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[Note from JFrater: It is not all too often that we publish lists on music for their own sake. But with my recent return to the site and my own personal love of all things ’80s retro, it was impossible to pass up this awesome list covering one of the most fascinating and fast growing
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The Soviet Union was one of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century but given the significant timescale of its existence and subsequent collapse, many details have faded from public memory. Moreover, terms like dictatorship are often used casually in political debate without full appreciation of what real tyranny actually looks like. This is
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Conspiracy theories are nothing new, but the way these theories evolve and spread is changing. Take QAnon, for example. QAnon is a series of mostly right-wing ideas surrounding the deep state and its plan to destroy the Trump presidency to protect the Clintons, the Democrats, the media, and the billionaires who control them. 10 Trump
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In the US, voting makes it possible for ordinary citizens to decide who will lead and represent them in their government. As such, it’s one of the most protected and assaulted rights in the nation. Many times, people with political and economic agendas have suppressed others’ right to vote. Although the problem appeared to have
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Statues and paintings of Jesus can get predictable. They stare, pray, suffer on the cross, or rest in a manger. Upon closer inspection, some have bullet holes. Others hide mysterious messages. This being art, controversial interpretations are always going to be there. But one of them, the claim that Jesus was a victim of sexual
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Police work is hard. No doubt, spending most of your days dealing with difficult, sad or downright dangerous situations is no walk in the park. Though the work is difficult, it comes with enormous power. That power can have a big impact on any given citizen’s life. Unfortunately, there are times when the police make
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Nobody conforms 100 percent to their social group. But a blanket view can cover the pack’s traits in broad strokes. The “rich people” blanket comes with odd beliefs and habits. From thinking that the poor are happier than them to smoking their cigarettes differently, the world of the wealthy is certainly not boring. See Also:
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Alcohol, as Homer Simpson famously said, is the cause of and solution to all of man’s problems. Humans have been quaffing back alcohol for thousands of years. It may even be at the root of civilisation – farming may have developed to provide the ingredients for brewing. Now the market for alcoholic drinks is more
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Winston Groom’s Forrest Gump had a remarkable knack of being at the right place, at the right time, multiples times. By sheer luck, if one can call it that, Gump inspired world shakers and witnessed generational defining moments. Of course, he had the advantage of being fictional. The following 10 people repeatedly popped up at
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We live in a wondrous era. Hardships that once proved deadly to even the hardiest of our cave-dwelling ancestors are at most a mild inconvenience to modern man. We dominate the top of the food chain as the apex predators. We domesticated ourselves and learned to outwit many of nature’s hazards.[1] In America, we’ve become
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Sometimes movies get it right and sometimes they don’t. When it comes to depicting controversial life scenarios such as terrorism, tragedy or mental disturbance, there is an especially fine line between accurate and ridiculous. On this list are much talked-about movies that set the tone for depicting mental disorders. [WARNING: This list contains spoilers] 10
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There are few things people obsess over more than their cars. They are vessels of personal individualism and convenience. Cars have facilitated many fond memories over the years. Yet, they are always a pain in the neck. Driving errors, constant maintenance, winding lines at the pump are a few of the common annoyances all drivers
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Human beings have been moving about this planet for over 200,000 years, and in that time, we’ve put a lot of questionable things into our mouths. Many have died after eating poisonous or toxic plants and animals, only to ensure the safety of others who didn’t follow suit. 10 Bizarre Origin Stories About Your Favorite
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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and for most this is an opportunity to spoil their significant other and have a romantic day celebrating their love. Some even plan their wedding on this day, turning it into a ‘double-up on love’ day. Weddings and Valentine’s Day always conjure up images of flowers, hearts, chocolates, declarations
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Even if we choose to spend most of our time staring at a screen, humans are inherently social creatures. Social interaction still forms an important part of our day-to-day lives, whether it’s with colleagues at work, family at home or strangers on the Internet. 10 Surprising Ways To Hack Your Body While some people seem
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