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10 Celebrities You’d Never Guess Studied to be Accountants

Accountancy has an undeserved reputation for being an uncreative field, but when it comes to balancing the books, it seems that inspiration can sometimes be key. In fact, from eccentric comedian Eddie Izzard to rock superstar Robert Plant, a variety of creative individuals have trained to be accountants over the years; and so too have other celebrities more renowned for brawn than brains. Here’s our list of the 10 most surprising famous people who wanted to join the profession and studied to do so.

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6 Silly But Clever Uses for Pool Noodles

Pool noodles are one of the weirdest pool toys. They float, and that's about the only reason they're good for water games. Do yourself a favor and use them around the house instead. Most of these tricks will involve cutting your pool noodle in some form or another. Most serrated knives will work just fine for this task. As always, measure twice and cut once to ensure you don't waste precious noodles.

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18 Countries That Love To Eat, Drink and Smoke More Than The U.S.

You might assume, from frequent news reports about obesity in America, that we're the most gluttonous country in the world. But the great paradox of the country's food industry is that Americans still spend far less of our income on food than their peers in many other developed countries. You've probably seen the statistics before. Depending on your political and cultural beliefs, you probably take that either as evidence that Americans should spend more to buy better quality food or that American capitalism is the best economic system in the world.

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15 movies that make it awesome to be American.

So this weekend here in the US is Memorial Day Weekend, a holiday that celebrates our troops and all that stuff. So if you're feeling patriotic, I've put together a list of 15 movies to put you in an "America Fuck Yeah!" sort of mood. America's so out in the open, with our military might, our politics, our economy and our brands that it's easy at times to shit all over America. But despite whatever problems we may have, it's still a pretty cool place to live. So in no particular order, here's 15 movies to get you all in a flag-waving mood.

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4 Treadmill Workouts that Are Actually Fun

When it comes to exercise, the treadmill is a reliable go-to option for cardio. Problem is, the second your foot hits the speeding belt you’ll remember: Running in place can be really boring. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to mix up your indoor run to engage your brain and maximize results. “The treadmill is convenient and allows people to exercise in all sorts of climates,” says Bill Pierce, director of the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training and author of Run Less, Run Faster. “And you can be creative with how to use it.” Here, running and fitness experts offer suggestions for how to spice up the time you spend on the treadmill.

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Top 10 ways to Ditch Your Clutter and Digitally Organize Your Life

We've all got a few cabinets, drawers, and shelves filled with clutter that seems outdated: CDs, paper, photo albums, DVDs, and books take up a lot of space. Here are 10 ways you can take the plunge into a digital, clutter-free life.

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10 Presidents Nobody Remembers

We don’t recall ever seeing them on our coins, stamps, or monuments, but we’re told the following ten men were once president of the United States. Go figure!

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10Ways To Burn Calories Without Exercising

There are plenty of ways to burn calories. You can run on a treadmill, land a construction job, or workout like a crackhead. Those are the obvious routes to dropping excess pounds. But there are plenty of other not-so-obvious ways to give your body a moderate workout. And since the human body needs to shed 3,500 calories more than it takes in to lose one measly pound, we wanted to give you the heads up on how you can reach a fraction of a fraction of that goal without really trying — or exercising.

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The 10 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Performances

So The Last Stand hasn’t quite re-affirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger as supreme ruler of the box office. At the time of writing, its worldwide box office takings are a little over $33m. That’s someway short of its reputed $45m budget, and only a little more than Schwarzenegger’s rumoured $29.25m salary for Terminator 3. To be fair, it was never really going to propel him back to his blockbuster days of old. Especially when his co-star is Johnny Knoxville. And to be fairer, it’s actually a much better film than those numbers would suggest. Surprisingly violent, funny in places, hilariously clichéd in others. But it’s not a great Arnie film. And it’s not a great Arnie performance. Too much emoting, not enough quotable dialogue. There’s only one line that sticks in the mind, a wonderful two syllables that are well worth the 80 minute wait.

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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.

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Duck! 10 Politicians With Guns, and One of Them is Dick Cheney!

The White House recently released a photo of President Obama skeet shooting at Camp David, after critics on the pro-gun side of the gun control debate questioned whether the president had actually fired a gun before. The photo is meant to erase the doubt and also push us to at least consider whether Obama likes guns. It was a statement, using a gun as a prop to seek political advantage in the gun control debate. There is something to be said about a visual of a politician holding a firearm. We are used to seeing these men and women donning suit, shaking hands with others, and appearing so polished. Holding a firearm apparently stresses the point that these individuals can get down and dirty like the rest of us mere mortals.

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The Top 10 Most Controversial Action Figures of the Modern Era

Poe Ghostal here. The recent kerfuffle over NECA's Django Unchained figures is just the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding little plastic people. Action figures have been causing controversies almost as long as they've been around, so I decided to do a little digging to find some of the more notable examples. For the purposes of this article, my criteria for a figure being truly "controversial" was that I could track down at least one legitimate news article about someone being upset about a toy. So while legend has it that parents were horrified by Kenner's 1979 Alien figure, I was unable to find any articles on the topic - hence its absence from this list.

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