Top 5 Technologies Invented In The Wrong Century

“We’re all familiar with the idea that science fiction often predicts science fact. But every once in a while the universe gets its wires so crossed that something we tend to think of as the far-fetched brainchild of some science fiction writer actually happened in the real world well before we ever saw it on a movie or TV screen. Now, we’re not saying that we’re all inside The Matrix right now. (Psst! Yes, we totally are. Take the red pill. Or the blue pill. Take a bunch of pills! The Matrix!) We’re just saying that…” w/ photos

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Top 15 Actually-Quite-Amazing One Hit Wonders

“The one hit wonder is so often the preserve of novelty hits like ‘The Birdie Dance’, the flash-in-the-pan gimmick like Eamon’s ‘Fuck It (I Don’t Want You Back)’, or some earnest atrocity in the vein of Daniel Powter’s ‘Bad Day’ or Gary Jules’s hey-it’s-a-sensible-grown-up-song-really cover of ‘Mad World – but occasionally the one-off splash is, you know, a good record. But not good enough to sustain a career of diminishing returns. Here are 15 that burned brightly before the rest of the artist’s output arrived like a damp squib.” w/ photos + videos

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Top 10 Camera Concepts Focused On Innovation

“Despite having been around for a very long time, photography seems to be constantly evolving. Along with digital photography came a whole new generation of incredibly inventive gadgets and concepts, all designed to help us capture the memorable moments in life. Whether your interest is sharing those memories or just hanging onto them forever to look at once in a while, these 10 brilliant cameras are all perfect for capturing memorable moments.” w/ photos

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Top 7 Lost Wonders Of The Written Word

“How different would the world be today if the Bible contained a book that advocates free love? If we had access to the other two-thirds of the writings of Aristotle, one of the most influential human beings of all time? What could we have learned from the thousands of texts that were contained within the Library of Alexandria? Unfortunately, we’ll never know, because we don’t even know exactly what these works said. Missing, destroyed or in one case, never even written, these 7 lost wonders of the written word will likely always remain a mystery.” w/ photos

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Top 40 Manuscripts That Were Rejected At First

“It is one of the weird quirks of literature that people who don’t necessarily have the skills to write epic masterpieces themselves are put in charge of deciding what gets published and what gets canned. No doubt they have a difficult job and they correctly weed out much material that does not need to be inflicted on the public. And yet, from time to time, editors make some of the absolute worst decisions that future generations look back on and say, ‘What on earth were they thinking?’ Persistence paid off for the authors of these 40 manuscripts who refused to take no for an answer and were rewarded in the end.” w/ photos

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Top 8 Bad Brushing Habits That Harm Your Teeth

“It’s not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the way you brush your teeth actually makes you more susceptible to cavities, tooth decay and gum disease? Scary. Turns out, there are a host of common mistakes that many of us make morning and night that can damage teeth and turn a healthy smile upside-down. Find out what you’re doing wrong — and how to break these bad habits for better teeth.” w/ photos

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