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The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain. - Leonardo Da Vinci Biomimicry - The practice of developing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature. Sometimes called Biomimetics or Bionics, it's basically biologically inspired...

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

When the dying tyrant Nero proclaimed on his death bed “Oh, what an artist that perishes in me!” his remarks reveal more than just the arrogance of history’s darkest man. They also reveal the almost immutable cultural connection between art and great suffering; between the artist and the sufferer....

10 Most Notorious Suicide Cults in History

10 Most Notorious Suicide Cults in History

Halloween is on its way and feeble horror tales are being dished out left, right and center. The following true stories, however, are not only filled with death but actually happened. Though often brutal and nonsensical, ritual suicide is real, and has occurred throughout history. The motives...

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Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Aesop's FablesBy Aesop Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Wolf and the Lamb Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you...

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The 10 Most Common Addictions

There are a number of substances and activities that a person can become addicted to, but are you familiar with the 10 most common addictions? Take a look at this list of addictions and see if you agree: 1. Alcohol AddictionAlcohol is readily available, and a legal substance for adults to use....

60 Great Pick Up Lines:  Most Original, Ordinary, and Outrageous

60 Great Pick Up Lines: Most Original, Ordinary, and Outrageous

Today's dating game is a bit overwhelming. Whether you're new to the game, returning to the game, or just out to see what kind of trouble you can get into, here is the countdown of the Best Pick Up Lines: 20 Most Original, Ordinary, and (downright) Outrageous lines to start (or end) a conversation!...

The 13 Most Brutal and Inhumane Judicial Punishments Still Used Today

The 13 Most Brutal and Inhumane Judicial Punishments Still Used Today

Public StoningIranian courts still order public stonings, and those sentenced are often severely whipped before they are stoned. Women are buried up to their necks before a stoning. If convicted of adultery, Iranian law requires the stones not be too big or too small so that the probable death is...

10 Most Evil Propaganda Techniques Used by the Nazis

10 Most Evil Propaganda Techniques Used by the Nazis

Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (or National Socialist German Worker’s Party) created in the Third Reich the most extreme and terrifying example of a totalitarian regime the world has ever seen. It is often wondered...

25 Body Hacks to Supercharge Yourself

25 Body Hacks to Supercharge Yourself

A body hack is a usable technique that can make an improvement to improve a person's life, health or mental state. These techniques are generally learned through real-life experience and are not necessarily medically recognized. Body hacks may work for some people and not for others and the only...

50 Best Places to Have Great Sex

50 Best Places to Have Great Sex

50. On a picnic table under the stars49. In the back of a pickup truck48. On top of a mountain overlooking a lake at 2am in the pitch dark47. On the kitchen counter46. In the shower standing up (works great as a smooth sneak attack)45. In the shower laying down44. On an airplane (less than .0001%...