10 . Eating Through Anything – Matter Eater Lad
Alright, so it might be neat to be able to eat anything without consequence — those late night Taco Bell trips would be a lot easier, for one. But when would you ever really have to eat through a wall though? Maybe if you’re a superhero, but it just seems like it’d be a funny thing to watch. Especially when one stops to consider the truism that what must go in must come out. Not to mention, he wasn’t a cannibal — there goes any chance of using his powers to beat up the bad guys.
Uncharted 2: Fortune Hunter Edition – Price: $4,990
While Uncharted 2 is not a particularly rare game itself (in fact, it is one of the most popular and highly praised games available on the PlayStation 3), there is a certain edition of the title that has proved elusive for collectors. This was completely by design though, as Sony decided that for their limited edition version of the game, it really should be limited rather than just a more expensive bundle. The company only created 200 copies of the Fortune Hunter Edition and gave them out randomly to players who had spent some time on the official demo during selected weekends. Copies can sell for anywhere between $8,000 and $12,000 and come with the game, as well as an official art book and game guide along with a replica dagger.
By Chris Barker
Sometimes, even the Mafia needs a little extra assistance. When things get messy, the notorious criminal organization has an utterly ruthless and deranged clean-up crew of paid assassins on standby. Whether they need to violently send out a message, or subtly whack a rival with minimum repercussions, the Mob can turn to any number of cold-blooded career professionals. These contract killers are a law enforcement officer’s nightmare – and case studies for criminal justice experts.
It’s an odd profession, killing for a living. Career prerequisites include ruthlessness, aggression, and an icy sense of emotional detachment. And if the cases that follow are anything to go by, some kind of psychological imbalance probably helps as well. The infamous killers on this list plied their trade with the kind of fervor and dedication that might have earned them a golden handshake had their chosen careers been above board. Read on for the 10 most dangerous mafia hitmen in history.
10. ABE “KID TWIST” RELES
Abe Reles was a natural born killer. He was a violent and unpredictable man and an early member of the charmingly named Murder, Inc. This was a notorious “enforcement arm” of the American and Jewish Mafia believed to have killed up to 1,000 people during the 1930s and ‘40s.
Reles was renowned for using an ice pick on his victims, which he would ram into their brains through their ears. Even day-to-day he was unstable and would sometimes attack innocent bystanders; he once murdered a parking lot employee for not bringing his vehicle up fast enough.
This notorious hitman was arrested in 1940, but despite being implicated in “dozens” of killings, he was able to wriggle out of the death penalty by ratting on his boss Louis Buchalter and other key members of Murder, Inc.
Informing didn’t work out well for Reles, though: he was found dead on the pavement outside his hotel room on November 12, 1941. The press called him “the canary who could sing, but couldn’t fly.”
The world’s most dangerous city:
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, there are over 3 murders a day. The violence stems from the city’s role as a major hub for illegal drug and arms trafficking.
Least sexually satisfied country:
With its extreme conservatism, Japan is the country with the least sexual satisfaction, as only 15% of individuals reported having a fulfilling sex life. Furthermore, over 45% of Japanese women report being either uninterested in, or actually despising, sexual contact.
Boston Celtics – 8 Consecutive NBA Titles
Winning one NBA Title is impressive, but winning eight consecutive NBA Titles is astonishing. The Celtics dominated the NBA during the 1960s and won a championship every year from 1959-1966. When the Chicago Bulls (1996-1998) and Los Angeles Lakers (2000-2002) each won 3 championships in a row, it was a big deal. Yet neither of them came close to doing what the Celtics accomplished. With the NBA now in a salary cap system, there is too much parity across the league for a single team to go on an 8-year title run. Also, there is a lot of pressure on teams trying to repeat as champions. The Miami Heat are already feeling the heat and they have only won two in a row. Unless the NBA abolishes the salary cap and allows superstars to team up, the Celtics record will never be broken.
Hands down the best horror movie in my opinion. The way it slowly builds up and it doesn’t scare you by having loud jump scenes. Just the eerie atmosphere through out that movie is scary. It was my first horror movie and I had to sleep with the lights on for a solid 3 or 4 days.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
This movie is as raw and gritty as fuck! And the dinner table scene, nuff said!
Solway Firth Astronaut
Jim Templeton was in a marsh taking photos of his young daughter and after getting them developed there appeared to have been a Spaceman in full astronaut gear standing behind her. Except there wasn’t anyone else around while they were there. Even Kodak verified that it was not tampered with.
WWI Airman ghost
This group picture of some soldiers was taken in 1919 so no photoshop has been used here. The photographer didn’t see that shadowed face when the picture was taken. First later some of the soldiers saw the picture and recognized the face as a fellow soldier named Freddy Jackson, who died in an accident caused by an airplane propeller two days earlier.
Latrell Sprewell, the four-time All-Star later gagged on a life-changing financial choice. He turned down a three-year, $21 million contract in 2005, saying he had a family to feed. What do those kids eat, gold nuggets? He was making $14.6 million a year at the time for a total of $96 million earned. But he never played again after that season and paid dearly for it. The former Knick saw his two homes foreclosed on, got sued for $200 million by an ex-girlfriend for child support, and had his 70-foot yacht repossessed. He still owed $1.3 million on it.
Given that the former Mets and Phillies star once published a magazine, The Players Club, on how to live large as a professional athlete, he could have followed its advice. Now, his former lawyer is calling Lenny Dykstra indigent. It takes some doing to owe $30 million to creditors. Investments in car washes, real estate and a stock trading website all struck out. A $18.5 million house he bought from NHL great Wayne Gretzky was foreclosed on. He was recently jailed on grand theft auto charges and faced a possible 80 years in prison for allegedly embezzling from a bankrupt estate. He was also arrested in August for supposedly exposing himself to women he invited for job interviews he arranged on Craigslist.