Top 10 People Who Declined Knighthood

“When being knighted entailed higher taxes and the responsibility of supplying an armed man on horseback to the British Crown, it is understandable why an individual might refuse the privilege. But even with the modern title being strictly honorary, 2% of the 3,000 people annually chosen by civil servant committees from public and governmental nominations still reject the offer. While most do so quietly, a 2003 London’s Sunday Times article leaked an official document detailing decliners, which was designed to avoid repeat invitations. This list explores the top ten people to decline knighthood and their surprisingly varied reasons for refusal.” w/ photos

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Lady Lives In Cave To Escape Electro-Magnetic Rays

Anne Cautain and Bernadette Touloumond suffer from hypersensitive reactions to electro-magnetic radiations. The symptoms include unbearable burning and terrible headaches, so bad that they couldn’t stand to live in the outside world anymore. After trying several other options, a cave has become their ultimate refuge. Anne and Bernadette’s cave is located outside the town of Beaumugne, on the edge of the Vercors plateau range, in France. To gain access to the area, a small ladder needs to be scaled while clinging to a rope. A sign reading ‘Mobile Phones Prohibited’ is displayed on the hillside. 52-year-old Anne says, ‘I can’t take any sort of electro-magnetic waves, whatever they may be: Wi-Fi, mobile phones or high-tension wires.’ She was the first to settle down in the cave, and is now spending her third winter there.” w/ photos

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100 Films Where They Say The Name Of The Film

“Peter Griffin in Family Guy just loves it when they say the name of the movie in the movie… and so do we! The excellent website TV Tropes calls it a ‘title drop’, and we’ve cobbled together 100 scenes where the title of the film is mentioned.” — moviemiscellany

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Reuben Mac & Cheese

“I wanted to come up with a recipe that could be prepared a little more quickly and easily, and I think I’ve done just that with my Reuben Mac & Cheese. I mean, Reuben sandwiches on their own are great, and macaroni and cheese is great, so why not combine the two? So, with that I claimed Swiss as my cheese for this year’s blog and got to work combining it with some pasta, corned beef, sauerkraut and a few other ingredients to create my Reuben macaroni and cheese. And what better way to serve it than inside of a giant loaf of hollowed out rye bread?” w/ photos

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100 Greatest Nicolas Cage Quotes

“A comprehensive masterclass in Nouveau Shamanic acting courtesy of one of our favorite actors – Nicolas Cage. Love him or hate him (and we love him!), there’s certainly never a dull moment. The hardest part about putting together this montage was having to miss out so many of his best scenes that don’t involve dialogue, just odd noises and physical gestures!” — moviemiscellany

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