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The 16 Greatest Car Crashes in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Is there anything better than rushing forward into the unknown? The wind in your face, the world whooshing past as you leap forward into the future... until you smash into something, that is. Car crashes are an important part of science fiction and fantasy. They show us what happens when you go a little too boldly — and since most of us will never get to crash a starship or a magic broom, a car crash is like the closest real-life equivalent. Here are some of the coolest, most insane car (and truck) crashes in science fiction and fantasy history.

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The 15 Best Hot Dog Spots In The Country

The citizens of New York were shell-shocked when the news spread that the Gray’s Papaya in Greenwich Village had closed its doors suddenly. For those that have grown up in New York, Gray’s Papaya hot dogs and their signature fruity drinks have been a well-loved, late-night delicacy. Unfortunately, Gray’s has fallen victim to the timeless tale in New York of landlords raising the rent too high and having to close up shop. The last standing Gray’s Papaya is still alive in the Upper West Side, and New Yorkers are praying this one stays around for a while. But just in case, we thought we’d recommend some tasty alternatives to help dry those eyes. So, to all you hot dog lovers everywhere, here’s a reason to eat your heart out.

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Stephen King Movie Mistakes: 7 Uh Oh Moments From the Horror Author's Movies

Think of any horror or suspense film with a great story and it's most likely based on a Stephen King novel. As one of the most famous contemporary authors, and one of the most widely adapted for the big screen, King has written everything from "The Shining" to "The Shawshank Redemption." This week we get a "reimagining" of King's classic 1974 novel "Carrie," starring Chloe Grace Moretz as the infamous teenage girl with telekinetic powers. Yet not every household name goes without a few oops moments here and there, especially one who has such an impressive cannon as King's. From a disappearing rear-view mirror on a car to instantly dried clothes, check out these movie mistakes from your favorite Stephen King adaptations.

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The 13 Smartest Porn Stars of All Time

From earning PhDs to starting small businesses, here are the smartest, geekiest and most driven porn stars of all time. Porn Stars are often derided for being unintelligent and shallow, but let's be honest, they were smart enough to make a living at something we all do for free. These women have been successful academically as well as financially, from founding succesful enterprises outside of the porn industry to leading an Oxford debate team to victory. These 13 adult film stars prove they have big brains to match their other large assets.

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25 Quotes for 25 Years: The Princess Bride

25 years later and The Princess Bride continues to live on as one of the most quoted comedies of all time. Just yesterday I was talking to a friend about when we played little league and he said, “I was such a good pitcher, I should have had a man with 6 fingers catching me!” My reply, “Count Rugen?” Here’s a 25-quote tribute, Dread Pirate Roberts style!

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10 Tips for Job Seekers in the Digital Era

What does it take to land your dream job? In this digital era, job candidates have a plethora of tools at their disposal to help them ace the interview, including advice websites, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But how exactly should someone use these to their advantage? Here are ten tips for landing the gig of your dreams.

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10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others are struggling with mental illness that stand in the way of feeling happy. This year, let’s explore 10 proven ways that we can all become happier and less stressed people. Now that’s a New Year’s resolution worth trying.

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The 50 Coolest Happy Meal Toys of All Time

In 1979, McDonald's changed the game permanently by introducing the Happy Meal. They'd given out toys before that landmark year, but as the '80s dawned, it got extra real with your cheese burger, with new toys entering the rotation on a regular basis. Put your nostalgia cap on and prepare to grab something from the Dollar Menu later—after you revisit your childhood via these toys, you'll definitely be craving some Mickey D's.

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28 Freaky Ghost Towns You Can Visit

SOME TOWNS GROW QUICKLY from the ground up, surging in population. People arrive to work in the mines or factories and build their lives on the frontier. Some towns last, but not these. The photos below capture the way things look after people leave. Accompanying each image is a description of place — places that for all intents and purposes no longer exist.

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10 Amazing Facts About the Transit of Venus

A transit in astronomical terms is when one heavenly body passes in front of another such that, as viewed from Earth, we can see one move across the other in the background. The moon transiting in front of the sun during a solar eclipse, for example. Much more rare than a solar eclipse is the planet Venus transiting the Sun. The last time this took place was in 2004. But you are in luck! The next transit of Venus will occur this year! On June 5 to June 6, 2012 those positioned in the right spot on Earth, and with clear skies, will get to see this very rare event. The best spot to see the transit will be in the Pacific Ocean. The island of Tahiti is ideal for those who wish to travel to see it happen and the island is making preparations for many “astronomy tourists” to go there to view the transit. Portions of the transit will be viewable from Europe and North America. Most of South America and western Africa will not be able to see the transit. What an observer will see is a small black dot (Venus) passing in front of the sun. Depending on where you are on Earth to view the transit, you may see the dot move slowly across the Sun for several hours.

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Top 10 Legendary Onscreen Meltdowns

Melting-down doesn't seem that challenging of a scene for an actor. You'd think all they have to do is flash some crazy eyes and scream like a madman. That couldn't be further from the truth. A lesser actor just stumbles into cliche theatrics and comes off as cartoonish. The performance is neither believable nor funny -- just an awkward example of a man forcing himself to yell. For a truly legendary onscreen meltdown, it takes an actor with some capacity for actual insanity. Whether conscious of it or not, those performers tap into that crazy and unleash the brilliance of losing control. Crazy eyes cannot be faked. Great onscreen crazy eyes come from actors who were just one bad break away from being a nutty subway hobo. Oddly enough, that makes the 10 following actors true geniuses. They're able to compartmentalize their lunacy, use it for our enjoyment and still be productive members of society. These scenes are their greatest insane moments.

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What Do Olympians Eat? 5 Crazy Training Diets

Back in 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, we were regaled with stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Michael Phelps consumed while gearing up for the Games. Alas, Phelps revealed last month his diet has never been that gargantuan. “I never ate that much,” he said. “It’s all a myth. I’ve never eaten that many calories.” Although what the Olympic gold record-holder actually eats might remain a mystery, athletes around the world are trying out different meal plans that they believe will help propel them to competitive stardom this summer in London. Here’s a look at five of the strangest (and in some cases, frightening) diets.

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