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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...

The 15 Greatest Stephen King Books

The 15 Greatest Stephen King Books

There's an old joke that Stephen King could probably publish his laundry list at this point, and another that goes further and suggests he's basically been doing that for a decade (or two). The man has produced a ton of works that run the full gamut from really horrible (Dreamcatchers was positively...

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 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...

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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....

10 Incredible Two-Headed Animals

10 Incredible Two-Headed Animals

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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...

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

20 of the Best Dark Fantasy Titles

Dark Fantasy is a nebulous psuedo-genre of the fantastic. It can cover urban fantasy with rough edges, Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy with violence and dirt still intact — but it's all these things and more. It's any story of the fantastic where things aren't Tolkien-levels of happy. Were people...

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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...