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12 Now-Famous People You Didn't Know Were in Movies You've Seen

There are a lot of current stars who did embarrassing things early in their careers, so it's neat to see the early work of current stars in good films that you don't remember them in because you had no idea who they were the first time you saw the movie. Every once in a while, I'll flip through the channels, stumble across a movie I haven't seen for a few years, and I'll notice some huge fucking star in a bit part in a 1998 movie that I loved and I'll be like, "What the ...?" I had no idea he was in this movie.

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11 Ways Bacon may have Gone too Far

Admit it. You love bacon. You might be a vegan, but you still love the smell. Bacon is universal. Bacon is beloved. Bacon… is love. Every year, in the U.S. alone, more than 1.7 billion lbs. of bacon are consumed, and that’s merely what is used in professional foodservice. Add what is sold through grocery stores for home use, and that number doubles. That comes to around 9 pounds per citizen, per year, just in the U.S. That is a lot of pork belly. Obviously, we love us some salt and smoke cured pork product. We love lots of flavors of food, and the food industry has accommodated us by transferring those flavors to other forms so that we may enjoy them in new ways. Stop a second and think of how many strawberry-flavored things you know or consume regularly. But bacon has just stayed bacon.

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18 Gadgets that Used to be High-Tech

Depending on your age, you’ve probably seen at least a few generations of technology. It’s amazing how quickly the sizes and shapes of our gadgets can change as the technology improves. The Chicago Tribune compiled a photo essay of gadgets that once were futuristic, but now might as well be from the Flintstones. Above: the fabled videodisc, predecessor to the modern DVD.

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29 Most Random Ways That Major Characters Got Written out of Movie Sequels

It sucks that Will Smith won’t be in the Independence Day sequel—but wait ‘til you hear the random explanation for his character being gone. Alas, this is standard practice. When stars decide not to come back, movies come up with rationales for writing them out, that go beyond “dog ate my homework.” In the case of Will Smith’s character, Captain Steven Hiller, apparently we’re going to learn that he died testing an experimental alien aircraft following the events of Independence Day. Which is kind of a sad way to go. “So what does this button do? Aaaaaaaaaaa.” Here are some other major characters who were written out of movie sequels in the most hand-wavy fashion possible.

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15 Funny Moments in Golf Caught on Video

Golf is a popular pastime in many countries around the world and has been for many years. As high-profile professionals made the sport more enticing to young players over the past couple of decades, golf's popularity has gone through a tremendous surge in popularity. Over the years there have been many amazing moments in golf - from unbelievable shots to amazing, come-from-behind victories. Along with these amazing moments have been some less-than-stellar ones. We're talking, of course, about the bloopers. You know, the screw-ups. The flubs. The Mulligans.

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10 Great Inventions Dreamt Up By Children

Kids can be incredibly creative and inventive – and some even see their big ideas develop into astounding business opportunities as well. The following ten children turned their frustrations, mistakes and strokes of luck and brilliance into commercial successes, businesses and even life-long careers. Their stories are sure to inspire anyone going into the business world, where ingenuity and imagination are often a bonus, if not a must. Kids came up with these ten great inventions, conceiving everything from earmuffs to Popsicles.

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10 TV Shows That Were Defined By Their Cities

It takes more than just a few establishing shots to make a city come alive on TV; it takes time, effort, and a determination to make the setting as much a part of the story as the human characters. Some of the most memorable TV series in recent history were defined by their cities in a huge way. A good way to tell how big a role a given city plays in a TV show is to imagine the story taking place somewhere else; if the move seems impossible or even just weird, or if it would fundamentally change the nature of the stories, chances are the show is one that was totally married to its location. Some of the cities aren’t even real, but they’re still woven into the identity of their series

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The 9 Most Ridiculous Things Banned

Being in control of a country can obviously be a mind-altering experience. Desperate to assert your power and maintain conformity amongst your people, massive amounts of power can sometimes cause a rash decision. For most of us, a rash decision might be the purchase of an extra large bag of peanut M&Ms, when a smaller one would do, but when you're important it can result in variously random products being banned.

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10 Food Facts That Should Surprise You

There is no doubt that food is constantly on my mind. If you are a friend of mine on facebook or a facebook Listverse fan you will see that the majority of my recent posts involve my food experiences. So, this list should come as no surprise! We have had food facts, food misconceptions, food horrors, and now we have food facts that should be surprising to the majority of our readers. The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco in 1909, at the Japanese Tea Garden Restaurant. In 1916, Los Angeles noodle manufacturer David Jung claimed to be the inventor, but a San Francisco court ruled that Makoto Hagiwara, caretaker of Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden, was the creator of the cookies, which he served to guests of the gardens. If you have others you think we missed, be sure to add them to the comments.

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20 Great Actors Who've Never Been Nominated For An Oscar

Tim Robey counts down the 20 greatest actors never to receive a nod at the Academy Awards. Jeff Daniels was about the only person not recognised for James L. Brooks’s Terms of Endearment (1983), and he’s managed to cruise his way though a durable Hollywood career, clowning it up here and there, supplying a bitter gravitas elsewhere, without bagging one.

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14 Hand-Painted Geeky Shoe Designs

While plenty of people have geeky tee shirts, nerdy shoes are far less common—but shoes are great because, unlike tees, you can wear them day in and day out if you so please. If you’re ready to put your best geek foot forward, here are a few great shoe designs to get you started.

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The World's 20 Most Amazing Tunnels

From easing traffic congestion to providing faster and safer ways to travel long distances, nearly every tunnel on earth is built to solve a specific problem or challenge. Some are built in response to natural disasters – like Japan's Seikan Tunnel, after a 1954 typhoon on the Tsugaru Strait destroyed five ferry boats carrying more than 1,400 people, all of whom perished. Others incur nature's wrath once they're underway, like London's Thames Tunnel, plagued by floods during its 18-year construction and abandoned for years before it finally opened in 1843.

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