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There is some scientific evidence of true psychic abilities. For example, social psychologist Daryl Bem ran experiments with over 1,000 subjects and found that eight of them showed clear-cut evidence of precognition or premonition. Etzel Cardena, another parapsychology researcher, found that the Ganzfeld procedure provided evidence of true psychic powers as well. With the Ganzfeld
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For decades, the world of Hollywood has created many iconic spy scenes. From Hitchcock’s North by Northwest starring Cary Grant to Melissa McCarthy playing a shy woman of espionage in Spy, to James Bond served up in a myriad of ways, there are many examples of good vs. evil and secret moments of sleuthing on
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For most people, monkeys are adorable little primates who wouldn’t hurt a fly. For anyone who has worked with monkeys, or been exposed to them in the wild, they are dangerous and terrifying little monsters capable of killing people. They may be small, but monkeys have caused a lot of deaths over the years, and
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Figures from 2019, show that adults in the US spend an average of 3 hours 35 minutes watching TV every day. However, study has found that watching TV can lower your IQ, while reading is a way of reducing stress, improving memory and even preventing Alzheimer’s. In his book Brief Answers to the Big Questions
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These days, “Artists” live for innovation (historically they lived for transcendent beauty). Art is a creative act and artists have always been creative in how they use materials to create their art. Some of these materials can strike us as unusual, even when they become traditional. For hundreds of years artists that work in tempera
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Indian burial grounds have long been associated with stories of random people stumbling across them, ultimately causing hauntings and paranormal activity. This trope has been widely used in horror movies with stories about native spirits that haunt and curse those who have disturbed them. This theme has been overused and is factually incorrect, but it
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How to spend your last moments is a decision we all have to make eventually. The time in which we approach the threshold of the unknowable is our last chance to speak words we always wanted to say, right old wrongs, or use our dying breaths to reveal long-hidden secrets. Many leave this world in
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For centuries Japan has proved fascinating to Europeans. From the moment that European explorers reached Japan there was a desire to trade with them. “Exotic” goods from Japan could fetch enormous prices on the European market. Of course there was trade in the other direction too but the Japanese were not as keen on European
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Hurricanes are one of nature’s greatest forces. With great power comes great . . . all right, hurricanes have no responsibility. (Sorry, Spider-Man.) But they do leave interesting things in their wake. Uprooting ancient artifacts and freeing the biggest alligator is just the start. The superstorms also solve cold cases, creep out the Internet with monsters, and leave behind
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Our voices are amazing things. Starting with the grunts of early man, humans devised common vocal sounds to communicate knowledge – exponentially enhancing their ability to build upon each other’s accomplishments by eliminating the need to, for example, discover how fire is made all over again. 31,000 languages and countless more songs later, the human
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The French Revolution changed everything. France’s kings were replaced almost overnight by the most radical government the world had ever seen. France was suddenly a beacon of freedom: “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” was the motto of the revolution: it is still used to defend liberalism today. But the revolution wasn’t all positive. Thousands of innocent people
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When people think of the most iconic food scenes set in movies, that one in Pulp Fiction where Uma Thurman drinks the $5 shake is definitely at the top, but what are the most hilarious scenes featured in comedies? The ones mentioned here range from the incident in Some Like it Hot where Jack Lemmon,
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It seems like every parent hopes that their child will become a prodigy, believing that it will set them up for a great life. Child prodigies are celebrated by society for achieving so much in their short lives, but sometimes, when a prodigy grows up they no longer meet society’s expectations for them. Not only
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“Learn to code,” shout simpletons at people whose industries are crumbling. Whether affecting coal miners or trendy Internet journalists, the march of progress can be a brutal one for those whose skills are about to become obsolete. Still, we often forget about jobs that were once plentiful and provided a living for past generations. Here
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