The Highest Paid Athletes In The World 2015

Highest Paid Athletes

Most young athletes dream of going professional one day, making multi-million dollar salaries, and landing lucrative endorsement contracts with sports drink companies and athletic-wear manufacturers. However, for most young people, no matter how much practising they do, those are just dreams as, sadly, most of them never achieve that degree of athletic success. Only the supremely gifted, most dedicated, and luckiest athletes ever reach that goal. Here are ten who, through hard work and smart business decisions, have made it into the top-ten list of the highest paid athletes from around the globe. 10 Highest Paid Athletes: Matt Ryan Pro football salaries are often criticized as being too high. However, […]

The 10 Stupidest Slang Words And Phrases

Stupid slang words and phrases

Slang is an alternative to the use of proper language and grammar. It’s used by people for different reasons. Some use it to be different and unique. Others use it as a form of rebellion against authority or established expectations and norms. One way or the other, slang has a way of working itself into accepted mainstream language. Dictionaries add slang words as they become so commonly used that they are used in everyday conversations. But there are a few slang words that are so completely annoying that we hope they never become completely acceptable. The Top 10 Stupidest Slang Words And Sayings 10 The Cat’s Pajamas This one is […]

10 Celebs Still Earning Megabucks Despite Being Dead

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Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you have to stop earning money — and in the case of some celebrities that can mean huge sums of cash. According to financial website Forbes, the highest earning living celebrity is Madonna, who earned $125 million over the past year. But that was dwarfed by the highest earning celebrity of all — the late and great King of Pop Michael Jackson, who earned an astonishing $160million over the same period despite dying in 2009. Here we look at the ten top earning dead celebrities and famous people. 10 Theodor Geisel ($9m) You may not recognise this guy at all — but what if […]

The 10 Highest Paid Actors In The World

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No one would say that the life of an actor is an easy one. Long hours, memorizing lines, and paparazzi following your every move must make everyday living tough. However, some actors are paid well for their work…very well! Here we reveal the ten highest paid actors in the world — and some may surprise you. As even if you don’t have as much acting talent as others in your field, as long as you can rake in millions at the box office you’re on to a winner. 10 Mark Wahlberg ($32million in past year) At 43, Wahlberg is a Hollywood moneymaker. From his super-stardom as a teen music idol with Marky […]

Top 10 Ways To Kill A Zombie

Top 10 Ways To Kill A Zombie

Warning: The world is on the doorstep of a zombie apocalypse. All it’s going to take is one unknown, scary virus to make its way on to American soil and…whooooa, too close to recent events! Zombies were brought into US culture after Americans started to learn more about the voodoo religion. Today in popular media the ‘undead’ roam the streets in a catatonic state looking for live human brains to feed on after being infected. The only way to kill a zombie is to destroy the zombie’s brains. But what’s the best way to do it??? 10 Firearms Guns are effective, but boring. If you are faced with something as awesome as a […]

The 10 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time

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Before cable television, the internet, and smart phones, kids eagerly awaited the Christmas movies that came on TV once a year. With the TV Guide in hand, all children would know which channel and what day and time their favourite movies would come on. No one wanted to be grounded on those nights, as missing the magical holiday hits was a crushing blow to any child’s holiday. But, what makes one Christmas movie better than the rest? Is it the music? The characters? Well, in the words from the Grinch, ”What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more?” Maybe the best Christmas movies mean a little bit more too. The ten best […]

How To Say ‘I Love You’ In 76 Different Languages

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‘I love you’ is probably life’s most important phrase. And we probably don’t say it enough. So here, because you never know when you might need it, is a list of how to say ‘I love you’ in 76 of the world’s most spoken languages. All of them written as you would say them in English rather than in their own alphabets and all are informal forms. One thing you have to promise. That you’ll go out there and tell those closest to you that you love them. Afrikaans Ek’s lief vir jou Arabic ‘Uḥibbuk’ Armenian Sirum em kez (Eastern)/Guh seerem kez (Western) Basque Maite zaitut Bengali Ami apnake bhalobashi Bulgarian Obicam […]

The Best Movie Quotes Of All Time

Best movie quotes

There are millions and millions of quotes from movies. Some good, some bad, most somewhere down the middle. But every now and again one comes along that just blows everyone away and forever lives on in annals of movie legend. While some are comical and witty, others are so powerful nobody can fail to be moved by them. Usually the best movie quotes are simple, but they become iconic through their context and they way they are delivered. So, scroll down and enjoy this list of the best movie quotes. It’s an offer you can’t refuse… “I’m gonna to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Vito Corleone played by Marlon […]

Richest Actors

Richest Actor

Who are the Richest Actors in the world? Here is a list of the top ten richest actors in the world. They are famous in varying degrees — but all have become very wealthy during their careers. Some have been paid huge amounts for individual movies, while many have gone into directing and producing to supplement their incomes. Some have also gone into other areas of business, or made good investments during the lifetimes. Many have gone from rags to riches. Let’s look at the top ten richest actors in the world, counting down to number one. 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Net Worth: $300million Native Country: Austria/USA Arnold Schwarzenegger’s resume is pretty impressive […]

10 Goofs And Inconsistencies In The Golden Girls

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We all watch TV shows and notice that there are aspects of the story that don’t quite match up to the way they were laid down in previous episodes.  For example, sometimes the ages of certain people change throughout the serie. Or people will have one sibling in one episode and a different one in another episode. Writers generally tend to expect the audience not to notice.  But mistakes can’t get past shows’ most diehard fans.  Here are 10 inconsistencies and goofs from The Golden Girls. 10 Rose doesn’t like hospitals In one episode, Rose reveals how she hates hospitals and gives Sophia a long explanation as to why: Basically […]

10 Reasons The Hunger Games Is Better Than Twilight

Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games and Twilight are completely different types of books/movies, and they are both incredibly popular. But the big question is — which is better. Are you ‘Team Gale and Peeta”, or “Team Edward and Jacob”? It’s time to put the Hunger Games versus Twilight debate to rest once and for all… The Top 10 Reasons The Hunger Games is better than Twilight 10 It’s far more realistic The Hunger Games, as frightening and violent as it is, could potentially happen in a future apocalyptic world. It gives a scary lesson in human nature, and how greedy and out-of-control government can become with too much power. Twilight on the other hand […]

10 Bizarre Things People Have Flushed Down Toilets

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Ever found a blocked loo and wondered how on earth people manage to clog their pipes so easily? While a common culprit might be too much toilet paper, it turns out there are plenty of other bizarre things people flush down the John that don’t quite fit in the pipes. We caught drift of this after a conversation with Larry Michaels, 55, a plumber at an airport in Texas.  He has worked in the trade for 35 years in homes and businesses throughout the state. We asked him for ten of the most bizarre things he and his colleagues have ever found flushed down toilets in the past… 10 A Squirrel “Hands […]

3 Of The Strangest Cases Of Internet Impersonation

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In the early 1990s, The New Yorker published a famous phrase: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” As the Net has grown older and gained more users, this phrase has become increasingly relevant. Aided by the anonymity of communicating online, people have continually misrepresented themselves to others. This has ranged from lying about looks and age to even fabricating entire personalities and backgrounds. While the root reasons for these elaborate charades are sometimes unclear, one thing is certain: there are some very creative and determined liars on the Web. 1 The Ineffable Swede Veronika Larsson was intelligent and insightful. She enjoyed spending time perusing The Guardian website and […]

Fastest Animals In The World

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Running scientists have found that man is more adapted, evolutionarily, to running long distances than almost every other animal. Things that help are our lack of hair, our ability to shed water through sweating and the fact we are able to keep from storing heat by breathing and panting. We are also built with springy tendons in our legs, our feet can store energy and release it, our waists are thinner than most animals and our gluteus maximus muscles keep us upright and stable, providing more stability in running long distances. Only a few animals can sustain long-distance running, especially at speeds that human athletes have achieved. Haile Gebrselassie, the […]

10 Weird Phobias

We look at some truly weird phobias We’re all scared of something or other — but while most of us are able to deal with it people with serious phobias are totally unable to get to terms with their fears. And while lots of people are scared of things like failure or spiders, some phobias are much more bizarre. Here we look at ten of the weirdest phobias of all. 10 Pogonophobia (beards) The thought of bits of leftover food nestled in a man’s whiskers is enough to make most people’s stomachs churn. However, beards are an even bigger turn off for pogonophobics, who get the terrors at the sight […]

Ebola Symptoms And How It Liquefies Your Organs

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An outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus which started in Guinea in February has so far killed nearly 700 people — and is rapidly spreading. If you haven’t heard of Ebola, it’s a pretty nasty piece of work. Actually, if truth be told, it’s the stuff of nightmares. The virus is believed to originally be caught from animals like bats and once humans are infected it can spread like wildfire among the population, killing off 90 per cent of those who catch it. Since the outbreak in February Ebola has made its presence felt even more in West Africa after spreading to neighbouring countries. At the end of July 2014 Sierra […]

10 Amazing Open Letters That Caught The Public’s Imagination

A Dutch dad’s heartbreaking open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the death of his daughter Elsemiek de Borst on Flight MH17 went viral after touching the hearts of people around the world. Hans de Borst wrote the letter, below, after Elsemiek was killed with 297 others when the Malaysian Airlines jet was blown out of the sky over Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Post by Hans de Borst. Open letters can be extremely effective way of making your ideas known — especially in the modern day, when the potential audience is unlimited thanks to the power of the internet. But they have been used throughout history to make […]

10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week

It’s been a busy week around the world — the aftermath of flight MH17 being shot down over Ukraine, and the Gaza/Israel conflict escalating. There’s also been lots of interesting revelations. Here we look at ten things we didn’t know this time last week. 10 A man has built the biggest ever fart machine in the world Inventor Colin Furze has created the world’s biggest ever fart machine. He aims to stand on the coast of England with it and direct a giant ‘fart’ towards France to see if it can be heard across the English channel. the pulse jet machine was set to be housed in a fake bottom […]

10 Real Life Human Cannibals

A twisted nurse was this week found guilty of sexually grooming and planning to eat a 14-year-old girl. Dale Bolinger, 58, from Kent, England, told the Mexican girl, called Eva, in an online chat: “The idea of us making love and then eating you is a VERY great turn on! I have been called a very generous lover and I would be very generous to you before I prepped you for the table.” He bought an axe before arranging to meet her at a station but she never turned up. Here we look at ten real-life cannibals who have hit the headlines in the past. 10 Issei Sagawa Sagawa murdered and then ate a Dutch […]

10 Hollywood Couples Who Starred In Movies Together

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to star together for a second time in new film By the Sea. The Hollywood couple, who will also co-produce the drama, first appeared in a movie together in 2005’s Mr and Mrs Smith — the film on which their relationship blossomed. But the pair are not the only A-list couples to have co-starred in films together. Here we look at ten of the others. 10 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – Ali Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have one of Hollywood’s most successful marriages. The pair, who married in 1997, worked together on Michael Mann’s biopic of boxing legend […]

21 Genius Cockney Rhyming Slang Phrases

Can you Adam and Eve it? Cockney Rhyming slang is without doubt one of the most beautiful and hilarious expressions of the English language anywhere in the world. Both poetic and utterly bizarre, it sees a combination of odd phrases used to replace simple every-day words. Used since the mid-19th century by tough working class types in the East End of London – the Cockneys after which it is named — it is a treasure to behold. Here are some of the most  . 1 Khyber Pass (arse) As in: “He’s really annoyed me, I’m going to kick him up the Kyber Pass.” 2 Brahms and Liszt (pissed..as in drunk) As in: “I’ve had […]

10 Best Things To Do In Seattle

Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific North West region of the USA and is a busy seaport. But it is also a great tourist destination, with a whole host of things to do for all the family. Here are our ten must-see attractions to visit. 1 Seattle Space Needle If you are not afraid of heights then make sure you take a trip to the top of this great tourist attraction. The elevator travels at ten miles per hour and it only takes 41 seconds to get from bottom to top. The Space Needle does not close for wind or earthquakes but when it is windy the lift speed is reduced to five […]

The 10 Least Stressful Jobs

While some jobs are extremely stressful — there are many where stress relatively unheard of. So if you’re fed-up of stress in your job, or are looking for a relaxing career, check out the jobs below — the ten least-stressful jobs of all, according to research by jobs website careercast.com. They were rated on things including how far workers have to travel to work, what deadlines they face, how competitive their jobs are, and whether staff are in the public eye. 10 Drill-Press Operator Operating a heavy drill press in an industrial environment might sound like a dangerous job but in fact drill-press operators can work at their own pace so they almost never get […]

10 Free Car Games

Free Car Games Worth Playing Sometimes you just want to go to a website and play a few distracting car games without having to sign up for anything or downloading some app. Here is a list of some really cool free car games that you can play online for nothing. The games are mostly pretty quick to play and have simple graphics but what they have in common is some great gameplay. Note that most of them use Flash so will not work on IOS phones and one requires the Unity plugin. 10 V8 Muscle Cars V8 Muscle Cars puts you behind the wheel of some classic American horsepower. The graphics […]

The 5 Greatest Astronomers Of All Time

Mankind has had a fascination with astronomy since before the time when the word “astronomy” first existed. Celestial bodies that could be seen from Earth were among the first forms of keeping time and dreaming of other worlds. As such, there may have been great astronomers that had no words or means of describing any theories they may have come up with. Advances in technology have allowed for the sharing of knowledge in such a way that each age is able to build upon the knowledge of the age before it, which is why these great men are listed below in chronological order. 1 Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) Nicholas Copernicus earned […]

5 Totally Underrated Christmas Movies

It’s pretty easy to create a top 5 Christmas movie list. Not only would everyone’s list look pretty similar, but most of the films that would be listed probably receive extensive runs on cable TV during the holidays. So why not check out some Christmas movies that aren’t classics? The following are 5 underrated Christmas movies that you should check out this holiday season: 1 Trapped in Paradise This movie got a bad rap when it was released. A young Nicolas Cage hints at the crazed performances that are now his forte, while John Lovitz battles then SNL stalwart, Dana Carvey, for the comic relief role. The plot is simple: […]

5 Celebrated Artists Who Achieved Fame After Death

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Genius is often accompanied by tragedy. Perhaps none are so tragic as those who never live to see the heights of fame they will one day reach. From secluded poets to struggling painters, the following luminaries are universally celebrated today, but were mired in obscurity during their lifetimes. 1 Vincent van Gogh Despite his current-day fame, Vincent van Gogh earned only 400 francs from the single painting that he sold to Anna Boch, sister of painter Eug ne Boch. Although an extremely prolific artist, his life was marred by severe self-doubt and depression. When he died from a gunshot wound in the tiny French village of Auvers-sur-Oise in 1890 he […]

Four Health And Fitness Products That Don’t Work

The fitness industry is prime territory for companies that want to pass off gimmicky products to customers who are searching for a quick fix to their problems. These products promise a variety of improvements to a person’s body, but most of them aren’t able to deliver on their claims. By identifying some of the common culprits, you can take steps to avoid the health and fitness products that aren’t worth your time or money. 1 Anti-Cellulite Creams We would all love a miracle cream or gel that would eliminate the fat that forms on our hips, thighs, and butt, and this quest leads hopeful consumers to spend their hard-earned cash […]

The Three Secrets of Successful People

Do you want to achieve all of your goals and dreams? Do you want to live a successful life? If your answers are ‘yes’ to both of these questions, then read on. Below you will discover the three secrets that every successful person follows – even if they are not conscious of this. If you want to be successful, just make these three secrets a part of your daily life and you too will be on the path to achieving wonderful things. A lot of people fail to live the life that they desire because they do not have what it takes within them. As a result, they fail to […]

10 Lessons We Can Learn From Mahatma Gandhi’s Life

Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) is extraordinary in the annals of history because he successfully used the noble method of non-violence to fight for India’s independence from the British. He inspired millions of Indians to follow his example and succeeded in making his country free after decades of struggle. There is plenty that one can learn and apply from this peaceful revolutionary’s courageous convictions and actions. 1 Try to Lead a Simple and Productive Life Gandhi relinquished all luxuries and survived with only bare essentials. One can learn the art of simplicity from his example. A simple and frugal lifestyle can help you devote more time and […]