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Top 10 Facts About Mail-Order Brides

Mail-order bride is a label applied to a woman who publishes her intent to marry someone from another – usually more financially developed – country. Historically, mail-order brides were women who listed themselves in catalogs and were selected by men for marriage. Sometimes the men and women involved were citizens of different countries, e.g. women from European countries moving to the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries, and sometimes they involved citizens of the same country. This list looks at ten facts about mail order brides that you may not know.

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15 Technologies That Changed The Way We Watch Television

It’s easy to take for granted how important your television really is. It revolutionized how information spreads, empowered the common man and helped end atrocities like Vietnam and civil inequality. But in the bustle of life, it’s easy to lose sight of the TV advances that gave society so much power. Consider this article an eye opener; below you’ll find some of the most important (and oft-forgotten) gadgetry that brought TV to where it is today…

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Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream. I’d already accomplished most of what I’d set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill Walton’s finger in the eye when battling for a rebound. I made mistakes. Plenty of them. In fact, sometimes I wish I could climb into a time machine and go back to shake some sense into that thirty-year-old me. If I could, here’s the advice I would give him.

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10 Heaviest Helicopters in History

Nothing catches the eye quite like a massive helicopter slicing through the air, heading swiftly on an important mission. But what if said helicopter were carrying a tank or an airplane? From the illustrious and long-serving Boeing CH-47 Chinook to the hulking, super-powerful Mil Mi-26, many of the following 10 helicopters have played major roles in combat missions as well as civilian assignments around the world. This article includes sky cranes, payload record-breakers and a fascinating tiltrotor vehicle that blurs the lines between helicopter and airplane. Even one of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes’ machines made the cut.

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15 Books Every New Father Should Read

In the immortal words uttered by Keanu Reeves in Parenthood: "You need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car — hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they’ll let any butt-reaming a**hole be a father." On one level, it’s impossible for a man to totally prepare for the experience of fatherhood. At best, you can buy supplies and prepare by telling yourself that, no matter what, things are probably going to get crazy. But even if it’s not feasible to understood the magnitude of parenting until the situation is upon you, it is possible to do your homework and read first-hand accounts from men who’ve done their time in the trenches with dirty diapers. Granted, reading a book about parenting and thinking you’re prepared is a lot like reading a sex-ed primer and then landing a hot date: application is a whole lot trickier (and more interesting) than theory. But these books are still some of the best places to get the info you’ll need, and new or expectant fathers would be wise to buy them, bookmark them, and live by their example.

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5 Most Badass Ways Humans Have Defeated Animals

Some men fight crocodiles for a living. But, most don’t. Most people just sit at home and watch other people on TV kill snakes, bears, crocodiles, and stingrays (ooh, sorry). But, there are a select few who will go out of their way to kill something when they aren’t paid to do it. These people are the standard to which all others are held when declaring one’s badassery.

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7 Of The World's Most Entertaining Airports

Major airports aren't typically the coolest places to kick back and have some fun. Thousands of passengers herded towards departure gates and lengthy security queues manned by stoney-faced stewards rarely equates to a joyful time. But an increasing number of airports are attempting to liven up the pre-flight experience by providing a variety of weird and wonderful distractions to keep the weary traveler entertained. From live music concerts to contemporary art exhibitions and from IMAX cinemas to public ice rinks, some have so much on they're on the verge of becoming travel destinations in themselves. So, where are these happening aviation hotspots? We've selected seven of the world's biggest and busiest airports where entertainment and leisure services are taking off.

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11 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Popular Google Products

Think about all the tools you use each day to do your job. Chances are, more than one of them are made by Google. Google puts out great products that help us perform our daily tasks. Whether it be email, creating docs, or communicating with clients and colleagues, there seems to be a Google service for just about everything. But just like other tools and applications there are lots of features, which means more stuff to remember. So if you’re like me and have trouble memorizing things like keyboard shortcuts, we’re here to help.

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5 Huge Plot Holes in Classic Children's Films

Look, I enjoy watching fictional narratives play out on a giant glowing screen as much as anyone, but recently I've noticed that a few so called "classic" children's movies have HUGE plot holes in them that NEED to be discussed and complained about on the INTERNET, preferably in CAPTIAL LETTERS. Take, for instance...

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5 Auctioned Lost Props You Need -- and 5 You Don't

Lost may be going off the air in a little more than a week, but this summer, you can own a piece of the action. Hollywood memorabilia auctioneer Profiles in History will be auctioning off many of the most major props, costumes and set pieces from the show, and after taking a look at what’s on the block, we’ve found 5 props you may want to bid on — and 5 that aren’t worth the dough.

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10 Incredible Rock Pillar Landscapes

Featuring a lot of pillars (usually) that rise from the earth like giant petrified spikes, rock pillar landscapes are some of the most impressive natural wonders of our world. Molded by geological phenomena and the action of the elements over millennia, these bizarre rock formations have, nowadays, become breathtaking tourist attractions.

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15 Quotes Every Geek Should Know

Describing a geek, of any kind, is kind of hard. So many subjects, genres and generally, stuff, to be a geek of, it’s impossible to categorize. Still, most geeks, or maybe all of them, would know these next lines, from the world of literature, comics, movies and the Randomness of the World Wide Web.

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