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The 7 Most Painful Tooth Torture Scenes in Cinema History
Just the sound of a dental drill or the drooling screams of someone having their bicuspids ripped out at the root can make most normal humans dread their own dental plan. These movie scenes are not for the squeamish of mind, heart, or mouth. John Schlesinger's 1976 thriller classic may have helped put dental torture into the mainstream, but it's probably the most tame of them all. That doesn't mean it's any less comfortable to watch. Dustin Hoffman faces a sadistic Nazi war criminal played by Laurence Olivier whose torturous interrogation of the question "Is it safe?" drives his victim to the brink of insanity, and just as he's about to jump off the mental chasm and numb himself to the outside world, he grabs the dental tools.
10 Famous Musicians’ Geeky Hobbies
We tend to think of musicians as being cooler than us. And while that may be true, they’re also often bigger geeks than we would imagine. Did you know, for instance, that the man who was Ziggy Stardust is always down for a good chess match? Or that Lily Allen makes delightful cushions? Can you guess which hip-hop pioneer owns 5,000 souvenir mugs? Click through to read all about famous rock stars’ nerdy obsessions — and find out which international pop star plays Scrabble with Salman Rushdie.
25 Drunkest Cities 2012
Tis the season for champagne, winter ale, and eggnog. The end-of-the-year celebrations bring plenty of opportunities to indulge in alcohol, but in some parts of the country drinking is more of a everyday affair. To figure out which cities imbibe the most throughout the year, The Daily Beast first reached out to market researcher Experian Marketing Services for recent data on the average number of alcoholic drinks per month per adult, in each metro area. As well, we pulled data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the percentage of residents who are binge drinkers and heavy drinkers. For the final ranking, the average drinks per month rank was weighted 50 percent; the binge-drinking and the heavy-drinking population for each metro area each got a 25 percent weighting.
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12 Recent Stories of Self Defense With Firearms
Often times, I get questions by well meaning people asking me “Do you really think that the average citizen could defend themselves against a armed criminal?” The answer is yes, every single time. See, what most people don’t realize is that self defense shootings happen all the time. The problem is that these instances aren’t shown on the national news, or even local news for that matter. Most of the time you will be lucky to read a small postage-sized report in a local newspaper. So, for the time being, every week I will compile a report and post it here of every self defense shooting I can find in the US.
7 Stunning Mineral Formations
The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by water, by heat, or by the actions of Mother Earth herself, left us with strange and wonderful sights. Looks ice cold, doesn’t it? Actually, the water is quite warm at the Pamukkale terraces in Turkey, but swimming in it is restricted to preserve the environment at this UNESCO World Heritage site. The white formations are deposits of the mineral travertine from hot spring water that built up into a series of dams, making the terraced pools what they are. See more pictures of Pamukkale and of other terraces formed by various mineral flows.
The Terrible 20: Tweets From The Pope
Pope Benedict XVI started tweeting this week as a part of the Vatican's effort to embrace social media. He really hit the ground running with his first tweet and he hasn't looked back since. Our crackerjack team of researchers compiled a list of our 10 favorite tweets from the Pope.
The 10 Most Common Testicular Cancer Myths
It is classified into two types based on the nature of the cancerous cells in the tumor- seminomas and non- seminomas. It is commonly found in men who have a positive family history of testicular tumors. Men born with congenital anomalies of the testes, penis or kidneys are at an increased risk of developing testicular cancers. Similarly there are more chances of its development in men born with inguinal hernia. Gonadal dysgenesis, cryptorchidism and Klinefelter's syndrome also increase the risk for the development of testicular cancer. There are 8 to 10 times more chances of developing tumor on the contra-lateral side if one testicle has been involved earlier.
9 Most Inspired Shoe Innovations
Shoe innovations can happen in laboratories or in the front rooms of fans. But often, it’s the buyer who determines which designs merit the most research and marketing. Rubber SoleFrom straightforward sneakers to modern personalizations that make hip hop hearts beat faster, there are countless shoes that lead to today’s sneaker technology. Here are a few of the past designs that lead current shoes to their nirvana.
Top 10 Weird Things That Some People Believe
Everyone has their own beliefs and here at TopTenz we respect them. That said, we know there will be one person who reads the title and immediately scrolls down to comments “Religion LOL”; to that person, congratulations, you’ve won at comedy. For everyone else, here are ten weird things people genuinely thought or still think are true.
The Top Ten Sports Movies of All Time
College football has entered the second half of its seasons, the Yankees won another World Series, the NBA is heating up – no wonder DVDFile got the bug this week to take a look at the Ten Best Sports Movies of all time. Sure, some of us nerds are more well-known for spending lots of time in dark rooms, watching (and rewatching) films and researching Blu-ray Disc technology, but DVDFile’s own Mike and Ken nevertheless know a good sports flick when they see one, and they’ve fused their love of film with the fever of many of the world’s various active pastimes and have settled on ten whiz-bang titles that will intrigue lady softballers and professional wrestlers alike. Football, baseball, hockey, boxing – no field was off limits, every sport was fair game (except for chess – Mike was ready to put Searching for Bobby Fischer on the list, but we felt it was a bit much.)