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The Greatest Video Game Sequels of All-Time

Sequels Better Than Their Predecessors<p>Gaming is chock-full of sequels. While sometimes a sequel fails to capture what made the original game so …

Zola Budd and Mary Decker reunited in moving film that shows scars of 1984 Olympics collision have healed

When it comes to the 1984 Olympic Games, Zola Budd is unequivocal. “I mean it wasn’t a happy memory,” she says.<p>And you can see in her eyes that the 3,000 metres final, when she collided with the favourite Mary Decker, sending the American sprawling off the Los Angeles track, remains a moment she …

Los Angeles

Yes, The Pentagon Still Uses Floppy Disks For Nuclear Launches

And they're probably safer than newer technologies<p>A weird and totally true thing about the modern world is that whoever gets to be President of the United States has 7,100 nuclear warheads at their command. Theorized in the 1930s and first built and used in the 1940s, these weapons shape the outer …

Military

William Shatner’s Cover of Pulp’s “Common People” Is Even Better With This Fan-Made Music Video

It’s easy to forget that in 2004 William Shatner released a relatively well-received album that included a genuinely good cover of the ’90s Pulp song …

Music Videos

The history of mankind has always been about exploring and going that one step further on a voyage of discovery. From neanderthals walking out of the …

Managers' men: football's 'special' relationships, by those who know best

As love affairs go, it had a shaky start. “The first thing Brian Clough ever said to me was to stand up straight, put my shoulders back and get my …

Italian Astronaut Wears Star Trek Uniform Aboard International Space Station

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently aboard the International Space Station, so she’s already doing an awesome thing that most of us …

Star Trek

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Beaten, drowned, burned alive: how US justice failed Emmett Till and Frank Morris

Emmett Till<p>It was an image that shocked America. When her 14-year-old son Emmett was killed by white racists while visiting relatives in the Mississippi delta in 1955, Mamie Till Mobley insisted that his coffin be left open so that people could see how his child’s face had been pummeled to a …

Schoolboy's Christian Grey costume banned from World Book Day event

Serial killers, wicked witches and evil warlords were all permitted, but when a pupil turned up in school for World Book Day as the BDSM-addicted protagonist from Fifty Shades of Grey, teachers drew the line.<p>Liam Scholes, 11, was told by Sale high school that he could not take part in the annual …

Explore This Rare Gallery of Hyper Detailed Star Wars Models

The site <i>Slightly Warped Curiosities</i> has posted this wonderful, rare gallery of close-up photos of the Industrial Light & Magic spaceship models used in the first <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy. Anyone who scratch-builds models knows the importance of “grebble” — that’s the baroque surface detail–usually …

Introducing Spot

‘Faces of Skyrim’ celebrates a startlingly beautiful game

Take a good long look at Eorlund Gray-Mane, here with the legendary Wuuthrad. This isn't embellished, retouched, ‘shopped or anything, it's an in-game shot from <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim,</i> which launched more than three years ago.<p>The portrait is part of "Faces of Skyrim," a two-gallery series on …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Vine

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Nine responses to help you survive Liverpool winning the title

When speaking to other football fans, something is becoming increasingly obvious: we all want Liverpool to win the title, we do not want Liverpool …

Top 10 Horrific Sports Injuries | News, Facts & Other Information You Love

There are those who say that being active and taking part in sport is the best thing you can do to stay fit and healthy. However, taking a look at …

Manchester United FC

Why 'Titanfall' Would Have Been Amazing On PS4

The Xbox One version of the game is limited in comparison to its PC counterpart due to the lower specs on Microsoft’s latest console. The PS4 can’t …

Titan Fall

7 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer | News, Facts & Other Information You Love

We all like to go out every Friday and during the weekends and drink a couple of beers to cool off and enjoy time with our friends. However, while …

Alcohol

David Moyes kept in Manchester United job by the absolute influence behind the scenes of Sir Alex Ferguson

At any other club manager would have been sacked by now, but his predecessor at Old Trafford is proving to be his most important friend of all<p>Sir Alex Ferguson was enjoying himself at the Oscars ceremony.<p>Grinning widely, eyes sparkling, he was evidently appreciating being in the company of winners …

Flares, fighting and fear: Why Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos is Europe's maddest derby

“They don’t bother us, they are history,” proclaimed a group of buoyant Olympiakos fans after one of their finest hours – a comfortable win over a …

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Hitting a Wall

Germany underwent Reunification in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. East and West Germany became one and it was a time of great joy …

The Bomb Didn't Beat Japan ... Stalin Did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate. Initially, few questioned President …

DUKLA PRAGUE: MORE THAN AN AWAY KIT

The Honigsteins 2013: an exhaustive review of the Bundesliga season

There were 13,039,267 people in the stands, 898 balls in the nets, 306 matches. But only one team.<p>Let's not pretend: the 50th Bundesliga season was a …

Just how provincial were Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest?

The best manager England never had, he won the league with two unfancied provincial clubs, Derby County and Nottingham Forest, and won the European …

DANNY LAST SPAIN 2013: #3 VILLARREAL

Tactics & Analysis Blog

By Bill Barnwell, ESPN<p>Jun 19, 2018<p>For countries around the world, getting to the World Cup is half the battle. The same is true for their players. …