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150+ Best Android Apps of 2014

While it seems like everyone and their mom owns an iPhone, the Android is intent on dethroning it. Google and Apple are locked in a death match, and the winners are the customers. Why?...

The Dumbest Criminals: Stupid Things Criminals Do

Committing crimes in itself is dumb, but there are some cases that just make my jaw drop when I see how dumb criminals can be. Sometimes the stupidest moves are what lead to criminals...

Most Beautiful Places In The World

Do you love the water? Do you dream of climbing the world’s tallest mountains? Or is it history that grabs a hold of your heart? It’s difficult to narrow down the most beautiful places...

Top Ten Places to Live in the World

There are many factors that make the place we live the place we love to call home. Environment, weather, history, politics, economy, infrastructure, social climate, and entertainment all play a part. When choosing a...

Most Beautiful Mosques From Around the World

There are many beautiful mosques in the world.  Mosques are some of the most stunning pieces of architecture that can be found. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s take a look at...

Scientology is a religion created by L. Ron Hubbard, who was a science fiction writer beginning in 1952.  Since then it has garnered a large following.  In recent years it has become more well-known due to popular celebrity members having been publicized as being a part of it.  The following are some of the more well-known celebrity members.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has been in the news and tabloids more often than any other celebrity recently for his connections to Scientology and its effects on his family life.  Most recently it was mentioned as a possible cause of Katie Holmes [...]

With the high costs of college you may think only serious academics are taking place. But that does not always seem to be the case. Many courses use pop culture and other interests of students to keep them focused. Though these classes may sound bizarre, students can gleam a lot of important information from them.

Here are ten crazy courses available at colleges.

1.  GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender and Identity

Lady Gaga not only became a big hit in the music scene but also in the classroom. This course offered by the University of Virginia is one of many [...]

April Fools’ Day is a hoot for many yet often a tragedy for prank victims. It’s no secret that April Fools’ pranks can get out of hand, but what happens when tech companies promise a revolutionary product they can’t deliver only to have customers pleading for the actual product?

That answer is simple. The internet goes into an uproar begging for these products that don’t actually exist. Want to see what product ideas you’re missing out on? Check out some of these tech pranks of 2014 that consumers wish were real.

1. Google’s “Pokémon Master” Challenge

If real, Google’s [...]

With several plane crashes and hijackings hitting the news lately, it has people wondering about past incidents. Look no farther. We’ve made the search easy for you by compiling a list of the top 11 most memorable plane crashes and hijacks of the last two decades, listed in no particular order.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

While this incident only occurred 10 days ago, it’s fresh in everyone’s mind. After veering course, the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, and to date no one yet knows what happened to the 239 people on board. Speculators say that the plane was [...]

It seems like every day is a holiday somewhere so it is hard to keep track of all of them. Even wherever you live there are likely to be holidays you have never heard of.  Some of these holidays have widespread celebrations while others are followed by only a few. One thing they have in common though is they can all be considered strange and wacky, especially to those unfamiliar with them.

Here are 10 crazy holidays that are celebrated around the world.

1. Singles Awareness Day

Valentine’s Day is the well-known holiday celebrating love, but those not in a [...]

While it seems like everyone and their mom owns an iPhone, the Android is intent on dethroning it. Google and Apple are locked in a death match, and the winners are the customers. Why? Because in the process, hundreds of great Apps have been produced.

If you own an Android powered phone and are wondering what Apps you need to download, look no further. Here is an in-depth list neatly sorted for your App-finding pleasure.

UPDATE: This post was originally written in 2010. You can still find our original post from 2010 at the end of this article, which is [...]

All around the world people glimpse things in the night sky.  Some are asteroids, some are meteors, but some could be UFOs.  There are quite a few people who believe they’ve seen UFOs, but no one has been able to prove they exist yet.

If you’d like to join in the search for evidence, here is a list of places where UFOs have been spotted the most.

Bonnybridge, Scotland

This town has the most reported sightings in the world at the moment.  There are over 300 reported UFO sightings per year.  The sightings fall within a stretch called the “Falkirk [...]

A phobia is an extreme fear of a particular thing.  Often the fear is completely irrational and in many cases stems from a traumatic experience when the person was younger.  Common symptoms of phobias are shaking, nausea, sweating, dizziness, heart palpitations, and anxiety attacks when confronted with the subject of the phobia.  If a phobia affects life in a significant way, the person should seek help from a mental health professional.

Some phobias can seem particularly strange to those who don’t suffer from them. Here are some examples of strange fears and phobia people can have.

Arachibutyrophobia

The Fear of [...]

Many people’s finest memories from college have to do with the traditions, and for many the crazier they were the better. Traditions give students a chance to bond, have fun, and do things they normally would not.  Others frown upon these wild events; after all they often involve illegal activities, and college is for education, not partying. Either way university traditions are here to stay as they give the schools a way to develop a sense of community among students. And as long as the students have some say, they will likely continue to get crazier.

Here are ten examples [...]

For years people have had a fascination with prehistoric animals. We have movies and books such as Jurassic Park that explore what might happen if humans met these prehistoric animals in the modern world.

In reality though, some creatures are still around that existed in prehistoric times. Here are some animals that can be seen today that were also around tens, and even hundreds, of millions of years ago.

Tuatara

The Tuatara is a reptile that has been around for about 200 million years. They live mostly in New Zealand. They can grow up to 31 inches and are about 2.9 [...]