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Iowa State’s Band Did A ‘Jurassic Park’ Halftime Show Complete With Dozens Of Inflatable Raptors

Iowa State’s Band Did A ‘Jurassic Park’ Halftime Show Complete With Dozens Of Inflatable Raptors

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Twitter College marching bands have a long history of doing fun full-band versions of some classic tunes, but perhaps no band has hit a better vein of nostalgia and also viral visibility than the Iowa State Cyclones. Iowa State hosted No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday and took a lead into the half against Heisman candidate Will Grier. To celebrate, the Cyclones marching band busted out a tribute to Jurassic Park. Part of the band’s halftime show included the classic score from the movie. You know the one: DAH NAH NAH NAH NAH … yeah you know it. One interesting caveat to this performance, though, was the appearance of dozens of people in inflatable raptor costumes to dance to a fro like so many dinosaur ballerinas. https://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/1051279156187557889 The...
The Top Restaurant Chains in America

The Top Restaurant Chains in America

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The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. His restaurant, KFC, is now one o...
The Directors Of ‘Avengers 4’ Posted A Mysterious Photo After Wrapping Their Shoot

The Directors Of ‘Avengers 4’ Posted A Mysterious Photo After Wrapping Their Shoot

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Marvel Anthony and Joe Russo have had a lot of fun messing with fans’ heads while shooting the still-untitled fourth Avengers movie. Last month, they posted a cryptic set photo on Twitter of a guy sitting in a chair, with the words “Look hard…” Now they’ve posted another mysterious photo, this time to honor the fact that they just wrapped shooting. #wrapped pic.twitter.com/k8xCxiQL4J — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) October 13, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This photo may be even harder to figure out, being as it’s difficult to even parse. It’s a glowing…something against a blue screen. The tweet just says “wrapped.” We don’t know! But we’re sure some smart Marvel-head will crack this case. Or at least there will be a lot of debate on some Reddit channel. The p
The Best Novelists of All Time

The Best Novelists of All Time

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List of the best authors of all time as voted on by normal, book-loving people. For this list, we will consider writers who are mainly novelists. Many of the people included on this list are famous authors who wrote popular books; others may not be as well-known, but are masters of their craft. The most popular authors are ones that have somehow enriched our lives. J.D. Salinger gave us Holden Caulfield and the term "phony," James Joyce introduced us to stream-of-consciousness prose and Carson McCullers immortalized the misfits and outcasts of the U.S. South in the first half of the 20th century.The best writers are ones that changed the literary landscape in some way, introduced an iconic character, experimented with form and style and captured our imagination with ...
This Artist And Innovator Is Blending Beauty With Air Purification

This Artist And Innovator Is Blending Beauty With Air Purification

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Daan Roosegaarde finds beauty in possibility. He’s not afraid to ask bold, borderline-absurd questions, like: “What if you could create usable energy by grinding on a dance floor?” Or: “What if roads charged in the sun during the day and then glowed at night?” Or: “What if clothing could change color, based on the rhythm of a heartbeat, revealing the wearer’s inner desires?” Or: “What if we could clean the smog out of the air and reverse climate change?” He sees these possibilities everywhere — opportunities to blend design with environment-saving technologies. “It’s all about showing what’s already possible today,” the artist/designer explains. “A lot of the technology we work with was al...
The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time

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The best sophomore albums of all time include some of the greatest albums of all time and will largely divide music fans as to whether they're the best second albums ever or just another record in a musician's collection. Many of these second albums by bands are superior to the first albums, while others are simply better than most other albums ever released.It was Elvis Costello who once said something to the effect of "you have your whole life to write your first record and six months to write the second"; it's quite the daunting task for a musician or band who has found themselves fast in the spotlight and under pressure to turn out a second album that's as successful as the first. Most bands fail when it comes to record #2 and never rebound (The Strokes, Futureheads, Tokyo Police Cl...
‘Avengers 4’ Might Have An ‘Even Greater Threat’ Than Thanos

‘Avengers 4’ Might Have An ‘Even Greater Threat’ Than Thanos

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Disney/Marvel Avengers: Infinity War ended with — spoiler alert, but come on — Thanos “snapping” away half the universe. It’s tough to get much more villainous than that (unless you, y’know, did away with the other half). But rumors for the hyper-secretive Avengers 4 are teasing an even greater threat than the Mad Titan. Comic Book Movie reports that “Avengers 4 merchandise leaked online featuring a look at Thor and Rocket decked out in brand new costumes,” as well as a description of the tie-in. It reads, “The Asgardian Thor wields the mighty Stormbreaker in his battle against new foes,” and, “Rocket teams up with a new crew to guard the galaxy from an even greater threat.” Could it be Annihilus? (That would go along with the
The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands

The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands

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Creating some of the best metal songs of 2018, the greatest heavy metal bands include some of the most iconic names in music. Bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath paved the way for many of today's biggest acts. They're bigger than just heavy metal -- they're among the best rock bands/artists of all time. Which one is the best? That's up to you to decide with your votes. Vote up the good heavy metal bands you love the most, and vote down any that you just don't like. Also, feel free to add any heavy metal bands that might be missing from the list, and rerank the choices in the order you believe is the best!Not surprisingly, some incredibly well-known heavy metal bands top this list, including Metallica, Pantera, Iron Maiden and Megadeth. Some newer bands are also included. Tool and ...
More Than 400,000 People Reportedly Registered To Vote Because Of Taylor Swift

More Than 400,000 People Reportedly Registered To Vote Because Of Taylor Swift

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Getty Image Taylor Swift broke her political silence earlier this week when she condemned Tennessee’s Republican senator Marsha Blackburn and endorsed her opponent, Democrat Phil Bredesen, and Democratic House of Representatives candidate, Jim Cooper. The results of Swift’s Instagram post were immediate. Donald Trump responded to a question about Swift and, more importantly, thousands of (mostly young) people registered to vote. Days after the initial endorsement and it apparently Democracy hasn’t slowed down. According to an e-mail from Vote.org, over 400,000 people have registered to vote since Swift and some other notable celebrities directed fans to the website. Around a quarter of a million of the new registrants are under 30-years old. It’s clear that Swift
The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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This greatest baseball players list represents the combined lists of baseball fans everywhere. Anyone can make their own list of the best ballplayers ever to play the game, making this crowdranking a true consensus on who's the best baseball player of all time.So who is the greatest baseball player of all time? There are plenty of amazing options to choose from. Are you a New York Yankees fan? Then you'll really like this list with Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and more repping your team. The same goes for fans of Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial, Barry Bonds and everyone else who should be considered among the greatest baseball players of all time.  Source link