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Since the early days of blues and jazz, guitar solos have been used to showcase the talents of musicians and to add an extra dynamic to the music. Since the advent of rock ‘n roll in the ‘50s and the explosion of heavy metal a few decades later, solos have become almost mandatory in any
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The reboot is a popular Hollywood trope that has been plaguing franchises for decades. This habit of pulling the plug on anything that stops working and restart it like nothing happened before comes from Hollywood excessive refusal of letting things end. In the eyes of major studios, anything is fair game when it comes to
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You wouldn’t necessarily think of murder as an art form, but there are definitely some creative ways to go about it, from food to spy tools to medieval torture devices. Forget guns and knives! How about a rock-hard loaf of bread instead? These ten criminals and assassins were just some of the more creative murderers
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It seems that in every corner of the world, there are not only spectacular travel destinations to be found, but also paths that lead to eerie places full of mystery and creepiness. The hushed atmosphere of a lone or abandoned structure seems to always lead to tales of terror. On this list are images of
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Every year, moviegoers are treated to new unforgettable films. But far too often, the spectacular acting performances that make the films so great are overlooked. Here, we honor actors’ work that has been underrecognized, underappreciated, and unacknowledged during awards season. 10 Underrated But Excellent Bands 10 Joaquin Phoenix—You Were Never Really Here Who better to
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Scientists can be a strange bunch of people. Some scour for answers to some of the great mysteries of the universe, or work towards cutting-edge technological breakthroughs. Others give cannabis to traumatized elephants and fit cuttlefish with 3D glasses. Scientists are responsible for all manner of bizarre, off-the-wall discoveries. In recent months, researchers have, for
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Pokemon. In the years since we were introduced to these pocket monsters they have invaded every area of pop culture. You can get Pokemon cards, computer games, TV shows, movies, and every sort of collectable. And if that’s not enough they you can always
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For the thousands of songs the world hears, millions go unlisted. Musicians can often save time from songwriting to shift through the cultural detritus of unknown records. Be it sampling or covers, that process created the following 10 iconic songs. Though lesser known, the original versions have their own fascinating, and frequently, weirder histories. 10
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Ah, the American transition of executive power. It’s something the US was fairly committed to from the late 1700s until… well, approximately the 21st century. But while presidential inaugurations typically haven’t involved quite as much drama as the previous one and the one about to occur, that doesn’t mean they were all smooth sailing. Here
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The People’s Republic of China has become an authoritarian superpower that uses its technological superiority to crush dissent. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), fearful of an uprising of its own citizenry, has managed to achieve obedience through social engineering. From 2014 onwards, the Party began introducing a complex Social Credit system that ranks people based
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Our legends and histories are filled with mysterious cryptids and terrifying beasts, some of which actually existed. But more often than not, these tales of creepy creatures are just that: tales; imagined beings meant to satisfy a story. Yet, not all farfetched monsters are hoaxes, and there’s enough evidence to suggest that they roam among
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When you walk through a ghost town, it’s usually easy to see why people would leave. There could be an eternal fire burning underground like in Centralia, Pennsylvania. France has at least six abandoned towns in ruins due to German raids during WWII. But if you’re walking through a ghost town with perfectly good buildings,
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Hate crime describes a set of crimes that are motivated by another person’s bias against the victim’s race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender identification, or gender expression. Typically, it involves physical and/or emotional harm and occasionally leads to the victim’s death. But hate crimes are more than just physical violence. In the United States, the
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We’ve all heard of plenty of medical conditions, medical and mental disorders and illnesses throughout our lives, we may very well have friends or family members dealing with them, or, for a lot of us, we’ve become familiarised with them through mainstream media such as films and television. What many of us don’t realise, however,
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Religion in the ancient world was a lot more varied than it is today. Since most societies were polytheistic, having many gods, there were many divine figures for a worshipper to choose from. A Greek could offer sacrifices at the Temple of Zeus one day and then call on Artemis for aid the next with
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For as long as any of us can remember, there has always been much debate surrounding the topic of to what extent civilians should be able to legally arm themselves. For most, this hot button issue revolves around firearms and the limits, or lack thereof, their ownership. However, this discussion is unimportant to the more
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Put on your movie conspiracy theory tinfoil hat for a minute… What if sweet, blank-faced Danny Torrance was to blame for the horrors that befell his family in the Overlook hotel. A popular theory says that because Danny’s imaginary friend ‘Tony’ lived in his mouth and hid away in his stomach, it was a clear
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When one changes the world, they can at least expect to be remembered. History is littered with people who stumbled into achievements. Only a select elite get their name jotted down in the textbooks. For a distinct few, their achievement gets recorded, while their name fades into obscurity. Everyone knows the following 10 iconic cultural
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Once Covid-19 is a thing of the past, we will once again be allowed to travel unencumbered, to exotic far-off places. (This is the ongoing hope, at least.) On this list are just some of the most unusual, challenging, and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world that are truly a must-visit for those who love
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Typically, on the set, nobody wields more power than the director, whose vision as a storyteller brings the disparate elements of filmmaking together into a coherent, gripping, moving, and, if the stars are aligned correctly, highly profitable work of art. The egos, tirades, eccentricities, and influence of these Hollywood heavyweights are legendary, but they’re not
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It’s a small world after all. That was the conclusion reached at an August 2006 meeting of the International Astronomical Union. And while only 424 of an eligible 9,000 voting members participated, it amounted to a planetary eviction notice for Pluto. But the meeting did more than reduce the solar system from nine full-fledged planets
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Music stirs emotion. Different melodies evoke feelings of sadness, joy, defiance, relaxation, fear and more. Researchers are even conducting ongoing studies to solve what they call “the mystery of how music can evoke so many nuanced emotions.”[1] On this list are just a few of the songs that have made people cry, laugh, feel victorious,
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Tesla is the most valuable automaker in the world. This is incredible considering it was founded in 2003 and released its first car in 2008. Its older and well-established rivals like General Motors Company, Daimler AG and Toyota have been in the business for decades. However, Tesla is not your traditional carmaker. It actually created
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Spiders get a bad rap in the animal kingdom, often described as “creepy,” “chilling,” and even “frightening.” Six percent of us are so obsessively afraid of our eight-legged friends, our fear has been dubbed a phobia. The rest of us tolerate them. Their image is not enhanced by their hairy legs, multiple eyes and venom-dripping
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