Articles By: bigoak

5 Real Bank Heists That Inspired Movies

Film, News

There are a number of real life heists that inspired movies, from bank robberies to airplane hijackings and train robberies.  Some got away with the money, while others didn’t get away with anything. Boys in the Bank (1975) source: Wikipedia This 1975 movie was based on a heist at Chase Manhattan Bank on the 22nd […]

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Energy of Sci-Fi

Bizarre, featured

Conservationists across the globe are scrutinizing the daily energy use of developed countries more closely than ever before. The rising cost of electricity and mounting proof that global warming is more than just a political campaign platform are two driving factors in the scrutiny. Some light has been shed on this issue already, which is […]

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Celebrity Dog Look-A-Likes

Celebrities, Dogs, featured, Humor, Pictures

Have you ever seen a dog that reminded you of someone and could not figure out who it was? Well maybe it was your favorite celebrity that they looked like. Here are a collection of dogs who look like a certain celebrity. It is amazing how closely they resemble each other and makes you wonder […]

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5 Futuristic Luxury Hotel Concepts That Make You Wish for Tomorrow

Architecture, featured

We already live in a world where more luxurious hotels are being designed and built by the second. Cities like Dubai and Singapore are leading the way in modern luxurious design and are before the forefront of media coverage and public attention. Dubai recently erected the tallest hotel (and building, for that matter) in the […]

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Strange Things Are Afoot in Singapore – Haw Par Villa

featured, Travel

Welcome to Hell.  Haw Par Villa, also known as Tiger Balm Gardens, has an attraction called The 10 Courts of Hell.  Built in 1937 by the guys who started the Tiger Balm company, this tourist attraction does anything but soothe and comfort (like Tiger Balm does.  In case you didn’t know that Tiger Balm did […]

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London Underground: Pictures of its Past

History

The London Underground, Britain’s most famous rapid transit system (affectionately known as “The Tube”), is home to the world’s oldest underground railway, first opened in 1863. The Underground services 270 stations and features over 250 miles of track, 45 percent of which is below ground level. Over the decades, the tube has changed significantly as […]

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The Popemobile Goes Green: A List Of The Pope’s Wheels From Past to Present

cars, History

These days, more people are choosing to go green by finding and using more environmentally friendly products. Pope Benedict XVI is no exception. He was recently presented with his first electric car, a customized white Renault Kangoo for use at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Renault also presented a blue version for the Vatican […]

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Lime Lemon Mint Bars Recipe in Pictures

Food

Thanks to Noreen for this creative dessert that looks great and tastes even better. Find more at PictureTheRecipe.com. Lime Lemon Mint Bars could be the perfect summer treat that cools you from the inside out.

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The Energy of Natural Disasters

Weather

Energy is a hot topic these days, usually in the context of human energy consumption and its effects on nature. But nature has some spectacular energy displays of its own. Recent disasters such as the tsunami in Japan, earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, major storms in North America, and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina […]

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25 Greatest & Funniest Google Autocompletes

Humor

Google autocompletes aren’t nothing new – In fact Google has been using the function for years now. The whole point behind them is to aid in saving you time when searching for things online by trying to autocomplete your quires. Most of the time it’s quite a handy feature that works great. However, it sometimes […]

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