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  • Chain Letters 11

    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The following two 4x4 grids each contain a 12-letter word. Each word is formed by a chain of letters. A word can begin with any of the letters. The second letter of a word is adjacent (either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) to the first letter, the third letter is adjacent to the second, and so on. No letter can be used more than once. Four letters in each grid will be unused. PERO YOHC HLAT PIPN NQUR ATOI FRZL REIO Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Jan 25, 2015

    Braingle's Teasers
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cork in Bucket A cork, say from a wine bottle, is held by a robotic clamp at the bottom of a bucket of water and released the moment the bucket is dropped off the side of a tall building. What will happen to the cork during the fall? Will it float to the top of the bucket normally, slower than normal, faster than normal, or not at all? Assume that there is no air resistance to slow the bucket down. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Question for January 23, 2015:What career choice was Kris Witherspoon's ambition on the 1980s TV series "Our House"?Previous question and answer:Charlie Farquharson provided the local news for radio station KORN on what TV show? A: "HEE HAW"
  • Word Dominoes

    Imponderables
    feldman
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Imagine a word game without letters, one that requires all the verbal dexterity you can muster. Word Dominoes is that game. Game play couldn't be simpler. Each domino contains 2 images. One player places two images next to each other,...
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Jan 26, 2015)

    Braingle's Teasers
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    QUEON? What is this rebus? QUE___ON Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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  • Word Dominoes

    feldman
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Imagine a word game without letters, one that requires all the verbal dexterity you can muster. Word Dominoes is that game. Game play couldn't be simpler. Each domino contains 2 images. One player places two images next to each other,...
  • Show Me the Kwan

    feldman
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    One shining development in the board game world is that toy companies have abandoned the expense and heft of unnecessary boards, not only saving trees but preventing hernias and shelf congestion. Our third word game, Show Me the Kwan,...
  • Schmovie

    feldman
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    When I worked at NBC, one of my stranger tasks was to sit in a room with another programmer and come up with titles for theatrical movies that we had bought. These movies had bombed so badly at the...
  • KerFlip!

    feldman
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    It's December, so that means the annual Will Shortz's Wonderful World of Words just ended, and once again, we played four terrific word games. We especially enjoy supporting the products of independent game companies, who have seen many toy...
  • How To Make Ceviche

    feldman
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Don't forget the love! [Thanks to John DiBartolo]...
 
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Jan 26, 2015)

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    QUEON? What is this rebus? QUE___ON Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Jan 25, 2015

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Cork in Bucket A cork, say from a wine bottle, is held by a robotic clamp at the bottom of a bucket of water and released the moment the bucket is dropped off the side of a tall building. What will happen to the cork during the fall? Will it float to the top of the bucket normally, slower than normal, faster than normal, or not at all? Assume that there is no air resistance to slow the bucket down. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes

  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Jan 26, 2015)

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Odd and Interesting U.S. Presidential Facts This is not your run of the mill presidential trivia quiz. The questions will start off fairly easy to moderate, but get harder as you go along. Good luck! Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Daily Trivia Quiz for Jan 25, 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Spelling Super-Hard States Do you know how to spell the state whose capital is Albany? Find out by taking this quiz. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Memory : SQ5R

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    SQ5R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Record, Recite, Review, and Reflect and is an extension of the SQ3R discussed earlier. The two added steps are described as follows: Record After reading each section, you should record the main ideas. Highlight the key phrases (keeping in mind our suggestions for good highlighting skills), write notes in the margins, and write down the answers to your questions (and any new questions that you may have). Reflect This is where you think about the ideas you have learned and try to draw conclusions from them. Do you agree with the material? Does it relate…
  • Stress : Pavlovian De-stressor

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Similar to how Pavlov's dog had associated food with the sound of a bell, it's possible to program your mind to associate some stimuli with being in a relaxed and calm state. This can be a very effect way of coping with stress. The first step is to find a trigger that you can use on yourself. It should be something that doesn't happen in a normal day. Maybe it could be sticking a finger in your ear, pinching the back of your hand, or taking a whiff from one of your scent canisters. The second step is to associate this trigger with the state of being calm and relaxed. Try to conjure up a vivid…
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Perspicuity

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    per-spi-cu-i-ty noun :: Plain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation. "Joe recited this couplet with such manifest pride and careful perspicuity, that I asked him if he had made it himself." --Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Creativity : Caffeine

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Caffeine is probably the most commonly used chemical stimulant. More than 90% of Americans consume caffeine on a daily basis in their coffee, soda, tea, or chocolate. Pure caffeine is a white bitter-tasting powder that can be extracted from coffee, tea, the guarana berry, or from other sources. Caffeine is a brain stimulant. It works in the brain by blocking the natural effect of adenosine on the nerve cells, causing increased mental activity. It also causes the body to release adrenaline, which causes the heart to beat faster, blood pressure to rise, muscles to tighten up, and extra sugar to…
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • Chain Letters 11

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The following two 4x4 grids each contain a 12-letter word. Each word is formed by a chain of letters. A word can begin with any of the letters. The second letter of a word is adjacent (either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) to the first letter, the third letter is adjacent to the second, and so on. No letter can be used more than once. Four letters in each grid will be unused. PERO YOHC HLAT PIPN NQUR ATOI FRZL REIO Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Change a Letter

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Change one letter of each of these words to make new words that are linked by a common theme. Flat Opal Lord Mint Quick Lodge Keep Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Perfect Decagon?

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Jo claimed "I can draw a perfect decagon using only a pencil. No ruler, no protractor, no compasses, nothing!" She did it, even though she had never had any practice with drawing shapes, and she wasn't lucky. How? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Some Say I'm Not Fair

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Some say I'm not fair. Some say I'm too short. Many make the most of me. Some people hate me. People talk about me a lot. What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Question for January 23, 2015:What career choice was Kris Witherspoon's ambition on the 1980s TV series "Our House"?Previous question and answer:Charlie Farquharson provided the local news for radio station KORN on what TV show? A: "HEE HAW"
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Question for January 22, 2015:Charlie Farquharson provided the local news for radio station KORN on what TV show? Previous question and answer:What British scientist was a member of a Christian sect called the Sandemanian Church?A: MICHAEL FARADAY
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Question for January 21, 2015:What British scientist was a member of a Christian sect called the Sandemanian Church?Previous question and answer:On “Cheers,” it was revealed that Carla’s late husband, Eddie, was a bigamist.  His second wife had what first name?A: GLORIA
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    Question for January 20, 2015:On “Cheers,” it was revealed that Carla’s late husband, Eddie, was a bigamist.  His second wife had what first name? Previous question and answer:What actor joined the cast of "The Streets of San Francisco" after the departure of Michael Douglas?A: RICHARD HATCH
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    Question for January 19, 2015:What actor joined the cast of "The Streets of San Francisco" after the departure of Michael Douglas?Previous question and answer:What "Survivor" winner filmed a pilot with NBC as the host of the quiz show "The Weakest Link"?A: RICHARD HATCH
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  • INaPt NAmEs

    Ken Jennings
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Breaking Bad aired its last episode well over a year ago, but I just got the Blu-rays for Christmas and am currently doing a massive binge-watch. So pardon the nostalgia, but… As you no doubt remember, whether you were a fan or not, the show’s protagonist is Walter White, an Albuquerque high school chemistry teacher turned meth lord. As a nod to Walt’s two jobs, the show’s credits design is based on the periodic table. Every single person credited at the top of every episode has part of their names boldfaced as an IUPAC chemical symbol. At one point, I noticed, the…
  • Season’s greetings!

    Ken Jennings
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Here’s an actual photo of me taking care of today’s most important business: preparing holiday gifts for friends and loved ones! I always wear my favorite sweater for this, as you can see. Quick reminder that signed and personalized copies of all my books are available from Seattle’s Third Place Books. What a delightful surprise under the tree! If an autographed BOOK BY ME would help with your holiday shopping list, shoot Third Place an email at booksense@thirdplacebooks.com with the details. But act quickly! Only 16 more shopping days until Christmas.
  • Mike drop

    Ken Jennings
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Over on the message boards, a reader called ore read last week’s post about estimating the number of people you know using one of America’s most disgustingly ubiquitous resources: people named Mike. He or she has a concern: One weakness of this method is that the people you know are not a random sample of the US population. For example, the people you know may (or may not) be disproportionately Utahn, college-educated, within about 10 years of your age, etc. If Michaels are more common in those groups, then a higher proportion of people you know are likely to be named Michael.
  • These are the Mikes I know

    Ken Jennings
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:32 pm
    This article I saw last week on FiveThirtyEight.com estimated that 11.6 out of every 1,000 Americans are named Michael. That’s considerably more than any other first name, the runners-up being James (10.2 per 1,000) and John (9.7 per 1,000). The first thing I thought of when I saw this article: if I can calculate how many Michaels I know personally, I can figure out how many total people I know! (I have no idea how meaningful this metric actually is. Feel free to chime in here, statisticians.) I’ve been keeping a list on my phone for the last week, and have managed to remember 23…
  • Slowest finger

    Ken Jennings
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Here we go, at the last minute, and mostly because I’m feeling very guilty about deserting this blog for Twitter most of the time: I’m going to be on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire tomorrow, Friday! It’s a special Guinness record-holder week and they invited me on their show on the basis of some game show-related record I notched on Jeopardy! back in the day. I have dreamed of being on Millionaire since back in 1999 when I used to call the phone line every evening after work. It took fifteen years but it’s all happening! I know what you want to ask, and I probably…
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    Mental Floss

  • WWI Centennial: Germans Repulsed at Givenchy

    Erik Sass
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Johndclare  The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 165th installment in the series. January 25-31, 1915: Germans Repulsed at Givenchy  By the beginning of 1915, most ordinary soldiers and officers accepted the bloody futility of offensive action, but their commanders remained convinced that a breakthrough was possible, if only they threw enough men and artillery against a weak spot in the opposing line, choosing the right moment to achieve total…
  • 8 Complaints Real Colonists Had About British Rule

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    “No taxation without representation!” “Give me liberty, or give me death!” “The British are coming!” The American Revolution had no shortage of mottos—things famously said by famous men and drilled into your brain by your history teachers. But the regular, non-Declaration-signing colonists had plenty of opinions about the oppressive British rule as well. Here are eight real grievances aired by colonial citizens leading up to and during the Revolutionary War—in their own words. 1. The Townshend Acts of 1767 “Threaten the Country with Poverty and Ruin.” At a town meeting…
  • Your Lawn Mower Can't Do This

    Chris Higgins
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    This four-armed mega ditch mower mows like mad.
  • Weekend Links: Sharp 1930s Slang for Cats and Canaries

    Roma Panganiban
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In 1939, big band leader Cab Calloway compiled a "Hepster's Dictionary" of all the hard, dicty jive used by all the hep cats of the time. Sounds pretty solid to this pigeon. The new era of crowd funding allows some pretty unconventional ideas to get off the ground, like, say, jewelry made of soap, or a microwave that's also a personal chef. The cable cars of Chiatura! These Stalin-era industrial death traps are still in use by daredevil commuters. * If airport security seems to be scrutinizing Canadian passports a little more carefully in the coming weeks, it's not because of a threat: they…
  • 10 of Winston Churchill's Best Quotes

    Amanda Green
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Churchill passed away 50 years ago today.
 
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  • Home Improvements That Will Protect Your Family’s Health

    Alina
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    Family is a very important factor in everyone’s life, and every person tries their best to keep a healthy and safe environment for their family. Given the fact that a well cared and maintained house can improve the health of your family, there are some items that you can install in your house in order to enhance your family’s well being. Improve the air in your house The air that you and your family breathe is crucial for a good health, therefore you must make sure the air in your house is pure. The easiest thing you can do about it is to vent the rooms every morning in order to…
  • Positive Parenting Techniques

    Alina
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    Being a good parent means teaching your child discipline, responsibility, gratitude and self control. A well raised child is not one that does exactly what they are told to do without disturbing anyone, but one that makes the right decisions, learns about consequences and takes responsibility for their own actions. Discipline rewards the child for appropriate behavior and discourage the inappropriate one, using fair and positive means. Some parents think that discipline means physical punishment, such as hitting, slapping and verbal abuse such as yelling or threatening the child, but this is…
  • How to Care for Aging Family Members

    Anca
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    Taking care of your aging family members is not as easy as it looks like. Just because they are getting older and older there is no reason for them not to enjoy life like they used to. You may feel sad about them and you wish you could do something to make their old age easier to bear. After a certain age human body is getting weaker and weaker. Its natural functions don’t work so well anymore, especially the mobility function that is related to the health of the musculoskeletal system gets weaker year by year. We all need special care at some point in our lives Don’t you think…
  • Is Your Child Responsible Enough to Have a Pet

    Alina
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    A child is their parents’ most precious treasure, therefore they receive all the love and attention their parents can offer,  although sometimes children tend to become spoiled and receive things even if they don’t need or deserve them. If your child asks for a dog, are they really prepared for one? Pets are cute, playful and attractive for children at all ages. A fluffy bunny, a delicate kitty or a droll puppy are the best companion a child could have, but children must also understand that a pet is not a toy, but a great responsibility. Pets must be fed, washed, walked and…
  • Practical Husband Gift Ideas

    emilia
    2 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    No matter if there is a special occasion coming up, or you just want to show your husband how much he means to you, we advise you to offer him a practical gift, a present that he will actually use. Giving that men seem to already have everything they need, it is difficult to find out what would make them happy. Therefore, we advise you to make a little investigation, and discover what you can buy in order to surprise your significant other. Here are a few ideas that you can use as a source of inspiration. Electric shaver Most men continue to use a regular razor in order to shave their beard…
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  • AIMA Pragati Quiz for women – 2015

    thebusinessquiz
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    AIMA Pragati Quiz for women is here. [Subscribe to TBQ Classic sets to win business quizzes. Mail us for details] The post AIMA Pragati Quiz for women – 2015 appeared first on The Business Quiz - TBQ.
  • AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) (AIMA Quiz 2014)

    thebusinessquiz
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    AIMA Quiz 2014 15th National Management Quiz (NMQ) for Corporates and 2nd HR Quiz @ Shakti  [Win India’s best business quizzes. Sign up for TBQ Classic. Rs. 6500/- only. 3000 questions. TBQ’s original research. Mail us at mail@thebusinessquiz.com for details] National Management Quiz (NMQ) AIMA 2014 [Win India’s best business quizzes. Sign up for TBQ Classic. Rs. 6500/- only. 3000 questions. TBQ’s original research. Mail us at mail@thebusinessquiz.com for details] For the PDF poster, click here. The post AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) (AIMA Quiz 2014) appeared…
  • Indian Banks: The Story of Bharatiya Mahila Bank

    thebusinessquiz
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) History BMB is the latest among the Govt.-owned banks. It is the first of its kind in the Banking Industry in India formed with a vision of economic empowerment for women. The New Delhi-based bank was incorporated in 2013. Tagline: Empowering Women. Empowering India. The post Indian Banks: The Story of Bharatiya Mahila Bank appeared first on The Business Quiz - TBQ.
  • Indian Banks: The Story of IDBI Bank

    thebusinessquiz
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    IDBI Bank History Other than the nationalized banks, there are two more banks which are Govt. owned — IDBI Bank and Bhartiya Mahila Bank. Industrial Development bank of India (IDBI) was constituted under Industrial Development bank of India Act, 1964 as a Development Financial Institution and came into being as on July 01, 1964. A new company under the name of Industrial Development Bank of India Limited (IDBI Ltd.) was incorporated as a Govt. Company on September 27, 2004. Towards achieving the faster inorganic growth of the Bank, IDBI Bank Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of IDBI Ltd.
  • Indian Banks: The Story of State Bank of India

    thebusinessquiz
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    The State Bank of India (SBI) History State Bank of India old logo State Bank of India cheque The State Bank of India was formed by the nationalization of the Imperial Bank of India in July 1955. This was the culmination of a IBI’s role in independent India — the debate on its bias towards European businesses and against indigenous entrepreneurs, and the slow pace of Indianization of its staff and management. The Rural Credit Survey Committee saw the proposed State Bank of India as a key part of its integrated system of rural credit. Consequently, the plan to nationalize the…
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  • Top 10 Celebrity Responses to Bill Cosby Rumours

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Bill Cosby is a well-respected educator, actor and comedian. He played Heathcliff Huxtable on the long running “The Cosby Show” Recently, a firestorm of controversial reports has surrounded him. Multiple women have come forward allegedly claiming that Cosby sexually assaulted them, with alleged incidents dating as far back as 1969. One of those women was 15 at the time of the alleged crime. Here are ten celebrity reactions to the allegations.   10. Chris Rock “I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I…
  • Top 10 Uses of Tooth Brush

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    After your toothbrush has done its duty for your dental needs, it may still have other uses around the house until it is completely worn out. Instead of throwing it into the trash bin, why not spin it in the dishwasher and reuse it in your cleaning jobs. From removing grease to cleaning small appliances, check out these top 10 uses for your old toothbrush.   10. Jewelry Brush Your bracelets, necklaces and rings may be collecting dust and dirt especially if you use it every day. You can clean it and restore its sparkle and shine by using an old toothbrush in order to reach those curves…
  • Top 10 Things Non-Productive Sales People Do With Their Time

    alex noudelman
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Only 37% of Best Salespeople Are Effective. According to an article written in Harvard Business Review, CEOs are spending massive amounts of money on their sales force, but getting no real ROI.  Only one in three working salespeople is considered to be always effective. We weren’t surprised to read the article, but continue to be shocked by why so many very smart c-suite execs continue to invest their time and money in hiring and retaining people who can’t meet expectations. Given that salespeople often “waste” 20+ minutes on non-productive activities, I thought about…
  • Top 10 Shocking Celebrity DUI Arrests

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    With the year 2014 behind us, it’s time to examine some of the mischief some of our favorite celebrities have caused….starting with this list of top 10 most shocking celebrity DUI arrests. Enjoy, take comfort and be pleased that you did not make it on this top 10 list of celebrity DUIs.   10. Justin Bieber Great singer Justin Bieber was captured on suspicion of most shocking celebrities DUI arrests in January, 2014, much to the disappointment of his army of reliable “Beliebers.” Bieber’s capture likewise involved driving with a expired permit and opposing capture in a…
  • Top 10 Most Popular Casinos in the World

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Here is a list of the ten most popular, famous casinos in the world. Don’t hesitate to visit these attractions for the fun of it or for the experience, but remember to play within your limit.   10. Bellagio (Las Vegas): Perhaps, this is the most glamorous casino in the world with some of best gaming staff employed. Owned by MGM Resorts International, Bellagio first opened its doors in October, 1998. Partnering with World Poker Tour, the casino has hundreds of slot machines with non stop gambling. High stake games of poker players are organized in a lavishing room containing 40…
 
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  • 7 Classic Movies That Were Hated In Their Time

    Rudie Obias
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Sometimes it takes a while for a movie to reach classic status. Here are 7 classic movies that were hated in their time. Fight Club. While Fight Club is seen as a modern classic (just look inside of any dorm room), back when it was released in 1999, film critics hated it. The Miami Herald called the film “a bit of a dud,” while the Boston Globe said it was a “chic indictment of empty materialist values fizzles.” Yikes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXWAEX2jlg Psycho. Believe it or not, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was considered a “plainly a gimmick movie” when it was…
  • 11 Movies That Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 20 Years Ago

    Rudie Obias
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    The Sundance Film Festival 2015 is now in full swing. While many independent film broke out of the prestigious film festival over the years, here are 11 movies that premiered in Park City, Utah 20 years ago. Before Sunrise. Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy started the Before film trilogy in 1995 with Before Sunrise. It launched one of the best film trilogies and movie romances in recent cinematic history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v6X-Dytlko The Usual Suspects. Bryan Singer’s directorial debut kickstarted his career, while earning Kevin Spacey an Academy Award for…
  • Naked, Sexist Pederasts – 5 Reasons We Would Hate Life in Ancient Greece

    Daniel Susco
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    With how much praise and attention ancient Greece gets in modern schools, people might think that the ancient people along the Mediterranean were a bunch of forward-thinking, noble people who spend all morning fighting for glory and all afternoon arguing the true meaning of beauty. However, while those activities probably happened occasionally, they were certainly not in the majority. What you more often got in ancient Greece was… Naked people The Greeks were not a modest people. Between public baths and wrestling matches, there were an awful lot of tunic-less people around. In…
  • 20 Interesting Facts About Coretta Scott King

    Jess Hicks
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    They say that behind every great man is a great woman, and there aren’t many men greater than Martin Luther King Jr. So in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I thought it would nice to bring Coretta Scott King to light and share some of the wonderful things she did with her husband and what she accomplished after his unfortunate death. Coretta’s great-grandmother was the midwife at her birth; she was also a former slave. Coretta’s father, Obie, was the first black man to own a truck in the neighborhood. At just ten years old Coretta started working to help her family…
  • 13 Things To Know About 1999 Best Picture Winner, ‘American Beauty’

    Lawrence Taylor
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Despite not aging well, Sam Mendes’s American Beauty was a sensation in 1999. Mimics have since ruined the odd feel and uncomfortable look at suburbia that was fresh and vivid at the time. American Beauty won five Oscars, and here are a few fun facts about the dark comedy… 1. The helicopter shot at the beginning of the movie was originally for a flying sequence where Lester floats over the houses and then down onto his bed. 2. Director Sam Mendes storyboarded extensively, based on his plan to use three visual styles – a very formal style for the bulk of the film,…
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