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Americans are infatuated with the idea of conspiracy theories. These strange and often impossible tales tempt us, often causing us to abandon logic in the pursuit of supernatural, and secretive happenings. Of all of the theories that run through the public conscious three stand out as the most repeated, and endeared; these are those stories.
Published by Joseph 60 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
There are popular cultural designations that have been kept by most cultures that have advanced to the state of civilization that passes the tribal cultures known in Africa and in Australia. One of these popular cultural designations is the use of a last name to indicate family heritage. Your last name is your father's last name
Published by Nora K Anthony 60 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 0 comments
The use of labels in society has led us to falsely judge people based on hearsay. It is thought that people would rather categorize and keep their own labels than see for themselves. However there are those who will look at people with an open mind and give their colleagues a chance at proving themselves. Ideally labels should not be given however we do not live in a perfect society and many assume that others should perform better than they do without being realistic.
Published by Martin Dansky 60 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
We all make mistakes from time to time. Some of them are little tiny errors that can be shrugged off, while mistakes are so epic, they become legend in their own right, and burn a place into the minds of everyone for decades to come. Those are the "Epic Oops", and they are committed by normal and extra-normal people all over the earth. In this article, we're going to look at some of the biggest mistakes made by famous and historical figures.
Published by Epic Strategist 64 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 0 comments
Halloween is a fun and creative time each fall! In these tough financial times, money is hard to come by for many families. Its easy to throw away money on a whim and purchase a low quality, expensive costume is generic and expresses no individual creativity. This article will highlight how to save money, have fun building your own ensemble, and enjoy some thrift shopping along the way!
Published by Amy Russell 64 months ago in Popular Culture | +2 votes | 0 comments
Marriage is an important part of every culture from all around the world. It is the union of a man and a woman and the ceremony by which a man and a woman become husband and wife. Here are some of the most common marriage terms and their meaning. Interesting facts and examples are also included.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 64 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 2 comments
Raksha Bandhan is a festival of India that is celebrated with full pomp and show throughout the country. It is celebrated on the day of Rakha Purnima with great fervour and it is a big day for the brothers and sisters throughout the country. Different customs and traditions are followed in different Indian regions.
Published by Aar Jay 66 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 1 comments
The lists of handguns below are among the lightest, shortest and smallest in the world. Many law enforcers and gun enthusiasts prefer to own small guns with magazine not only because they are light to carry but also they are easy to hide. You can go in public without being notice that you are carrying a handgun. In addition, pistols with magazine fire more bullets faster compared to revolvers. The only disadvantage of this type of pistol is its tendency to jam although this occurrence is very ra...
Published by Nobert Bermosa 68 months ago in Popular Culture | +11 votes | 1 comments
Small guns or pocket pistols are perfect for ladies for self-defense and protection. These small revolvers are also perfect as back-up weapons for police officers and other law enforcers such as detectives, private investigators or secret agents. Owners or carriers of such pocket pistols can go in public without getting noticed of carrying a weapon because handguns are easy to hide
Published by Nobert Bermosa 69 months ago in Popular Culture | +7 votes | 5 comments
Development of human brain coupled with development of society and religion has broadly categorized human behaviors and acts as acceptable and unacceptable. Many unacceptable behaviors and practices such as gambling and stealing, though considered immoral, may not necessarily be taboos. For something to be considered taboo, it has to generate strong social disgust and abhorrence.
Published by DeviPriya Maharana 69 months ago in Popular Culture | +12 votes | 5 comments
Pseudo-science is a group of unproven practices guised as scientifically established and legitimate practices. They are often backed by theories and explanations which seem scientific outwardly but are in fact unscientific and unfounded beliefs. Many of the so-called scientific practices prevalent in mediaeval times were found to be pseudo-science after the development of modern science. Surprisingly, even in the era of modern scientific discoveries there is still widespread belief in pseudo-sci...
Published by DeviPriya Maharana 69 months ago in Popular Culture | +9 votes | 3 comments
The rumours and theories associated with the monkeyman mystery.This is one of incidents which made headlines over 10 years back in 2001 in the Indian capital city of Delhi especially in the eastern part of the city.It still remains one of the many unsolved mysteries in India.Other examples are Stoneman serial killings in the 80s,Bangalore Naleba ghost in 90s etc.
Published by Pradip 70 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 0 comments
Karapan sapi is a bull racing festival held in a small island of Madura, Indonesia. It is an ancient tradition still widely celebrated by the Maduran. It is also a main tourist attraction on the island. This article will discuss the history, the rule of the game and also the controversy sorrounding this unusual sport.
Published by Yovita Siswati 72 months ago in Popular Culture | +15 votes | 11 comments
Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in July 1981. Devised by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg, it was a box-office smash featuring Harrison Ford as the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones. Like Jaws and Star Wars before it, Raiders was the subject of a vast global marketing campaign. Central to this was the release of Indiana Jones toys.
Published by MJ5446 72 months ago in Popular Culture | +16 votes | 9 comments
Falling in love is one of the nicest things in the world and receiving a flower, especially this ValentineÂ’s Day, will surely be the sweetest experience. How about eating some of the sweet tasting flowers in the world?
Published by Nobert Bermosa 72 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 1 comments
Ginger is one of the most popular ingredients used in many dishes/foods from around the world. Here are some of the most notable foods made from Ginger.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 72 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 1 comments
Commonly referred to as “giving the finger," “giving the bird,” "flipping the bird,” or "flipping someone off,” the gesture is usually equated with meaning “f**k you,” "f**k off,” "screw you,” or "up yours,” and is demonstrated by showing the back of a closed fist that has only the middle finger extended.
Published by James R. Coffey 72 months ago in Popular Culture | +16 votes | 7 comments
A few of the difficulties of marrying a person from another country with some anecdotes to better explain these differences.
Published by Jill Vance 72 months ago in Popular Culture | +7 votes | 2 comments
Here are the 10 most delicious and most favorite drinks in the United States of America.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 2 comments
HereÂ’s an additional list of the worldÂ’s most bizarre and most repulsive smell of foods.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 3 comments
For others, foods with putrid smell are simply the best. Here are some of the smelliest foods in the world that many people love to eat for so long now.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 2 comments
"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that mother gives you, donÂ’t do anything at all . . . " To AmericaÂ’s counterculture of the 1960s, these lyric and the woman who sang them came to represent a disenchanted generation embracing the creation of a utopian society--if only through the use of drugs, free love, and rock & roll music.
Published by James R. Coffey 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +10 votes | 8 comments
There are plenty of popular drinks in Europe but the 10 drinks listed below prove that these are the most popular and most like drinks in the world from Europe.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 231 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 4 comments
Wayang kulit, a popular shadow play in Java and Bali, Indonesia
Published by Yovita Siswati 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 2 comments
A fun list of famous people caught breaking the law from shoplifting, drugs, drunk driving, and miscellaneous charges to murder. A celebrity “Who Committed What”.
Published by Jill Vance 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 10 comments
The word Society is taken from the Latin word “socios” or “socialis”; this words means fellow, a companion or associates. It can be defined as a group of individuals in which common ideas, attitude, techniques of living as well as other things are developed through time. Society is formed maybe because of mans tendency or desire to be with the other people.
Published by hunterfact 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
Looking for a movie to watch on New Year's Eve? Here are five very popular films perfect to ring in the New Year!
Published by James R. Coffey 73 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 8 comments
While it is difficult to compute the number of words in the English language, there are a few phrases that stood out in 2011. Not necessarily quotes of much substance, these are nevertheless phrases you likely heard during the year.
Published by Christy Birmingham 74 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 5 comments
While few of us set out to intentionally get a hangover, during the holidays it sometimes seems theyÂ’re all but avoidable. Office parties, social gatherings, midnight toasts and one-more-for-the-road can easily turn into one-too-many, and the next morning you find yourself dreading the break of day. Fortunately, thousands of years of over-indulgence--there are numerous accounts from ancient Roman and Grecian revelers--has inspired countless hangover remedies--from the logical to the absurd...
Published by James R. Coffey 74 months ago in Popular Culture | +11 votes | 15 comments
"The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" is a highly popular Christmas song written by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (a.k.a. David Seville) in 1958 and sung by The Chipmunks that has become a seasonal favorite since its release.
Published by James R. Coffey 74 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 10 comments
In 1966, the ongoing rivalry between "World War I Flying Ace" and the “Red baron” was immortalized in song by the Florida-based American rock band the Royal Guardsmen with their hit, "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron.” This popular tribute was followed by two more aerial rematches between the two pilots extraordinaire in "The Return of the Red Baron” in 1967, and most famously, "Snoopy's Christmas" in which the two foes temporarily set aside their differences for a Christmas toast--per ...
Published by James R. Coffey 74 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 10 comments
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was one of the most popular animated children's TV series of the 1980s. Based on Mattel's successful toy line Masters of the Universe and produced by American animation studio Filmation, the show has retained a cult following to this day.
Published by MJ5446 75 months ago in Popular Culture | +12 votes | 15 comments
Robocop is often viewed as just another dumb action movie, but itÂ’s actually a subversive, razor-sharp satire. The film was directed by Paul Verhoeven, who also made Total Recall and Starship Troopers. VerhoevenÂ’s critics see his films as ultra-violent and over-the-top, and sometimes they are, but that is thoroughly appropriate because Verhoeven is depicting a dystopian future that is a nightmarish extension of the present. In particular, Robocop dissects contemporary American values and...
Published by MJ5446 75 months ago in Popular Culture | +14 votes | 10 comments
Science fiction has always dealt with the relationship between the human and the robot, but combining the two into a hybrid being is a particular trend of the 1980s. The cyborg is a fusion of the human body and technology and it has been argued that both of these things were central concerns in the 1980s.
Published by MJ5446 75 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 1 comments
The concept of the artificial human has been a central theme in science fiction since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in 1819. The artificial human has appeared in a number of different guises: as robot, android, cyborg and replicant.
Published by MJ5446 75 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 2 comments
Adolf "Adi" Dassler and the Success of the Brand with the Three Stripes
Published by deepblue 76 months ago in Popular Culture | +27 votes | 12 comments
A short list of the supernatural creatures in Philippine folkloreÂ…
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 76 months ago in Popular Culture | +14 votes | 8 comments
A unique manifestation of Modernism in Britain was a pioneering science fiction film called Things to Come (1936). The film was the brainchild of H.G. Wells, one of the most important figures in the history of science fiction. Wells was renowned for stunningly accurate predictions about the future in novels like The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1898).
Published by MJ5446 76 months ago in Popular Culture | +10 votes | 4 comments
A short list of the supernatural creatures in Philippine folkloreÂ…
Published by Guimo Pantuhan 76 months ago in Popular Culture | +19 votes | 15 comments
Bettie Page was a pin-up model who became famous in the 1950s. Variously known as the ‘Queen of Curves’, the ‘Dark Angel’ and the ‘Tease from Tennessee’, Bettie was instrumental in relaxing sexual mores and creating images of femininity that were not solely about male desire.
Published by MJ5446 76 months ago in Popular Culture | +7 votes | 2 comments
Britains first childrens TV programme, Britains first TV colour broadcast, Britains first stand up comedy show, Britains first celebrity chef, Britains first cookery show, Britains longest running TV programmes, Britains first current affairs programme, Britains first televised football match, Britains first televised Cup Final, Britains first televised football World Cup, Britains first televised Olympic Games, Britains first televised Oxford cambridge boat race, Britains first televised Wimble...
Published by DeeBee 78 months ago in Popular Culture | +18 votes | 7 comments
Wedding or Marriage traditions and myths include wedding in June, the brideÂ’s floral bouquet, the white wedding gown, tying the knot, confetti shower, the wedding cake, the honeymoon, which date back to ancient especially ancient Roman times.
Published by Jonel Abellanosa 79 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 1 comments
The TSS Duke of Lancaster, ship wreck on the River Dee estuary, abandoned ship at Llanerch - y - mor, old ship at Mostyn, Mostyns fun ship, ships built at Harland and Wolff, turbine steam cruise ship, turbine steam ferry, ships owned by British Railways, ships built for British Railways, British Railways ferry,
Published by DeeBee 79 months ago in Popular Culture | +19 votes | 4 comments
Published by Sharla Smith 231 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
An article about Michael Jackson.
Published by Flower Boho 80 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 3 comments
An article about Tony Geary.
Published by Flower Boho 80 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 4 comments
an article about Michael Jackson.
Published by Flower Boho 80 months ago in Popular Culture | +2 votes | 6 comments
While head hunting is a practice documented in many areas of the world including ancient China, Mesoamerica, India, Japan, the Amazon, and various parts of Africa, the only known head shrinkers are a group of indigenous people from the northwestern region of the Amazon rainforest (Ecuador and Peru) collectively known as the Jivaroan peoples. Their most notorious tribe, the Shuar, live at the headwaters of the Marañón River.
Published by James R. Coffey 81 months ago in Popular Culture | +15 votes | 19 comments
The worlds most common names, worlds most common placename, worlds most common surname, worlds most common mans name, worlds most common dogs name, worlds most common cats name, worlds most common river names, worlds most common mountain name, worlds most comon lake name, worlds most common church name, worlds most common monetary unit, worlds most common street name, worlds most common patron saint name,
Published by DeeBee 81 months ago in Popular Culture | +19 votes | 9 comments
The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American TV series that ran from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966, on ABC. Produced by the team of Hanna-Barbera, The Flintstones follows two working-class Stone-Age families, the FlintstoneÂ’s and the Rubbles.
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 11 comments
Tom and Jerry is an American series of animated cartoons created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, centering on a never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. Hanna and Barbera wrote and directed one hundred and fourteen Tom and Jerry shorts between 1940 and 1957.
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 12 comments
Heckle and Jeckle are popular cartoon characters created by artist Paul Terry, and released by his own studio, Terrytoons for 20th Century Fox. Their names were inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's famous novella, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 4 comments
names for the English, historic names for the English, Roman names for the English, Saxon names for the English, Norman names for the English, other nationalities names for the English, regional names of the English, English regional names, nicknames for the English,
Published by DeeBee 82 months ago in Popular Culture | +17 votes | 7 comments
Underdog was a popular American animated television series sponsored by General Mills cereal that debuted on October 3, 1964 on the NBC network, and continued in syndication until 1973 for a run of 124 episodes.
Published by James R. Coffey 82 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 2 comments
Snagglepuss is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959, a pink--quite human--mountain lion best known for his famous catchphrases, "Heavens to Murgatroyd!" and "Exit, stage left!"
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 4 comments
Beany and Cecil was an animated cartoon series created by director Clampett. Along with The Jetsons and The Flintstones it was one of the first three color television series on the ABC television network. It became one of the most popular cartoons of the era.
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 0 comments
A lesson in Greek. The names of days of the week.
Published by Nora K Anthony 83 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 0 comments
Royal weddings and British Culture, British culture and royal weddings, televised British royal weddings,
Published by DeeBee 83 months ago in Popular Culture | +11 votes | 5 comments
Anyone who was following the American music scene during the early 1970s, is no doubt aware of the impact of Jethro TullÂ’s phenomenally popular album, Aqualung, released in 1971. The success of this classic rock album was due in no small way to the creative genius of guitarist Martin Barre.
Published by James R. Coffey 83 months ago in Popular Culture | +10 votes | 2 comments
County Durham in North East England has many folk-tales and legends. The most famous are the strange tales of the Cauld Lad of Hylton and the Lambton Worm.
Published by MJ5446 83 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 2 comments
A few fun and famous insults which are to be enjoyed, rather than used.
Published by Jill Vance 231 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
While many current writers face the ugly realities of plagiarism for the first time, a misconception is mounting that plagiarism is a relatively new phenomenon; one only perpetrated by the untalented, inept, or simply unscrupulous. But those of us who have been writing for a number of years--longer than there has been online publishing--we are quite aware that this side-effect of legitimate writing has a history as long as writing itself (there are countless fairy tales and childrenÂ’s s...
Published by James R. Coffey 84 months ago in Popular Culture | +13 votes | 13 comments
James Bond film theme tunes, James Bond themes, a listology of all the James Bond theme tunes, James Bond theme tunes composers, James Bond theme tune performers,
Published by DeeBee 84 months ago in Popular Culture | +15 votes | 6 comments
What is area 51 Are the stories about area 51 true
Published by John Ferry 84 months ago in Popular Culture | +2 votes | 0 comments
The darling of almost every amusement park--the carousel has a long and interesting history. Who, as a young child, has not thrilled to the sights and sounds of a fanciful carousel, and delighted at the up and down twirling ride that brought a joyous smile to the face. Sadly, in our modern era of hig-speed thrill rides that dominate the amusement park landscape, carousels are in decline.
Published by Leslie Pryor 84 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 0 comments
The rose has been a symbol of love, beauty, even war and politics from decades. Roses show emotions, friendship or love for others and express your appreciation or feeling when you give it to someone as a gift. There are occassions when we need to express our care, love and emotions to others by giving a single or bunch of flowers at birthdays, anniversaries, new born, friendship and special days like valentine day, friendship day etc etc. Roses are available in many colors and every color has ...
Published by Amera Khanam 84 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 5 comments
TV dinners have been a popular part of the American psyche and dinner table for more than 50 years. An icon of the early 1950's, TV dinners provide a quick and efficient way to serve meals for people on the go. Their balanced portions and economical price make then a desirable choice for many Americans.
Published by Leslie Pryor 84 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 3 comments
Micheal Jackson was the king of POP. However, there are many unfounded myths surrounding his life and death.
Published by Dr. Manura Nanayakkara 85 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 1 comments
Even centuries before there having been claims and stories about a water monster in the Northern Scotland Lake, Loch Ness has been the center of attention for speculation of the existence of a giant underwater beast.
Published by Danny Hauger 85 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 3 comments
For over two centuries, circuses, carnivals, traveling wild west shows, and street fairs were common fixtures of Americana. Touring the countryside from spring to fall, they brought their unique line-up of fire-eaters, lion tamers, and high-wire acts to the far reaches of America while making showmen like Victor Pepin, P. T. Barnum, and Ringling Brothers household names. For many living in rural areas of the nation, these rolling venues elicited the excitement of a rock concert, Disneyland, an...
Published by James R. Coffey 85 months ago in Popular Culture | +9 votes | 5 comments
The abolition of the Hotel Star Rating system in Britain, Britain's department for culture, media and sport abolish the hotel star rating system, minister for culture scraps Britian's hotel star rating system, the end of the hotel star rating system for Britain,
Published by DeeBee 85 months ago in Popular Culture | +11 votes | 4 comments
facts about Top Gear, facts about the Top Gear test track, facts about Top Gear's The Stig,facts about Jeremy Clarkson, facts about Richard Hammond, facts about James May.
Published by DeeBee 85 months ago in Popular Culture | +11 votes | 2 comments
Caffeine, perhaps the most popular natural drug in the world, is a stimulant found in many plant species including coffee, tea, and cocoa, although a variety of other plants produce caffeine-like chemicals.
Published by James R. Coffey 86 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 4 comments
During the "Summer of Love,” psychedelic rock music entered the mainstream, receiving more and more commercial radio airplay across the Unites States. The Monterey Pop Festival in June further cemented the status of psychedelic music and the Hippie counterculture as a part of mainstream America, elevating local Haight bands like the Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Airplane to national stardom. Haight-Ashbury became famous as never dreamed possible; a fame that lasts to this day.
Published by James R. Coffey 86 months ago in Popular Culture | +10 votes | 6 comments
Have you ever wondered who invented the catapult?
Published by Terrence Tan 86 months ago in Popular Culture | +2 votes | 2 comments
Midsomer Murders. Midsomer Murders trivia. Midsomer Murders facts. Actors in Midsomer Murders. Midsomer Murders episodes listology. Villages in Midsomer.
Published by DeeBee 86 months ago in Popular Culture | +13 votes | 7 comments
Harry Smith's seminal Anthology of American Folk Music directly inspired the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s, which in turn is one of the roots of modern rock music. Smith's beatnik lifestyle and politics shaped both his activity as a record collector and the selections he made for the anthology issued in 1952 by Folkways Records
Published by David Guion 86 months ago in Popular Culture | +2 votes | 1 comments
The famed Historic District of Greenwich Village in new York City (known simply as “the Village”) is like no other cultural center in the world. Home to the Beat Movement, East Coast Hippies, as well hundreds of renown artists, musicians, writers, and philosophers, it holds unique a place both in New York City history, as well as in American cultural history.
Published by James R. Coffey 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +10 votes | 8 comments
The paper dress of the 1960s so captured the fancy of the young and vibrant Mod generation across America, that the fashion press speculated that paper garments may take over the entire clothes market. Little did they know that American culture was about to make an abrupt transformation with the Hippie counterculture movement.
Published by James R. Coffey 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +17 votes | 13 comments
A rite of passage is a ritual event that marks a person's progress from one status to another. It is a universal phenomenon which show what social hierarchies, values, and beliefs are important in specific culture. Such ceremonies include those surrounding puberty, coming of age, marriage, and death. Initiation ceremonies such as baptism, confirmation and bar or bat Mitzvah are also considered important rites of passage for people of their respective religions.
Published by James R. Coffey 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 1 comments
During the 1950Â’s, the attention shifted to women like Jane Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe, who while slighter in build, were considered no less voluptuous, their breasts no-less attention-getting. So, if breasts were the focus of attention fifty years ago, when did it shift to womenÂ’s rear-ends?
Published by James R. Coffey 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 5 comments
The American figures of Santa Claus and his elves that have become the dominant Christmas holiday icons around the world are two-dimensional renderings of ancient pagan, religious, and popular culture legends and myths.
Published by Shava Chai 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 4 comments
Founded in 1965, Pink Floyd originally consisted of guitarist Syd Barrett, bass guitarist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason, and keyboardist Richard Wright. Playing LondonÂ’s underground music scene in the late 1960s, they developed the experimental, progressive rock they would later come to define them.
Published by James R. Coffey 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 9 comments
It was thirty years ago today that John Lennon, the legendary singer and songwriter with the Beatles, was senselessly murdered by a deluded fan. To celebrate the life and remarkable career of LiverpoolÂ’s favourite son, this article explores LennonÂ’s childhood home.
Published by MJ5446 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +13 votes | 11 comments
The influence of pulp fiction spread to comic books. Dick Tracy was a comic strip created by Chester Gould and published in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune. Modern-day superheroes were inspired by the early pulp characters. For example, Batman was created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Batman was heavily influenced by the Shadow.
Published by MJ5446 87 months ago in Popular Culture | +13 votes | 3 comments
For perhaps 30,000 years, humankind has sought methods to enjoy sex without incurring unwanted pregnancy. From masturbation to condoms to drugs, the search goes on, with untold approaches to meeting this need on the techno-horizon.
Published by James R. Coffey 88 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 6 comments
For perhaps 30,000 years, humankind has sought methods to enjoy sex without incurring unwanted pregnancy. From masturbation to condoms to drugs, the search goes on, with untold approaches to meeting this need on the techno-horizon.
Published by James R. Coffey 88 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 4 comments
Now in popular use for some 5000 years, sesame has a long history related to myth, medicine, and religion. Today it is used in many regional and ethic dishes, and is a mainstay of many cultures around the world.
Published by James R. Coffey 88 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 4 comments
Harry Houdini is known as the greatest magician and escape artist in history. His "Chinese Water Torture Cell" routine made him internationally famous, and the inspiration of every magician since his time. At séances all around the world, he will be remembered this Halloween night.
Published by James R. Coffey 89 months ago in Popular Culture | +8 votes | 9 comments
Filipinos generally love fiestas and they celebrate these events to honor the different saints that they believe have miraculous powers.
Published by Felisa Daskeo 89 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 1 comments
Tips and guidelines for successful joke-telling; plus a sample of some pretty funny jokes!
Published by Sharla Smith 89 months ago in Popular Culture | +28 votes | 14 comments
This is the story of Snoopy of Peanuts fame, one of the world's most recognizable and beloved TV and movie actors of all time.
Published by James R. Coffey 89 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 6 comments
In 1917, Russia experienced a revolution in which the workers seized power from Czar Nicholas II. This was a Communist revolution, a peopleÂ’s revolution that aimed to create a workersÂ’ paradise where wealth would be shared equally. The revolution inspired architects and designers to create new design for the new Soviet society . In this era, Russia was becoming industrialised. The machine was transforming society, so Russia became a breeding ground for Modernism and the machine aestheti...
Published by MJ5446 89 months ago in Popular Culture | +13 votes | 3 comments
The fourth major component of culture is the Material component. This includes materials or objects created by humans for practical use or for artistic reasons. These objects are called as “material culture”.
Published by hunterfact 89 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 6 comments
Ghost sightings of Sharon Tate after
Published by Heather Tooley 231 months ago in Popular Culture | +0 votes | 0 comments
WhatÂ’s the longest name of a person in the world? Do you know the title of the longest song? How about the longest book title?
Published by Nobert Bermosa 90 months ago in Popular Culture | +7 votes | 5 comments
This article explores the relationship architecture and film. Films present us with a world and every facet of this world has to be designed – sets, costumes and props; even locations have to be selected.
Published by MJ5446 91 months ago in Popular Culture | +20 votes | 7 comments
A look at the most popular names of the 1920's and 1930's
Published by Dawn Merrow 91 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 0 comments
The second characteristic of culture is that “culture is shared by a group of people”. We can consider a thought or an action as a culture if it is commonly shared and believed or practiced by a group of people. If it is commonly shared and believed by a group of individuals then it can be considered as their culture.
Published by hunterfact 91 months ago in Popular Culture | +3 votes | 0 comments
In the 1930s Universal Pictures produced a series horror films which established the thematic preoccupations and iconography of the genre, not to mention its stars. Many of the horror genre's best-known conventions – the creaking staircases, the ruined castles and the mobs of peasants pursuing monsters with torches – originated in these films.
Published by MJ5446 91 months ago in Popular Culture | +23 votes | 15 comments
The first radical experiments with cinematic style occurred in Germany in the 1920s, as part of the Expressionist movement. Expressionism was a cultural movement that originated in Germany in the early 20th-century and spanned art, design and cinema.
Published by MJ5446 91 months ago in Popular Culture | +12 votes | 4 comments
Max Morise commented in ‘Les Yeux Enchantes’ that, ‘the succession of images, the passage of ideas are a fundamental condition of any Surrealist manifestation.’ Does the Surrealist film Un Chien Andalou satisfy this assertion?
Published by MJ5446 93 months ago in Popular Culture | +7 votes | 4 comments
Lee Van Cleef was an American character actor who had appeared in countless Western movies, before the great Italian director Sergio Leone cast him in his classic Spaghetti Western For a Few Dollars More.
Published by MJ5446 94 months ago in Popular Culture | +6 votes | 7 comments
Alien was directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1979. As a horror film, it explores the deep fears and desires that are usually repressed in the subconscious.
Published by MJ5446 94 months ago in Popular Culture | +5 votes | 4 comments
A synoptic view of the Kumbh Mela, the largest peaceful gathering of all times
Published by Hector M 94 months ago in Popular Culture | +15 votes | 6 comments
15 Top Chinese Superstitions. Popular beliefs, customs and superstitions in the Chinese life
Published by mdlawyer 95 months ago in Popular Culture | +10 votes | 11 comments
Main 10 Japanese Superstitions that are very popular in Japan. Japan is a country with many popular beliefs and traditions
Published by mdlawyer 95 months ago in Popular Culture | +11 votes | 2 comments
It is commonly known that sex sells, but the way in which sex and sexuality are used in advertising have wide-reaching implications for gender relations.
Published by MJ5446 95 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 3 comments
The beloved Peanuts character Snoopy has become a cultural icon since his birth in 1950. Though initially planned as a temporary or recurring character, Snoopy went on to become the most popular and dynamic member of the Peanuts gang, showing his "talents" at everything from imitating a variety of animals and other Peanuts characters, to dancing, flying a plane, playing baseball, and a myriad of other charming abilities. This article discusses his "life and times."
Published by James R. Coffey 97 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 3 comments
"24 Carat Gold" is the purest gold, but where does the word "carat" come from?
Published by thestickman 98 months ago in Popular Culture | +2 votes | 2 comments
How to spot a fake "war veteran" or impostor.
Published by R F Woodford 102 months ago in Popular Culture | +4 votes | 1 comments
The actual place which was used to house "incompetent" spies until after WWII, and how it became the inspiration for "The Prisoner" series.
Published by Robert Swim 108 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 0 comments
Published by sanchitgupta 113 months ago in Popular Culture | +1 votes | 0 comments