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Media’s influence on paranormal perception

The media tends to play a significant role in people’s paranormal perceptions and beliefs. With stories about paranormal investigations dominating the…

Iconic Movie Roles and the Actors Who Almost Turned Them Down

Photo credit: Murray Close “Just saying yes to this one thing could completely change my life, and I don’t know if it’s going to be for the better.” – Jennifer Lawrence on taking the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Lawrence is hardly the first actor to consider turning down a big role. While it’s [...]

How 11 Classic TV Stars Got Their Big Breaks

You never know which little role is going to lead to the first big one. Here are the defining moments that helped 11 stars of classic TV shows to land their first major breaks: 1. Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore had fired the imagination of many TV-viewing young men in the late 1950s when she had [...]

Man bites snake to death

In an unusual case of role reversal, a man in Nepal killed a Cobra snake by biting it to death. Mohamed Salmo Miya has been working in a rice paddy wh…

When Real Life Looks Like Skyrim

No, that’s not a scene from the best role playing game of 2011, it’s actually a photo of an auroral storm over Arctic Henge in northern Iceland. Sure video game programers are talented artists, but pictures like this remind us that they have to get their inspiration somewhere. Link Via Kotaku

Did the Shroud of Turin spread Christianity?

Whether it’s a hoax or not, the shroud may have played a significant role in the spread of Christianity. The origins and authenticity of the Shroud of…

The Late Movies: Colonel Sherman T. Potter

By now, you’ve heard that actor Harry Morgan died on Wednesday at age 96. Morgan had over 150 acting credits, but his best known role was as the commanding officer of M*A*S*H 4077 in the hit TV series from 1975 to 1983. Colonel Potter, the fictional character, has his own biography at the M*A*S*H wiki. [...]

11 Facts You Might Not Know about Battlestar Galactica

In 1978, Glen A. Larson launched his ambitious space saga Battlestar Galactica. It was a grand story of a clash of civilizations and battle for survival. But its ratings could not justify its enormous production expense, and the show folded. A brief return in 1980 offered hope, but that came to nothing. For a generation, [...]

Forty Fords

The movie Cowboys & Aliens opens nationwide today, marking Harrison Ford’s 40th credited movie role. In honor of the occasion, the National Post created 40 icons of Ford in his roles (although strangely all appearing to be the same age). Each is linked to an explanation of the role depicted. Link -via Buzzfeed

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood!

Today, Clint Eastwood turns 81. We’re celebrating with clips from some of his best work on the silver screen—from spaghetti westerns to dark dramas and everything in between. Eastwood has won four Academy Awards and one honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given at the yearly Oscar ceremony. In short: the guy’s a [...]