Famous Gospel Singers

Famous Gospel Singers

Introduction Gospel music is a curious genre, reflecting a number of styles (including hybrids) with a Christian message at its core. Sometimes used in worship, for personal enjoyment and often simply for the entertainment value, it is considered largely a construct of the Americas – particularly the Deep South of the USA. 1. Whitney Houston [...]

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Famous Criminals That Prove Cleveland is the Serial Killer Capital of America

Famous Criminals That Prove Cleveland is the Serial Killer Capital of America

Introduction It’s been a matter of criminal curiosity that Cleveland has the highest number of serial killers per capita in any city anywhere in the world. They are also largely world famous for some of their hideous acts. What is it about Cleveland that means it attracts so many bloodthirsty people determined to make a [...]

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Famous Examples of Unintended Consequences

Famous Examples of Unintended Consequences

Introduction Unintended consequences are results of actions and come in three forms: unexpected benefits (a positive result, usually people put this down to good karma if it happens to a person as a result of their actions) unexpected drawbacks (usually put down to bad karma as a result of actions) perverse results (also put down [...]

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Famous Fascinating Firsts in the World of Entertainment

Famous Fascinating Firsts in the World of Entertainment

Introduction Entertainment has always been at the core of civilisation, from the theatres of ancient Greece and Rome to the songs of the early medieval period, the music of the medieval and the resurgence of a life of leisure in the Renaissance and beyond, we humans seek entertainment. It is a vital part of our [...]

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Famous Alleged Real-Life Werewolves and Wolf-men

Famous Alleged Real-Life Werewolves and Wolf-men

Introduction The werewolf is a common symbol of European folklore that has spread throughout the world. In short, it is that notion that a man or woman may change his or her physical form either to resemble or to fully become that of a wolf. There are many examples in fiction, most recently in The [...]

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Famous Convictions that were Overturned

Famous Convictions that were Overturned

Introduction Though we like to believe that our law enforcement professionals are doing a good job, too often we have stories of terrible miscarriages of justice. Sometimes a person has been framed by the Police, or have been convicted on circumstantial evidence, or in some cases due to a false and malicious accusation. Here is [...]

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Famous Examples of Figurative Language

Famous Examples of Figurative Language

Introduction “I literally…” do you catch yourself saying that a lot? No, you cannot literally laugh your head off – it is impossible. You are figuratively laughing your head off. Figurative language is what makes English a truly diverse and beautiful language. To clear up the figurative vs literal confusion, here are some of the [...]

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Famous Reasons that Prove the World is Not Getting Stupider

Famous Reasons that Prove the World is Not Getting Stupider

Introduction The world is dumbing down, people are getting stupid, nobody wants to think for themselves, we want it all handed to us on a plate… these are some of the phrases we hear regularly from the older generation, from our teachers and from the media. But is it actually true? Are we really getting [...]

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Famous Sociologists and their Contributions

Famous Sociologists and their Contributions

Introduction Sociology is defined as the study of human social behaviour, its origins, development, power and social structure and institutions. Though it is a social science, it uses empirical method where possible and necessary; however the often erratic nature of human behaviour means that it is also highly theoretical. Here is a list of ten [...]

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Famous Unfinished Artwork

Famous Unfinished Artwork

Introduction Most artists are not appreciated in their lifetime and this goes for painters, sculptors, musicians and designers. The creative process is a powerful thing and creative people are often working on many projects at once. It is no great surprise then that there are so many incomplete pieces of work from the world of [...]

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Famous Worst Aspects of the American Justice System

Famous Worst Aspects of the American Justice System

Introduction The USA has a reputation for harsh treatment of criminals; in some ways, it is the envy of the world. British people say to each other “He got 300 years? They don’t mess about in America, we need some of that!” yet despite the apparent envy of not being soft on crime, lift off [...]

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Famous Headlines of the Nineteenth Century

Famous Headlines of the Nineteenth Century

Introduction Way before the internet, most people had to rely on newspapers for information on world events. The format is usually simple: an attention-grabbing headline, an introduction and then a detailed explanation of the story. The 19th century was the golden age of the newspaper, affordable at a time when literacy was higher than it [...]

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Famous Cognitive Psychology Experiments

Famous Cognitive Psychology Experiments

Introduction Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as language, memory and perception. It is useful in examining why people (or animals) do what they do and how they attempt to justify their actions. There have been hundreds of cognitive psychology experiments over the decades that demonstrate the flaws in our thinking. 1. [...]

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Famous Werewolf Names in Movies

Famous Werewolf Names in Movies

Introduction Werewolves have been as popular throughout myth as vampires yet despite a number of superb films, do not seem to have experienced the continued popularity as the undead bloodsuckers or even as popular as zombies are now. Cursed by being bitten by a werewolf and then having the misfortune to survive, they too will [...]

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Famous Surprising Influences on Pop Culture Icons

Famous Surprising Influences on Pop Culture Icons

Introduction Some of the biggest pop culture icons of our age have not come from nowhere; often they have been inspired or in some cases, have deliberately mimicked something else, often something much older. Influences are everywhere and it can sometimes be amusing to see where those earlier examples and where that influence was taken, [...]

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