Isn’t it just exciting when a new technology is released to the public? New gadgets are always fun to get our hands on, but that joy is sometimes short lived. With new tech, there’s always a chance that it will be a big, giant, useless flop, just like these ten high-profile technologies and devices that failed miserably.
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..and that's not very fun… *Ahem* Hello there! Sorry, I was just strolling down memory lane and came across this 1999 gem from actor/comedian, Tom Green. In fact, it got me to thinking, it feels like it’s been a long time since anybody’s really heard from him. It seemed like he was all over the place in the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s, dominating MTV and popping up fairly frequently in big screen comedies. If you’re as curious as we are, let’s track down the exploits of the Canadian star in another edition of Where Are They Now?
Space. The final frontier. The great unknown. It’s one of the greatest enigmas of our lifetime, sparking discovery missions since the early 1960s. While there were successes over the years, like Yuri Gagarin’s momentous voyage, there also have been devastating failures, like these ten failed space flights.
Protecting the environment is a major concern for the current and future generations. Our carbon footprint has been a heavy one, stamped around Mother Nature recklessly and without pause. In response to the fear of global warming, the concept of off-the-grid or green living has grown in popularity, and to show that you don’t have to give up style to have a decreased impact on nature, we’ve found these Top 10 Amazing Off-the-Grid Homes!
There is always somebody watching. Sometimes that “somebody” is Google and its navigational and mapping implements, Google Street View and Google Earth. With its eye on every street corner and overseeing every backyard, it’s no wonder that the technology mogul caught these ten acts of wickedness and delinquency.
We typically turn to television to escape it all, to leave behind the nuances of life that get us down. Sometimes, the entertainment tube betrays us and filters the worst of the world right into our living room, making it difficult to avoid things like these ten shocking events that were caught on live television.
Throughout history, the field of medicine has gone through major changes. There was once a time when pain management was nothing more than a bottle of alcohol, but now we have pills and ointments to ease discomfort. As the years continue to pass, we can expect to see even greater improvements, like those listed in this Archive of the top ten futuristic advances in medicine.
Hello YouTube, Jim here! They’re everybody’s favorite building blocks and the reason why you should wear shoes around the house. More than just a children’s toy, though, they’re an implementation of creativity, and when the right minds get their hands on them, LEGO can become something stunning. It was no easy feat to go through the many impressive concepts, but we’ve pinpointed the Top 10 Most Amazing LEGO Creations for our Archivists to marvel over!
We take for granted finer locations in our world, forgetting to stop and consider how temporary they may be. Through natural erosion and man’s influence, many notable cities, landmarks, and natural formations are on the verge of vanishing entirely. From the western world to the far east, these are the top ten places that will disappear in your lifetime.
Beyond the rolling hills, the towering mountaintops lies a place that, despite countless hours of exploration, remains a vast mystery. Hidden within the deepest, darkest corners of Earth’s largest bodies of water are alleged monstrosities that continue to allude our prying eyes. A lucky few claim to have captured some of these creatures on camera, albeit in grainy and unreliable footage, but we’ve compiled the most memorable and some of the best in this Top 10 Sea Monster Sightings Archive.
While many YouTubers never see the upside of 1,000 subscribers and create content for the same dozen viewers, others see so much attention that their fame stretches even beyond the confines of the World Wide Web. Like many of us, these ten YouTubers had a modest following struggling against the tide of the internet – but they overcame and exploded, earning them a spot in mainstream media.
Hello YouTube, Jim Here! It’s all about the money. For you, the consumer, it’s all about saving as much as you can on every purchase. For the company you’re handing your hard earned cash over to, it’s all about emptying your wallet, so why should you trust there aren’t underlying and hidden truths that make them more? You shouldn’t, and after this Archive of the Top 10 Secret Ways Companies Are Ripping You Off, you’ll never look at your favorite companies the same way again.
Hello YouTube, Jim here! There are hidden fragments of history scattered throughout the world, encompassed in the gravesites of ancient civilizations long past. While many likely remain a mystery and veiled from modern curiosity, there are those that have been excavated, uncovered, and defiled for public interest. These ten historic tombs and collections of ossuaries are fascinating bits of yesteryear, open to satiate public inquisitiveness.
Africa is well known for its wonderful wildlife and powerful predators, and people flock from far and wide to enjoy all that the continent has to offer. However, there’s a darker side to the safaris and river cruises. Africa is teaming with terrifying creatures that can kill, and of course, being the Archivists that we are, we need to talk about them! Before we begin our countdown of the top ten most dangerous animals in Africa, it’s worth noting that the number of fatalities attributed to each creature varies between sources, and, once again, we’ve omitted humans from our list of killers.
We should probably be thanking our lucky stars. You see, most of the animals we have to live around are docile, adorable and snuggly creatures, but that wasn’t always the case. Before the appearance of man, the world was once a breeding ground for terror and monsters.