It is hard to imagine famous celebrities and film stars as anything else but their larger than life on-screen personas. But, the truth is they all had to start somewhere, and most of them had regular jobs before making it big in Hollywood, or whatever career earned them big bucks and the admiration of the world press. In an ode to the working-class citizen, we take a look at strange jobs celebrities had before making it big. [Read more…]
Upon hearing that the Titanic 2 will be making an appearance in 2022, your first thought will likely be that Hollywood has somehow managed to convince Leonardo DiCaprio that the classic film needed a sequel. A very forgivable mistake to make, given that every classic film currently seems to be undergoing a remake!
But no, the Titanic 2 is, in fact, a ship. It will be making its maiden voyage in the year 2022, and as can be imagined, many are already starting to place bets as to whether it will reach an untimely demise via iceberg. A fact that the makers of the ship seem to be aware of, given that the Titanic 2’s first journey will retrace the route that claimed the first ship in 1912. [Read more…]
With the coming of the television age in the 20th century, all major spectator sports have had to accommodate two different audiences: their loyal fans attending matches in all weathers, and an enthusiastic armchair audience just dying to switch on the TV to be entertained once again by their favourite team. The advent of televised matches also brought more money into sport. Soon the sale of TV rights was bringing in more hard cash than could possibly be earned from paying spectators alone. [Read more…]
The pressure to perform and excel is intense in our modern world. As we feel this more, human beings are likely to feel insecure and inferior to others. But we’ve got some good news for you; you’re probably a lot more intelligent than you think you are!
Most people have quite a narrow definition of intelligence, but the latest research suggests there are different styles of thinking and learning. That means there are lots of ways in which a person can be smart. You might be more empathetic, or you might be better at deducing things when you work with your hands, for example. [Read more…]
The literary tradition of writing about dystopian futures is well established, with authors imagining the future and giving alarming answers to the question of what the world is coming to. They don’t always get it right, but often they are startlingly accurate. We see this in George Orwell’s 1984, and in the eight novels listed below. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever received a suspicious email, perhaps pretending to be from an African prince claiming he wants you to help him distribute his fortune across the world, you’ll know first-hand the forms cybercrime can take. In this case the scam is easy to see through, but it is a good example of just how easy it is to get involved in being a con artist in the digital world. Another example would be an attempt by unknown offenders to steal your login details, disguising an email to appear as if it is coming from your bank. Less easy to see through, and a step up in terms of sophistication. [Read more…]
The 90’s was an excellent era for movies. Computer generated images had just become a thing, blowing peoples minds with incredible special effects, and summer blockbusters were more popular than they ever had been before. [Read more…]
There is no proven method that can guarantee that you will win at baccarat. Baccarat is primarily a game of chance and luck. However, there are some good tips that can help make the luck go your way and give you a better chance to enjoy your time at the baccarat table and to win your baccarat game. [Read more…]
Baccarat has a reputation for being a difficult or even an intimidating casino game, but that is not really so. The truth is that it is easy to learn the rules of baccarat and become familiar with the baccarat terminology, and then you’ll be ready to play baccarat online and enjoy a really fun casino card game [Read more…]
To win at multi-hand blackjack, it helps to follow a few basics tips. These tips will allow you to maximize the possibilities that only multi-hand blackjack provides. Remember, multi-hand blackjack gives you more options only if you take advantage of them. [Read more…]