Category Archives: Listicles

10 Ways Scientists Are Working To Make You Lazy

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Since the first man stepped out of his cave and into the sunlight, we’ve striven to never again repeat that horrible experience.

Through the millennia, we’ve tried many ways to avoid the terrors of going outside or having to slightly move our muscles. The Egyptians tried using slave labor, but alas, the slaves complained and ran away. The Europeans brought us the Industrial Revolution, but still, we were forced to sit at machines and flip a bunch of switches.

Even now, scientists are still striving toward this goal. We’re constantly coming up with new innovations, all in the hopes of eliminating the need to use our arms to pick things up . . . and we’re getting closer every day.

[Read the full article on Listverse.]

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7 Ways Police Can Brainwash You Into A False Confession

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Police interrogation, largely based on the Reid technique, is expressly designed to elicit a confession from a suspect — facts and evidence be damned. Right about now you’re probably shouting, “Those coppers’ll never get a false confession outta me, see!” But let’s hope you never make it out of the 1920s and have to find out just how wrong you are. Because you’ll confess all right, and here’s how they’ll make you do it …

[Read the full article on Cracked.]

10 Songs That Mean Something Shockingly Different From What You Thought

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When you listen to a song on the radio, it’s easy to think that you know just how the singer felt when he or she wrote the lyrics. But there’s a good chance that you’re wrong because most modern songs aren’t written by the people who sing them. So the experiences that shape these songs aren’t necessarily what you’d expect.

[Read the full article at Listverse.]

10 Sci-Fi Dystopias That Are Everyday Realities Today

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Ray Bradbury once said, “I wasn’t trying to predict the future. I was trying to prevent it.” Really, that’s the whole point of science fiction. The genre has never been about predicting new technologies. Instead, its purpose is to warn us about the dark future to come, if we don’t change our path.

Occasionally, we listen and learn, and then society improves. But other times, we don’t. And while the present day seems quite ordinary to us, the reality is that our modern era was once a horrible, terrifying nightmare that sci-fi writers desperately tried to stop.

[Read the full article at Listverse.]

10 Unexpected Benefits to Being a Psychopath

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Psychopaths get a bit of a bad rap. In an increasingly sensitive world—one in which people are worried that using the word “crazy” might be offensive—people are strangely comfortable with using the term “psychopath” as a synonym for “worst person on Earth.”

Most people believe that psychopaths are dangerous people who should be separated from society. Despite this characterization, there are nonviolent psychopaths. In fact, people with this disorder may have some advantages over other people.

[Read the full article at Listverse.]

10 Horrible Ways People Tried to Recreate Movies in Real Life

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Films can be life-changing. We see visions of awe and excitement on the silver screen and the spark of desire they often create can inspire us to copy them. However, for some it is all too easy to forget that these moving pictures are designed merely for entertainment and spectacle.

As you are about to see, in far too many cases the attempts to mimic what is seen at the movies can lead to some truly bizarre events, and even heartbreak and tragedy.

[Read the article at Listverse]

10 Things High Schools Don’t Teach About Shakespeare’s Life

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There are only a few tidbits of evidence about Shakespeare’s life, but people certainly look through everything they can to find them. Scholars are so desperate for a glimpse into his life that they have even gone through his cesspit just to find out what he ate for dinner.

What we do have paints a portrait of a man who did a lot more than just write a few plays. We’ve been able to piece together some parts of Shakespeare’s life pretty clearly, and the real Shakespeare might not be the man you expect.

[Read the article at Listverse]