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Top 10 Soulless Sports Cars

Okay, just to clarify, the title of this list is 'top ten soulless sports cars', not 'top ten worst sports cars'. That explains why some of these cars are quite good - some very, very good. They just don't have much personality or character about them. Some are just too packed with technology and electronics to be a driver's car. Others were the result of badge-engineering and designed by accountants. And others, through no fault of their own, have been brought down by the type of people often found behind the wheel.

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Jeep Leads List Of 25 Most Patriotic Brands

It's the brand known for winning World War II, for providing reliable transportation for American GI's under the toughest conditions for generations. And lately, it has come to symbolize American ruggedness and a sense of adventure. So perhaps it's appropriate that Chrysler Group's Jeep brand is named in a survey as the most patriotic brand from 197 famous brand names in 35 categories. Heck, Jeep even beat out Coca-Cola, Levi's, Harley-Davidson and Disney in the top 25. The survey of 4,500 consumers was conducted by a New York-based branding researching firm, Brand Keys, with the results released just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, the most patriotic day off of them all.

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20 School Uniforms From Around The World

As summer comes to a close, kids are gearing up for fall. But more importantly, they're getting ready for the first day of school. For many students, this means fittings for new school uniforms or dusting off old ones that spent the summer in the closet. Soon kids everywhere will be back to wearing knee-length skirts and clip-on ties. But even though these fancy duds promote uniformity, they range in styles and colors across the globe. Some even allow for a little individual expression.

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15 Rules to Effectively Lead a Platoon

We've received more than a handful of emails from people asking us to post our thoughts on leadership – mostly from seasoned NCOs who want us to use our powers for good instead of evil (at least every once in a while). This is a tough one for us to write, because in some ways it starts with the position that we are qualified to teach leadership. I mean you can go to the store and literally buy hundreds of books on the topic of leadership from real war heroes that should be dead a hundred times over, general officers or sergeants major who have a lifetime of service to the nation, or even business leaders, coaches, or politicians who have made a real difference in the world. Hell, a lot of the guys that read this site have been to combat four times or more by now! Candidly, we felt that posting an article on leadership would be more than a little presumptuous.

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The Top 5 Dumbest And Most Pointless Beefs In Music History

MC Hammer recently decided the best way to rekindle his once massive flame was to start a beef with Jay-Z in the way of diss track called "Better Run Run," boasting lines like, 'That boy tried to steal my swag/His finger prints all over the bag." While it might have sounded good on paper -- start beef with Jay-Z, video goes viral, Hammer is back on top -- the gesture has kind of backfired. Jay-Z didn't have much of a response to the whole thing, other than saying that he had no plans to respond with a diss track of his own. Too bad. It would have all been like David and Goliath -- well, if David had once worn parachute pants and rapped to kids, that is. Click through for a list of five other monumentally stupid beefs.

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10 Invented Languages and Why People Use Them

ommon languages had to begin somewhere and then evolved into what we understand and use today. So, are languages still being created? Invented? And why would someone prefer to use an invented language over a familiar language? This list of 10 invented languages will hopefully answer some of those questions.

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Real Ghost Ships: 10 Mysterious Abandoned Sea Vessels

A lot of things can happen at sea – pirates, mutiny, murder and bad weather not to mention (if you’re so inclined) alien abductions, clashes with sea monsters and the mysterious workings of the Bermuda Triangle. So perhaps it’s no wonder so many ships have turned up without their crew or passengers – but where’s the evidence of a struggle? From an unmanned ghost ship that’s been repeatedly spotted (and boarded) off the Alaskan coast to an apparent British crew kidnapping by a German submarine during World War I, these 10 abandoned vessels all share one thing: strange and seemingly unexplainable secrets.

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10 Biblical Facts That Everyone Gets Wrong

I love religious lists – especially those involving facts or debunkings. In memory of the very popular list on factlets people get wrong I have put this one together inspired by the same excellent source. Be sure to add your own factlets to the comments, and when you are done, check out the Top 10 Misconceptions About the Bible. This list also features a competition, so be sure to check out the bonus item.

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5 Ways That Cars Are Getting Smarter

In the emerging Internet of Things, everyday objects are becoming networked. Recently we looked at smart clothing, today we explore the world of smart cars. From Formula One to cheap family cars, all kinds of vehicles are utilizing sensors and advanced technology nowadays. While some of the features we discuss below aren't connected to the Internet, yet, all of them are using sensors. And so we can easily imagine the day when most cars are connected to the network. We begin our post looking at the state of the art in car sensor technology: Formula One manufacturer McLaren's 300 live, simultaneous data streams. We end with a look at family car Alhambra's more humble sensor technology. In between we have the latest from Chrysler, General Motors and Ford.

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10 Awesomest Disneyland Facts: From Steve Martin to Walt Disney’s Secret Apartment

Last week we brought you celebrities you might see while visiting Disneyland Park. But what about some cool facts about Disneyland, like did you know Disneyland is the ONLY Disney Park designed by Walt Disney? Or that Steve Martin used to work there? Click on for cool Disneyland facts, with special thanks to David Hoffman's Disneyland : Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places for providing these little known facts.

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10 Stupid, Crazy, Wonderful Gadget Fails

More than most other fields, technology prides itself on being a hotbed of innovation. It's easy to forget, though, that innovation is messy, and for every iPod, there are a few dozen portable, wrist-mounted 8-track players. Here are ten failed gadgets that were unabashedly crazy.

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Living Off Land: 12 Amazing Houseboats & Floating Homes

They come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional-looking contemporary homes that just happen to be floating on water to ultramodern houseboat concepts that look like they might be able to fly, too. Some are high-end, while others are cobbled together from reclaimed planes, trains and automobiles, proving that you don’t have to have a large budget to take your home to the high seas – or the lake, bay, river or canal.

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