing to recognize that a great work of art, regardless of medium, belongs to the world. You are not an owner but a caretaker and your primary duty is not to satisfy your own sense of self-importance, but to honor the object.
13 Dogs Who Are So Ready to Celebrate New Year’s Eve
It’s true the holidays are easily the greatest time of year, but it can also be the most exhausting. After so much preparation, it sort of feels like we want to nap for weeks. It also doesn’t help that we ate our weight in ham and stuffing and chocolate, so we’re currently nursing a major food hangover. But it’s time to rally, people! We can’t forget one of the greatest parties is coming up in just a few short days– New Year’s Eve. December 31 is all about celebrating the past year and looking forward to new beginnings by eating and drinking even more and letting loose with friends and family. The best part is that you don’t need much to appear all that festive for New Year’s, either. Grab a pair of ridiculous glasses, a sparkly paper hat and you’re set! Just take a cue from these adorable party pups — these 13 dogs are so ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Norman Schwarzkopf Dead: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know
Retired United States Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf died at age 78 on Thursday, December 27. The decorated general is most notably known for commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991. He passed away in Tampa, Florida, where he lived in retirement. The cause of death was not immediately available. Here's what you need to know about the general and his illustrious career.
9 Smart Ways to Handle the Holidays
If you think the holidays and stress go together like mistletoe and kissing, you might want to reconsider your ways. The festive season doesn't have to drive you crazy––that is, if you swap your tired routine for fresh approaches to familiar woes. Read on for helpful tips that’ll guarantee you merrier days.
13 Secrets Your Movie Theater Employee Won't Tell You
"Good Morning America" teamed up with Reader's Digest on a special series, "13 Things Experts Won't Tell You." This month, Reader's Digest unveils the secrets your movie theater employee won't tell you, like how to save money, what foods to eat and more.
The 10 Craziest Craigslist Posts of 2012
Homer Simpson's famous ode to alcohol—"The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems"—might apply in equal measure to Craigslist, the wildly popular, barebones site where one can find all of life's problems and solutions, including: a freelance writing gig, roommates, a sex partner, a man-sized fiberglass chili pepper, a lifetime supply of hot sauce, and coffee beans that have been ingested, digested, and excreted by someone living in Portland. Each year, Craigslist users across the country flag their favorite classified ads for inclusion in the "best of" category. The bar to inclusion is high, but somehow each year America comes through with memorable postings that remind us just why we went ahead with this whole Web 2.0 thing. This year was no exception. Here are a few of our favorites.
Take Your Best Shot: 4 Average Joe Millionaires
Every night, unsuspecting basketball fans at arenas throughout the country are given a shot – or shots – at the adulation of thousands and promotional prizes ranging from gift certificates to new cars. More often than not, however, the shooting contests that have become staples of the in-game experience result in the athletically challenged contestant lobbing an air ball and being serenaded with boos by the home crowd. (This is especially true when a prize for everyone in attendance – say, a large, two-topping pizza – is on the line.) Here’s a look at four fans who avoided the boos and capitalized on their 30 seconds of fame when the stakes were much, much higher.
The Top 10 Tech Fails of 2012
In 2012, we saw big tech advances. Smartphones got bigger. Tablets got smaller. Social media played a role in everything from a presidential election to disaster relief. But with advances come clunkers. When you're in a field that demands near-constant innovation and unprecedented levels of creativity, sometimes even the most successful players are going to shoot and miss. So, at the risk of playing Scrooge in this season of good will, here we come to wallow in it. Because, let's face it: The Internet loves a good fail. Behold the top 10 tech "fails" of 2012, with wishes for happier days ahead to all involved.