The Top 10 Secret Societies

secret-societiesOver the course of history, there have been a number of secret societies. While these societies are supposed to be secret, we still know a lot about them.

10. Ancient Order of Hibernians

This society was initially formed to protect the rights of Irish Catholic immigrants.

9. National Grange

This secret society models itself around the Masonic fraternity. Both men and women can be members.

8. The United Ancient Order of Druids

This society revolves around Celtic paganism.

7. The Knights Templar

It is believed that this society exists to protect things of religious importance, such as the Holy Grail. They were mass murdered on a “Friday The 13th” which is why this day is considered unlucky.

6. Bilderberg

This society meets every single year, but no one knows exactly what it is that they plan. Recently they have released topics of discussion which still doesn’t sit will with me.

5. The Elders of Zion

It is believed that this secret society is exclusive to Jewish members. However, many believe that this society does not actually exist.

4. The Rosicrucians

This secret society dates back to the 15th century. It is believed that this society has helped to incite various revolutions throughout history.

3. The Illuminati

Many devious acts have been attributed to the Illuminati. The truth behind this secret society is a mystery to all but its members. I’m looking at your Beyoncé!

2. The Freemasons

It is believed that the Freemasons are the oldest remaining secret society. If you are interested, you can still become a Freemason today.

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1. Skull & Bones

This secret society is associated with the Ivy League college Yale. It is rumored that its members have a lot of influence in the business world. Famous members include former President Bush and his son George W.

While we are aware of these societies, there is much that we do not know about them. It is likely that the real truth behind these societies will remain a mystery. Are they myths, or are the stories true? Only members know.

The Top 10 Search Engines

search-engineWhen most people think of search engines, they think of Google. As a matter of fact, many people use the word “Google” when they talk about internet searches.

However, that doesn’t mean that Google is the only place to conduct searches. People who are hunting for something special have a number of search engines to choose from. Any one interested in search engine optimization can take advantage of these places to edge out their competition:

10. Goodsearch

For people who have concerns about search engines and privacy, Goodsearch is an ethical alternative.

9. Blekko

This creatively named search engine has drawn a lot of inspiration from social media platforms like Twitter.

8. Yippy

If you are interested in exploring the deep web, you may want to give the Yippy search engine a look.

7. Dogpile

Want to see search results from several different sources? Why not give Dogpile a try?

6. Ask

Formerly known as “Ask Jeeves,” this search engine still gets a lot of usage.

5. Yandex

Some search engines are more popular in other parts of the world than others. This Russian search engine may not be well-known in the west, but it is popular in eastern Europe.

4. DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo doesn’t have the name recognition that the search engines above do, but it does have a dedicated audience.

3. Yahoo

Yahoo has been a frequently-used search engine for a very long time. Yahoo is also a popular news aggregate.

2. Bing

While Google is the top search engine, Bing has been growing in popularity over the years. This Microsoft-owned search engine has been focused on improving its results.

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1. Google

Obviously, Google is the number one search engine around. People rely on Google to deliver them the kind of results that they need.

While Google is an excellent search engine, internet users should know that they have plenty of choices available to them. There are lots of search engines out there.

The Top 3 Addicting SmartPhone Games

candycrushsaga-1It wasn’t long ago that phones were used as a communication device. The times have changed, however and they are used for so much more than that. Today we use our phones not only to communicate, but to keep up with our finances, our activity, and even to enjoy some time by playing games. I find the follow games extremely frustrating as well as completely addicting:

3. Candy Crush

This game was the first puzzle game that got people really hooked to their phones. It continues to be one of the most popular smart phone games of all time. The makers of Candy Crush have created many offsets of the popular game which have also been quite fun to play. But nothing is as good as the original

2. Trivia Crack

Another game that many smart phone users have enjoyed. Trivia Crack puts their users either against their friends and family or strangers from all over the world. There are six trivia categories: geography, history, science, sports, art and pop culture. What’s even more fun is that the question are user submitted so the questions can be either easy or super challenging.

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1. PokemonGo

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, PokemonGo has been taking over society. I’m sure by the time this article is published that the amount of downloads has risen. Pokemon has taken over and they are free in the world. It’s time to catch them all and fight your friends and family in gyms. The latest update even lets you have a buddy system where you can earn extra candy.

As you can see, there are many fun and exciting games for smart phones that many people find addicting. While Candy Crush continues to be one of the most popular games for the devices, there are other choices for those who would rather play something else. When you get ready to play something fun, try out a game shared here.

The Top 3 Most Horrific Sports Injuries

As much as I love sports and competitions, sometimes we forget that these athletes who can perform amazing feats of athleticism are simply human. Nothing is more tragic (and oddly entertaining at the same time) is watching one of your beloved sports heroes get injured. Now, there’s a difference between being knocked out, or shaken up and horrific sports injuries. These injuries were all caught on camera and makes even the toughest people cringe. Even if you hate that player, you can’t help but be concerned. There’s a great YouTube video you can watch here:

But if you have a faint heart, you might just want to read my top 5:

3. Tim Hudson (Atlanta Braves) — Broken Ankle

What should have been a routine play turned out to be nothing but routine. Freddie Freeman through the ball to Tim Hudson on first to try and get opponent Eric Young Jr. Young hustled to beat out the through and accidentally stepped on Hudson’s ankle causing it to spend and snap.

2. Clint Malarchuk (Buffalo Sabres) — Lacerated Throat

clint-malarchukBecause of this injury, goalies are now required to wear neck protectors. Goalie Clint Malarchuk was protecting his goal when there was a collision. A skate cut his throat in the jugular. The results were not pretty. 300 stitches later, he recovered and didn’t need sclerotherapy treatment.

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1. Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) — Broken Leg

I remember this as if it were yesterday. My friend Halland Chen (who owns Vein Institute and Pain Centers of America) and I were sitting on the couch watching the game. I have never seen a man’s leg literally bend in the wrong direction. After being hit by linebacker Lawrence Taylor, Joe Theismann fell the wrong way and broke his tibula and fibular, ultimately having to retire from Football.

What do you think of my top 3 horrific sports injuries? Do you have one that sends shivers down your spine?

The 10 Best Moments In Sports History

artidv000030000077While there have been countless incredible moments in the history of American sports, some of these moments stand out in a crowd. These 10 moments will never be forgotten by sports fans.

10. When Villanova Beat Georgetown

This historic came put NCAA basketball on the map.

9. Babe Ruth’s Called Shot

Some of the greatest moments in sports history are also the most contentious ones.

8. When The USA Beat The Soviet Union

International games can be very intense. When the USA beat the Soviet Union at Olympic Hockey games, it was about more than sports. It was a victory for all of America.

7. The Immaculate Reception

This catch by Franco Harris won a game and changed the rules of football.

6. The Unstoppable Buffalo Bills

Winning one Super Bowl is an amazing feat. However, the Buffalo Bills managed to win four in a row.

5. The First Super Bowl

Today, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest events in the entire year. However, the first Super Bowl didn’t take place until the 1960s. It changed sports history forever.

4. When The Red Sox Beat The Yankees

For years, people believed that the Boston Red Sox were cursed. When they managed to beat the Yankees and win the world series, people couldn’t believe their eyes.

3. When Reggie Jackson Hit Three Home Runs Straight

Even a single home run is a big event. Reggie Jackson managed to hit three in a row, and he did it during the World Series.

2. When Hank Aaron Beat Babe Ruth’s Record

For a while, it seemed as though no one would ever beat Babe Ruth’s home run record. However, Hank Aaron managed to topple it.

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1. When Jackie Robinson Broke The Color Barrier

In the past, professional sports were very segregated. Jackie Robinson changed that when he joined the world of professional baseball.

It’s clear that sports have a rich and storied history.

The Top 10 Dumbest Reasons Why People Got Arrested

I have a good friend of mine that for a bail bonds NJ company. The two of us have shared quite a few stories of all the crazy things that we have seen over the years. A few times his clients have been arrested for the most dumb reasons. Here’s a great video fo the 10 dumbest criminals of all time.

If you can handle to laugh even more, here are 10 of the dumbest reasons that people have been arrested (according to stories from my friend)

10. Violation Of The Leash Law

If you find a stray, turn it in or you could be the one in violation.

9. Posting Pictures Of A Crime, And The Loot On Social Media

If you’re going to do a crime, don’t post the crime on social media. It’s only a matter of time until the police view it.

8. Forgetting To Turn Off Skype

Again, if you’re going to do a crime, don’t post it or leave skype on.

7. Bragging About What Was Stolen (To A Cop)

If you’re sitting in a bar and bragging to the guy next to you about the robbery you were involved in, make sure it’s not a cop that you’re bragging to.

6. Refusing To Return Sports Equipment (Balls Etc.) That Land In Your Yard

If you’re elderly and tired of the neighbor kids baseball and football landing in your yard, return the balls to them, don’t refuse to return them or you may be arrested.

5. Passing Gas On A Public Officer

If you’re being fingerprinted or questioned, don’t pass gas on anyone around you.

4. Jay Walking

Never jaywalk in front of the donut shop in a big city, you never know who will be inside eating a donut.

3. Double Parking In A No Parking Zone In Front Of A Police Station While Trying To Break Someone Out Of Jail

If you’re going to try and break someone out of jail, wait for a regular parking spot so that you don’t draw more attention to yourself.

2. Selling Videos Of Crimes In Action

Don’t tape your crime and then try to sell the illegal CDs.

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1. Calling An Ambulance For A Pet

We know you love your pet, but you can’t call an ambulance for them.

The Top 10 Courtroom Dramas On TV

full-cast-of-law-and-order-cast-list-for-the-show-law-and-order-u1While most people have no desire to go to court, people love watching a good courtroom drama play out on TV. If you’re intrigued by court proceedings, you should give these 10 dramas a try.

10. Better Call Saul

This Breaking Bad spin-off is set before the classic TV show began

9. Franklin & Bash

This show contained a lot of drama, but it could also be a lot of fun.

8. Harry’s Law

The combination of a courtroom drama and Kathy Bates was too much for audiences to resist.

7. How To Get Away With Murder

This currently airing show has audiences captivated.

6. Law & Order

Law & Order is one of the most beloved courtroom dramas of all time, and for good reason. It provided everything that most people want in a courtroom show. It also spawned several spin-offs, including Law & Order: Special Victims Units.

5. The Good Wife

Have you ever wondered how someone could stay with their spouse after they had an affair? This courtroom drama focused on a woman who made that difficult choice.
4. The Practice

Many actors rose to stardom thanks to the Practice. This TV show captured the attention of audiences immediately.
3. Boston Legal

This drama, which stared James Spader, focused on Massachusetts court cases.

2. Suits

This newer drama is a hit with audiences.

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1. Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal was definitely an unconventional show, but it entertained audiences for many years. It has a lot of courtroom drama, but it contains plenty of interoffice drama as well.

There have been a number of excellent courtroom dramas on TV, and it is likely that there will be even more compelling shows in the future. If you’re a fan of courtroom action, you should give all of these shows a closer look.

The Ten Best Police Films Of All Time

training-dayPolice films are usually filled with action and excitement. The problem is that not many people like that action and excitement when it’s happening to them. No one likes to get pulled over or arrested. I have a lot of friends in the law related industries and I took some of their opinions when compiling this list.

10. Mulholland Falls

Set in the 1950s, this film is about a group of cops investigating the suspicious death of a beautiful young women.

9. Training Day

On his first day as a narcotics officer, a young and idealistic officer gets a taste of what being a cop can really be like.

8. One False Move

After a big arrest goes wrong, the LAPD have to track down a seriously unstable criminal.

7. Fargo (My Friend Mike a criminal defense lawyer’s favorite)

In small-town Minnesota, a strange crime falls apart thanks to the work of the local police force.

6. Rush

Two cops go undercover in order to bring down a Texas drug dealer.

5. The French Connection (Speedy Bail Bonds favorite)

A pair of cops inadvertently stumble onto a smuggling ring.

4. The Departed

In this Academy Award winning movie, a cop has to go undercover in order to bring a crime boss down.

3. Bad Lieutenant

Not all cops are heroes. In this film, the cop is definitely one of the bad guys.

2. Seven

Two police detectives pursue a terrifying serial killer.

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1. Heat

A group of bank robbers have to deal with the police officers pursuing them.

Any of these 10 films should satisfy your cravings for action and adventure. This police films are gripping and packed to the brim with drama. There are many excellent cop films, but the movies above are among the cream of the crop. You’re sure to enjoy every one of them. What do you think of my top 10? Please feel free to contact me with your opinion!

The Ten Best Noire Films Of All Time

film-noir-wallpaperFilm noire to me is what defines breath-taking, adrenaline pumping cinema. This genre of film has a large and passionate fan base yet is mostly unknown to the generations below us. Here are my Top 10 Best Film Noire films.

10. Criss Cross

This oft-forgotten movie is everything noire should be.

9. In A Lonely Place

This serial killer movie is incredibly disturbing and completely compelling.

8. City That Never Sleeps

This movie is narrated by the city it takes place it. It doesn’t get more noire than that.

7. Raw Deal

This film blends the best of pulp with the best of film noire.

6. Act Of Violence

This dark and beautiful film focuses on the aftermath of World War II.

5. They Live By Night

While the original Romeo and Juliet is a fairly dark story, this movie puts a film noir spin on the classic play.

4. The Killers

This dreamy and dark film is based on a short story by Ernest Hemmingway.

3. The Maltese Falcon

This movie, which is based on the Dashiell Hammet book of the same name, has been described as the finest detective film ever made.

2. Double Indemnity

This film, which revolves around a deeply unhappy couple, has been remade and re-worked on several occasions. None of these versions can hold a candle to the original. And it’s clearly the defining role for Ms. Barbara Stanwyck.

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1. The Asphalt Jungle

Made by MGM in the 1950s, this fantastic film has been described as one of the most thrilling crime movies ever made. It’s tightly paced from start to finish.

Do you agree with my top 10? If you think I missed something or have a difference of opinion, I encourage you to contact me! I love debating!

Moving Images

What makes a good movie? A movie stands for Moving Images. If a picture speaks a thousand words the moving images speak volumes. Originally movies were silent because they were able to depict a scene just through images alone. Then as we all remember The Jazz Singer came out and changed the world. But I feel that many movies now rely on generic story telling orally rather than using moving images. Recently Mojo Jojo a popular Youtube Channel that I enjoy watching came out with a list of the Top 10 Most Powerful Movie Scenes with Minimal Dialogue. Although I would have ranked some of them differently, this concept is interesting to me. Here’s the video and I would love to know what you think: