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LOUD TRAVEL VODAVIRAL

24 Places To Visit In Sweden

1. Stockholm
Here you have the classic architecture mixed in with modern art. You’ll also see the combo of old and new in the traditional meals and modern Nordic cuisine.

Visit: Djurgården, Skansen and Vasa Museum

2. Gothenburg
Even with Stockholm being the #1 attraction, Gothenburg holds its own charm. Also, it’s reinvented urself by providing Michelin star restaurant alongside incredible art galleries in this rustic city.

Visit: Liseberg Amusement Park, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Archipelago

3. Abisko
If you’re looking for that natural aesthetic, you can see the Aurora Borealis and the Midnight Sun. It provides a beautiful backdrop with the green and blue night sky in the winters. The summers have a midnight sun.

Visit: Aurora Sky Station

4. Are
This is not your ordinary mountain village. Here you’ll have the metropolitan feel with the skiing. It’s also a nice place for a quick getaway from the typical tourist attraction.

Visit: Are Ski Resort, Are Kabinbana, Njarka Sami Camp, Froa Gruva
<p style=”text-align: left;”>5. Halmstad
Culture is the name of the game here. Are you tired of the beaches? Get some nice Danish culture in this great city.</p>
Visit: Nissan River, Galgberget, Tylösand Strand, Mjellby Art Museum

 

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LOUD TRAVEL VODAVIRAL

5 Great Places To Visit On A Family Vacation In Nigeria

1. Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar
Obudu Ranch Resort is a beautiful place to take a family vacation. It has a nice water park with water slide and a swimming pool, a golf course, night-time bonfires and horseback riding. Not to mention, you’ll bond with family as you get one with nature while hiking  and bird watching.

2. Yankari Games Reserve

Your children will get a kick out of seeing baboons, hippos, elephants and other 50 species of wildlife including variety of fishes and birds. The Marshall cave Systems and Wikki Warm Springs make for great family fun. The Wikki River is a natural swimming ground. Yankari is a perfect leisure spot with outdoor and indoor sports facilities.

3. Okomu National Park, Edo State

The Okomu National Park is a rain forest. Just imagine watching 150 varieties of birds each with its distinctive acrobatic display with your family. Not to mention, this is a great spot to have a picnic and watch White throated monkey, forest elephants and other 33 wildlife species.

4. Tinapa Business Resort

Not only is Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort located near Calabar Free Trade Zone, but it’s the ideal place for wholesale and retail trade as well as entertainment and leisure. It makes for a nice family vacation spot with the children’s arcade, an eight-screen cinema, a mini amphitheatre, restaurants and pubs.

5. Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort

Ikogosi Warm Spring is a beautiful place to relax. Imagine the warm water spring flows side by side with a cold spring. The resort has excellent accommodations available and recreational facilities suitable for family vacation.

 

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LOUD ONLINE VODAVIRAL

Biggest Thefts In History

#1 HARRY WINSTON – $108 MILLION
In December 2008, four armed men dressed in wigs and women’s clothing robbed the Paris store. They stole over $108 million in jewelry, which caused the company’s stock to fall 9%.

#2 CENTRAL BANK OF IRAQ – $1 BILLION
Before Coalition forces began bombing Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein had his song Qusay to make a withdrawal of around $1 billion in $100 bills. Around $650 million was later found by US troops hidden in the walls of one of Saddam’s palaces, but $350 million remained missing.

#3 ANTWERP DIAMOND CENTER – $100 MILLION
Since 80% of the world’s uncut diamonds go through Antwerp, Belgium. Professional thief, Leonardo Notarbartolo, already scoped out Antwerp Diamond Center’s vault for years. He and his accomplices managed to get past ten layers of security. Notarbartolo was eventually  caught but the $100 million in gems still hasn’t been recovered.

#4 KNIGHTSBRIDGE SAFE DEPOSIT ROBBERY – $98 MILLION
In 1987, Valerio Viccei, who had enjoyed a successful career in armed robbery, infiltrated the Knightsbridge Safe Deposit Centre and pilfered the boxes. He and his accomplices left with over around $98 million worth of money and jewels. They fled to Latin America. Viccei’s accomplices were caught there. However, it wasn’t until Viccei tried to retrieve his Ferrari in England where he was captured and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

#5 CITY BONDS ROBBERY – $400 MILLION
In May 1990, a 58 year old messenger named John Goddard was mugged while carrying a briefcase containing around 292 million pounds in bearer bonds. Whoever holds those bonds were considered the owners. Those bills were as good as cash. However, the FBI was able to infiltrate the gang and find out who was behind the mugging. All but two of the bonds were recovered.

#6 BAGHDAD BANK ROBBERY – $282 MILLION
In July 2007, employees of Dar Es Salaam bank in Baghdad showed up to work to find the vault open and all of its contents gone. It’s believed the three bank guard made off with $282 million!

#7 AGRICULTURAL BANK OF CHINA ROBBERY – $7 MILLION
This was quite an ingenious plan. China saw its largest robbery in 2007 when the Agricultural Bank’s messenger Ren Xiaofeng stole 200,000 yuan to buy lottery tickets. He was able to win enough money and return it before it went missing. However, the next year he used anothe messenger to get around $7 million dollars but lost most of it to losing lottery tickets.

#8 DUNBAR ARMORED HEIST – $18.9 MILLION
This was an inside job gone bad. Allen Pace was a regional safety inspector who ended up making off with $18.9 million in chase in a U-Haul truck after enlisting his friends for the gig. However, apiece of the truck’s tail light led the police to the suspects, and Pace was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

#9 SUMITOMO MITSUI HACK $423 MILLION
In 2004, hackers broke into the system of Sumitomo Mitsui, a Japanese bank, and attempted to transfer approximately 423 million to ten different accounts around the world. The bank was luckily because they noticed repeat behavior after implementing a program in October of the same year that noticed the transactions.

#10 BANK OF IRELAND HEIST – $9 MILLION
In 2009, seven robbers believed to be gangsters from inner-city northern Dublin got away with $9 million in under 15 minutes. It led to a big manhunt in Ireland to find the criminals.

#11 BOSTON MUSEUM THEFT – $300 MILLION
March 1990 saw what most consider the biggest art heist in history. Two phony officers convinced two security guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston that they were responding to a disturbance. They took advantage of the situation by handcuffing the security guards in the basement after being let inside. In the subsequent 81 minutes, the two men left with 12 pieces of art with a combined value of over $300 million at the time of the theft. However, they were amateurs leaving behind more valuable pieces and damaged the items they stole.

#12 SCHIPHOL AIRPORT HEIST – $118 MILLION
In February 2005, Amsterdam saw history’s largest diamond heist yet — with the stolen gems estimated at a value of $118 million.

#13 BRITISH BANK OF THE MIDDLE EAST – $70 MILLION
In 1976, a terrorist group associated with the Palestine Liberation Organization made off with over 25 million pounds worth of gold, jewels, stocks, as well as $50 million worth of currency from the British Bank of the Middle East. They plundered the vault over a course of two days.

#14 TREASURE OF BENGHAZI – PRICELESS
It has been reported that the “Treasure of Benghazi” heist occurred sometime before July 2011. The thieves were able to drill a through the ceiling to a vault underground. Here’s where they looted over seven thousand ancient coins made of gold, silver, and bronze. It’s considered the most valuable heist in history due to the priceless treasures stolen.

#15 BANCO CENTRAL HEIST – $70 MILLION
The Banco Central burglary of 2005 is one of the biggest bank heists in history. It took a small gang tunneled three months of digging to break into the vault and leave with around $70 million.

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HOLLYWOOD LOUD VODAVIRAL

Most Political Hollywood Stars

#1 CLINT EASTWOOD THE OSCAR-WINNER AND POLITICIAN
Eastwood actually served as Mayor of Carmel (1986) and the California State Park and Recreation Commissioner (2001). Back in 2012, he was a mystery guest speaker in the Republican National Convention.

#2 THE BEAUTIFUL DIPLOMAT
Not only is Angelina Jolie a beautiful actress, but she’s served for more than 10 years as a UNHCR ambassador.

#3 GEORGE CLOONEY KNOWS HOW BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
He really does it all from starring in or directing a film, fundraising for President Obama’s, or giving a speech on his organization, ‘Not On Our Watch Project’- which focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities. Also, he’s a stand-up guy who is willing to risk arrest in protest to resolve the Sudanese Darfur conflict.

#4 JEAN SEBERG: THE POLITICAL FEMME FATALE
Not only did she star in 37 films and play the heroine, Joan of Arc, in the film ‘Saint Joan’ (1957), she supported civil right and activist groups in the 1960s.

#5 ALEC BALDWIN: THE STAUNCH DEMOCRAT
The award-winning actor and longtime environmental activist also lobbied for the Federal Funding of the Arts.

#6 STEPHEN BALDWIN: A STAUNCH REPUBLICAN
Stephen Baldwin, the actor and brother of Alec Baldwin, takes more of conservative activist role as a Republican. He’s more into the religious aspect.

#7 AUDREY HEPBURN PUT UNICEF ON THE MAP

Audrey had tremendous star power with her unique style, talent and compassion. She started working with  UNICEF  after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in ‘Roman Holiday’ in 1954. Her role as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador gained recognition with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then US president, George H. W. Bush.

#8 HARRY BELAFONTE: AN OUTSPOKEN ACTIVIST
Not only is Belafonte a great musician and actor, he never held back his words when it came to social issues.

#9 BRIGITTE BARDOT: THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
Bardot has not only had a career as French fashion model and actress, but actively pursued Animal welfare activism.

#10 OPRAH WINFREY’S ENDORSEMENT OF BARACK OBAMA
Back in 2008, Oprah Winfrey gained a title as the most influential woman in the world by different outlets, such as CNN, Time.com, Vanity Fair and even Bill O’Reilly. Her influence was so strong that it also played a major role in helping President Barack Obama get elected.

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HOLLYWOOD LOUD VODAVIRAL

Top Celebrity Nicknames

#1 SNOOP DOGG
The king of the LBC, Snoop Doggy Dogg, born as Calvin Broadus, got his childhood nickname from his mom because she thought he looked like Charlie Brown’s beagle, “Snoopy.”

#2 PUFFY
Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, simply just Diddy (now Love). Puffy was a nickname due to his huff and puff nature after getting angry.

#3 BRANGELINA
Brangelina is a combination of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It’s a power couple combination given to them at the beginning of their relationship.

#4 MILEY
Destiny Hope Cyrus had the name Miley due to be a play-on of “Smiley.”

#5 WACKO JACKO
Wacko Jacko was a bit of a derogatory term used by the tabloids.

#6 THE WALL
Keanu Reeves was nicknamed “The Wall” came from during high school days as a great goalkeeper.

#7 XTINA
Xtina came from the concept of ‘Xmas’.

#8 SNOOKIE
Jersey Shore star, Snooki, got her nickname in 8th grade from a character on “Save the Last Dance.”

#9 JAY Z
Shawn Corey Carter, better known as “Jay-Z”, was a tribute to his mentor Jaz-O and ode to the subway lines, J and Z, which run in Brooklyn.

#10 LIVER
“Liver” is nickname Liv Taylor acquired after a few years.

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HOLLYWOOD LOUD VODAVIRAL

5 of the best ever musical comebacks

1. Take That

Talk about quite the comeback. If you were a young girl, you stoned over the band members in the 90s. Robbie Williams decided on solo career, which led to their split in 1996. However, they had a strong comeback in 2005 as a foursome. Now, they’re back again as a trio.

2. Destiny’s Child

This group has gone through a few different stages since 90s. Beyoncé , the lead singer broke off for a couple years to pursue a solo career, but they came back for one last album, “Destiny Fulfilled” in 2004. Although the group has not made an album since, they still do special performances from time-to-time.

3. Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back, alright! Honestly, the 90s heart throbs never broke up. They released an album in 2019. Rumor has it that they’re an epic joint tour is in the works with The Spice Girls!

4. Justin Timberlake
From his boy band days in NSYNC to his amazing solo career, JT has made his stamp in the music scene. Not to mention, he’s back in the studio and he’s planning to work with some big names like rap artist Meek Mill and producer Timbaland.
5. Michael Jackson

At the end of the day, you can’t deny the influence he’s had on music and pop culture, period. It’s no surprise that the King of Pop caused hysteria when he announced he’d return to the stage for 50 show dates at O2 Arena in London. In fact, it sold out within mere hours!  Unfortunately, he passed on before he could perform, but his rehearsals turned into a movie “This Is It”. The film became the highest grossing concert movie of all-time.

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FITNESS LOUD VODAVIRAL

10 Tips to Make Better Food Choices

1.Find out what you need
Get personalize nutrition information  on your age, gender, height, weight, and physical activity level. SuperTracker is a good source to provide your calorie level, shows foods and beverages you need, and tracks progress toward your goals.

2.Enjoy your food but eat less
Use smaller plates for portion control. Also, eat slower to enjoy the food and let it register in your body.

3.Strengthen your bones
Fat-free and low-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt help to strengthen your bones. Use these calcium-rich foods to toughen up your body.

4.Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
A colorful plate with fruits and vegetables is ideal to help you get tons of vitamins and nutrients.

5.Drink water
Water helps you stay hydrated and maintain your weight.

6.Eat whole grains more often
Eat whole grains, such as brown rice and whole-grain pastas and breads to keep you full and provide you with more fiber content.

7.Learn what is in foods
Always look at the Nutrition Facts labels to understand what you’re consuming.

8.Cut back on some foods
You can reduce your calories by cutting back on fattening and sugar foods. Limit your consumption of ribs, bacon, candies, and cakes.

9.Be a better cook
You can try out healthier recipes that reduce salt, fat, and sugar intake. Additionally, you should have most of your meals at home to gain more control of your eating.

10.Be active whenever you can
Try to be active at least 2.5 to 3 hours a week. A combination of cardio and strength training can give you well-rounded fitness.

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HOLLYWOOD HOT LOUD VODAVIRAL

These Are the 10 Hottest Celebrities, According to Men

AskMen.com polled their readers to find out which celebrities were the hottest. If you were wondering who the hottest celebrities were, read on to find out the opinion of the general public.

If you’ve been out of the loop for a while, you’ll notice that things have changed since last time. There are some new names here, you won’t find Scarlett Johansson or Emma Stone in this list anymore. This list is filled with fresh, new faces, and that’s always a good thing.

#1: Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley broke into the scene after being cast in the new Star Wars films, and it seems as though she has won quite a few admirers in the process. This talented young actor undoubtedly has more to share with us in the future, and we’re sure that future roles will show her feminine side.

#2: Beyoncé

She’s been around for quite some time now, but it seems as though men and women around the world are still completely in love with Queen B. Her looks don’t seem to fading, and she’s still just as talented as she ever was when it comes to music. That’s a winning combination!

#3: Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham is a plus-size model, and her spot on this list illustrates the transforming perception of beauty in our world. Some men aren’t shy about stating that they would rather have a woman like Ashley Graham instead of a rail-thin model we so often see on the catwalk.

#4: Priyanka Chopra

This Indian actress won the Miss World Pageant back in 2000, and things have only been getting better for this talented artist ever since. Men all over the world think she’s incredibly beautiful, and she has won numerous awards for her role in the film industry. We can’t argue with her army of fans!

#5: Holly Holm

This UFC warrior also has tons of fans, and her fighting style is certainly entertaining. She’s a former champion, and a lot of guys out there absolutely love her still and her good looks. At age 38, she’s still incredibly healthy due to her incredible workout regime and fitness-focused lifestyle.

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LIFE LOUD VODAVIRAL

Life Tips You Need To Know

#1 ALARM CLOCKS
If you have a roommate with a pesky phone alarm, call them. You’ll not only turn the alarm off but it’ll wake him up.

#2 PLANE TICKETS
Consider purchasing your plane tickets in the middle of the week to save $100 or more. It’ll help you avoid impulse buyers on the weekend who can drive the price and demand up.

#3 BAGEL HOLDER
Use your old CD holder for your sandwich.

#4 UNPLUG IT
Unplug everything when you have to head to work or school. It’ll help you save 10% off your energy bill.

#5 WASP SPRAY
If your work in a sketchy area, take some wasp spray with you to help deter attackers.

#6 WHITE BOARDS
Use dry erase marker to help make it easier to clean your white boards off.

#7 GROCERY BAGS
Instead of digging your fingers into the plastic handles, use a small and hard item through the handles.

#8 POPSICLES
Trying to keep from making a mess. Place a muffin tin liner on the bottom of your popsicle and it’ll keep your fingers dry.

#9 GRILLED CHEESE
Create an effective grilled cheese sandwich by putting bread and cheese in the toaster sideways.

#10 DRYER SHEETS
Putting a dryer sheet in your pocket when you go camping or hiking works wonders as a mosquito repellant.

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HOLLYWOOD HOT LOUD VODAVIRAL

Amazing Netflix Movies You’ve Never Seen

#1 BERNIE
With great direction by Richard Linklater and great performances by Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey, this was sleeper in 2011. It’s based off a true story with a dark and heartwarming theme that’s sure to be cult classic in 10 years.

#2 BUTTER
Check out  Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, and Ty Burrell star in this hilarious midwestern satire.

#3 TAKE THIS WALTZ
It’s always nice to Seth Rogan in a more serious dramatic role.

#4 GOON
Sports fan will love this overlooked sports comedy starring Sean William Scott and Liev Schreiber.

#5 TRUST
This movie touches a sensitive topic, such as a girl who’s abused by a man she befriends on the internet. It’s worth a watch due to the great performances from Clive Owen and Catherine Keener.

#6 THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER
Here’s a coming-of-age take that will take you back to your teenage years.

#7 JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME
It’s a short and sweet comedy that shows the chemistry between Jason Segel and Ed Helms.

#8 GOD BLESS AMERICA
This dark comedy will keep you on the edge of your seat with a middle-aged homicidal maniac bonding with a teenage girl (in a non-sexual way) and going on a crime spree across America.

#9 THE FREEBIE
When an attractive couple (Katie Aselton and Dax Shepard) decide to go out for an evening and it turns into a one-night stands, it makes for quite the funny and provocative film.

#10 SLEEPWALK WITH ME
This is a bit of a quirky film that NPR fans will especially enjoy.