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Hollywood buff’s to-watch list

Every now and then, we need a refresher on lost artefacts from the world of movies, and works that we should have experienced, in case we didn’t. Here’s a fairly simple list of movies from the last century that we think should be on every Hollywood buff’s to-watch list. In no particular order, here are some of the best of the lot that you absolutely should watch if you haven’t.

Casablanca (1942)

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Recent Discoveries From Ancient China

A history as old as China’s is a smorgasbord for archaeologists. The ancient culture continues to reveal long-hidden layers, adding to an already complex past. The latest from this vast country covers a remarkable trove, from revealing missing links to what games the nobility played to how the climate brought death to dynasties. Even more intriguing are the new mysteries and legends proving to be true.

The Blue Monster

The spring of 2013 brought another remarkable tomb to the attention of archaeologists.…Continue Reading

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Most Expensive Coffee In The World

Did you know that caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world? It is found in food, drinks, and even in pills. The world revolves around this drug, which is so necessary in the lives of millions that it is often overlooked as a drug. You may not even realize how your cup of coffee drives a billion-dollar economy. Many of us find our caffeine fix every day in our morning cup of coffee. For this reason, coffee has long been a global economic staple.

As a crop, coffee is cultivated worldwide in over 70 countries,…Continue Reading

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Inventions Of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World

We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day — namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius.  He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other “captains of industry.” Upon Nikola Tesla’s death on January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research, some of which has been released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act.

Besides his persecution by corporate-government interests (which is practically a certification of authenticity), there is at least one solid indication of…Continue Reading

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Most Difficult Languages To Learn In The World

If you’re thinking about taking up Mandarin, you better have 2,200 hours to spare.

The Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State compiled learning expectations for native English speakers looking to achieve speaking and reading proficiency in a number of different foreign languages, based on factors including the complexity of the language, resources available, how many hours devoted to study each week, and student motivation.


Chinese forms one of the branches of the Sino-Tibetan language family and over one billion…Continue Reading

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The World’s Largest Dog Breeds

In the past, big size and strength were often desirable factors to breed into dogs, making them feared protectors and efficient hunters. Consequently, there have been many giant dog breeds created in the world over the centuries. There is no universal height or weight at which a breed is officially classified as a giant dog breed but some groups define giant breeds as those heavier than 100 pounds (45 kg). Their height and weight can vary greatly though, some breeds are stout and heavy while others are tall and lean. The heaviest dog ever recorded was a St. Bernard named…Continue Reading

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Fidel Castro – facts about the Cuban revolutionary leader

Son of a wealthy farmer who adopted anti-imperialist politics in university

Fidel born August 26, 1926 is the son of a wealthy farmer who adopted leftist anti-imperialist politics while studying law at the University of Havana. After participating in rebellions against right-wing governments in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, he planned the overthrow of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, launching a failed attack in 1953.

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Gorgeous Women – Who Were Born Male

More and more beautiful women are joining the modeling world and strutting their stuff on the catwalk. What many people don’t realize however is that not all of these women were born that way. These gorgeous models may have been born biologically male but you may have never know until you were told. Today  we bring you 10 gorgeous women who were born male.

Andrej Pejic

andrej-pejicSerbian Australian model Andrej Pejic is androgynous and famous for his ability to model both male…Continue Reading

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Serial Killers Turned Movie Stars

It’s just a movie, they said. It isn’t real, they said. Oh, except the instances below. Arguably the most interesting cinematic serial killers are those who are based on real-life people.  They stalk, torture, and kill; and we can’t get enough of their stories. Plenty of real-life serial killer cases have made their way onto the big screen, and most, are truly horrifying. Here are Wicked Horror’s top five horror movies based on real life serial killers.

monsterMovie: Monster

Killer: Aileen Wuornos

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Things you might not know about Marilyn Monroe

 1She went by many names. On her birth certificate she is Norma Jeane Mortenson; she was baptized Norma Jeane Baker; she modeled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe; her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair; she signed into hotels as Zelda Zonk and into a psychiatric clinic as Faye Miller. She only legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in March 1956, when she was already a star.