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The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

Influential people come in all shapes and sizes in all generations throughout history. Such people can be grouped together by shared affiliations and backgrounds, for whatever purposes people are drawn to make lists. This list offers some interesting biographical tidbits about 50 people of Jewish...

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Who Is Prince Charming?

Prince Charming is a fictional character that figures in many fairytales. He is not usually referred to as Prince Charming, of course. In a fairytale penned by French writer Madame d’Aulnoy in the 17th century, he was referred to as Le Roi Charmant, which translates to King Charming....

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

Atheism is generating quite a lot of attention these days. Prominent atheists are getting the word out about their views in increasing numbers and generating lots of public debate on the proper place of religion in governments and societies in the modern world. And now more than ever, atheists...

U.S. Curriculum Changes Eliminate to Kill a Mocking Bird and Catcher in the Rye From 2014 Classrooms

U.S. Curriculum Changes Eliminate to Kill a Mocking Bird and Catcher in the Rye From 2014 Classrooms

Big changes to the curriculum of public schools within the U.S. are slated to hit classrooms in 2014 when classic staples to English classes, like Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and JD Salinger's Catcher In The Rye, are eliminated to make room for non-fictional reads. A list of books approved...

The 16 Best Dying Earth Stories

The 16 Best Dying Earth Stories

As a genre, dying earth has fallen out of favor recently, which is a shame because it's an incredibly remarkable one. It offers a wonderful opportunity to meld parts of dystopian fiction, swords and sorcery, fantasy, science fiction, space opera, and all set under a swollen red sun as the planet...

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

In the theatre there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time- in the cinema, only one,” as quoted by Orson Welles, the prolific director of the most studied film of all time, Citizen Kane. Within the last century cinema has grown from pioneering silent films into orchestrated musicals, “spaghetti...

15 of the Craziest Biological Hoaxes

15 of the Craziest Biological Hoaxes

The world of biological hoaxes is a great one. Some of them are pranks, some are there to make money, and some are just to laugh at those who don't know any better. There's something about slapping together of a handful of different animals and convincing tourists that it's a real thing that exists...

10 Incredible Two-Headed Animals

10 Incredible Two-Headed Animals

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Top 12 Oprah Mistakes, Lies and Embarrassments

Top 12 Oprah Mistakes, Lies and Embarrassments

Oprah Winfrey has legions of faithful followers across the country, but they’d do well to keep a careful eye out as they tread the trail that Oprah blazes: the aftermath of her “good works” and “good judgment” is sometimes messy—and even dangerous. Recent news reports have warned of the dangers...

15 of the Most Realistic UFO Encounters 

15 of the Most Realistic UFO Encounters 

Several famous UFO encounters can be difficult to dismiss as swamp gas or weather balloons -- especially among claims of humanoid creatures. These fifteen cases can make even skeptics scratch their head.