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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 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 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 Characters Needed For A Batman Versus Superman Movie

Famous Characters Needed For A Batman Versus Superman Movie

Introduction Announced in 2013 after the worldwide release of Dark Knight Rises featuring Christian Bale in his final outing as The Caped Crusader, and with Henry Cavill making his first appearance as The Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman is set for release in 2016. Bale will not reprise his role as the Caped Crusader [...]

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Famous Binge Eaters

Famous Binge Eaters

Introduction Binge Eating, like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, is a common mental health disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with food. Often indicative of some other deep-seated issue, it is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; a sufferer will compulsively consume a large amount of food in a very short space of time. Many [...]

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Famous Conspiracy Theories

Famous Conspiracy Theories

Introduction Conspiracy theories can take many forms, though some psychologists believe they all have the same origin – a search for meaning, compounded by psychological phenomena such as “confirmation bias”. Once you start seeing evidence, you see it everywhere and avoid conflicting information. Some conspiracy theorists believe in more than one theory even when their [...]

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Famous Incredibly Controversial Police Shootings from the Past Ten Years

Famous Incredibly Controversial Police Shootings from the Past Ten Years

Introduction The Police are there to protect the citizens of the city, state or country and sometimes – sadly – they have to kill or attempt to kill in their public duty of protection. Equally sadly, with so much responsibility (and sometimes believing themselves above the law) they shoot and injure or kill the wrong [...]

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Famous Examples of Understatement in Poetry

Famous Examples of Understatement in Poetry

Introduction “Understatement” is the antonym of “hyperbole”. Often used for irony to downplay a catastrophe, sometimes they come across as amusing. Witness The Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail having his arm chopped off and dismissing it as “just a flesh wound” that he’ll get over. This was deliberately humorous but sometimes [...]

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Famous Awesome Opening Scene Possibilities for Star Wars VII

Famous Awesome Opening Scene Possibilities for Star Wars VII

Introduction The internets were abuzz at the announcement that Disney was going to film a new trilogy following on from Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi. We know very little about the plot and if episodes I, II and III are anything to go by, then it will stay that way up until the [...]

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Ten Famous World Records Made Possible By Tragedy and Disaster

Ten Famous World Records Made Possible By Tragedy and Disaster

We’ve all braved tragedies and accidents, nevertheless minor or traumatic, at least once in the course of our life. These accidents do leave us awe-struck for days and months… however, as time is the best healer, we forget about them and move on. However, there are lucky few, who have survived the most disastrous accidents, [...]

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Famous Airplane Disappearances

Famous Airplane Disappearances

Introduction The disappearance of MH370 has baffled experts all over the world. Its strange flight path, mysterious redirection without any notification of what was going on all happened within just one hour of take-off. In mid-2014, still no wreckage has been found. Many theories have been put forward including systems failure, terrorism and a whole [...]

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Famous Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Famous Alzheimer’s Sufferers

Introduction Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. Discovered in 1906 and named after its discoverer Alois Alzheimer, it is most common in people over the age of 65 but sometimes affect younger people, in which case it is referred to as “Early Onset Alzheimer’s”. It affects people differently but there are several [...]

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Famous Oddly Accurate News Sources

Famous Oddly Accurate News Sources

Introduction We all use our conventional news sources to keep us reliably informed of what is going on in the world: The BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera International, Reuters, AP or any one of any number of national and international news sources. It is a global network now so we can use whatever sources we prefer [...]

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Famous Evil Couples

Famous Evil Couples

Introduction Most serial killers operate on his or her own – whether male or female it is a rare thing to have an accomplice and even rarer to have a willing accomplice. There are a number of criminal couples responsible for mass murders and they occur all over the world. Some acts were so heinous [...]

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