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The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

Paul of TarsusSaul of Tarsus, a.k.a. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus [?-65 c.e.] was a Hellenistic Jew and student of Gamaliel the Elder who served as enforcer for the Pharisaic Sanhedrin against the apostate Christian sect following the crucifixion of Jesus. Around 33 c.e. he experienced a dramatic...

The 13 Scariest Australian Animals

The 13 Scariest Australian Animals

Australia is a land of deadly creatures that seem to take obscene joy in killing you — and not just Queenslanders hunting down anyone who's brown. No, the entire ecosystem seems specifically designed to kill, what with the horrible desert, deadly animals, annoying insects, and constant worry of...

10 Most Influential Weapons in History

10 Most Influential Weapons in History

Weapons: these ever-changing martial tools have been used to forge nations, to create empires and to topple regimes. They have shaped society, signified ranks and, of course, been brutal implements of death. They’ve brought slaughter and destruction to millions of people, but they have also liberated...

15 Bizarre Human Activities

15 Bizarre Human Activities

Travel broadens the mind. At least that’s what they say. And with the holidays approaching, one’s mind inevitably turns to travel. For many, this means the annual pilgrimage home for big, turkey-laced family gatherings. For others, as witnessed by the film Four Christmases, others take...

How to Cover Up a Murder

How to Cover Up a Murder

You'd be surprised how many people search the phrase "how to cover up a murder" or something similar ... we've seen these phrase pop up from time to time on Brainz. But quite honestly, we didn't have an article to help those desperate souls. However, after doing a little look around, we now have...

10 Most Notorious Mafia Bosses on Earth

10 Most Notorious Mafia Bosses on Earth

The Mafia. The name alone conjures shadowy images of underworld activity: debts and allegiances, honor and respect, family, power, and death. Add to that the popular cinematic exploits of Hollywood Mafioso as portrayed by Brando, De Niro, Pacino et al, and there is a romanticism associated with...

15 Ways to Hack Your Brain for a Better Life

15 Ways to Hack Your Brain for a Better Life

For answer Holmes clapped the hat upon his head. It came right over the forehead and settled upon the bridge of his nose. "It is a question of cubic capacity, " said he; "a man with so large a brain must have something in it. " ... Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the...

10 Most Toxic Places on Earth

10 Most Toxic Places on Earth

Any substance, no matter how seemingly benign it may be, can cause damage to an organism. Something as simple as water can be considered toxic as most toxins are dose dependent. Whether whole or in part, toxicity is a huge problem on this planet we all rely on for survival. Though we do our best...

101 Crazy-Cool Hipster Dogs

101 Crazy-Cool Hipster Dogs

Your dog needs his own sense of style, whether it's designer duds with accessories , business casual or jeans and a t-shirt. Here are some of the best-dressed pups around, proving urban chic style has gone to the dogs. When's the last time you put this much effort into being cool? Image SourceImage...

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The 5 Best Places to Buy Purses Online (Without Emptying Your Wallet)

Shopping for handbags and purses on the Internet can be a frustrating experience. Thankfully, there are a few places online where you can't go wrong and where you can get affordable bags. Try these shops out and you'll find just the purse you're looking for with a lot less hassle. 1. The Trendy...