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14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People

14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People
When you step out the door, you're playing a role. Whether you're a hippie, stock broker, police officer or biker, you dress the way the world expects you to dress, you act the way the world expects you to act. So you can imagine how much more intense this is for celebrities, whose very careers depend on managing a public image down to the molecule. But even they can't keep the occasional image-shattering photo from leaking out to the public ... #14. Dr. Via There are two kinds of people in the world: those who, when seeing this photo, immediately hear "Werewolves of London" in their heads, and those who do not. And no, this isn't one of those photo ops where a public figure poses with a prop to look like regular folk. Which is amazing, considering that a man who would attempt a shot like that in the middle of a match is probably something of a sore winner. #13. Via On one hand, none of us probably thought that Stephen Hawking was born in a wheelchair. #12.

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The 6 Greatest Video Games We'll Never Get to Play As I briefly touched on in this article, the one thing common to every gamer I know is that they all have at least one revolutionary, brilliant, perfect and heartbreakingly unrealized "I Have a Game" concept: some combination of elements, some untapped property or some new direction for a sequel that just never got made, but would shake the gaming world to the core if it did. The single greatest tragedy in gaming isn't what that manipulative bitch Peach is doing to poor Mario's heart; it's that, though we will get endless iterations of Call of Battle: Duty Field from now until the heat death of the universe, we'll never see these masterpieces get made. But fuck that noise: This is the Internet. This is where dreams come true, even (hell, especially) the awful ones. Why can't we have these?

14 Photographs That Shatter Your Image of Famous People #7. Teenage Eminem With Alf Shirt and Birthday Cake Via I've linked to this picture, oh, seven or eight times in my career at Cracked, as it is my favorite celebrity photo of all time. Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema.

30 Worst Book Covers and Titles We post so many great design examples here on Bored Panda that, I’m afraid, it can sometimes make you feel bad about yourself. That’s why it’s good to look at some bad works from time to time, to be more specific, we want to show you 30 Worst Book Covers and Titles! We’ve already posted 33 Worst Photoshop Mistakes, Top 15 Worst Logo FAILS and 40 Worst Album Covers of All Time, so we know how much you love these lists. Be sure to check them out if you missed them earlier! Now, start scrolling down the list, and when you finish, don’t forget to tell us what other funny book titles and worst book covers you know.

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How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author - Global One TV - StumbleUpon Five Lessons About How To Treat People -- Author Unknown 1. First Important Lesson - "Know The Cleaning Lady" During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries #3. The Sewer of Babies Getty Long-Lost Honeymoon Photos From 1939 Will Take Your Breath Away The bride did not wear white, there was no online registry, and guests certainly didn't use a wedding hashtag. It was 1939; England was on the brink of World War II and Margaret and Denys Gardiner were simply in love. After their wedding, the giddy newlyweds drove around the English countryside for a few weeks before the world was catapulted into chaos. Their honeymoon photos, thought to be lost for the last 75 years, were recently found by the couple's grandson, Barney Britton, while cleaning out his grandmother's attic. They were shot in color -- a novelty at the time -- using 35mm Agfacolor film.