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What Is Polymerization?

Polymerization is the process where monomers—or single molecules like amino acids and hydrocarbons—bond to create polymers. There are two kinds of polymers. The first are natural polymers, like deoxyribonucleic acid (or DNA), cellulose and rubber. The second are artificial or man made polymers,...

16 of the Worst Jobs Through History

16 of the Worst Jobs Through History

Look, everyone hates their job. Everyone hates their boss. Everyone hates how it crushes their dreams, and destroys what little creativity they ever had. But things could be worse. How much worse? These 16 jobs throughout history are horrible, disgusting, tedious and foul. They'll have you kissing...

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

In the theatre there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time- in the cinema, only one,” as quoted by Orson Welles, the prolific director of the most studied film of all time, Citizen Kane. Within the last century cinema has grown from pioneering silent films into orchestrated musicals, “spaghetti...

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

Dark Fantasy is a nebulous psuedo-genre of the fantastic. It can cover urban fantasy with rough edges, Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy with violence and dirt still intact — but it's all these things and more. It's any story of the fantastic where things aren't Tolkien-levels of happy. Were people...

10 Greatest Psychic Sleuths in History

10 Greatest Psychic Sleuths in History

Over the years law-enforcement agencies have created and developed an array of investigative tools which are designed to aid criminal investigations. But when - despite these new technologies - detectives find themselves at a dead-end, they may actually turn to psychic detectives for help of a more...

15 Real-World Uses of Genetic Algorithms

15 Real-World Uses of Genetic Algorithms

Genetic Algorithm: A heuristic search technique used in computing and Artificial Intelligence to find optimized solutions to search problems using techniques inspired by evolutionary biology: mutation, selection, reproduction [inheritance] and recombination. 1. Automotive DesignUsing Genetic...

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 Dirtiest Quotes From Latin Verse

10 Dirtiest Quotes From Latin Verse

There is a common misconception that the further back in time you go, the more polite, restrained and principled people were. Not true. The Victorians got their rocks off in bawdy whore-houses, Medieval Europe was clearly awash...

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

Before everyone had a cell phone and the capacity to record video on the fly, a police beat down was, by sheer chance, caught on tape in Los Angeles on March 3, 1991. Public fury about racism and police brutality erupted when a portion of the video showing several LAPD officers Tasering, kicking,...

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5 Best Places to Buy T-Shirts Online

Looking for the perfect t-shirt but having trouble finding it? Here's a list of the five places we like to shop for tees (especially the kind of t-shirts that have some attitude). Busted Tees Busted Tees offers seriously funny wares for anyone with a sense of humor. Busted Tees has the top brands...