Articles By: bigoak

Pointless Products vs. Awesome Products

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We all consume, we consume from our teens to our retirement years, we can’t help it, were all part of a consumer society. We also consume for a variety of different reasons, from feelings of loss, or low self esteem to reviving a relationships and even finding out who we really are. Pointless Would you even rent […]

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The Energy of Natural Disasters


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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Fiction as Fact


Now that the 21st century has arrived it is remarkable just how prescient many science fiction writers have been. Turning their gaze past the most distant horizon, the visions of many science fiction writers have been uncannily accurate. H.G. Wells famously wrote about a time machine, and sometimes when reading the works of the following […]

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Top 5 Stunts in Car Movies You Shouldn’t Try at Home


If you are a gearhead I am sure that you have a favorite car film. Most of us love car films and many of us wish we could do the things they do in the films however; there are a few car films that have scenes that are way to wild, crazy or dangerous, that […]

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Energy of Sci-Fi

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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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Literary Tattoos Part Deux

Body Art

We did another post on literary tattoos, but there were still too many good ones so here are some more fantastic, fun, or very, very literary literary tattoos. Bukowski “but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you.” Bukowski. more Bukowski. “I run with the […]

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Cute But Deadly Animals

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Cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters are your typical cute animal, perfect as pets and great to cuddle and handle. There are some more unusual but equally cute animals around however, all is not as it seems as some are as deadly as they are sweet. Here is the lowdown on the fluffy but fierce brigade […]

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London Underground: Pictures of its Past


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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Strange Things Are Afoot in Singapore – Haw Par Villa

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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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Lime Lemon Mint Bars Recipe in Pictures


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

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