Tom cruise

Biography
1. Date of Birth 3 July 1962, Syracuse, New York, USA,Birth Name Thomas Cruise Mapother IV,Height 5 7 (1.7 m) If you had told fourteen year old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be considered one of the top hundred movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. None the less, this sensitive, deeply religious youngster who was born in July 1962 in Syracuse, New York, was destined to become Tom Cruise, one of the highest paid and most sought after actors in screen history. Tom is the only son (among four children) of nomadic parents, Mary Lee (Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Maphoter III, an electrical engineer, both originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He is of Irish, German, and English descent. Tom spent his boyhood eternally on the move, and by the time he was fourteen, had attended fifteen different schools in the U.S. and Canada. He finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his mother and her new husband. While in high school, he developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career. The next fifteen years of his life are the stuff of legends. He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences. Within five years Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top grossing films of the decade including Top Gun (1986); The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). By the 1990s and 2000s he was one of the highest paid actors in the world earning an average fifteen million dollars a picture in such blockbuster hits as Interview with the Vampire The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission Impossible (1996), Mission Impossible II (2000), Mission Impossible III (2006), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), and Jerry Maguire (1996) for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for best actor. In 1990 he renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology claiming that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life. A kind and thoughtful man well known for his compassion and generosity, Tom Cruise is one of the best liked members of the movie community. He was married to actress Nicole Kidman until 2001. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV has indeed come a long way from the lonely wanderings of his youth. .....
Synopsis
2. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. Cruise became interested in acting when he won the lead in a high school production of Guys and Dolls. His role in 1981s Taps, his second film, caught critics attention, and he eventually went on to star in many box office hits. Cruise married his third wife, Katie Holmes, in 2006. That same year, the couple also had a daughter, Suri. In June 2012, the couple announced that they were divorcing. .....
Early Life
3. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise, was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, to Mary and Thomas Mapother. Cruises mother was an amateur actress and schoolteacher, and his father was an electrical engineer. His family moved around a great deal when Cruise was a child in order to accommodate his fathers career.Cruises parents divorced when he was 11, and the children moved with their mother to Louisville, Kentucky, and then to Glen Ridge, New Jersey, after her remarriage. Like his mother and three sisters, Cruise suffered from dyslexia, which made academic success difficult for him. He excelled in athletics, however, and considered pursuing a career in professional wrestling until a knee injury sidelined him during high school.

At age 14, Cruise enrolled in a Franciscan seminary with thoughts of becoming a priest, but he left after a year. When he was 16, a teacher encouraged him to participate in the schools production of the musical Guys and Dolls. After Cruise won the lead of Nathan Detroit, he found himself surprisingly at home on the stage, and a career was born. .....

Breaking into Acting
4. Cruise set a 10 year deadline for himself in which to build an acting career. He left school and moved to New York, struggling through audition after audition before landing an appearance in 1981s Endless Love, starring Brooke Shields. Around this same time, he snagged a small role in the military school drama Taps (1981), co starring Sean Penn.His role in Taps was upgraded after director Harold Becker saw Cruises potential. His performance caught the attention of a number of critics and filmmakers. In 1983, Cruise appeared in The Outsiders , directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He starred alongside Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, and Rob Lowe all prominent members of a group of young actors the entertainment press dubbed the Brat Pack. The film was not well received, but it allowed Cruise to work with an acclaimed director in a high profile project. .....
A list Star
5. His next film, Risky Business (1983), grossed $65 million. It also made Cruise a highly recognizable actor thanks in no small part to a memorable scene of the young star dancing in his underwear.In 1986, after a two year hiatus, the budding actor released the big budget fantasy film Legend, which did poorly at the box office. That same year, however, Cruises A list status was confirmed with the release of Top Gun, which co starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, and Meg Ryan. The testoterone fueled action romance, set against the backdrop of an elite naval flight school, became the highest grossing film of 1986.Cruise followed the tremendous success of Top Gun with a string of both critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. Cruise first starred in The Color of Money (1986), with co star Paul Newman, then went on to work with Dustin Hoffman on the hit film, Rain Man (1988). His next role as Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic in the biopic, Born on the Fourth of July (1989), earned Cruise an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Actor. .....
Personal Life
6. Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers in 1987. It was through Rogers that the actor became a student of Scientology, the religion founded by writer L. Ron Hubbard. Cruise later credited the church with curing his dyslexia. But while Cruises spiritual life flourished, his marriage was quickly dissolving. Rogers and Cruise divorced in 1990.That same year, Cruise made the racecar drama Days of Thunder with Australian actress Nicole Kidman. Though the movie was unpopular among critics and fans alike, the two lead actors had real chemistry. On Christmas Eve in 1990, after a brief courtship, Cruise and Kidman married in Telluride, Colorado. .....
Hollywoods Leading Man
7. In 1992, Cruise proved once more that he could hold his own opposite a screen legend when he co starred with Jack Nicholson in the military courtroom drama, A Few Good Men. The film grossed more than $15 million its first weekend, and earned Cruise a Golden Globe nomination. Over the next several years, Cruise made several more well received movies, including The Firm (1993) and Interview with a Vampire (1994) co starring Brad Pitt.Next, Cruise hit the big screen with two huge hits the $64 million blockbuster, Mission Impossible (1996), which Cruise also produced, and the highly acclaimed Jerry McGuire (1996), directed by Cameron Crowe. For the latter, Cruise earned a second Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Cruise and Kidman spent much of 1997 and 1998 in England shooting Eyes Wide Shut, an erotic thriller that would be director Stanley Kubricks final film before his death in 1999. The movie was released in the summer of 1999 to mixed reviews. That same year, Cruise appeared in the ensemble film Magnolia. His performance in the movie as a self confident sex guru earned him another Golden Globe award and an additional Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.Cruise then starred in the long awaited smash hit Mission Impossible 2 in 2000 alongside Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, and Ving Rhames. In 2002, he starred in his second collaboration with director Cameron Crowe, Vanilla Sky, as well as Stephen Spielbergs Minority Report.Cruise began 2003 with a trip to Australia to shoot the $100 million film, The Last Samurai. Then in 2005, he teamed up with Steven Spielberg again for the mega hit, War of the Worlds .....

Jumping the Couch
8. Over the next several years, Cruise and Kidman found themselves fiercely defending the happiness and legitimacy of their marriage. They filed two different lawsuits against tabloid publications for stories they considered libelous. In each case the couple received a published retraction and apology, along with a large monetary settlement which they donated to charity.On February 5th, 2001, Cruise and Kidman announced their separation after 11 years of marriage. The couple cited the difficulties involved with two acting careers, and the amount of time spent apart while working. Cruise filed for a divorce shortly thereafter. The publicity surrounding the surprising breakup continued throughout the spring, as Kidmans publicist confirmed that the actress suffered a miscarriage roughly one month after the separation was announced. The divorce was finalized in August 2001.

Following the divorce, Cruise briefly dated his Vanilla Sky co star, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, followed by a much publicized relationship with actress Katie Holmes. A month after his ties to Holmes became public, Cruise professed his love for the actress in a now famous appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. During the interview, he jumped on Winfreys sofa, shouting Yes! then pulled a shy Holmes onto the stage.In June of 2005, after a two month courtship, Cruise proposed to Holmes in a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel tower. He then announced the couples engagement to a crowd of reporters. Several months later, in October of 2005, Cruise and Holmes announced that they were expecting their first child together.The hasty proposal and surprise pregnancy quickly became tabloid gossip. But Cruise made even bigger headlines that year as an outspoken advocate for Scientology. He openly criticized former co star Brooke Shields for using anti depressants during her recovery from postpartum depression. He also denounced psychiatry and modern medicine, claiming Scientology held the key to true healing. Cruises statements led to a heated argument with news anchor Matt Lauer on The Today Show in June of 2005. Cruise later apologized for the incident.In 2006, Cruise and Holmes welcomed daughter Suri into the world. That same year, the pair got married in an Italian castle. Such stars as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Victoria and David Beckham attended the wedding. In June 2012, after five years of marriage, Cruise and Holmes announced that they would be splitting. .....

Recent Projects
9. Despite his professional setbacks, Cruise appeared in the Steven Spielberg directed remake of the science fiction classic, War of the Worlds (2005), later that year. The film grossed more than $230 million at the box office.His next effort, Mission Impossible 3 (2006), also scored well with audiences. However, Cruise was faced with a professional setback in August when Paramount Pictures ended its 14 year relationship with the actor. The companys chairman cited Cruises erratic behavior and controversial views as the reason for the split. Yet industry experts say Paramount more likely ended the partnership over Cruises high earnings from the Mission Impossible franchise.

Cruise quickly rebounded and by November 2, 2006, Cruise announced his new partnership with film executive Paula Wagner and the United Artists film studio. Cruise agreed to star in and produce films released by United Artists while Wagner served as CEO. Their first production as a team was the political drama Lions for Lambs (2007). Unfortunately, the movie proved to be a commercial disappointment despite its strong cast, which included Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.Taking a break from weighty material, Cruise delighted audiences with his small role in the hit comedy Tropic Thunder (2008), starring Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller. He obscured his trademark good looks to play a balding, obese movie studio executive.In December of 2008, Cruise released his second project through United Artists. The film, entitled Valkyrie, was a World War II drama about a plot to assassinate German leader Adolf Hitler. Cruise starred as a German army officer who became involved in the conspiracy.

Cruise returned to one of his most popular franchises in 2011 with Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. The film eventually earned more than $200 million. Breaking into new territory, he soon starred in the 2012 musical Rock of Ages. Cruise received some positive reviews for his rock star performance, but the movie failed to attract much of an audience.Bringing a fictional character to life, Cruise stars in the 2012 crime drama Jack Reacher, based on a book by Lee Child. He is also set to appear in the 2013 science fiction adventure Oblivion with Morgan Freeman and has been working on another sci fi tale All You Need is Kill with Emily Blunt. .....

Acting
10. Cruise first appeared in a small bit part in the 1981 film Endless Love, followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military school student in Taps later that year. In 1983, Cruise was part of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders. That same year he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, which has been described as A Generation X classic, and a career maker for Tom Cruise, and which, along with 1986s Top Gun, cemented his status as a superstar. Cruise also played the male lead (Jack O the Green) in Legend (released 1986).

Cruise followed up Top Gun with The Color of Money, which came out the same year, and which paired him with Paul Newman. 1988 saw him star in Cocktail, which earned him a nomination for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor. Later that year he starred with Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Film and Cruise the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. Cruise portrayed real life paralyzed Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic in 1989s Born on the Fourth of July, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruises first Best Actor Academy Award nomination. .....

Producing
11. Cruise partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form Cruise Wagner Productions in 1993,and the company has since co produced several of Cruises films, the first being Mission Impossible in 1996 which was also Cruises first project as a producer.

Cruise is noted as having negotiated some of the most lucrative film deals in Hollywood, and was described in 2005 by Hollywood economist Edward Jay Epstein as one of the most powerful and richest forces in Hollywood. Epstein argues that Cruise is one of the few producers (the others being George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer) who are regarded as able to guarantee the success of a billion dollar film franchise. Epstein also contends that the public obsession with Cruises tabloid controversies obscures full appreciation of Cruises exceptional commercial prowess.

Cruise Wagner Productions, Cruises film production company, is said to be developing a screenplay based on Erik Larsons New York Times bestseller, The Devil in the White City about a real life serial killer, H. H. Holmes, at Chicagos Worlds Columbian Exposition. Kathryn Bigelow is attached to the project to produce and helm. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprios production company, Appian Way, is also developing a film about Holmes and the Worlds Fair, in which DiCaprio will star. .....

Breakup with Paramount
12. On August 22, 2006, Paramount Pictures announced it was ending its 14 year relationship with Cruise. In the Wall Street Journal, chairman of Viacom (Paramounts parent company) Sumner Redstone cited the economic damage to Cruises value as an actor and producer from his controversial public behavior and views.Cruise Wagner Productions responded that Paramounts announcement was a face saving move after the production company had successfully sought alternative financing from private equity firms.[45] Industry analysts such as Edward Jay Epstein commented that the real reason for the split was most likely Paramounts discontent over Cruise Wagners exceptionally large share of DVD sales from the Mission Impossible franchise. .....
Management of United Artists
13. In November 2006, Cruise and Paula Wagner announced that they had taken over United Artists film studio.Cruise acts as a producer and star in films for United Artists, while Wagner serves as UAs chief executive. Production began in 2007 of Valkyrie, a thriller based on the July 20, 1944 assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler. The film was acquired in March 2007 by United Artists. On March 21, 2007 Cruise signed on to play Claus von Stauffenberg, the protagonist. This project marks the second production to be greenlighted since Cruise and Wagner took control of United Artists. The first was its inaugural film, Lions for Lambs, directed by Robert Redford and starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Cruise. Lambs was released on November 9, 2007, opening to unimpressive box office revenue and critical reception. In August 2008, Wagner stepped down from her position at United Artists; she retains her stake in UA, which combined with Cruises share amounts to 30 percent of the studio. .....
Relationships and personal life
14. Cruise has been married three times and has three children (two adopted and one biological).Cruise had a relationship with Risky Business co star Rebecca De Mornay from 1983 to 1985.Singer and actress Cher says that she dated Cruise in 1985.Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987. The marriage lasted two years, and their divorce was finalized on February 4, 1990. Rogers introduced Cruise to Scientology.Cruise met his second wife, actress Nicole Kidman, on the set of their film Days of Thunder in 1989. The couple married on December 24, 1990. Cruise and Kidman adopted two children, Isabella Jane (born December 1992) and Connor Antony (born January 1995). In February 2001 Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman while she was unknowingly pregnant. The pregnancy ended with a miscarriage. In 2007 Kidman clarified rumours of a miscarriage early in her marriage to Cruise, saying in an interview, It was wrongly reported, and explaining that she had actually had an ectopic pregnancy. Before her next marriage, to Keith Urban, Kidman spoke of how much she still loved Cruise, saying in 2006 He was huge; still is. To me, he was just Tom, but to everybody else, he is huge. But he was lovely to me. And I loved him. I still love him.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, June 2009.Cruise was next romantically linked with Pen?lope Cruz, his co star in Vanilla Sky. The relationship ended in 2004. An article in the October 2012 issue of Vanity Fair states that several sources have said that after the breakup with Cruz, the Church of Scientology launched a secret project to find Cruise a new girlfriend. According to those sources, a series of auditions of Scientologist actresses resulted in a short lived relationship with British Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi, who subsequently left Scientology.The Church and Cruises lawyers issued strongly worded denials and threatened to sue, accusing Vanity Fair of shoddy journalism and religious bigotry. Journalist Roger Friedman later reported that he received an email from director and ex Scientologist Paul Haggis confirming the story. .....

Popularity
15. In 1990, 1991 and 1997, People magazine rated him among the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 1995, Empire magazine ranked him among the 100 sexiest stars in film history. Two years later, it ranked him among the top 5 film stars of all time. In 2002 and 2003, he was rated by Premiere among the top 20 in its annual Power 100 list.In 2006, Premiere ranked Cruise as Hollywoods most powerful actor, as Cruise came in at number 13 on the magazines 2006 Power List, being the highest ranked actor.The same year, Forbes magazine ranked him as the worlds most powerful celebrity.

In August 2006, Paramount cited Cruises recent conduct as the reason they did not renew their production contract with him.In addition, Marketing Evaluations reported that Cruises Q score (a measure of the popularity of celebrities), had fallen 40 percent.October 10, 2006 was declared Tom Cruise Day in Japan; the Japan Memorial Day Association said that he was awarded with a special day because he has made more trips to Japan than any other Hollywood star. .....

Litigation
16. During Cruises marriage to Nicole Kidman, the couple endured public speculation about their sex life and rumors that Cruise was gay. In 1998, he successfully sued the Daily Express, a British tabloid which alleged that his marriage to Kidman was a sham designed to cover up his homosexuality.[81] In May 2001 he filed a lawsuit against gay porn actor Chad Slater. Slater had allegedly told the celebrity magazine Actustar that he had had an affair with Cruise. Cruise denied this,and in August 2001, Slater was ordered to pay $10 million to Cruise in damages after Slater declared he could not afford to defend himself against the suit and would therefore default.Cruise also sued Bold Magazine publisher Michael Davis, who alleged but never confirmed that he had video that would prove Cruise was gay. The suit was dropped in exchange for a public statement by Davis that the video was not of Cruise, and that Cruise was heterosexual.

After The Beasts publication of their 50 Most Loathsome People of 2004, which included Cruise, Cruises lawyer Bertram Fields threatened to sue. Seeing the opportunity for nationwide exposure, The Beast actively encouraged the lawsuit. No lawsuit was ever filed and Cruise was included more prominently in the 2005 list.In 2006, Cruise sued cybersquatter Jeff Burgar to obtain control of the TomCruise.com domain name. When owned by Burgar, the domain redirected to information about Cruise on Celebrity1000.com. The decision to turn TomCruise.com over to Cruise was handed down by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on July 5, 2006.In October 2012, Cruise filed a lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style for defamation. .....

Scientology
17. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs. He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers.He has said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech, helped him overcome dyslexia.In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be recognized as a religion in Europe. In 2005, the Paris city council revealed that Cruise had lobbied officials Nicolas Sarkozy and Jean Claude Gaudin, described him as a spokesman and militant for Scientology, and barred any further dealings with him.Cruise co founded and raised donations for Downtown Medical to offer New York City 9 11 rescue workers detoxification therapy based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard. This drew criticism from the medical profession, as well as firefighters.For these activities and others, David Miscavige, the leader of Scientology, created the Scientologys Freedom Medal of Valor and awarded it to Cruise in late 2004.

In January 2004, Tom Cruise said I think psychiatry should be outlawed.A controversy erupted in 2005 after he openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil (paroxetine), an anti depressant to which Shields attributes her recovery from postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter in 2003. Cruise asserted that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that psychiatry is a form of pseudoscience. Shields responded that Cruise should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.This led to a heated argument between Matt Lauer and Cruise on NBCs Today on June 24, 2005.Medical authorities view Cruises comments as furthering the social stigma of mental illness.Shields herself called Cruises comments a disservice to mothers everywhere.In late August 2006, Cruise apologized in person to Shields for his comments.Scientology is well known for its opposition to mainstream psychiatry and the medication it implements.

On January 15, 2008, a video produced by the Church of Scientology featuring an interview with Cruise was posted on YouTube, showing Cruise discussing what being a Scientologist means to him. The Church of Scientology said the video had been pirated and edited, and was taken from a three hour video produced for members of Scientology. YouTube removed the Cruise video from their site under threat of litigation.After YouTube investigated this claim, they found that the video did not breach copyright law, as it is covered by the fair use clause. It was subsequently reinstated back on the site, and as of January 2014, the video has achieved 9 million views. YouTube has declined to remove it again, due to the popularity of the video, and subsequent changes to copyright policy of the website.In March 2004 his publicist of 14 years, Pat Kingsley, resigned. Cruise replaced her with his sister, fellow Scientologist Lee Anne DeVette, who served in that role until November 2005. DeVette was replaced with Paul Bloch from the publicity firm Rogers and Cowan. Such restructuring is seen as a move to curtail publicity of his views on Scientology, as well as the controversy surrounding his relationship with Katie Holmes.In 2013 Cruise admitted that ex wife Katie Holmes divorced him in part to protect the couples daughter Suri from Scientology. He also admitted that Suri is no longer a practicing member of the church. .....

Wedding Bells
18. In a ceremony so secret even his publicist is left in the dark, Cruise marries girlfriend of a year and a half Mimi Rogers in a Unitarian ceremony in upstate New York. The actors close friend Emilio Estevez is the best man. In January 1990, Cruise and Rogers call it quits. .....
Working with Oliver
19. Oliver Stones Born on the Fourth of July, in which Cruise plays Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, opens. It earns Cruise his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Around this time, Cruise joins the Church of Scientology. He later credits Scientology with helping him overcome dyslexia. .....
Acting Duo
20. Cruise and Kidman hit the big screen together in Far and Away, but the movie is far from a blockbuster. The flop cost more than $45 million, but grosses only $50 million. Still, the couple return onscreen as husband and wife in director Stanley Kubricks final film Eyes Wide Shut. Reflecting on the relationship between the famous pair and Kubrick, who died in March prior to the films July 16, 1999 release, producer Jan Harlan told PEOPLE, They and Stanley absolutely got on like a house on fire. .....
A Growing Family
21. The couple adopt their first child, 2 month old Isabella Jane. In February 1995, the couple will adopt a second baby, 2 week old Connor Antony. Of her growing family, Mrs. Cruise gushes to PEOPLE, Its your kids who bring you the most joy. .....
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Ranking The Best Fighters In The World
Shane Mosley. Welterweight 46 6 1 (39) Last Year s Ranking: 3 Status Report: It s not entirely the Floyd Mayweather fight (L 12) that results in Mosley s demotion here. After all, there s no shame in dropping 10 of 12 rounds to Little Floyd. It is Mosley s mostly .....
Best Time Travel Films
Back to The Future Part 3 1990. Where Do They Start? Specifically, in this film, 1955. However, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) has done a lot of time travelling by this point.Where Do They End Up? 1885, where Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is stuck.Biggest Culture Clash. Marty adopts .....
Washington
Hotel WashingtonInterContinental The Willard Washington DC. The Willard InterContinental Washington is a historic luxury Beaux Arts hotel located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.Among its facilities are numerous luxurious guest rooms, several restaurants, the famed Round Robin Bar, the Peaco .....
Weird Stories
Sir Richard Francis Burton. Spy, explorer, soldierso many words to describe Sir Richard Burton, but his stories were perhaps the most amazing. In 1853, Burton convinced the Royal Geographic Society to give him a leave of absence from the army to travel to Mecca and disguise him .....
Benefits of Pineapple
Pineapples in Colonial America. American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and cost. This fruit is rich in Bcomplex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium .....
Beat The Heat
Cool as a cucumber. Cucumbers are great coolers. Eat cucumbers which have a high content of water. Close your eyes and place roundels of cucumbers on them for a few minutes. It refreshes your eyes and makes you feel cool. .....
Lifestyle Gadgets
Melting Shelf Clocks. Watches : One real way of bringing a phenomenal time piece into your home, this clock simply looks like its drooling for some attention. Feel the connection as you get drooled too. .....
Benefits of Turmeric
Use of turmeric. The use of turmeric for coloring and flavoring food, for cosmetic purposes and for medicinal properties dates back to the ancient Vedic culture of India. Used in almost all Indian curries, this spice has almost no calories and zero cholesterol. .....
Tips to get ready for Winter
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans. If your ceiling fan has a reverse switch, use it to run the fans blades in a clockwise direction after you turn on your heat. Energy Star says the fan will produce an updraft and push down into the room heated air from the ceiling.This is especially .....
Foods to keep you Young Looking
Canola Oil. Contains Omega 3 fats as well as antioxidant Vitamin E. Canola refers to both an edible oil produced from the seed of any of several varieties of the rape plant, and to those plants, namely a cultivar of either rapeseed or field mustard/turnip rape. .....
What to Eat in Uttar Pradesh
Aloo paratha. Aloo Paratha is an Indian recipe and one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout western, central and northern regions of India. Aloo (potato) stuffed Parathas are basically unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed potato, whi .....
Precautions while using Bleaching
Oil based bleach cream bleach. Dry skin oil based bleach is best as it comes in the form of crystals and keeps the moisture balance of your skin. .....
Best Street Artists In The World
NEVERCREW Lugano Switzerland. Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni form this Swiss street artist duo. If you are into dreamlike characters, vibrant colors and whales, youre gonna love these guys. .....
Rules to play Bobsleigh
International Competition. All international events are governed by the FIBT, which has a membership of about 50 nations. The major competitions are the Winter Olympics, the world championships, and the contests on the annual World Cup circuit. All of these events include twom .....
Best Cars for Winter
Volvo XC70. Lest you think Volvos true sport ute, the XC90, outshines the XC70 wagon, drive both before you cast your final verdict. You might be surprised to discover the XC70 is the real winter car champ. Its all a matter of consistency. The XC90 always seems .....
Best Valentines Day Gifts
Van Gogh Almond Blossom Bangle. If your girlfriend loves art, this Vincent van Gogh bracelet is perfect. Inspired by the artists famous painting of almond blossoms, this elegant piece looks great with a little black dress, or dressed down with jeans and a button up shirt. This is a .....
Weird Vegetables
Kai Lan. Sometimes referred to as Chinese broccoli on menus in the United States, kai lan is a nutritious leafy green common in Cantonese cuisine. Its leaves make a delicious complement in any salad, and it can be served in any meal that might otherwise inc .....
Most Expensive Pieces Of Jewelry In The World
The Pink Graff Ring. Going for $11.8 million this diamond came from the mines of South Africa. It comes with a 5carat pink diamond and has been mounted with Graff diamonds to raise the price even more. .....
Electricity
Electronics. Electronics deals with electrical circuits that involve active electrical components such as vacuum tubes, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits, and associated passive interconnection technologies. The nonlinear behaviour of active components .....
Cartoons Characters That You Wish Were Real
Peter Pan. Possibly every little girls childhood crush, Peter Pan is boyishly fetching and subtly charismatic. His obsession with remaining young yet his maturity in loving Wendy fulfills every girls secret desire to be loved by a man who is young at heart and .....
Rules to play Ice Hockey
Center. He quarterbacks his club at both ends of the ice. Must be good at face offs and passing, and it doesnt hurt if hes a good shot as well. Coaches want a lot of creativity in this position and a lot of hockey smarts. .....
Benefits of Maizes
RESEARCH. The flow oforbileorfrom the liver through the bile ducts is believed to be increased and affected by the corn silk, and the remedy is said to be capable of stimulating the production of bile in the liver this property is very important and can bene .....
Astrology
Friendship Compatibility between Gemini and Virgo. Gemini and Virgo - Friendship Compatibility Profile : When Gemini and Virgo form a friendship, they both need to take time to learn about the other's approach to life. Both friends' attitude is worth understanding! Gemini's Symbol is the Twins; Gemin .....
Horse Breeds
Missouri Fox Trotter. The Missouri Fox Trotter is a horse breed from the state of Missouri in the United States; the breed is muscular, with sloped shoulders, a short back and sturdy legs. Fox Trotters are used extensively by trail riders, who appreciate their gaits, sta .....
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Personal Life Legacy. Vajpayee is a bachelor. He has one adopted daughter, Namita, and is very close to his friends and relatives.He has a deep love for the Hindi language and has written several poems.He is nearing 90 years of age and suffers from various health problems .....
Rules to play Horseshoes
The horseshoe. It shall not weigh more than 2 pounds, 10 ounces.It shall not exceed 7 1 4 inches in width.It shall not exceed 7 5 8 inches in length.n a parallel line 3 4 inch from a straightedge touching the points of the shoe, the opening of the shoe must not exc .....
Deadliest Diseases in human history
Meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is a bacteria that infects the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, and it typically affects those aged one to 30. Even with early diagnosis and treatment, some 5 to 10 percent of patients die. .....
Valentines Day Dessert Recipes
Yogurt Cream and Berries. First, pour the yogurt into a bowl. Then add the cream. With a whisk carefully stir until combined. It should be nice and thick. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top of the yogurt mixture. Do not stir the mixture. Cover the bowl with foil or .....
Honeymoon Places
Ranikhet. India , AsiaRanikhet literally meaning the Queen's Meadow is situated in the picturesque state of Uttaranchal. It is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and has lush green forests. The fragrance of the flora and the fauna captures your heart and is .....
President Of India
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Period-13-May-1962 to 13-May-1967 Political party-Independent Born: September 5, 1888 Died: April 17, 1975 Achievements: First Vice President and second President of India. Placed Indian philosophy on world map. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was firs .....
Swach Bharat Abhiyan
Power Coal MNRE PSUs to Construct 50000 Toilets in Schools Work on 1001 Toilets to begin. As a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission , the Public Sector Undertakings ( PSUs) under the Ministries of Power, Coal and New Renewable Energy will construct 50,000 toilets in schools all over the country within next one year up to August 2015.The w .....
Rules to play Shot Put
Grip the shot with your fingers. Cup the shot, or heavy ball, with your fingers and thumb along the back side of the ball. Dont touch the shot with your palm, and dont spread out your fingers around the ball. Use your dominant hand. .....
Flowers
Agrostemma Coronaria Rose Cockle or Campion. Grows spontaneously in Italy and Siberia, Linnaeus informs us that the blossom is naturally white, with red in the middle.The single Rose Campion has been long an inhabitant of the English gardens, where, by its seeds having scattered, it is become a .....
Rules to play Rowing
Indoor rowing. Indoor rowing on ergometer, or tank is a way to train technique and strength by going through the same motions as rowing, with resistance. Indoor rowing is helpful when the lake is frozen, or there are no lakes near by. .....
Narendra Modi
Biography. Narendra Damodardas Modi has emerged as the indisputable champion of the Lok Sabha Election 2014 by delivering the partys best results ever in the general election of India. Modi, who worked as a tea-seller in his childhood, has come a very long way .....
Paintings Sculptures
Kamabhisarika Nayika Kota School 17th century AD. Kota was formed by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir by bifurcating Bundi. Kota School of miniature painting owe their origin to the Bundi School. Stylistically they are similar. But there are certain differences. The Kota figures are also squat, but the .....
Forever Young Naturally Beauty
Natural Haircare Basics Try Indian head massage. Stress can be detrimental to hair health, particularly when neck and shoulder tension prevents blood circulation from taking nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles. Book a session with a therapist specializing in Indian Head Massage, which advocates .....
Most Dangerous Animal in the World
Wolverine. Wolverines are the largest member of the weasel family, and they may look cute but they are fearless! The tiny 35 pound mammal has been known to take down fully grown wolves and bears, even moose sometimes! The wolverines snow shoe like paws allow it .....
Benefits of Sapodilla fruits
Effective antioxidant. Sapota is actually a fruit which is a effective antioxidant. Therefore it offers capacity to behave as an antiaging agent. Its got ability to eliminate free radicles within the body that are actually a good reason for improving the process of getting .....
SuperFood
Prunes Dried Plums. Prunes are rich in anthocyanins, as well as a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C, lutein, and beta-carotene. They are a significant source of the trace mineral boron, which is useful in converting calcium to bone and may p .....
Carrer Success Tips
Use open gestures. Keeping your movements relaxed, using open arm gestures, and showing the palms of your hands the ultimate see, I have nothing to hide gesture are silent signals of credibility and candor. Individuals with open gestures are perceived more positively .....
Movie Oddities That Make No Sense
ET. In one of the most iconic movie scenes in history (the legendary bike scene) E.T. clearly showcases his ability to levitate objects and himself. So the question is why didn t he levitate himself at the beginning of the film back onto his spaceship? .....
Best Street Artists In The World
Natalia Rak Poland. Natalia is from Poland; she graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Lodz, and has made quite an impression in the world of street art over the last couple of years. Her murals explore the female figure in dreamlike colorful environments. .....
Tips to succeed in Sales
Prospecting Timeline. At certain times in the year, most people are working hard to make their numbers. Yet, at the same time, many have no idea how long it takes to turn a prospect into a profitable customer. Creating a prospecting timeline can help benchmark past experi .....
Rules to play Hot Air Ballooning
Poor visibility. How far can we see? Our aircraft are designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as Visual Flight Rules (VFR) certified. That means we must have a certain amount of visibility to fly legally. The visibility must be 1 to 3 miles, depending .....
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