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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  
Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction...
 
    Pritzker Architecture Prize  
The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to honour "a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions t...
 
    Three Mile Island Accident, Nuclear Meltdown  
The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979 in one of the two Three Mile Island nuclear reactors in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the worst accident in U.S. commercial...
 
    Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Uzbekistani Chess Player  
Rustam Kasimdzhanov is an Uzbekistani chess Grandmaster and former FIDE World Champion (2004-05). He was Asian Individual Champion in 1998. Long-time second to Viswanathan Anand - helping him in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 World Champions...
 
    The Shining, Kubrick  
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is less an adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel than a complete reimagining of it from the inside out. In King's book, the Overlook Hotel is a haunted place that takes possession of its off-sea...
 
    Falklands Islands War, Argentina  
The Argentine Invasion of the Falkland Islands on 2nd April 1982 necessitated Britain's first major naval operation since Suez. Eventually over a hundred ships were employed, of which only 44 were warships, 25 Royal Fleet Auxiliaries and 45...
 
    Kim Jong-un, Leader of North Korea  
Kim Jong-un is the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and supreme leader of North Korea. Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il (19412011) and Ko Yong-hui. Before taking power, Kim was rarely seen in public, and many of the acti...
 
    Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian Chess Player  
Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov is a Ukrainian chess player and FIDE World Chess Champion between 2002 and 2004. He was runner-up in the Chess World Cup 2005 and Chess World Cup 2009, while reaching the semi-finals in 2011 and the quarterfin...
 
    TED, Ideas Worth Spreading  
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the...
 
    Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook  
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company...
 
    Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Burton  
Former animator Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Batman, Mars Attacks!) made his feature directorial debut with this delightful comedy, coscripted by the late Phil Hartman (who also appears briefly as a reporter). Wise...
 
    Stromae, Belgian Singer-songwriter  
Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian singer-songwriter. He has established himself in both hip hop and electronic music genres. Stromae came to wide public attention with his song "Alors on danse", which beca...
 
    Chernobyl, Nuclear Power Accident  
The disaster that occured at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine) plant on April 25th 1986 is an example of the devastation that can occur when a nuclear reaction goes wrong. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant...
 
    Aaron Swartz, Programmer, Hacktivist  
Aaron Hillel Swartz was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet hacktivist who committed suicide in the context of a prosecution that was widely believed to be overly zealous and inappropriate. Swartz was i...
 
    Robocop, DVD  
When it arrived on the big screen in 1987, Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop was like a high-voltage jolt of electricity, blending satire, thrills, and abundant violence with such energized gusto that audiences couldn't help feeling stunned and amaz...
 
       
 
         
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