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The 10 Ugliest Headphones Ever Made

Before product designers were scratching their heads trying to figure out how to make gadgets look good on your wrist, they had to figure out how to make them look good on your head. Eventually, they succeeded, but not with some horrifying results along the way. Even modern headphone makers get caught up in a flashy fad every now and then.


The 100 Best American Movies In Film History

Video: To make this list — which I’m absolutely sure will be totally definitive, with no need for anyone to ever debate it, right? — critics from around the world were polled by the BBC to name the greatest American movies in film history. I’ll save you some surprises: Citizen Kane was first, The Godfather was second.


The 10 Best Opening Scenes In Movie History

Video: What’s your favourite type of opening shot for a movie? Is it when they drop you in the middle of their world and expect you to catch up immediately? Is it when they slyly insert a spoiler that you don’t realise is important yet? Or maybe it’s when they neatly bookend the film with the beginning and end of the movie having the same scene. My favourite is when it’s a mysteriously gorgeous shot of the world of the film. Like in Blade Runner.


35 Harrowing Man Vs Nature Movies, Ranked

Mankind has always been fascinated by our role in and conflict with the natural world. And, that means movies about dangerous animals, treacherous mountains, angry seas and foreboding deserts. Let’s rank the best; you can watch the winner right here.


The Top 10 VHS Tapes People Still Buy

Believe it or not, people still buy VHS tapes. The ageing format has been in decline for years, but between the collectors and the luddites, there’s a big enough market for Amazon to maintain a massive library of tapes for sale. You’d never guess what tops the “New and Popular” list.


I Can't Stop Buying Ridiculous Keyboards

Your keyboard is boring — completely practical, functional, useful even, but also awful, boring and stupid. You just don’t know it yet. I learned about boring keyboards in college, when a nasty case of carpel tunnel syndrome threatened to silence my fingers forever. Then, one day, my father lent me a ridiculous vertical keyboard that changed how I think about typing. Now I can’t stop collecting oddball keyboards.


15 Things The Hollywood Sign Has Said Besides 'Hollywood'

Thanks to the reopening of a key hiking trail, a lot more people will now get to take pictures of the famous Hollywood sign. It wasn’t always like this. Over the years, the iconic word-on-a-hilltop has been altered by everyone from pot heads to protestors to say things other than “Hollywood”. Some of them are pretty funny.


10 Incredibly Dangerous Banned Toys

They say that it’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. Technically, the same applies to skull fractures, poisoning and third-degree burns. Throughout history, toy makers have designed some truly brutal products (lawn darts, anyone?). But with modern-day lawsuits, you’d think we would have curbed that problem. Yet, in their fervour to create the next Slinky, Etch A Sketch or Tickle Me Elmo, toy manufacturers continue to put dangerous product designs on the market.


Futures, Ranked

Briefly: A comprehensive list of possible futures, ranked from least desirable to most desirable: 3) Dystopia, 2) The one where your phone is a little bit thinner and takes nicer pictures, and 1) Utopia.


Listen To This Year's 100 Top-Streamed Spotify Tracks Right Here

If all your favourite playlist is missing is everyone else’s playlist favourites, fear not! Spotify has released its 100 most-streamed songs of the 2013. The results? The most agreeable mix you’ll hear all year — and a whole lot of Rihanna.


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