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Awesome Movies Where The Hero Dies

No one wants the hero to die in the end, and everyone wants a happy ending. Those are the general audience expectations for a movie. Most people will hate a movie simply because the writers defied those rules. But, every now and again, an awesome movie appears that kills off the hero at the end and gets away with it. It hurts, of course, to see the hero die. It’s inevitable to feel sad, maybe even depressed about it, but somehow the death of the hero made sense within those awesome movies and required us to work through the emotions of the story.

Gladiator

Things don’t turn out too great for General Maximus Decimus Meridius at the beginning of this film. His life is turned upside down, and he’s made into a gladiator. By the end, he’s able to taste sweet revenge but not before succumbing to his wounds and traveling to the wheat fields of Elysium.

The Departed

Scorcese knows how to make a great gangster film, and this movie is no exception. Though, the sudden and violent shoot-out at the end, resulting in the killing of the main characters hits you where it hurts; it almost couldn’t have ended any other way in retrospect.

The Shining

Jack Torrance is an author who needs a little peace and quiet to get his book completed, so he takes his family to an empty hotel to see it through. Unfortunately for his family, rather than writing the book, he goes insane and brutally attacks them. Still, while hunting down his son through a garden maze in a blizzard, he freezes to death.

Donnie Darko

It’s no secret this is a mind-bending movie. We’ll try to simplify it. Donnie believes he has to sacrifice himself to stop the impending apocalypse. So, of course, at the end of the movie, he dies.

Pan’s Labyrinth

This film reaches the tragic end of Ofelia being murdered by the very terrifying villain Vidal. But, as a result, she travels to the fantasy world where she becomes a queen.

The Hateful Eight

If you’re a character in a Tarantino movie, you’ll likely not make it out alive. This is especially true of The Hateful Eight. Trapped in a cabin and surrounded by a bad blizzard, Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and Sheriff Chris Mannix (Walter Goggins) receive mortal wounds but don’t let that stop them from seeking revenge against Daisy Domergue.

V for Vendetta

V’s primary goal is to inspire an uprising against a brutal totalitarian regime. He wishes to be a symbol of resistance rather than a crime-fighting vigilante. So, after he completes his quest for vengeance, he dies in the arms of Evey (Natalie Portman).

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

In this amazing science fiction action movie, the Terminator sent back to kill John Connor now has been sent back to rescue him from an even more powerful cyborg. When his mission is completed, the Terminator slowly descends into a vat of hot liquid with his thumb up in the air.

Titanic

This tragic love story that needs no introduction follows poor painter Jack Dawson as he falls in love with the very wealthy Rose. We all know as the Titanic sinks, try as they might, Jack freezes to death in the cold Atlantic waters.

Braveheart

When his bride is murdered for assaulting an English officer, William Wallace starts a revolt against English King Edward I. We all wanted to see Wallace crush the English King under his foot in this film and might have even been tricked into thinking that was going to happen until reality set in and the truth came to light. Wallace is tortured to death while screaming, “Freedom!”

 

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Top 10 Motivational Quotes To Unlock The Power Of Gratitude

Ambition can be a double-edged sword, since it is both our blessing and curse. We perpetually strive for better, but on our journey, many of us forget to slow down and savor the magic of each living moment. The world is a wondrous place, and humans, as sentient beings, are the only species with the ability to stop in awe and admire the abundance, holding onto each precious moment in our hearts and minds forever.

The minute we open our eyes to the gifts around us and cherish the distance we have all come, is the minute we start to feel the power and beauty that exist within us all.

Here are our top 10 motivational quotes to become more grateful for what you have:

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
– G.K. Chesterton

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
– Oprah Winfrey

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
– Willie Nelson

We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.
– Dalai Lama

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
– Eckhart Tolle

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
– William Arthur Ward

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
– John F. Kennedy

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Mistakes The Allies Made In World War 2

While the Allied forces during World War 2 eventually won the war, they made many considerable mistakes along the way. Rarely do we remember or care about the mistakes of the victors, but valuable lessons can be gleaned from them nevertheless. From the policy of appeasement to dropping the ball at Dunkirk to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Allies were clearly not perfect and made plenty of mistakes along the road to victory. So, what were they? Well, get ready to go back in time, here are 25 Mistakes The Allies Made In World War 2.

The Failure of Appeasement

In the pre-war period of World War 2, Britain and France took on a policy of appeasement to stave off war. Knowing the European democracies didn’t want war, Hitler pushed their limits to see how much he could get away with. This policy became notorious when English Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met with Hitler at Berchtesgaden and, without consulting the Czech government, essentially gave Hitler all of the Sudetenland. He came back to England declaring “Peace in our time,” but only made things worse. Hitler eventually dismembered all of Czechoslovakia.

Underestimating the Japanese

American racists’ beliefs about the Japanese were a big reason they weren’t ready for them before Pearl Harbor. American magazines and newspapers considered them inept, technologically backward, and “funny” people. They also thought they were physiologically incapable of being good aviators and that their inner ear was askew because their big sisters would bounce them around on their back.

Failure to Anticipate the German Blitz

Despite clear signs that Hitler was about to invade France through the Ardennes, France, and other Allied leaders totally ignored them, not believing Hitler would do it. Failure to anticipate Hitler’s actions led to one of the most devastating military defeats in the 20th century with Hitler unleashing a panzer offensive known as the blitzkrieg. Seven weeks later, Hitler toured Paris for the first time, taking a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower. To spite them, he forced France to surrender in the same carriage that Germany surrendered 22 years before.

The Failure to Attack Germany after They Invaded Poland

England and France assured Poland they would be protected if invaded, yet on September 1st, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and decimated their military with more than 2,000 tanks and 1,000 planes. Within 27 days, Warsaw surrendered. While England and France declared war on Germany in retaliation, they effectively did nothing afterward. The declaration was meaningless, and Poland ultimately remained occupied by Nazi forces until 1945.

Seizing the Initiative at Anzio

On January 22, 1944, British and American troops carried out an amphibious landing on the shores of Italy near Anzio and Nettuno. The German resistance was so light they were able to complete many of their objectives early, moving four miles inland that night. Clearly, the Germans were not ready for the invasion. However, rather than taking the initiative and moving further in toward Rome, the Allies waited and prepared. This proved costly and allowed the German commanders to prepare and lead a much more effective assault, resulting in four months of some of the bloodiest fighting in the war.

Churchill Sending Troops to Greece

In October 1940, Mussolini sent troops into Greece, triggering a wider-ranging conflict. While the Greeks pushed Mussolini back themselves, the Germans signaled invasion. Churchill, not wanting to lose Greek independence, offered assistance and sent Australian and New Zealander troops from Egypt. The German invasion totally overwhelmed Greek and British forces, and poor communication and bad infrastructure didn’t help. 50,000 British troops evacuated, leaving all their equipment behind, while 3,700 British and 15,000 Greek soldiers were killed. Churchill later admitted the decision was an error.Ike’s Early Errors.

Ike’s Early Errors

While General Eisenhower became one of the greatest leaders in World War 2, his early start in the war was met with many errors, including logistical messes, poor cooperation between English-American militaries, and failure to lead in combat operations. His British contemporary Field Marshal Alan Brooke was increasingly frustrated and critical of Eisenhower at this time, saying, “Nice chap, no general.”

Slow Development of Atomic Research

Albert Einstein wrote a letter to FDR in 1939, warning him about the dangers of uranium enrichment and how it could potentially be used as a bomb by the Germans. The Germans had discovered it and already had a head start. FDR responded cautiously, developing a committee to research the matter further, but the order to build an atomic bomb didn’t come until 1941. If the Germans hadn’t lost their physicists, many of them Jewish, and taken the gamble to develop the project further, it would have been too late, and they would have easily won World War 2.

No French Flanking During the German Blitzkrieg

Not only did the French fail to anticipate the German blitzkrieg strategy, their army was entirely disorganized and unprepared to counter it effectively. Blitzkrieg is severely vulnerable to counter-attacks and flanking. If the French had developed early flanking defenses like the Russians had, they wouldn’t have been conquered so easily.

Omaha Beach

Speaking of Omaha Beach, its invasion by Allied forces was not without serious problems. The Navy launched their landing crafts too far out at choppy sea, resulting in capsized vessels and extensive loss of men and equipment. In addition, the airborne fleet failed in its objective, leaving invading troops to be vulnerable, forcing them to hide behind the bodies of fallen comrades. Fortunately for the Allied forces, the Germans also made their fair share of mistakes.

Dunkirk

While Dunkirk turned out to be a success story, rescuing hundreds of thousands of British soldiers from enemy territory, it was also a massive military disaster that almost left England defenseless and without an infantry. The 400,000 British troops stationed in Belgium were there to fight off the German invasion, but instead, they were left surrounded and practically powerless. Poor-planning, intelligence, and leadership put them in the awful Dunkirk situation. If Hitler had destroyed and captured the British men there, things may have turned out differently in the war.

Intelligence Failure of Pearl Harbor

Outside of racist assumptions about the people of Japan, the United States intelligence about the military capabilities of Japan was horribly out of date due to Japan’s intense secrecy and the US not having deep contacts on the ground. For instance, the US thought they lacked the fuel capacity to bring them in range of Pearl Harbor, that their torpedoes wouldn’t be ineffective in Pearl Harbor’s shallow waters, and that their airplanes were copies from other military forces.

Operation Market Garden

The brainchild of General Bernard Montgomery, Operation Market Garden was a massive operation that could have not only ended the war but drastically changed the European landscape, keeping the Soviets from taking over Berlin. The operation involved a narrow thrust into German lines rather than a wide offensive. For a time, it looked like the Allied forces victory was within grasp, but when they reached the route to Arnhem, everything fell apart, thousands were killed, and their troops were forced to retreat.

Not Fighting the Soviets

This one is definitely the most controversial. When Nazi Germany surrendered to the Allied forces, both General Patton and Winston Churchill already had their eyes set on the Soviet Union, fearing their growing dominance. Churchill had his war cabinet come up with intelligence and a plan to potentially strike against Soviet forces in Eastern Europe and drive them back. It was called Operation Unthinkable. The outlook, unfortunately, was not good. His cabinet told him the Soviets would likely bombard the UK with missiles and other advanced weaponry, so Churchill backed off and so did the Allies. The Iron Curtain fell quickly, allowing for a long, tense Cold War. Perhaps that was their greatest mistake?

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Biggest Google Maps Mistakes

We’ve all likely experienced a Google Maps mistake at some point. Maybe it took you down a strange route, led you into worse traffic, or kept bringing up a totally different location than you wanted. With technology, this stuff will happen. However, it’s one thing to get bad directions because of a Google Maps error and something else entirely when it involves international border negotiations. That’s right, Google Maps is so vital to the stability of the world that one mistake could lead to international disputes. Curious to hear more? Then get ready for the 25 Biggest Google Maps Mistakes.

Mount Rushmore


For nearly five years, Google Maps was sending people to the wrong location when they typed “Mount Rushmore, SD.” Instead, it took people to a retreat center called “Storm Mountain Center,” which was about thirteen miles away from the real Mount Rushmore. The problem became so persistent, they had to put up a street sign warning people about it.

Round Valley State Park


When people entered “Round Valley State Park” into Google Maps, they instead ended up at New Jersey resident Laurie Gneiding’s house. People trickled in at first, asking for the state park, and Gneiding would kindly tell them they were on private property and where the park was actually located. Eventually, dozens would come by every year at all hours, sometimes acting indignant and belligerent.

Wrong Direction


This is more human error than Google’s error, but at one point, Noel Santillan, an American tourist in Iceland, drove six hours in the wrong direction simply because he spelled part of the address wrong.

Emden, Germany


Located in North-West Germany, Emden sits right next to the Netherlands border, and Google made the error of including part of Emden’s harbor in Netherland’s territory. According to a Google spokesman, however, a border dispute dating back to the 15th century was to blame.

Boston South Station


A Redditor discovered the Google Map directions to Boston’s popular and traffic heavy South Station were placing the building underground adjacent to I-93. Even though the building extends below ground, there’s no entrance underground. He found this out when his driver kept dropping him off at the wrong spot.

Christ the Redeemer


Argentinian tourist Natalia Lorena Cappetti, her husband, and another couple used Google Maps to get to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Instead, Google Maps took them to Morro dos Prazeres, one of their most dangerous slums. When they traveled through there, they endured heavy gunfire and Natalia Cappetti was shot in the back. At the time of reporting, she was in serious condition and undergoing surgery.

Rowlett, Texas


In 2016, Lindsay Diaz pulled up to her driveway to find quite a surprise – her entire house was demolished. The firm Billy L Nabors Demolition tore down her house by mistake, claiming they used an incorrect listing on Google Maps.

Underwater Tunnel


After using Google Maps for directions, a Turkish cyclist shut down a 4.5-mile underwater tunnel in Norway for thirty minutes as it wasn’t made for cyclists. Authorities had to go on a rescue mission to find the man and remove him from the area.

Preikestolen Cliff


For a time, tourists in Norway looking for Preikestolen cliff were in for a rude awakening if they used Google Maps. Instead, the app would send them to Fossmork, a small Norwegian village about 20-miles away.

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Weird Humanoid Figure Found From Chinese Shore

Unsure of what exactly to make of this, a Chinese man is seen holding what appears to be a humanoid form still wet from being in the water. Speculation is, this may be the remains of a used blow up sex doll. It however this isn’t confirmed yet. This otherwise could be evidence of some kind of species that lives within the sea.

A report made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimated as much as 95% of the entire world’s oceans, have still not yet been explored. Who knows what might be lurking deep beneath the surface. The sheer amount of labor, it would take to explore and cover the ocean, is quite unfathomable. It would be time-consuming and extraordinarily expensive to do.

The man is seen laughing…while holding whatever this is up to his friend, recording this from a cell phone. It is weird no doubt and at this point, pretty damn unusual. It appears to have been drifting in the water for quite some time, as it looks quite weathered as well. The exact beach where this thing washed up, isn’t known but it apparently happened recently.

 

As this man is seen holding this thing, it appears to be wiggling its legs still as he twists and twirls its body around on camera. The head does seem human-like and it also appears to have both arms and legs as well.

The video appeared on the YouTube channel The Hidden Underbelly 2.0. People don’t really know what to make of it yet. It truly is freaky and unlike anything seen yet. Perhaps this is some new species of sea life never seen until now.

A comment made by The Hidden Underbelly said, “In my opinion, this could be a new species of sea life or an mutated starfish but I ‘m going to ask my dear friend Dr. Karl Shuker what he thinks and will pin his comment , Stay Blessed..”

Someone joked, it looks like a soaked giant gingerbread man. It’s body is comparable to that of a sponge. It may even be some kind of bizarre toy, puppet or doll. Whatever it is, people are still scratching their heads over it. Maybe someone out there knows more about it.

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New Mom’s Facebook warning: “Kiss Nearly Killed My Baby”

Just over a month ago Claire Henderson gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who she named Brooke. Like most new parents, they had many visitors who wanted to see the new baby. Unfortunately for Claire and Brooke one of the visitors was a herpes carrier. Herpes can only be contracted by mouth to mouth contact. Now Claire is trying to warn as many people as possible about how deadly it is for infants if they get cold sores. Brooke developed cold sores all over her mouth and the back of her throat and is doing good now.

Claire Henderson and her newborn baby Brooke shortly after she gave birth

One day she noticed a sore on Brooke’s lip

Brooke in the hospital in serious condition

Claire posted these pictures to warn moms about how deadly cold sores on babies can be.

 

 

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So Cute! This woman Hums A Lullaby To A Baby Elephant And The Results Are Amazing

The woman stroking and humming the baby elephant to sleep

This is the cutest video you’ll see all day!

Watch it here:

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Most Bad-Ass Action Movie Quotes of All Time

“Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last? I lied.” — Commando

“Some motherf*cker’s always trying to ice skate uphill.” — Blade

“Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn’t have f*cked with? That’s me.” — Gran Torino

“We came, we saw, we kicked its *ss!” – Ghostbusters

 “I could have killed ‘em all… I could kill you.”


In town, you’re the law, out here it’s me. Don’t push it. Don’t push it or I’ll give you a war you won’t believe. Let it go. Let it go.” — Rambo

“All I have in this world are my balls and my word, and I don’t break them for anybody.” — Scarface

“I want the truth!”


“You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like ‘honor,’ ‘code,’ ‘loyalty.’ We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said ‘thank you’ and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to! “ – A Few Good Men

Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty… For tonight, we dine in hell!” – 300

“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want.”


“If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” – Taken

“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?'”


“Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?” — Dirty Harry