11 STEREOTYPICAL FILM CHARACTERS THAT HAVE BECOME BORING

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THE BAD RUSSIAN

The thought of a new Cold War between the US and Russia and a possible revival of this ridiculously stereotypical character in films makes me sick to my stomach, literally.

Seriously, no more crooked Russian officials (A Good Day to Die Hard), merciless Russian gangsters (Eastern Promises), inhumane ex-KGB agents (The Avengers) and, of course, cold-hearted robotic boxers (Ivan Drago in Rocky IV), which in reality were nothing but the result of the blatant political propaganda of the West. Once communism collapsed and all those former Soviets finally became professional boxers, they soon started dominating the heavyweight division with ease, but at the same time they have shown incredible class, sportsmanship, and intelligence while doing so, when the specific sport was previously (in their absence) dominated by “civilized” Western boxers who were biting ears and used every racial and homophobic slur there is in the dictionary…. READ MORE

WHY DO WE PUT ROUND PIZZAS IN SQUARE BOXES

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We love pizza! Actually we love pizza so much that this is the second time we are inspired to write an article in honor of this divine food. Have you ever wondered why pizzas, though usually round in shape, always end up in square boxes? What? You don’t care? Come on fellas, don’t be closed-minded; I mean I love the eating part more too, but some knowledge every now and then leads to no harm.

To begin with, if you ask any pizzeria owner he will tell you that square boxes are easier to make and cheaper, too. Moreover, they require much less space for transportation and storage, since….READ MORE

11 VIDEO GAMES THAT GOT BANNED FOR ODD REASONS

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Censorship and suppression of public communication (of any form) has been an issue throughout the ages, from antiquity to today. Back in the Middle Ages if you said or did something that Church or other political authorities considered heretical or tantamount to expressing a desire to overthrow the governing body it could cost you your life even if your beliefs were right or fair. Why do you think Voltaire kept saying, “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong?” Nowadays things are not as bad, or at least that’s how it appears. Of course, if you are living under the repressive regimes of countries such as North Korea, Cuba, China, and the USA (ha!), things can turn pretty nasty nowadays too. Okay, okay, we are obviously exaggerating a bit or are we? Here are 11 video games that got banned because of censorship. We’ll let you be the judge…. READ MORE

 

10 Random Quick Facts # 691-700

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Current boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko from Ukraine  is the longest reigning WBO, IBF & IBO Heavyweight Champion in history with the most title defenses for all these three organizations. He is also the second longest reigning Heavyweight Champion ever, behind Joe Louis who holds the record from 1949, with a title reign that lasted over of 11 years….READ MORE

11 FACEBOOK PAGES THAT WOULD MAKE AWESOME TV SHOWS

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It’s a proven fact that nowadays the inspiration for the most awesome TV shows and series can come from anywhere, so the recent news that the wildly famous Facebook page “I fucking love science” is making the jump to TV didn’t really shock us.
Conversely, it inspired us to think of eleven more awesome Facebook pages that in our opinion would make awesome TV shows and we are presenting them right away…… READ MORE

DON’T TELL THE AMERICANS, BUT GREEKS INVENTED PANCAKES

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Not too long ago we were learning about how it was the Greeks who invented pizza, not the Italians. Some of the commenters doubted the article’s validity, even though history has been already written and all we need to do is search and find the truth.

Of course, when we are publishing articles of this nature we are not referring to the modern versions of these foods but their “progenitors” which might differ in many ways, but the fact remains that they were the prototype of many of the things we know and love today. One such case is pancakes….. READ MORE

11 SECRETS PILOTS WON’T TELL YOU

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For the past few weeks the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been breaking news on every major channel around the world and headlines in every major newspaper. Many experts have failed to give a concrete answer about what happened, while there have been a series of sightings of surface debris by various countries’ satellites over the search area, with none of the photographed debris, however, recovered by the searching ships.

Of course we don’t plan on giving you any answers about Flight 370 either, but we can reveal 11 secrets your pilot doesn’t want you to know while you are in flight. Reader’s Digest asked a few commercial airline pilots to share some of their secrets with their readers and here’s what we learnt…. READ MORE