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Top 10 Political Flip-flops

If I was writing a “Top 10 Most Reliable Occupations” I’m pretty sure that “politician” wouldn’t be top of the list. They are prone to be devious, lie and have undisclosed sources of income – and that’s just the good ones. A particular speciality of politicians is the flip-flop – [...]

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Top 10 Kingmakers

Who leads the country? The President? Sure, in theory. But who actually makes all the decisions? It might surprise you to know that presidents and the like and mainly just figureheads – charismatic people-pleasers who get told exactly what to do and say by advisors lurking in the background. And [...]

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Top 10 Tragic Actresses

The life of an actress doesn’t seem to be an easy one. They struggle to the top and, once there, are bombarded by pressure from all sides – the pressure to follow up the last “hit”, the pressure to stay slim and beautiful, the pressure of the younger starlets coming [...]

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Top 10 Kick-Ass Women of the Bible

The most common misconception about religious people is that they’re soppy – spineless pushovers who would never stand up for themselves. But a cursory glance through the Bible reveals the exact opposite – the Jews and the early Christians were brave, strong and heroic. The women of the Bible were [...]

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Top 10 Public Meltdowns

When you’re a celebrity it seems that your whole life is lived in public. Cleaning your teeth? Paparazzi will be there. Walking your dog? Your poop-scooping abilities will be judged by fans all over the world. And so it makes sense that when celebrities have their inevitable nervous breakdown it [...]

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Top 10 Celebrity Offspring Who are Famous in their Own Right

There are many ways of becoming famous, but undoubtedly being born into fame is one of the easier options. When you have a celebrity parent, your entire life is chronicled from birth to first check-in at rehab. Naturally, some of these celebrity offspring decide to have their own celebrity careers [...]

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Top 10 Most Interesting Languages

There are thousands of languages in the world – the exact number is unknown, but estimates are between 6,000 and 7,000. They range from those spoken by billions (like English and Spanish) to those spoken by just a handful. It’s almost impossible to pick just a few as particularly interesting, [...]

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Top 10 Celebrities Who Had Interesting Previous Careers

It’s a long hard slog to the pinnacle of Mount Celebrity. Unless you’re the winner of a reality TV show, fame only comes after years of work, taking odd jobs to pay the bills and suffering constant rejection (if you’re the winner of a reality TV show, the rejection comes [...]

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Top 11 Prima Ballerina Assolutas

You might think that you know what a ballerina is – someone who does ballet dancing for a living. Well, yes…but it’s not that simple. The title of ballerina is only bestowed on those who have proved their talents and are dancing principal roles. It’s not applied to any member [...]

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Top 10 Worst Charity Singles

Now, the charity record is a noble beast. A group of musicians coming together to create something that will make someone’s life better somehow. It’s just a pity that so many of them are so dull – contestants from reality TV shows rehashing old classics in a more soulful way. [...]

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