Books, Films

Marvel vs DC Comics

As the leaders in comic books, both Marvel and DC Comics have been popular with readers from their inception, and continue to remain so. Both companies have given rise to classic stories from multiple authors, alongside financial success and recognition. Currently owned by Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Comics has its headquarters in New York City. The… Continue reading Marvel vs DC Comics

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Dragons – Powerful Creatures of Legend and Myth

Found in many stories, dragons are powerful creatures that are depicted as either serpentine or reptilian. The word dragon stems from the Latin draconem, meaning ‘huge serpent.’ Modern tales depict dragons as reptilian creatures with four legs, many of whom can walk upright on two. Ancient myths portray them as being more snakelike, however, slithering… Continue reading Dragons – Powerful Creatures of Legend and Myth

Books, The Future

Sci-fi Predictions – Stories that Give a Preview of the Future

Science fiction writing is often packed with inventions that test the limits of our imagination. Even though the authors write these stories for entertainment purposes, many of them have unintentionally predicted future events, or items, that have since become a part of every day life. These include: Tanks H.G. Wells became one of the world’s… Continue reading Sci-fi Predictions – Stories that Give a Preview of the Future

Books, Films, The Future

1984 – Orwell’s Predictions for the Future

In 1949, George Orwell wrote a fictional book simply titled 1984, with the intention of warning the western world about how a totalitarian government destroys societies. His concerns were based on what he witnessed happening in Spain and Russia. The cruelty and oppression that he saw prompted him to do whatever he could to prevent… Continue reading 1984 – Orwell’s Predictions for the Future

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Books that Foretold the Future

“The World Set Free” by H.G. Wells “The World Set Free” is one of those books that, sadly, may have changed the course of history with its technological predictions. Physicist Leó Szilárd read the book the very same year that the neutron was discovered. Luckily, we've yet to create bombs quite like the ones he… Continue reading Books that Foretold the Future

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12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Watership Down - Richard Adams (1972) Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the… Continue reading 12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Books, Films, Humans

Strange Cases of Memory Loss

Amnesia can take different forms, which include: long and short term memory loss, as well as the inability to form new memories. Researchers have spent a significant period documenting cases of amnesia, as well as the possible causes. During this time some of the strangest cases that have been recorded include: Ansel Bourne The inspiration… Continue reading Strange Cases of Memory Loss

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Lesser known characters from LOTR

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Continue reading Lesser known characters from LOTR

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King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

King Arthur is the subject of many legends and stories that have survived throughout the ages. The king became an influential leader during his reign in the 5th century, gaining the title ‘The One True King of the Britons.’ This was because the kingdom he left behind believed that he would return to defend the… Continue reading King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’