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Students across the globe often gripe about their homework assignments. Those complaints frequently fall on deaf ears because parents expect teachers to guide the intellectual and ethical development of their children. Sometimes, that takes work. And, let’s face it, parents know that kids are often just lazy. But sometimes, the students have a point. Some
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Music and mythology seem to be many worlds apart. Yet, fascinating stories have emerged to prove that music is an art laced with mysteries. From satanic messages in “Hotel California” to Robert Johnson’s alleged pact with the devil, it seems that urban legends are an inherent part of fame. Some songs, however, have more horrifying
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Getting accepted into a gang isn’t a free process. Generally speaking, you’re required to prove yourself first through a ritual known as “initiation.” The methods used are brutal—often beyond comprehension for the average person. Some initiation rites demand that you withstand a beating, commit a rape, or even worse. 10 Notorious Medieval Gangsters 10 Traditional
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In any list of The Greatest Movies ever, the same films seem to crop up over and over again. Sometimes the people who compile the lists have even watched them. And, sure, these are all pretty good films. The first time you watch them. And maybe even the second, or the third. But after that,
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It’s generally agreed that ghosts, if they indeed exist, were once living, breathing human beings. And, unfortunately, human beings are more than capable of committing crime. So it may follow that ghosts also seek to transgress against their (former) fellow men. The following ten crimes were allegedly committed by paranormal entities. True ghostly perpetrators or
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Have you ever wondered what made a place famous? Obviously the answer is the points of interest. Notable landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Rio de Janeiro’s statue of Christ the Redeemer. Natural beauty such as the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps or Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Not to mention places
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Sometimes the cruel hands of fate also have a sick sense of humor, with destinies twisted in ways that seem particularly wicked. Like a concert pianist crushed by a plummeting Baby Grand, irony can add a layer of macabre mockery to scenarios that would otherwise be simply unfortunate. Other times, defeat or even death seem
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Islands, in general, are breathtakingly beautiful places located in oceans worldwide. They are the stuff exotic vacation dreams are made of. This, however, does not mean that they are immune to strange incidents or unsolved mysteries. On this list are 10 islands with puzzling mysteries that remain to this day. Top 10 Islands With Fascinating
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Everyone has been scrabbling around at the moment trying to stock up their cupboards with food that will last out the lock-down. We’ve all been sniffing things past their use-by date to see if they are still just about edible. Rice and sugar may seem to last forever but even the longest-lasting foods eventually off.
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From arrogant emperors failing miserably, to seemingly successful rebellions gone wrong, there are many twists and turns in the story of mankind. This list recounts just 10 of the greatest and most bizarre plot twists ever to happen in human history. 10 Real Tales Of Prejudice With Unbelievable Twists 10 An Imposter German Ship Meets
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Finding a worm in your apple, a hole in your sock or a scratch on your car are never things a person wants to find. But when you think about it, things could be worse. A LOT worse! You’d much rather a little worm in your apple than any of the tragic, nauseating and offensive
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Let’s face it, some things are creepy or scary. Someone might become fearful when coming across a venomous snake. That fear is healthy because it tells us to stay away from the snake whose venom could kill us. But what if a rubber snake sends someone into scream-filled terror? Then that person might have a
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Thanks mainly to their distinctive masks, plague doctors have remained a symbol of horror for hundreds of years. Featured in all forms of art—from paintings to video games—these birdlike professionals never really slipped from the public consciousness. It is probably safe to say that if Listverse had to choose one symbol to represent it, the
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Tragedies such as bombings, wars, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and personal calamities have left a permanent dent in history’s timeline. As modern generations navigate their own catastrophes, the events of yesteryear still echo, demanding never to be forgotten. On this list are haunting images taken during and after terrible tragedies. They reflect the severe impact
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Science fiction is usually defined as fiction that is set in the future, or which demonstrates major technological, or environmental change. It is often set in space, or on an alternative version of earth, and might take place in the near or distant future. This definition is necessarily unspecific, because, in fact, sci-fi can be
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Before becoming some of the most popular books in history, classics such as Gone with the Wind and Harry Potter were rejected over and over before it was finally decided that they were worth publishing. Here we look at the story of J. K. Rowling and many other of our greatest writers who struggled to
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[WARNING: some video footage on this list is of an adult nature and may contain shocking or sexual images.] Despite being lusted over by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, pornography has always been held at arms length compared to other forms of popular entertainment. This is certainly due to the fact that pornography contains
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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a bit bored with all the overused images of famous landmarks and spots around the world. We have been so overwhelmed by them in fact, that our perfect impressions are now spoilt when we see the real deal. Therefore, this list is going to step right off
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A proper preview for this list about movie previews: “In a world . . . where every hypersensitive man and woman has a social media megaphone, and where politically-correct journalists call for horror movie trailers to be banned . . .[1] From the website that brings you your favorite listicles of all things offensive comes what comment thread critics
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The Day of the Sun, April 15, is a national holiday in North Korea honouring the nation’s founder Kim Il-Sung. So when his grandson and the “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-Un was absent for public celebrations, people naturally talked. Is he alive? Is he dead? Given the lack of independent media in North Korea, it’s always
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When you think of the American South, images of the Texas badlands and country music lyrics might just pop into your head. You might also muse over bluegrass tunes, amazing state parks, college basketball, and Elvis Presley songs. The states that make up the American South have a lot to offer citizens and tourists alike,
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Asteroid mining sounds like the realm of science fiction. It certainly has been a popular plot point or setting in fiction ranging from serious thrillers (Alien) to comedy (Red Dwarf). But it has not factored in reality until the past decade or so. On April 6, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which
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As of this writing, over one-third of the world’s population is currently in quarantine or facing some type of lockdown or restriction. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see some lasting impacts from this COVID-19 pandemic. You can expect new houses to contain quarantine amenities (just like the Cold War inspired bomb shelters), TV shows
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I once spent the summer working at a dry cleaner’s, and what I witnessed there has stayed with me forever. Who knew that a process that mainly deals with the removal of bodily fluids could trigger such extremes in human behavior? Maybe people feel vulnerable because they are actually airing their dirty laundry in public.
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