Articles By: bigoak

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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Worst Christmas Number One Songs

featured, Humor, Music

Artists within the music fraternity are always looking to win credits for having the number one Christmas song every year. The quest for this achievement is sometimes marked by controversy as weird and tasteless compositions end up taking the day. Novices and amateurs alike are locked in a frenzied rush to have their numbers nominated […]

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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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Pointless Products vs. Awesome Products

Bizarre, featured

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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Brooklyn Decker Swimsuit Model Photos

Babes

Is a knitted swimsuit top really the best material for a swimsuit? I know, who cares as long as swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker is wearing it. Who is Brooklyn Decker? Well, here is a short bio on Brooklyn provided by SI.com. Brooklyn Decker, 23, was born in Middletown, Ohio, and raised in Charlotte, N.C. She […]

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Fiction as Fact

Bizarre

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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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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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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Bizarre Sports and Their Icons

featured, Sports

There are some truly strange sports out there whose participants and pioneers have an unflinching commitment to their chosen art. Ranging from the impressive to the downright mental, here are some bizarre sports with their brightest stars. Chili Eating There are hundreds of chili eating contests organized around the world, devised to see who has […]

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