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12 facts about the rear window for the 65th birthday

Alfred Hitchcock brought us all the dangers of spying on your neighbors with Rear Window the critically acclaimed thriller released on September 1, 1954. "Jeff" Jefferies, a photojournalist stuck in his apartment because of a broken leg. He accidentally sees what he thinks of a murder, but he has to prove to the police, his sister Stella, and his girlfriend …

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11 films that cost less than US $ 400 at the US box office

When it comes to Hollywood's biggest blockbuster, the final numbers for such movie stinkers usually range from seven to eight digits. But John Travolta's latest film – The Fanatic directed by Fred Durst – will be lucky if he does that much at all. Experts are wondering if the film, which has been described as the biggest failure in Travolta's …

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Amazon's Alexa can help you find misplaced articles

Amazon's Alexa speech recognition device may be the most useful home-grown artificial intelligence device to date. Although it has a variety of capabilities, there is a lesser-known feature that could reinforce this reputation: According to Lifehacker, users can ask Alexa for help if their car keys, wallets or glasses are missing. All it takes is a little intent. If you …

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You can buy Norwegian salmon fillets from vending machines in Singapore

McDonald's was founded as a modest barbeque shop by brothers Richard and Maurice "Mac" McDonald in 1940, and has become synonymous with fast-food (and paper-backed) carboys. Pioneering formulation techniques have made unimaginable figures possible: in 1994, the company no longer had customers when they reached 100 billion. Take a look at some things you may not know about the Golden …

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10 facts about the extinct passenger pigeon

Just over one hundred years ago, the world's last passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio. The bird – named after George Washington's wife Martha – was born captive and was about 29 years old when she died. Her skin was taxidermized and her internal organs became part of the Smithsonian collections. In Martha's memory, here are some …

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Top 10 safest and most protected prisons

Detention in prisons and other prisons is still the most common punishment against lawbreakers. However, the security and technology in these prisons must be up to date and secure, so that no fantastic, Hollywood-style jail breaks happen. Below is a list of the 10 safest prison facilities from around the world. They range from simple architectural security measures to those …

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