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Written by Lewis Carroll (a pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is without a doubt one of the most enduring childhood tales of all time. Endlessly adapted for film, the famous Victorian-era children’s novel contains some of literature’s most entertaining and memorable characters, from the dotty Mad Hatter to a
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Want to experience a psychedelic without actually having to consume a substance? Watch one of these movies. The films on this list are visually mesmerizing, have hypnotizing soundtracks, and feature some of the most unconventional story structures and plotlines in cinematic history. 10 Well Known Movies With Bizarre Backstories 10 2001: A Space Odyssey [embedded
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Frightful stories of cryptids, aliens, and urban legends get retold every Halloween. Campfire versions embellish the truth for cheap scares. The following origins of 10 popular tropes prove that sometimes real life is even more bizarre. 10 Unsettling Premonitions That Came True 10 Neighbors Poison Halloween Candy Ronald O’Bryan ruined everyone’s fun. Cautious parents inspect
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A black hole is a mysterious and hungry creature. But they do more than just consume anything that comes too close. Black holes are behind the biggest explosion in space, shoot boomerangs, and create their own planets. They also harbor strange mysteries. When black holes die, what happens to everything they ate? Why did a
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Horror films should be, well, horrific right? I mean it is right there in the name. But sometimes the division between what is frightening and what is funny is not always obvious. Movie makers go out of their way to make their audiences take notice so they strive to make the deaths in their horror
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Let’s face it: 2020 has been to years what “Cats” was to cinema: a costly, painful, interminably long disaster. And at least Cats featured the reassuring presence of Dame Judy Dench, albeit as a ridiculous, disturbing half-feline version of herself. But before burying 2020 alongside Cats in history’s letterbox, there are some bright spots to
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The massive, but slow movement of the earth’s crust is what formed mountains and resulted in majestic spires across the globe. Many of the biggest mountain ranges in the world have been formed after gigantic collisions between continents. Mountains have long fascinated humanity, with thousands trying to conquer the highest peaks every year. They are
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Dogs have definitely won the propaganda war when it comes to pet popularity. Dogs are man’s best friend while cats are those aloof animals who will only occasionally allow a human to touch them. For all their stand-offish behaviour humans still tolerate cats enough to let them poop in a tray in their homes. Yet
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If someone mentions the period 1492-1800 in Europe, you might think: Columbus’ discovery of the Americas; Protestant Reformation; Shakespeare; Charles II; Scientific Revolution via Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and co; Dr Johnson and Mad King George III. What you probably don’t know is that, at just the time when European Christians were denouncing supposed cannibals
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Boy bands pretty much ruled the 1990s and early 2000s. On stages everywhere, groups of young men crooned while doing synchronized dance steps, dressed in all-white suits or long, dramatic trench coats. There were some successful boy bands before the 90s explosion and after the 2010s with the massive popularity of One Direction and lately
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Human history has often not been kind to women. Even when they escaped the strict boundaries society placed on them they were often scorned. Cleopatra was a mighty queen but to her Roman opponents she was an Eastern witch who beguiled unwary Roman men to their doom, a reputation she has struggled to shake. Yet
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Dwayne Johnson) this list takes a look at 10 popular disaster movies and delves into what experts have to say: Dr Victoria Petryshen, environmental scientist and Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Environmental Studies at USC.Morgan Page, Earthquake expert and Research Geophysicist at the Earthquake Science Center.Michael Angove, tsunami expert and meteorologist and Tsunami Program Manager at
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Earth is more than just a fuzzy blue and green ball floating in space. Our planet houses more than 7,5 billion people, spinning all of us through four seasons each year while providing us with magical views of oceans, mountains, valleys and more. There are a host of mysterious locations around the world, some extensively
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Human eyes are limited. But thanks to simulations and real photographs, people can now see the invisible world like never before. We can gaze at mysterious sparkles around flowers, an atom (not magnified), and even the speed of light. But not everything is happily agreed upon. A new kind of UFO has taken to the
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Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo is widely considered to be literature’s greatest contribution to the revenge tale and was even inspired by one of the entries on this list. Because we all seek justice when faced with wrongdoing, history is littered with tales of revenge. Here are ten examples of the greatest stories
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The Hot 100 is not a meritocracy. If it was, then “The Monster Mash” would have just spent its 58th year at the top. Many of the most iconic songs ever recorded were denied the #1 position for comparably worse records. Immortal classics stalled at #2 behind forgettable one hit wonders, frivolous novelties, or just
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A rose by any other name would still be a rose. But were it called something silly, like Pukebud or Stenchflower, would it be the most overpriced florist flora come Valentine’s Day? Names aren’t everything, but they’re certainly not nothing – unless, of course, you’re item #8 on this list. They can attract or repel,
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Hitler was a bad guy. That is an example of a well known fact about the second world war. There aren’t many periods in world history that have been more scrutinized, had more written about them or inspired more creative works than WWII (the tiny mustache boogaloo). Given just how complex and all-consuming the war
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Dogs are humanity’s best friends. From the first moment humans tempted wolves into being friendly with some scraps of food human and dog evolution has gone hand in hand. Today we have bred our best friends into an amazing range of breeds to suit any jobs that we want done for us. From sheepdogs to
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When you stop to think about it for a moment, there are actually a lot of animals that don’t have eyes. Jellyfish, Hydras, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, worms, and many more critters never evolved a means of looking around, and instead, use other means to make their way in the world. Other than those animals,
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Few countries celebrate Halloween like the United States. Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on candy, decorations, costumes, and nights out. It is a time when mischievous children play pranks on one another, adults reminisce about their misspent youth, and communities come together and have some lighthearted fun. While Halloween has become increasingly commercialized
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While cinema has always been the thriving medium of visual storytelling, it is only in the last 15 to 20 years that short films have developed the immense popularity they now have. Thanks to Internet culture, a variety of amazing shorts have become incredibly successful and inspired millions to tell their own stories. From comedies
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