For most of us islands hold a certain mystique. It could be their seclusion that entices us, or the perceived difficulty of reaching them. Others are relatively untouched and represent a a world lost in the modern age. For these reasons and many more, islands can be deeply fascinating. Here are some of the most unique examples.
It's fair to say that in the digital age we're beaten over the head with advertising on a regular basis. With constant exposure to commercials, banner ads, and other spots trying to catch your eye, it's likely that many go unnoticed. But when you manage a misstep in a world where everyone is connected, you'll earn yourself more attention than you planned on—most of it negative.
Assassinations are a dirty part of global politics and warfare, and as you can probably guess there are tons of attempts on the lives of political leaders that you never even hear about. You would imagine that these assassination attempts would involve only the most elite soldiers and snipers, pulling off James Bond level operations in order to take out an important, hopefully maniacal figure. Of
Everyone loves a good old fashioned urban legend. People love getting a good scare, and something about urban legends just makes it feel like these things could have actually happened at some point. It’s not like a zombie story or a vampire tale, which could obviously never have been true; instead, these are stories that, in most cases, could certainly have happened to someone at some point, and t
The Lord of the Rings will go down as one of the greatest movie trilogies in history, and this year Peter Jackson’s follow-up trilogy The Hobbit will be coming to a close as well. The movies are tremendously detailed and, at least with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, incredibly faithful to the books. Obviously, there are some omissions and additions, but particularly with the extended editions, the
These are the people who work on breaking and re-breaking world records that no one in their right mind would ever even consider as a legitimate thing. You know, the records that are set by people who have to be either extremely demented or excessively lonely, though chances are with most of these records it’s a little bit from both columns. Here are some of the most absurd records anyone has ever
Through all mediums of entertainment - music, movies, books, and so forth - we get attached to the truly great, fleshed out characters who just jump off the page or screen and stick with us for one reason or another. We love characters like Han Solo or Spider-Man, but obviously we realize that people like that could never exist in the real world. But there are some famous, beloved fictional charac