14 Holy Truths About Machu Picchu

On the western edge of the Amazon Basin, towering high into the Peruvian Andes, Macchu Picchu has enticed and baffled explorers and tourists ever since its location was discovered over a century ago.

1. MACHU PICCHU WAS THE CENTER OF A TREMENDOUS LAND EMPIRE

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The Inca empire came into bloom in the 13th century, taking root in the Cusco region of Peru and at one point becoming the largest kingdom in all of the Americas. Their emperor, Sapa Inca, was the earthly representative of the sun god. They called their empire Tahuantinsuyu, "the Four Corners Together". They had thousands of miles of roads, local governors, advanced agriculture, and a statist economic system called "mit'a".

21 Moments in Great Films that Make You Wince

 

Nothing in the world can be perfect, and films are no different. Even if you think these movies are especially good you can't help but admit that there are still a few moments here and there that take you out of the film and make you recognize it for what it is.

21) Kingsman The Secret Service

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Praised for its witty humor and well-choreographed action sequences, this film was a surprise critical hit despite its poppy material. Unfortunately they put an anal sex joke in at the end.

The Top 8 Mascots Based On Food

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of your foes quite like man-sized food with a bad attitude.

1. FIGHTING PICKLE

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The UNC Fighting Pickes have never suffered a single defeat, because UNC does not have an athletic program for this mascot. The pickle fights inner demons only.

11 Father-Daughter Pictures That Took It Too Far

1) Why Does She Cry

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If a picture is worth a thousand words then this picture is just the word "WHY?!?" repeated until you can't read it any more.

30 Amazing TV Detectives

30) The Gentle Touch (1980)

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Inspector Maggie Forbes is a hard-nosed no-nonsense lady-cop who climbed up the ladder of the police force at the Seven Dials station in London. Maggie is left to juggle the responsibilities of her career and her life as a newly-single mother when her husband, a police constable, painfully killed in the very first episode.

After this series the character of Maggie Forbes returned in the faster-paced series 'C.A.T.S. Eyes' (also created by Terence Feely) about an entire team of lady-detectives who covertly work for the Home Office from Kent.

15 Cats Who Hate Cameras

Some nonWestern cultures believe that a camera steals your soul every time it takes a photo of you. These cats seem to agree, and are doing everything they can to hold on to their nine lives!

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13 Athletes With Oddly Happy Mugshots

13. Michael Qualls

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Former Arkansas Razorbacks basketball player Michael Qualls was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding. He looks pretty mellow in his mugshot and it's not hard to imagine why.

Top 10 Human Test-Subjects Whose Deaths Improved Our Lives

Some pioneers put their lives on the line to explore our world, traveling to unknown lands or even outer space not knowing if they would ever return. Other pioneers, often overlooked, put their lives on the line to explore the nature of our own bodies, how they break and how to make them better. These human beings deserve to be remembered forever for their sacrifice in expanding the possibilities for how we can heal the wounded and sick.

10) Arthur Bacot

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Arthur Bacot was a clerk living in London in the early 1900s with a profound passion for entomology, the study of insects. His extensive published work on the subject attracted the attention of the Lister Institute and the Indian Plague Commission in 1910, who solicited him to work with fleas to investigate the mechanisms by which the animals functioned as a vector for the propagation of plague. Bacot did so, and his success spurred further opportunity for him. He moved from fleas to other parasitic insects, including lice, which he raised on a diet of his own hot blood. Such sacrifice led Bacot to an early grave, however - Bacot died from Typus in Egypt, bitten and infected by the parasitic insects he quite literally held so dear.

9 Tennis Events That Shake The World

These 9 events forever changed the course of tennis history. Included among these are National Cups like the Davis and the Fed, Grand Slams, and championships held at the end of the regular tournament season. "The Open Book", a celebration of 40 years of the U.S. Open, goes into these events in great depth, as explained below.

1) Australian Open

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It might sound strange to think of something over a hundred years old as being young, but the Australian Open is the youngest of the Slam events. It's the first of the 4 Grand Slam events held in Melbourne, Australia, every January. The event is held in Melbourne Australia in January. Founded in 1905, it is the youngest of the Slam events.

The Riviera Hotel Demolition Video

The Riviera hotel was a historic part of Las Vegas for over 60 years, finally demolishing it to add a new convention center. Its demolition was an epic event!

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