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From Riches To Rags: 10 Celebrities Who Went Broke
Celebrities may seem to have it all, but they sure know how to blow it all too. From owning pet tigers and helicopters to buying an entire town here are two handfuls of stars that managed to foolishly squander their earnings, and then some.
What Really Scares People: Top 10 Phobias
Whether you jump at the sight of a spider or work up a sweat at the mere mention of getting on an airplane, fears and phobias abound. About 19.2 million American adults ages 18 and over, or some 8.7 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have some type of specific phobia, or extreme fear. Here are some of the worst.
11 Fictional Middle Eastern Countries, Ranked By Evilness
The other night, I was doing something I've done too many times to count: I was watching "Iron Eagle". It got to the end credits -- which are spectacularly outdated, featuring a public access-esque bright blue background and system font -- and I noticed something. In the movie, they never say the name of the featured, "evil" Middle Eastern country. But in the credits, there's someone credited as "Bilyad Guard"... someone credited as "Bilyad Officer"... and someone credited as "Il Kharem Soldier." That jumped out at me. Am I missing something -- or were those relics from a point where "Iron Eagle" was going to give the evil Middle Eastern country a name?
Top 10 Customized Japanese Scooters
If you thought that nicest custom bikes are either cruisers or choppers with an extreme rake and chrome, you need to see these custom scooters from Japan that might overawe you. Each bike is an exquisite work of craftsmanship with an impressive attention to detail. Unlike the over-the-top embellished bikes of Orange County Choppers, these scooter enthusiasts from Japan have their own way to exhibit their individuality, freedom and outright rebellion.
15 Modders who changed PC gaming
PC mods, or modifications, are one of the primary reasons why the PC is often looked on as superior to its console brothers. Mods can be anything from new game modes, to new units, to graphical enhancements to complete game overhauls. However, behind the mods are a team of focused, dedicated people, who rarely get the accolades they deserve.
Top 10 Weapons of the future
We went from swords to machine guns and nuclear bombs, but what are the next weapons on the horizon? We round up ten of the most promising technologies. These are powerful energy beams that travel through air or space in straight lines. They travel at the speed of light and can strike over distances of thousands of kilometres.
35 Best Inspirational Websites For Logo Design
Logo Designing is a tough ask, there has to be some kind of concept behind the logo designing. If you’re a logo maker / designer or interested in researching more about logo design, there’s no doubt you’d like to see good inspirational examples from the best logo designers around for your own inspirational aspect. These 35 Websites do have some of the finest collections of Logo Designs that can give you some new and fresh ideas that are being used by Logo Designers all around the globe.
5 Credit Score Killers
As banks shy away from making risky consumer loans, a mediocre credit history just won't cut it anymore. To get the best rates on mortgages, credit cards and auto loans, you need a killer score. Your FICO score is a numerical measure of your creditworthiness that ranges from 300 to 850. While there are a few different credit scoring systems available, it's the FICO score, created by the Fair Isaac Corporation, that most lenders look at when they check your credit. Lenders have already raised their standards by about 20 to 40 points this year, according to Barry Paperno, consumer operations manager at FICO. So while a score in the 720 to 740 range would have gotten you the best rates on a mortgage in the past, you now need a score of at least 760 to snag the best loans.
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7 Ways To Spot A Former Frat Boy
Despite chugging away 90% of their college experience, the majority of fraternity members do graduate from college, obtain employment, and live among us in the real world. They blend in so well with the rest of society that it can be almost impossible at times to spot them. Luckily, social scientists have done extensive research and found 7 telltale signs to spotting a former frat boy. You can finally know for sure which married, straight men in your office have willingly done the elephant walk.
10 Things The ‘iPod Generation’ Will Never Experience
Hey you kids! Get the hell off my lawn! With your gameboys and iPods and knife crime. You don’t know you’re born. Back in my day we’d walk seven miles to pick up a CD from our local record store. Uphill. Both ways. The guy there would look down at us from behind the counter and we’d feel small. And we liked it. But seriously, over the last few years, the way we consume music has changed beyond recognition. The so called ‘iPod generation’ (a horrible, if functional turn of phrase) get their musical kicks in ways – 10 years ago – I would never have imagined. They’re both lucky and unlucky, as they will never experience the things on the list that follows.
Just File It Under “Oops” (7 Costly Clerical Errors)
Everybody makes mistakes. I have been known to make a few here and there, or so I’ve been told. It still pains me to look at my NCAA Tournament bracket. But I’m not alone. Smart people make little mistakes all the time. Even "Google" was technically a mistake. What almost was That mistake, however, did not result in the loss of millions of dollars. Quite the opposite. But some simple errors have led to some very expensive consequences. Whether it’s a typo, misspelling, or simple forgetfulness, the following clerical errors ended up with a heavy price tag.