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Haycraft Queen Cornerstones - Complete List. 6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers. #3.
Kim Peek Remembers Everything By the time Kim Peek passed away in 2009, he had perfectly memorized 12,000 books, simultaneously making him both the best and the worst person to be stuck next to on a bus. Dmadeo"Anyone up for a stirring monotone recitation of Finnegan's Wake? " One reason he was able to put away so many books is that he could read them two pages at once, one page with each eye, because apparently that's something you can do. It is claimed Peek had an eidetic memory, or photographic memory, something that people aren't even sure actually exists. Peek's story was also the inspiration for the film Rain Man. In your face, Hoffman. So What's Going on Here? Many assumed Peek was, like the guy in the last entry, an autistic savant, because Americans think "autism" means "Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. " Throughout it all, Peek only wanted to share his gift with the world. Richard Green, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare SystemAnd then stole his goddamn car. #2.
. #1. 100 American Inspiring Movies. 100 Years…100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies is a list of the most inspiring films as determined by the American Film Institute.
It is part of the AFI 100 Years… series, which has been compiling lists of the greatest films of all time in various categories since 1998. It was unveiled on a three-hour prime time special on CBS television on June 14, 2006. The announcement of the series was made on November 16, 2005, and a ballot of 300 films was released to a jury of over 1,500 cinematography leaders. The List Criteria Feature-length film: Narrative format, typically over 60 minutes long. American film: English language film with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States. Cheers: Movies that inspire with characters of vision and conviction who face adversity and often make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. Legacy: Films whose "cheers" continue to echo across a century of American cinema.
100 Top Thrlling Movies. Part of the AFI 100 Years… series, AFI's 100 Years…100 Thrills is a list of the top 100 suspense/thriller movies in American cinema.
The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 12, 2001, during a CBS special hosted by Harrison Ford. List of films Criteria Feature-Length Fiction Film: The film must be in narrative format, typically more than 60 minutes long.American Film: The film must be in the English language with significant creative and/or financial production elements from the United States.Thrills: Regardless of genre, the total adrenaline-inducing impact of a film’s artistry and craft must create an experience that engages our bodies as well as our minds.Legacy: Films whose "thrills" have enlivened and enriched America’s film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences. External links Why I Read (+ a Dozen Book Recommendations) By Leo Babauta In the quiet morning hours, or as I fade off to sleep at night, I cuddle up with a good novel.
This book is my world, my quiet time away from the din and discordance of the everyday world, but it’s also a way to explore the world in imaginative new ways. There’s nothing that beats it. This is why I read. Reading has been shown to make us more empathetic people, but it also helps us learn to sit still for longer without distractions, and gives us a break from the pull of smartphones and the online world. Reading is one of my favorite habits, and though once in awhile I slip away from it, I always come back.
Leo’s Book Recommendations If you’d like to read more fiction, here’s a list of some of my favorite books to get you started (in no means comprehensive): Ideas - Globe. Sweatshop. 3rd World Farmer: A simulation to make you think.