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10 Largest Military Airplanes in History

10 Largest Military Airplanes in History

In 1945 George Orwell wrote, “We were once told that the aeroplane had ‘abolished frontiers’; actually it is only since the aeroplane became a serious weapon that frontiers have become definitely impassable.” These 10 giant military planes are incredible feats of engineering, and their impact on...

10 Most Precariously Placed Treehouses on Earth

10 Most Precariously Placed Treehouses on Earth

Vertiginous views are one thing, but combine such dizzying prospects with the sense that the planks on which you walk might give way at a moment's notice, and even the bravest soul would be forgiven for allowing a little fear to creep in. The urge to inhabit high up places has been with us throughout...

12 Best Damien Rice Songs

12 Best Damien Rice Songs

Damien Rice is an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician who plays the guitar, piano, clarinet, and percussion. Rice was born on December 7, 1973 to George and Maureen Rice and spent his childhood in Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland. Damien spent much of his childhood on the banks of the River...

15 Extremely Specific Phobias

15 Extremely Specific Phobias

Fear can be a healthy thing. Since the beginning of time it has spurred humans away from danger, preserved our health and well being, and helped keep the clown population from overtaking the earth and installing their preferred system of cannibalistic feudalism.

10 Most Xenophobic Pieces of Anti-Japanese Wartime Propaganda

10 Most Xenophobic Pieces of Anti-Japanese Wartime Propaganda

Although there were relatively few attacks on North America during World War Two, the war was not an easy time for the United States. Even before it had begun, a large Nazi spy ring was found operating in the mainland; later when war was declared, hundreds of ships off the East Coast offered rich...

Top 12 Oprah Mistakes, Lies and Embarrassments

Top 12 Oprah Mistakes, Lies and Embarrassments

Oprah Winfrey has legions of faithful followers across the country, but they’d do well to keep a careful eye out as they tread the trail that Oprah blazes: the aftermath of her “good works” and “good judgment” is sometimes messy—and even dangerous. Recent news reports have warned of the dangers...

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10 Deadly Skin Diseases

Skin diseases are difficult conditions to live with, to say the very least. Though some skin diseases may cause minimal discomfort, the visual effects of the conditions can cause significant self esteem and confidence issues. The majority of skin diseases cause scarring or disfigurement. Skin...

10 Most Terrifying Bridges on Earth

10 Most Terrifying Bridges on Earth

Imagine being suspended hundreds of feet in the air above hard rock; all that is keeping you in place is a wooden board, a taut rope and your balance. You prepare yourself for disaster - if the rope gives way or if your foot slips then death seems inevitable; but in the meantime you are paralyzed....

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10 Great Songs Featuring the Harmonica

The harmonica was first developed in East Asia and later Europe during the 19th century. The harmonica, a free reed wind instrument, is also known as the French harp, blues harp, mouth organ, and less common names like the Mississippi saxophone, pocket sax, toe pickle, tin sandwich, and ten-holed...

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15 Stupid Things People Do to Their Bodies Without Realizing It

Life is full of hazards that can affect our health and well being. It is amazing that most of us are able to hurdle these obstacles and overcome the adversities we are faced with everyday without our bodies succumbing to illness due to these risks and the ever present pressures of life. But we...