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The 7 Lamest Mythical Creatures of All-Time
From the dawn of time, Man has gazed upon the almost unending diversity of creatures in earth’s forests, oceans and hillsides and triumphantly proclaimed – “NOT GOOD ENOUGH!” That’s right, not content with the pitiful efforts of Mother Nature (naked mole rat!?!), we’ve taken it upon ourselves to fabricate hundreds of mythical creatures over the centuries. And while many of these creatures are supremely bad ass, more than a few should have been left on the cutting room floor. Of all the stupid, worthless and just plain ridiculous mythical creatures, here are the 7 lamest of all time.
7 Stories The National Enquirer Actually Got Right
Some in the media have argued that The National Enquirer deserves Pulitzer Prize consideration for its investigative work into politician John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter. Although it’s easy to dismiss The Enquirer as a tabloid collection of fabricated stories that offer little more than a distraction in the grocery store line, the weekly rag has actually broken some pretty big stories. Sure, headlines like “Stars with Cellulite!” and “Kirstie Alley: Only 4 Years to Live!” might not make anyone forget Woodward and Bernstein, but take a look at these Enquirer scoops.
10 Wonders of the World You Don’t Know
While most of these wonders will be known to a few people, they are, on the whole, not as well known as the famous “seven wonders”. Despite that, each has a reason for being considered wonderful and deserves its spot on this list. Enjoy the list and be sure to share other lesser-known wonders in the comments. Leptis Magna was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, 130 km east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.
Top 10 Philanthropists
It’s easy to criticize the rich for extravagant lifestyles, especially at a time when so many are facing financial hardships in a suffering economy. However, what often is overlooked or outright ignored are the philanthropic activities that the richest of the rich are involved with. Supporting causes ranging from higher education to the eradication of terminal diseases, the uber-rich pump billions of dollars into charitable causes around the world. Lear jets and lavish mansions aside, wealthy philanthropist provide a sizable portion of the necessary funds that many worthwhile organizations need to operate. The key for big spenders on this list is the immediate impact of their giving endeavors. Here is a top 10 list that is worth its weight in gold, representing some of the worlds leading philanthropists.
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10 Strange Athlete Superstitions
Professional athletes, by definition, are not normal. They spend their entire young lives in a fishbowl, alternately worshiped and torn down by an ever-braying chorus of onlookers. It should come as no surprise, then, that many jocks develop unusual coping mechanisms, quite often involving superstitions. Check out 10 Hall of Famers who use a little juju for good luck.
Top 10 Most Downloaded Portable Apps
It’s time once again for our featured Movers and Shakers post. Each week we are taking one software category and listing the top ten most downloaded apps in it. This week we are looking at portable applications. These are the apps that can be carried on a USB thumb drive and can be used on pretty much any computer.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Martha Stewart
You know Martha Stewart as the crafts-and-cooking guru who has dominated print and broadcast media. You know her as the stockowner who ran into a bit of trouble with the feds. Today, let’s look at five things you might not know about Stewart.
Top 10 Music Festivals Around the World
Our top ten list of music festivals worldwide includes the most spectacular and diverse locations, the broadest spectrum of artists, and the above all, the most interesting events, all of which are accessible to backpackers and budget travellers.
9 Real-Life Levels of Hell
Dante's Inferno took us through the 9 levels of hell when you die, but we think there are plenty of hellish places you can find yourself in when you're alive. Here are the 9 levels of hell that you've probably encountered at some time in your life.
Freezer Freaks: 5 Weird Things I Freeze To Save Money
It's official: I've become my grandmother. I realized it the other morning when I opened the door to our freezer. That icy vault was packed to the brim. But -- in the finest tradition of my Grandma Yeager -- it wasn't filled so much with leftovers, like you'd find in most household freezers. You see, my Grams had a few deep frozen secrets. She knew about weird stuff; weird stuff you can deep-six in the freezer and maybe save some money in the process.