Monday, 8 February 2016

Billboard's 'Hot Rap Songs' Chart (1989-2015)

Listen to the Hip Hop's Billboard top 10 songs since 1989, mashed proportionate to their weeks at number #1.

Who's Who On A Movie Crew

A movie crew is a group of people hired by a production company for the purpose of producing a film or motion picture. These crew members all have titles. Like dolly grip, best boy, greensman, gaffer and unit manager. But what exactly do they do?

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10 Surprising Facts About American Muscle Cars

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The 1960s and 1970s might have produced the wildest and rarest muscle cars packing giant torque-rich V-8s, but the 1980s brought its share of powerful machines to the street, too - cars that were quick and met the more stringent emissions controls. And behind the horsepower there are some surprising stories.

Fast-Food Items That Contain A Shocking Amount Of Hidden Sugar

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Sugar has become a problem. According to the World Health Organization, the maximum daily amount of sugar consumed should be less than 10% of your daily caloric intake. Avoiding it can be harder than you think.

There are unassuming menu items at major food chains that have surprising amounts of sugar in them, many way above the daily recommended amount.

If The Moon Was At The Same Distance As The International Space Station

See what it would look like if the If the Moon was at the same distance as the International Space Station.

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1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti Breaks Auction Sale At €32 Million

A 1957 Ferrari driven by the great British motor racers of the 1950s broke the record for the world's most expensive racing car sold at auction after
fetching just over €32 million (£24.7 million, $ 35.7 milion) last Friday.

Only four Ferrari 335 S Spider Scagliettis were ever produced, and this one had been in the hands of a private French collector for more than 40 years.

Top 10 Strangest Norse Myths

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In recent years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has characterized the Norse as majestic beings whose adventures are purposeful and dramatic. In the original myths, though, their adventures were often extremely strange.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Bose's Incredible Electromagnetic Car Suspension System In Action

Bose spent 24 years developing the ultimate suspension system that offered a super smooth, magic-carpet like ride. It was a technical success but a commercial flop.

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(thanks Cora)

What Is El Niño, And Why Does It Have Such A Big Impact?

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El Niño has taken on an almost legendary quality, entering the collective mind of the public in the late 1990s as an epic weather pattern. Developing countries dependent upon agriculture and fishing, particularly those bordering the Pacific Ocean, are the most affected.

But what is El Niño, and why does it have such a big impact?

Traveling Circus

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In the early decades of the 20th century, traveling circuses were a thrilling and welcome sight in the small town of Strabane, Northern Ireland. Four circuses in particular visited from 1910 to 1911: Scott's Circus, Hanneford's Canadian Circus, Duffy's Circus and Buff Bill's American Circus.

Though the dim lighting inside the big top tent prevented images from being made of the acts in progress, local photographer H.F. Cooper was able to take pictures of the clowns, acrobats and animals outdoors, as they rehearsed their acts and mingled with the excited townsfolk.

The World Sings Adele's 'Hello'

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Trick Shots By Riley Dashwood

Riley Dashwood lives in Melbourne, Australia. At the age of only 6, she's already become a master trick shot artist.

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(via Neatorama)

The Historic Neighborhood Of Punda

Punda was the first area in Willemstad in Curaçao to be colonized by the Dutch, and today has become famous for the superb condition of its colorful, 18th-century buildings. When it was originally settled, this neighborhood was called 'De Punt' ('The Point'), a name which eventually evolved into Punda.

Willemstad's most historic buildings are found at Punda, from Fort Amsterdam and the Fortkerk to the Mikvé Emmanuel-Israel Synagogue. And the Handelskade is a collection of multi-colored buildings along the waterfront, which has become Curaçao’s most emblematic image.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

See how Chef Stepsmakes the ultimate chocolate cake.

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Pholisma Sonorae: A Strange Looking Flowering Plant

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Pholisma sonorae, commonly known as sand food, is one of the most bizarre wildflowers of North America. Growing out of sand dunes, the flower has a fleshy stem that extends two meters below the surface and emerging above as a small rounded or ovate form.

If enough sand is blown away, the top of the stem may get exposed and the flower appears somewhat like a mushroom. During early spring, the round head bears small centimeter-wide flowers which are pink to purple in color with white margins.

Five Reasons To Drink Sake

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Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story

On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth's surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and broke the speed of sound while free falling safely back to Earth.

GoPro documented every moment with seven HERO2 cameras. From the airless freeze of outer space, to the record-breaking free fall and momentous return to ground - see it all through Felix's eyes as captured by GoPro.

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Why Do People Go Bald? Science Finally Has An Answer

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If you were wondering why your hair was looking somewhat less lustrous than in previous years, science finally have an answer for you: it's because your thinning hair is turning into skin.

Researchers have pinpointed a mechanism that turns age damaged stem cells in hair follicles into skin. As it happens to more and more stem cells, the hair follicles shrink and eventually disappear - leaving you hairless.

10 Semi-Legendary Kingdoms Of Modern National Groups

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All people and nations have origin stories. Some of these tales are based on reasonably accurate records. However, some are made-up or embellished versions of oral stories handed down throughout the centuries. Modern people groups with long histories often have a wealth of mythology that doesn't exactly coincide with the historical records.